Solution Engineering Manager

Job Description

Organization: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Diagnostics
Requisition Number: 242486
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Flanders
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 15%

Job Description:

Division Description:

At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably. A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.


Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.


The Platform Lifecycle Engineering (PLE) Manager is part of the Global Engineering Organization’s R&D team and represents the GEO R&D team as a Functional Manager driving change requests meeting desired business outcomes.  The PLE Engineering Manager works closely with the Design Engineering teams and department stakeholders with responsibility to ensure product and business value propositions are met.   

The PLE Engineering Manager is part of the Platform Lifecycle Engineering (PLE) organization and reports to the Head of PLE.


Implements Engineering policies and guidelines, manages and coordinates all Engineering activities in the Engineering unit assigned. Directs and coaches team to utilize optimal tools, practices and leadership techniques in directing all aspects of PLE product development activities across many projects. Demonstrates technical experience, judgement, and leadership to ensure all engineering deliverables are completed as appropriate and are in conformance with organization's established policies, procedures and objectives. Leads and directs the work of others within the assigned team.  As an individual contributor, must be highly effective at leading people and improving functional excellence in the organization.  The (PLE) Engineering Manager should have a successful track record of leading technical instrument systems development projects of significant size, scope and complexity in the medical device industry, or similar experience.


Manages organization unit assigned, and leads, motivates and develops dedicated employees.

  • Implements guidelines and defines functional specific policies, processes or methods to fulfill the superior Engineering strategy.

  • Plans and allocates resources and budgets to Engineering projects or activities.

  • Drives the development of technical standards and procedures for PLE

  • Ensures obeying regional laws and regulations. 

  • Ensures a proficient and capable workforce to conduct the Engineering activities in time and quality.

  • Intra-organizational contacts and functionally oriented external contacts.

  • "Conceptual implementation": Implements technically defined concepts in an assigned functional area (both technical or administrative). Sets operational targets to the team.

  • Utilize Critical Thinking by combining recognized principles, standards, and technical solutions in a business and/or technological environment, to drive a team assigned to meet clearly defined targets under consideration of given budgets, resources, specifications and (customer) expectation.

Entry level

Leads homogeneously levelled and focused professional teams; budget authority is typically not connected with this level (except for small country or business organization).


Lead one small up to medium-sized, professional team (typically 4 to 8 employees) in non-routine working environment, where proficiency and significant experience in the team is needed: qualified Professionals cover defined scope of qualifications, technology fields, skills and experiences, to cope with given challenges. Group is focused and aligned to functionally given team targets.

Senior Manager

Lead large mixed-levelled and diversely qualified professional team in a flat and/or sub structured organization; Budget authority can be connected with this level (esp. for smaller country and business organization).

Critical Competencies

  • Strong technical, leadership and communication skills.

  • Be an effective change agent when the GEO Organization deploys new tools and organizational structures as part of a vision to have a world class product development environment.

  • Attention to quality in all activities and initiatives.

  • Constantly assess the projects against Product Business Case and Project goals to maintain the optimal Value Proposition.

  • Experience working with outside organizations (vendors, OEMs, consultants).

  • Experience with new technologies and approaches in the field.

  • The ability to relate well and establish credibility with senior leadership.

  • Strong decision making skills.
  • Contingency planning and risk mitigation.

  • Ability to analyze critical chain, and find opportunities instead of seeing constraints only as unchanging barriers.


Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 

  • BS/MS Degree in Mechanical, Biomedical or Electrical Engineering, or related discipline

  • Minimum 10 years work experience in PLM, and /or product development related field

  • Examples of successfully leading functional teams of increasing scope and complexity.

  • Expert technical aptitude, including applicable engineering tools and systems

  • Expert knowledge of mechanical/electrical datasheets

  • Self-motivated, self-organized and results-oriented

  • Solid communication and coordination skills

  • Team player with professional/positive personal presence

  • Develops team members through mentoring and coaching in complex subjects.

  • Domestic travel required (~5-10%)

  • International travel possible (~<5%)


 Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience 

  • Knowledge and training in Agile PM and Agile product development is desired.

  • Work experience in Teamcenter, SAP P41, and/or TFS

  • AGILE, SCRUM, Life Science Instrument Hardware

  • Experience in the IVD industry is desired.

  • Experience within the FDA Medical Device Design Control environment is desired.


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