Lead Systems Engineer

Software & Electronics
Ref: 307 Date Posted: Tuesday 02 Apr 2019
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Reporting to the NPD Program Director, the Lead Systems Engineer will have experience of the fundamentals of electrical, mechanical, and software engineering which enables them to take a multi-disciplinary approach to product design.  This role requires both leadership of internal technical teams and also engagement with experts in the industry-leading development companies we partner with, as well as medical professionals and entrepreneurs.  You will likely have a core expertise within one of Electrical, Mechanical, Software or Systems Engineering, but will have a sufficient knowledge of all, to effectively act as the technical lead for complex multi-disciplinary projects.


Job Description:


  • Responsible for overall project technical success, acting as technical lead for product development teams. Provide system engineering technical guidance to product development teams in the design and development of medical devices.
  • Drives complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved technology and procedures.  Work is expected to result in the development of new or refined technologies, products, materials, processes, equipment, and or scientific methods.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to define system requirements that are appropriate, realizable, and testable. Contribute to risk management and regulatory activities.
  • Partners with Manufacturing Engineering to assist in developing test methods, equipment acquisition for new product testing, validations/qualifications, statistical analysis of data for significance, and other documented requirements for quality objectives.
  • Serves as an example of engineering excellence. Applies technical rigor in problem solving and analysis. Mentors and teaches less experienced engineers. Completes documentation in a timely manner. Maintain records as required. Recommends process improvements.
  • Conduct independent technical investigations and testing, and provide technical information and guidance to project teams when making technical design trade-offs.
  • Lead design reviews on system level architectures and designs; conduct peer reviews of integration and system level testing. Provide system architecture review and systems testing review guidance to senior management.
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies for incorporation into products based on the corporate portfolio strategy.




  • An honor’s degree in a technical discipline with proven and significant experience in a technical role within a new product development environment.
  • Chartered Engineer Preferred.
  • Extensive experience in a relevant new product development, requirements management, risk management, verification & validation, and technical leadership experience within an FDA regulated industry required.
  • Experience at a senior level in medical device industry, with Line Management essential.
  • Technical experience ideally with electrical medical equipment or regulated industry products with embedded software controls required.
  • Technical experience with sterile disposable medical devices preferred.
  • Experience with medical device development for international and emerging markets preferred.

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