Job ID R-414618 Date posted 11/01/2021

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Sr. Staff Systems Engineer (Technical Lead) is responsible for using their broad technical expertise, leadership skills, and product development process knowledge to be the technical leader for next generation automated medication dispensing systems development. The expectation for a Sr. Staff Systems Engineer is that they represent the R&D function on project core teams and act as a role model of technical excellence. As a hands-on engineer and the systems architect, you are expected to be highly knowledgeable about the technical details, serve as a key resource to examine system level technical issues and bring to resolution.


  • Partner with Marketing and Medical Affairs teams to drive understanding customer needs and effectively translating them into system and product requirements.

  • Drive identifying potential hazards and assesses requirements to ensure product compliance to safety and regulatory standards

  • Drive product design architecture definition that builds on leading edge technology, optimizes user experience, and helps develop amazing products. 

  • Proactively identify technical risks and mitigation pathways 

  • Lead and drive activities of prototyping, system integration, testing, and troubleshooting of complex automated medication dispensing systems and provide data-driven recommendations. 

  • Partner with engineering managers and the development teams to design experimental plans, perform studies and analyze and communicate results and their impact on the project through written reports, presentations, interactive discussions including leading stage-gate design reviews, and design documentation.

  • Serve as the lead technical point of contact that others rely on to interpret and clarify the platform & system concepts and requirements.

  • Document the decisions in a system architecture document that will also provide relevant risk guidance for the engineering team. 

  • Facilitate cross-functional team knowledge sharing and experiences to promote the understanding and resolution of issues


  • Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. A post graduate degree is desired.

  • 10 years of related work experience in a similar role especially in making architectural decisions is required.

  • A very strong technical background and experience within Systems Engineering is required – Translation of User/Business Needs to System Requirements, Requirements Management, System Architectural Development, Functional Modeling, Systems Integration, Statistical Test Design, Verification and Validation, Hazards Analysis, and Failure Modes Effects Analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and provide solutions to complex problems and familiar with methods & tools as Design of Experiment (DOE), root-cause analysis (RCA), failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), and hands-on experience with Design for Six Sigma is a plus.

  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills, strong technical writing skills, attention to detail, and demonstrated ability to bring clarity to ambiguous areas to drive decisions.

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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Advancing the world of health™

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health™ by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD helps customers enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.

As a new employee what I like most about BD are the many learning and professional developmental opportunities for growth offered. It is good to know that there are so many resources to choose from.

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Senior Program Manager

BD is full of passionate, loyal, and driven people that have a common goal of advancing healthcare without sacrificing quality or service.

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