Job ID R-472846 Date posted January 30, 2024

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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We are the makers of possible

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities.

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us.

The Staff Electrical engineer provides support to R&D projects for existing products and product expansions. A deep passion to create and innovate while working in a fast-paced environment is fundamental to the core functions of this job. The staff electrical engineer must be able to understand the system cross-functionally to help facilitate architectural discussions at a modular and systematic level. The ideal candidate will wear multiple hats and work with core team members across engineering and project disciplines.

Essential functions:

  • Provide technical leadership across the R&D Hardware group over multiple projects simultaneously

  • Actively participate and provide guidance in the development efforts to transition concept to product development

  • Iterate on a rapid time scale in an agile environment to take modules and systems to increased levels of dependability

  • Actively communicate with internal and external cross-functional partners to define design inputs and outputs that drive hardware architecture

  • Decompose system requirements into subsystem or electrical specifications

  • Develop and execute test documentation for electrical verification and compliance testing

  • Collaborate cross-functionally to solve complex problems under time sensitive deadlines

  • Conceptualize and compare design options

  • Interact with hardware suppliers to ensure design for manufacturability, testability and overall reliability

  • Generates schematic and related files that are ready for PCB layout

  • Drive PCB layout  to the release of a PCBA fabrication package using Allegro Cadence

  • Apply theoretical and hands-on electrical support to identify problems and accomplish tasks

  • Develop and execute test documentation for electrical design verification

  • Understand and follow BD processes, design practices, and documentation templates

  • Perform and/or direct engineering documentation in SAP: create/change material, BOM, plans, and reports; process change orders; and design reviews


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical engineering or equivalent plus at least 10 years of related experience

Skills and attributes

  • Strong collaborator, good communication skills with ability to manage cross-functional collaboration, and ability to manage by influence

  • Track record of working successfully in a rapidly changing environment with high levels of uncertainty

  • User-centered design mentality

  • Basic knowledge of PCB and PCBA design

  • Experience with laboratory tools: oscilloscope, DMM, variable DC power supply, etc.

  • Experience with troubleshooting of electromechanical devices

  • Basic knowledge of product safety and compliance design and testing

  • Experience with systems engineering is a plus

  • System architecture design is a plus

  • Experience with agile frameworks and its application to hardware development is a plus

  • Expertise on testing and troubleshooting EMI

  • Analog design and troubleshooting related to electromechanical devices

  • Digital and firmware design and troubleshooting related to microcontrollers

  • Basic software design using C++/C#

  • Basic wired connectivity and communication with emphasis on LAN, RS485, I2C, and SPI.

  • Basic wireless connectivity and communication with emphasis on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

  • Basic understanding and implementation of RFID

  • Knowledge in the use of the laboratory tools: oscilloscope, DMM, variable DC power supply, etc.

  • Knowledge in the use of the computer tools: schematic capture, board layout, simulation, etc.

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day.  

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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At BD, we are strongly committed to investing in our associates—their well-being and development, and in providing rewards and recognition opportunities that promote a performance-based culture.  We demonstrate this commitment by offering a valuable, competitive package of compensation and benefits programs which you can learn more about on our Careers Site under Our Commitment to You.

Salary ranges have been implemented to reward associates fairly and competitively, as well as to support recognition of associates’ progress, ranging from entry level to experts in their field, and talent mobility. There are many factors, such as location, that contribute to the range displayed. The salary offered to a successful candidate is based on experience, education, skills, and actual work location. Salary ranges may vary for Field-based and Remote roles.

Salary Range Information

$121,100.00 - $199,800.00

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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.

Zakiyyah Walker
Staff Engineer

Since joining BD, I really have liked the people I work with on a daily basis and the collaboration towards common goals.

Michael Carrano
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.

Justyna Zielinska
Project Manager



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