Job ID R-440157 Date posted 05/26/2022

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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Job Description Summary

As a member of the BD Biosciences San Jose Product Engineering Team, you will be responsible for the design and support of sophisticated instruments for medical diagnostics and life science research, involving technology from every area of science and engineering. You will specialize on small, precision assemblies and redesign existing assemblies for improved performance and reliability to provide costs saving opportunities to the business.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Systems Engineer, who will provide high quality and innovative solutions to a wide range of challenging problems and contribute to the completion of specific design projects.

The ideal candidate is someone who applies a thorough understanding of system design and system integration tools and methodologies to connect pieces across different functional elements, e.g. Software, Mechanical, Electrical, Fluidics, and Optical engineering.

You will ensure the product requirements are defined/maintained and the lower-level functional design teams deliver to those requirements. You have experience evaluating current designs for cost savings opportunities in material selection, manufacturing process selection, or design.

You are a self-starter and want to implement solutions that are efficient and complete to further improve the current instrument portfolio. You have a desire and ability to understand the system and subsystems to acquire a deep knowledge of the flow cytometry instrument portfolio.

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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. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead Systems Engineering activities and the project team, including driving architecture and requirements for complex systems.

  • Scope, plan, and complete small to medium sized projects.

  • Identify cost savings opportunities.

  • Prototype and test designs to ensure they are robust and manufacturable.

  • Effectively communicate technical concepts/issues, project status, risks, and mitigations to the executive leadership team.

  • Exercise strong Communication and Leadership skills to collaborate with multi-functional BD teams, suppliers, and external partners.

  • Conduct root cause investigation of product and component failures.

  • Perform characterization testing, collect, and analyze data, prepare reports, and present results to multi-functional teams.

  • Provide technical support problems pertaining to specific programs and projects.

  • Consistently apply Systems Engineering Techniques such as requirements synthesis/management, traceability, risk management (ISO 14971), Verification and Validation.

  • Work effectively in a multi-functional team, in a collaborative manner to identify, communicate and mitigate project/program needs based on lifecycle phase.

  • Exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Use well-adapted work methodologies utilizing scientific and statistical methods (six sigma) in resolving problems, devising tests, and setting specifications.

  • Provide support to Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPA), End-of-life (EOL) component selection, and cost reduction activities.

  • Understand market trends and conditions to identify strategic technology opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering; ideally in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in systems engineering, product development, or product design.

  • Experience in developing and implementing System Level Characterization, Integration or Test Procedures

  • This position may require up to 10% travel, including international travel.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience with Flow Cytometry or biomedical devices is desirable.

  • Experience in Product Development for In Vitro Diagnostic and/or medical devices in ISO 13485 environment.

  • Experience taking a concept from feasibility prototype to production.

  • Experience with DFSS and or DOE methodologies.

  • Experience with Engineering Change Management procedures such as ECOs, engineering change impact assessments, and regression testing analysis.

  • Possess strong lab skills, with ability to perform and document detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Experience with Risk Management methodology 

  • Proficiency in the use of Traceability tools such as DOORS or Azure.

  • Good understanding of Structured Product Development Process.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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.


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. 


Becton, Dickinson, and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate based on race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status. 


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