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Sr. Systems Engineering

Apply Now Job ID R-324791 Date posted 12/11/2018

Job Description Summary

System Engineers are responsible for technology integration in projects and systems that have both life science/chemistry and instrumentation/engineering components. These individuals are members of a team that ensures adequate system level performance for instrumented diagnostic systems through close collaboration with assay development, hardware design, software, and other functional groups. They have a broad knowledge base that includes life sciences and instrumentation and apply this knowledge to address issues from technology development to concept development to product launch.

System Engineers are characterized by their disciplined, quantitative approach to system and technology integration as well as diverse cross-functional backgrounds and experience and a general knowledge of related disciplines. These individuals work closely with their statistics group colleagues to deploy tools and processes such as Design for Six Sigma and BD’s Global Product Development System to enable more predictable product development and high quality/value products. In addition to technical expertise, system integrators bring strong leadership and team building skills.

Job Description


  • Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems.  Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with objectives.  Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of the assignment methods and in selecting techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining resolution.
  • Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects, including product conceptualization and develops work plans to reduce concept to design.  Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions would result in serious program delays.
  • Contributes to management of product requirements and high-level design specifications under the direction of a supervising System Integrator.  Works under general direction.
  • Assumes a technical contributor role and works closely with other functional groups, especially assay development and engineering.  May provide guidance and work direction to lower project level developers.
  • Independently evaluates problems of moderate complexity and applies analytical/scientific principles to fulfill project and business objectives.  Designs and performs development activity independently within defined parameters with minimal supervision.
  • Maintains frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contact.  Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Ability to perform various analyses of automated systems including timing studies, control systems, que modeling, and critical parameter identification and management.
  • Collects, records, reports, interprets and analyzes data, presents results to cross functional colleagues and leaders. 
  • Responsible for employing DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) and Technology Development best practices to manage technical risk and impart product robustness and reliability.
  • Contributes to system verification and validation activities.
  • Contributes to the transition from R&D to manufacturing and to system troubleshooting activities for products in the field.



  • B.S. or Engineering or Sciences (M.S. or higher preferred)
  • Experience in the development of Lab or Industrial Automation equipment and instrumentation preferred.
  • Minimum of five years relevant experience or a combination of education and experience.
  • Two years’ experience with in vitro diagnostic development, and troubleshooting desired. 


  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated capability as member of a project team.
  • Demonstrated capability with requirement management, data acquisition, analysis, and statistical methods.
  • Familiarity with diagnostic instrumentation such as fluorometers, spectrophotometers, incubation, and liquid handling systems.


Primary Work Location

USA MD - Baltimore

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