BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Staff Engineer, Electromechanical Systems Integrator in Andover, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary

Job Description

As a member of the BD Pharmaceutical Systems Self-Administered Injectable Systems (SAIS) business, you will have the unique opportunity to play a vital role in the rapid scale-up of an exciting new business platform that will be a key contributor to BD’s future growth. Our mission is to become a world-class, customer focused organization that will have a significant impact in improving how patients receive drugs for their chronic conditions. You will have the advantage of combining the best of both worlds: the agility and creativity of a high-growth, start-up environment, and the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company.

By joining our team, you will have an opportunity to work with our customers and various BD business units including Diabetes Care, Digital Health, Technical Solutions, and BD Technologies in conjunction with a SAIS cross-functional project team to successfully ideate, conceptualize, design and commercialize new products that are enabled with integrated electronic componentry.

This is a creative, hands-on position that requires strong electronic device design integration and engineering skills, creative thinking, and the ability to work efficiently as a key member of a multidisciplinary team. This role is part of the R&D team focused on developing our next generation products. As a R&D Electromechanical Systems Integrator, you will be the R&D Core Team Member of a cross-functional project team and the Technology Integrator of a R&D multi-disciplinary team on an advanced technology development project.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Leading research activities specific to software based electromechanical integration into Global Product Development

  • Generating detailed concept proposals for future applications of solutions based on new developments in software/firmware design and other technological innovations.

  • Ideating, developing and commercializing new or improved products that solve customer needs

  • Technology integration of all R&D activities from concept through launch on large complex multi-disciplinary new product development programs to create robust, high performance devices to meet functional requirements and cost targets including:

  • Serve as the single point focus for R&D and conduit to core team

  • R&D budget and schedule management

  • Maintain alignment across R&D functions (inside and outside)

  • Identify and resolve conflicting requirements

  • Accountable for Technical Risk Management, Risk Identification and Mitigation for new large product development programs.

  • Involved from concept through launch, the R&D Electromechanical Systems Integrator is responsible for the architectural design and integration for products developed both internally and externally (including OEMs, contract development and joint-ventures) including

  • Architectural definition and block diagrams

  • Design tradeoffs

  • Interface definition and documentation

  • UFMEA technical expert

  • Ongoing Requirements management

  • Coordinating development activities with BD subject matter experts over multiple business units, in addition to internal project teams.

  • Coordinating internal development activities with cross functional project teams.

  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques

  • Report and escalate to management as needed

  • Work with team members and leaders to reach alignment on system requirements and design.

  • Identify risks in in the design and development of products. Communicate this to the team and to management. Drive and track activities to a path to reduce and retire these risks.

  • Identify and bridge gaps between R&D disciplinary groups. Guide mechanical, software, systems, and electrical engineering functions to develop comprehensive product solutions that meet customer requirements.

  • Use expert technical skills, conceive, plan and lead multi-disciplinary R&D product development activities from concept phase through launch phase to achieve project goals.

  • Leverage understanding of first engineering principles, advanced engineering methods, data and judgment to influence the course of product development activities.

  • Complete R&D milestones within established schedules and budgets.

  • Lead or participate in design reviews. Thoroughly assess the ability of proposed designs to meet specified requirements, including manufacturability.

  • Create, document, and test designs as an individual contributor as needed.

  • Ensures quality conduct of projects, including design, data summary and interpretation, report and manuscript preparation and review adherence to applicable regulations.

  • Interacts with BD senior leadership on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between business units.

  • Contributes to the successful completion of projects.

  • Ensure compliance with BD quality policies, procedures, and practices through appropriate communication, training, and education of sound quality assurance principles

  • Create and stimulate an open environment conductive to the creativity, innovation and "out of the box" approaches and solutions that will define next generation competitive product offerings for SAIS.

  • Available for 25% travel, primarily in the US

Experience and Education:

  • Engineering Degree in Electronics, Software, Mechanical, Systems or related field. Advanced Degree preferred

  • 12 years of product-embedded electronics experience, medical industry preferred with demonstrated success developing software based electromechanical devices

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and ability to innovate

  • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities, ability to make decisions and take action under pressure.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to interact with all levels and functions of customers, styling, engineering and purchasing.

  • An ability to thrive in an innovative organization where the mindset is focused on “the next big thing”.

  • An ability to influence all levels of the organization and effect positive change.

  • An ability to operate within a global multi-disciplined technical team.

  • An ability to apply a statistical scientific approach to idea conceptualization, design and commercialization tasks

  • A comfort with and a drive to resolve ambiguity throughout the innovation development process

  • A strategic & innovative thinker who also executes well but also is not afraid to fail.

  • Capable of engaging in an effective challenge process.

  • A change agent who understands the “fail fast fail cheap” mindset.

  • Personal Effectiveness - ability to work effectively within the project team and the cross-functional organization.

  • Commercial Excellence - ability to effectively apply business, financial and commercial knowledge to successfully deliver the product development outcomes.


Primary Work LocationUSA MA - Andover

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