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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Staff Engineer, System Engineering in San Diego, California

Job Description Summary

Staff Systems Engineer is responsible for using their broad technical expertise, leadership skills, and medical device development process knowledge to be the technical leader for product development. In this role, you are expected to translate voice of customer and stakeholder needs into system and product requirements, identify potential hazards and assesses requirements to ensure product compliance to safety and regulatory standards, drive product design architecture definition, proactively identify technical risks and mitigation pathways, and aid cross-functional engineering teams in developing design specifications for medical device systems with mechanical parts, electronics, software, and/or algorithms. The expectation for a Staff Systems Engineer is that they represent the R&D function on project core teams, act as a leader of technical excellence, and strive for continuous improvement within the Systems Engineering function. As such they are expected to help identify and prioritize task and resources, and coach junior associates to ensure planned project milestones are met and systems integration activities are identified and fulfilled.

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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 Overview:

Staff Systems Engineer is responsible for using their broad technical expertise, leadership skills, and medical device development process knowledge to be the technical leader for product development. In this role, you are expected to translate voice of customer and stakeholder needs into system and product requirements, identify potential hazards and assesses requirements to ensure product compliance to safety and regulatory standards, drive product design architecture definition, proactively identify technical risks and mitigation pathways, and aid cross-functional engineering teams in developing design specifications for medical device systems with mechanical parts, electronics, software, and/or algorithms. The expectation for a Staff Systems Engineer is that they represent the R&D function on project core teams, act as a leader of technical excellence, and strive for continuous improvement within the Systems Engineering function. As such they are expected to help identify and prioritize task and resources, and coach junior associates to ensure planned project milestones are met and systems integration activities are identified and fulfilled.

What is expected of you for success in your role?

  • Demonstrate knowledge of system-level medical device technology with mechanical parts, electronics, software, and algorithms

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the medical device product development lifecycle and standards

  • Ability to translate voice of customer and stakeholder needs into system and product requirements

  • Responsible for coordination of system-level new product development and its integration

  • Lead system and product-level feasibility and risks assessments

  • Facilitate cross-functional team knowledge sharing and experiences to promote the understanding and resolution of in-market and new product development issues

  • Serve as a key resource to examine system level technical issues and bring to resolution

  • Identify potential hazards and associated risk control measures

  • Demonstrate knowledge of clinical environments and clinical aspects of medical device usage

  • Demonstrate knowledge of informal and formal verification and validation system testing

  • Identify opportunities and drive continuous improvement efforts

  • Coach junior associates

  • Apply experience in and best practices to experimental design and data analysis

  • This position will be working onsite at least 3 days per week.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. A post graduate degree is desired.

  • 8-10 years related work experience required (or combination of work experience and advanced degrees).

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional medical device team.

  • Ability to lead multi-discipline engineering teams that may consist of mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, software engineers, biomedical engineers, and algorithm engineers to meet planned milestones.

  • A strong technical background and experience within Systems Engineering – 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.

  • Experience with new product development milestone planning and project management.

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

  • Demonstrated history of achievement, learning agility, and action orientation.

  • Experience with medical device new product development.

  • Experience coaching junior associates.

  • Experience in making architectural decisions for medical device systems is a plus.

  • Hands-on experience with Design for Six Sigma is a plus.

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.

To learn more about BD visit https://jobs.bd.com/

Employment at BD is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are or will be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of 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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USA CA - San Diego TC Bldg C&D

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of 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.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of 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.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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