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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Sr. Systems Engineer in San Jose, California

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Job Description

As part of the Systems group, our Sr. Systems Engineer will have an exciting opportunity to assist in providing their system knowledge to lead and contribute to the BD portfolio of products. This role entails utilizing your thorough understanding of system design and system integration tools and methodologies to connect pieces across the different functional elements i.e. Software, Mechanical, Electrical, Fluidics, Optical engineering. You will ensure the product requirements are defined/maintained and the lower-level functional design teams deliver to those requirements.

As a Sr. Systems Engineer, you will:

  • Lead Systems Engineering activities and deliverables, including driving architecture and requirements for complex systems.

  • Exercise your strong Communication and Leadership skills to collaborate with BD worldwide teams, including BD external partners.

  • Provide technical support to a wide range of problems pertaining to specific programs and projects.

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

  • Work effectively in a cross 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 disciplined work methodologies utilising scientific and statistical methods (six sigma) in resolving problems, devising tests and setting specifications.

Minimum Qualification:

Education and Experience:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering required; ideally in Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering.

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

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

  • Willingness to travel up to 10% (domestic/international)


  • Experience with medical devices is desirable.

  • Knowledge of reagents would be highly beneficial in this role.

  • Experience with Risk Management methodology.

  • Proficiency in the use of Traceability tools such as DOORS or Team Foundation Server (TFS).

  • Good understanding of Structured Product Development Process and Agile (Scrum based) development methodology.

  • Experience with Engineering Change Management procedures post commercialization of products such as ECOs, engineering change impact assessments, regression testing assessments etc.


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose

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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.