BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Systems Engineer II in Sparks, Maryland

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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 some latitude in determining technical objectives of the assignment methods and in selecting techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining resolution.

  • Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions may cause delays in program schedules.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • May have inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.

  • Applies standard principles, theories and concepts in the field and has working knowledge of other related disciplines. Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.

  • Suggests improvements in and adaptations to methodologies, processes, products and systems related to particular projects

  • Tests, analyzes and interprets data and development situations/events requiring evaluation of identifiable factors

  • 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.



  • A BS or MS in Engineering or Life Sciences

  • Minimum of two 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 fluorometers, spectrophotometers, incubation and liquid handling systems


Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Baltimore

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