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Senior Systems Engineer (R&D)

Posted on: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Organization: Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
Location: Rochester, NY

The Opportunity:

As we continue to grow, we are seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to join our R&D Instrument Platforms organization to provide technical leadership for the realization of a new/substantially evolved existing product/feature within our portfolio of products.  The individual should have an eye for creating custom engineering solutions and be well-versed in each stage of the R&D systems life cycle while driving results within the project constraints of schedule, cost, performance, quality and reliability objectives. This position is located in Rochester, NY.

The Responsibilities:

  • Drives refinement, translation, allocation to subsystems, and management of stakeholder requirements.

  • Define system interfaces, evaluate systems and make solution recommendations.

  • Leads cross-discipline feasibility and tradeoff studies.

  • Drives subsystem-level design & technical reviews.

  • Leads defect management, risk management, usability activities.

  • Leads system integration (follow up, analysis, problem solving), verification and validation design input.

  • Biohazard Lab environment work.

  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.


The Individual:

  • BS Degree in Systems Engineering or related engineering field is required.

  • Minimum 5+ progressive years experience required, with experience in Fluidics Engineering preferred.

  • Minimum 3+ years experience working in a multi-discipline project development environment.

  • Minimum 3+ years of engineering experience of metering, microfluidic and mechanical systems strongly preferred.

  • Systems thinking acuity required.

  • Demonstrated ability in technical analysis including evaluation of multiple candidate solutions and significant evaluation of intangibles.

  • Ability to propose methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to realize product functionality.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Proven technical leadership in matrix environment.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, communication, influencing and conflict resolution skills.

  • Experience with technical writing and English fluency is required.

  • Experience working with development partners is required.

  • Ability to triage product issues and perform root cause investigations.

  • Adapt quickly to obstacles and changing demands.

  • Operates through the entire system engineering process model.

  • Ability to think like our customers and have a service-oriented mindset to better anticipate needs,  resolve issues more quickly and ultimately create seamless user experiences.

  • Experience with MATLAB and MINITAB is preferred.

  • Preferred skills include: Six Sigma, systems modeling background, and demonstrated experience in physics, mathematics, algorithms, optics, fluid dynamics.

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