Lead Systems Engineer
SeLux Diagnostics
Boston, MA

SeLux is looking for a versatile, self-motivated, independent and experienced Lead Systems Engineer to provide content, expertise, and leadership in software requirements generation, project milestone reviews, labeling, and consumable development for new products. This role will work within the Product Development team, also working closely with Quality Assurance and Software Engineering.


· Work with Software team (business analyst, architect, developers and SQA) to capture and manage software requirements and conduct software risk assessments.

· Develop and maintain assay, device platform (system), and device requirements across one or more product generations.

· Work with Process Engineers and Data Scientists to perform tolerance modeling of complex biochemical processes to demonstrate expected process variability

· Work with existing Systems Engineering and Quality Assurance teams to develop small-company scale processes for technical data summarization for FDA submission and processes for released medical products such as customer complaint handling and defect analysis.

· Provide technical guidance, prepare, and facilitate design and Phase gate reviews, working closely with Quality Assurance and Program Management to collect input and deliverables to ensure complete review packages.

· Serve as an experienced mentor to provide guidance on company processes including Design Controls, Risk Management, Labeling and other Regulatory requirements.


· Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering discipline (electrical, software, biomedical)

· 7+ years desired of experience in systems engineering of complex electro-mechanical medical devices. Specific In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) experience desired.

· Expert knowledge in FDA-compliant (21CFR809.10) labeling design including package inserts, IFUs, product and reagent shipping labels, with specific IVD knowledge

· Expert knowledge of reagent production, stability testing, labeling, shipping, packaging, QC, lot controls, and PFMEAs and ability to design and develop all associated documentation with SME input

· Experience working with software teams and generating testable, implementable software requirements.

· [Desired] Expert knowledge of medical device and software development standards and experience developing a company culture of adherence to them.

· Ability to work creatively and productively across systems and software engineering. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills are required.

· Passion about a company that aims to change industry and how healthcare is delivered!

Company Overview

SeLux, a 4.5-year old start-up company in Boston, is building a diagnostic platform to revolutionize Infectious Disease patient care and combat the current antibiotic resistance epidemic. SeLux’s first product, a rapid antibiotic susceptibility test (AST) platform, uniquely breaks the current trade-offs between speed, cost, accuracy, and antibiotic menu breadth that plague the current generations of devices. The 30-person company closed its $25M Series B financing in March ’18 and is on track to obtain FDA clearance in 2020.

SeLux was recently awarded a milestone-based government contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) worth up to $45M to build its second-generation direct-from-sterile sample identification and AST platform. By eliminating most standard microbiological culturing, this platform will enable Infectious Disease clinicians to deliver same-day personalized antibiotic therapies to septic patients and those with urinary tract infections.

Job Type: Full-time


  • systems engineer: 7 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Monday to Friday