We are seeking a Staff Systems Engineer to join our Instrument Systems Engineering team. The successful candidate will have a background in engineering and system analysis and thrive in complex and rapidly changing work environment. This position will be part of a team that works with business experts, manufacturing people, scientists, software and hardware engineers to maintain existing hardware and design new diagnostic systems. Communication and collaboration with a variety of voices is a key skill. Developing requirements, margin analysis and troubleshooting using functional system breakdown are critical for the successful candidate.
What will you do?
Coordinates product development efforts from a “product as complete integrated system” standpoint. Conceptualizes and evaluates technical feasibility of new product concepts and major hardware changes to existing products. Creates and communicates vision of systems being developed. Works cross-functionally with scientific as well as engineering personnel and others to consider full spectrum of relevant aspects of product development and design.
Understands and helps develop system architecture and complete picture of product requirements. Understands various talent and resources available and allocates requirements within defined processes/workstreams to ensure they are accounted for and included in overall systems and final products. Characterizes systems by breaking them down into their component parts, mapping out how each function will work within the overall system to make sure products will operate as intended. Builds in traceability through allocation so each project segment can be verified and validated.
Accounts for margin for failure in designs, building extra leeway into products so they continue to function despite potential problems.
Qualifies products by determining measurable product requirement standards. Verifies and validates that products function as designed by testing and measuring performance.
Manages overall system throughout entire product development process, providing consultative support and ensuring each system piece is progressing and integrated according to plan.
Adheres to good design, development, documentation and verification of systems design practices.
Supports engineering functional excellence objectives.
What do you need to succeed?
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
Good understanding of life and biological sciences.
Ability to synthesize diverse product, scientific, engineering and business requirements into straightforward architectures.
Ability to coordinate interests from full range of scientific and engineering disciplines required to build electro-mechanical instruments to achieve solutions to business and technical problems, including electrical, optical, mechanical, biological, chemical, software design and others.
Ability to work with and on cross-functional development teams.
Ability to synthesize requirements from variety of sources, create allocated work plans and report on status and commitments.
Proficient in analyzing test results, assessing probable failure modes and developing and executing appropriate corrective action.
Effective verbal and written communications skills, including ability to communicate complex array of issues both to team and other parts of the organization.
Flexibility with requirements and system changes.
Working knowledge of Microsoft desktop environment and analytical tools such as Matlab, JMP and Computer aided design (CAD) software tools as required.
We’re proud of the work we do, because our work matters. An innovation leader in every industry we serve, we follow our Purpose and Guiding Principles to help pet owners worldwide keep their companion animals healthy and happy, to ensure safe drinking water for billions, and to help farmers protect livestock and poultry from diseases. We have customers in over 175 countries and a global workforce of over 9,000 talented people.
So, what does that mean for you? We enrich the livelihoods of our employees with a positive and respectful work culture that embraces challenges and encourages learning and discovery. At IDEXX, you will be supported by competitive compensation, incentives, and benefits while enjoying purposeful work that drives improvement.
Let’s pursue what matters together.
IDEXX values a diverse workforce and workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.
IDEXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.