System Design Engineer

Job TitleSystem Design Engineer

Job Description

We welcome you to join Philips IGT-Devices as a System Design Engineer in our San Diego, CA location.

In this role, you have the opportunity to work with a cutting edge product line - IGT Devices is part of the Philips Image Guided Therapy (IGT) business group. This role will lead system-level design on R&D projects while providing technical leadership on R&D projects and driving continuous process improvement.

Are you an experienced Systems Engineer who wants to be part of a dynamic team delivering cutting edge medical devices to the field?

Do you have a track record of applying the tools and methods of Systems Engineering to deliver complex cross-disciplinary projects?

Are you interested in cardiac/cardiovascular medical equipment/devices?

Then our opportunity within our Image Guided Therapy (IGT) business is the role for you!

You will be a System Design Engineer within the Philips IGT-Devices Systems Engineering organization.

RELOCATION assistance will be provided for the successful candidate!

You are responsible for

  • Lead system-level design on R&D projects by gathering and understanding clinical and business needs and by translating these user needs into engineering requirements
  • Distribute system requirements to component requirements and manage the traceability of these requirements from user needs all the way to verification and validation.
  • Provide technical leadership on R&D projects.
  • Drive continuous process improvement by identifying and implementing new and better processes and tools.
  • Work with development teams to incorporate best practices of design for excellence in R&D projects: performance, reliability, compliance, serviceability and manufacturability.
  • Mentor junior engineers in the discipline of Systems Engineering.
  • Create partnerships with internal stakeholders (different functional areas) to optimize designs, manage risks, explore trade-offs, to deliver project goals.
  • Drive compliance in product designs through knowledge and application of relevant standards.
  • Ensure that the execution of all activities is in accordance with organization processes.
  • Collaborate with the broader Philips Innovation organization (Research, Business Incubation, IGT-Systems) to provide optimal solutions

You are a part of

  • Our solutions combine navigational tools such as catheters and guide wires with advanced software to help confirm the optimal treatment at the point of care: measurement technology, procedure-specific application support and on-board imaging and monitoring with improved anatomical and functional information to optimize therapy delivery. The IGT Devices organization consists of three segments: Coronary, Peripheral Vascular and Electrophysiology.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Degree in engineering, physics, or a related field from an accredited university
  • 8+ years of experience in medical device R&D
  • 4+ years of experience working as a Systems Engineer
  • Extensive knowledge and intuitive grasp of applied statistics
  • Track record of success in executing cross-disciplinary R&D projects
  • Familiarity with the development of disposable medical devices
  • Big picture thinking and ability to draw connections
  • Ability to understand and plan product suites horizontally, as well as apply innovation thinking and envision product lines 3 to 5 years from today
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders, coordinate activities, build rapport, and reach agreements between multiple parties
  • Experience with and understanding of assorted engineering product lifecycles: waterfall variations, agile; Experience with carrying out projects end to end.
  • Experience with medical device standards such as IEC 60601
  • Experience and ability to work with certification agencies (FDA), and implement and incorporate formal regulatory requirements
  • Track record of building strong collaborative relationships with other functions (marketing, operations, Quality and Regulatory) to ensure successful project completion.
  • Ability to communicate and influence using concise, structured writing; Ability to explain complex topics simply
  • Experience working with lean methods and techniques
  • Adaptability in the face of ambiguous and evolving situations
  • Demonstrated skill in solving problems—technical and interpersonal
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and relentless desire to learn and improve
  • Experience coaching and mentoring other engineers
  • Respect for good processes and the ability to distinguish good process from bad processes
  • Good listening skills

In return, we offer you

We offer you the opportunity to grow within the organization and Philips – working cross functionally with R & D, on various projects and initiatives to drive our products to our customers and be a part of saving people's lives every day.

Why should you join Philips?

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