Senior Systems Engineer

Medtronic   •  

North Haven, CT

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 49 days ago

The lifesaving work of medical professionals inspires us. Through partnerships with medical communities around the globe, we create advances in medical devices, supplies and pharmaceutical products to improve lives. From reducing surgery time to accelerating healing, our breakthrough solutions are a vital part of daily healthcare delivery. Through progressive thinking and cutting-edge technologies, Covidien is well positioned to lead the way in today's rapidly changing healthcare industry.
Our constant focus on innovation, combined with significant investment in research and development, ensures that we will soon be introducing even more new technologies that have the potential to "disrupt" today's standard methodologies and open new business opportunities.
Join us knowing your career is backed by the resources only a $10+ billion healthcare leader can offer


The Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible for supporting the design and development of accessory products designed for use with a minimally invasive surgical robotic system (hereby referred to as “NextGen” products / teams). He/she will have a focus on system architecture (including functional decomposition), requirements, risk analysis, and design change control. He/she will support multiple generations of products and will be responsible for ensuring consistency and compatibility across these programs.

The candidate should have a good understanding of Systems Engineering and Design Control for medical devices. He/she should also have excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to work successfully in a multi-site team environment.


The Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for:

  • Supporting design and development efforts for next generation accessories being developed for use with the surgical robotic platform.
  • Representing the core surgical robotic platform program (including R&D teams such as systems engineering, systems test, human factors, usability, clinical engineering, and marketing) on NextGen development teams.
  • Supporting strategy and process development for how to manage design and development of NextGen products, including brainstorming of necessary Quality Management System updates.
  • Supporting activities related to design deliverable generation, revision, and review; including representing the core surgical robotics platform on design reviews held by NextGen teams.
  • Developing interface requirements documentation to assist NextGen product development; this includes maintaining content and traceability in the JAMA development database.
  • Interfacing between various cross-functional and cross-business teams to resolve requirement and design conflicts and gaps.
  • Performing all documentation creation and reviews in accordance with applicable Quality System procedures and Good Documentation Practice procedures.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.
  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degreerequired
  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

Nice to Have


• Understanding of basic System Engineering or requirements-driven product development principles.

• Communicates effectively with cross-functional and multi-site teams.

• Knowledge of principles and applications of biomechanics, mechatronics, electrical, mechanical, and software development.

• Understanding of ISO 13485, IEC 60601, ISO 14971, and their applicability in medical device Quality Management Systems

• Programming experience not required.