Senior Systems Engineer

Engineering within the Medical Technology sector is growing as new and innovative healthcare products are continually being developed. With that being said, the demand for Senior Systems Engineers has never been more in-demand. At Meet, our professionals are experts in sourcing the top talent and best opportunities within Life Sciences and its various disciplines. 

Senior Systems Engineers operate within a team consisting of people from multi-disciplinaries. This includes working with researchers, system designers, professional engineers, project managers and scientists, developing healthcare products that better peoples lives.

Individuals within this role will take an integrative approach to enable the successful realisation of control systems, medical devices and products. They take their industry experience and ideas to draw upon and deliver projects to businesses and clients. In addition, a Senior Systems Engineer will ensure the production process is seamless to meet the specific needs of the assignment. 

Aside from delivering on projects, a Senior Systems Engineer will lend their expertise to business development activities. They will take a technical lead to support proposal write-ups and general client management. Ultimately, talent in this profession invests in transforming businesses and clients by developing new and existing engineering systems. Senior Systems Engineer roles come with excellent professional development and are a sought-after hire for clients.

Responsibilties of a Senior Systems Engineer

Depending on the employer, a Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for the following: 

  • Manage the complete end-to-end product development process
  • Support project managers in planning technical activities
  • Define the required behaviour of the specific product system
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and researchers to define user needs and expectations
  • Present ideas, solutions and results to the business and clients
  • Set, measure and manage technical requirements of the development process.
  • Analyse and evaluate architectures and technologies of systems modelling
  • Write proposals and support client management
  • Design interfaces and define requirements to subteams working on the project
  • Lead and manage orderly design reviews
  • Take a transdisciplinary and integrative approach to each project 
  • Lead and manage product integration activities
  • Coordinate with a team of multi-disciplinaries 
  • Devise and verify the strategies and plans of projects
  • Initiate test method development and validation
  • Manage risk management processes throughout the project

Skills and experience needed

Senior Systems Engineers will be required to have the below skills and experience: 

  • Ability to lead and integrate multi-disciplinary team members.
  • A Life Sciences or Engineering background or degree
  • Experience in leading control systems, medical device and product development projects
  • Have an organised and systematic approach to work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Accomplished problem solver
  • Extensive commercial awareness for the healthcare industry and Medical Technology and Engineering sectors
  • Experience in managing complex projects
  • Knowledge of industry recognised MBSE software tools. This may include Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw, Rhapsody, Capella, Polarion, Doors, Jama
  • Experience in using formal Systems Engineering modelling languages such as SysML and Capella



Any Senior Systems Engineer will be expected to have a BS/MS degree or a
System Engineering certification (e.g. CSEP, ESEP, MSc, PhD, etc.)

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