Manager, Systems Verification and Validation (V&V)-(Systems software and hardware) in Vista, California at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

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Job ID: PAT000561

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Position Summary and  Overview:
The Leica Biosystems Imaging business is excited to be growing our R&D capability in our Vista, CA office, just outside of San Diego! On our journey to Vision 24, enabling clinicians to efficiently provide patients a highly confident diagnosis within 24-hours from biopsy, the LBS Imaging business plays a critical part in the scanning, image management and image analysis parts of the overall integrated solutions we offer.
This position is a member of the Engineering leadership team led by the Director, R&D. In the Manager, Systems Verification & Validation (V&V) role, you will lead a team of quality and reliability engineers (software, hardware and systems) who oversee verification and validation activity across multiple projects for Aperio product line in image acquisition, management, viewing and analysis products. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of Agile/Scrum and reliability practices to ensure high-level quality in the products. Moreover, you will oversee product defect track and trend post release collaborating with R&D Team for definition and initialization of reliability improvement projects.
A key part of the role will also be effective communication with other partners locally and with the Test and Development team in our India Development Center (IDC) to satisfy delivery objectives and priorities associated with ongoing product maintenance and new product development projects.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Line management of systems test (SW and HW) and reliability engineers, including team coordination with developing team.
  • Communicate progress and issues to senior management.
  • Responsible for ensuring specifications in Quality Management System (QMS) are followed and those specifications are applicable to product function.
  • Review Requirements and Design documents for assigned Projects.
  • Lead Test and Reliability team in approaches and improvements to drive quality through the full development product lifecycle.
  • Advocate the use of DBS tools such as Daily Management, Problem Solving, Standard Work, PRTI and others as appropriate to the needs of the business.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of all LBS products.
  • Establish development plan for the team members. Mentor individuals to accomplish their career goals as well as project objectives.
  • Establish department processes and DOPs working closely with the Director of Systems Engineering.
  • Ensure QSM processes are adhered to throughout the product development cycle
  • Establish cross departmental product defect trend/track and triage meetings to drive continuous quality improvement
  • Establish work standards and processes for effective distribution of work and roles/responsibilities between LBS Vista site and LBS offshore team in India
Collaboration/Teamwork and Interpersonal Effectiveness:
  • The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen cooperation and teamwork partnerships with others inside or outside the organization, who can provide information, assistance, and support that work toward solutions. The ability to work positively and effectively within a group dynamic, cooperatively extending his or her participation in a team setting. The ability to interact with others in a positive fashion, also capable of listening to their viewpoints.
  • Ability to present views or convey information with clarity, as well as show a general proficiency to direct most conversations. Ability to be receptive to questions or feedback from others, responding in a consistent and effective manner.
Time Management and Planning/Organizing:
  • To work at a pace essential for consistently meeting deadlines. To prioritize one’s work and time, and to perform with urgency. To effectively organize one’s work and resources in a way that will lend to the thorough completion of assigned work.
Analytical, Decisive and Initiative:
  • The ability to tackle and solve problems, makes decisions while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues. Makes decisions after adequately contemplating various available courses of action based on rational and logical assumptions that take organizational resources into consideration. The ability to take action independently in seeking out and completing workload, capable of carrying out responsibilities independently.
Problem solving and Creativity:
  • Very creative. Applies and improves extensive or in-depth specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment to accomplish result.

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Systems (Software and Hardware) Test and/or Development including the application of test processes throughout product lifecycle development
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering) or equivalent industry experience
  • Proven experience in leading a team with demonstrated ability to manage team through influence and leadership skills.
  • Experience in defect tracking and system reliability improvement
  • Experience in Agile development processes and methodologies.
  • Experience in testing automated electro-mechanical instruments
  • Experience in testing optical instruments is a plus
  • Experience with ALM/test case management software such as Quality Center or SpiraTeam.
  • Experience with test bed management software such as VMWARE, Acronis, or Ghost
  • Experience in use of test automation tools e.g. Selenium, Test Complete
  • Expertise and experience in Brightfield and/or Fluorescence Digital Imaging or other medical imaging modalities
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead product testing within regulated medical product development environment (FDA, ISO).
  • Experience in motion control, camera interface and communication protocols is a plus
  • Experience in white or grey box testing.
  • Experience working in globally distributed test teams
  • Expertise in managing development and/or testing of firmware, algorithms, hardware and software applications for high precision automated vision systems
This position is located in Vista, California and may require up to 10% travel
Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.