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Systems Engineer in Melbourne, Australia at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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Job ID: ADV000972

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.


We are currently seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our systems engineering team in Melbourne
Primary Purpose of this role is to perform systems engineering tasks, as necessary, with a specific focus on software systems and instrumentation:
  • Work with the engineering team to define, execute the engineering lifecycle to develop, test, and release improvements as well as new product iterations.
  • Interface with internal customers, including Engineers and Scientists, at all stages of the development lifecycle to, for example, develop requirements, design solutions, track engineering progress, and achieve successful integration and verification/validation.
  • Define systems and their interfaces and allocate responsibilities to systems.
  • Diagnose complex subsystem problems across algorithms, software, electronics, mechanics, and fluidics.
  • Working within the engineering team to support production and manufacturing as well as field service personnel.
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse set of peers, customers, and vendors.
As a Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for but are not limited to:
  • Develop and manage system and sub-system requirements, interfaces and system integration.
  • Lead the product safety risk management process for projects.
  • Delivery of systems engineering inputs to programme gates and milestones.
  • Review systems engineering artefacts.
  • Utilise LEAN methodologies to drive continuous improvement.
  • Implement Leica Biosystems’ values and processes.
  • Drive cultural change

Job Requirements


A successful candidate will possess:


  • Minimum 3 years’ systems engineering experience throughout the systems engineering lifecycle with previous experience in a regulated development environment (e.g. medical devices, aerospace, defence).
  • Tertiary Qualifications
  • A degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field

Skills and Attributes:


  • Demonstrated professional integrity, good level of technical knowledge and experience, objectivity, acceptance of responsibility, maturity of judgment and common sense
  • Willing to provide input to a diverse range of activities, even those that may not directly relate to SE at time


  • Demonstrable experience throughout the full engineering lifecycle
  • Expertise in electronic and software systems development and interfacing
  • Expertise in systems and software integration (supporting test campaigns)
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills


  • Able to take the 'system view' of the programme and interact with subject 'experts'
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills with a pragmatic approach

Highly Desirable:


  • Involvement in large scale system development as a systems engineer
  • Being part of a multidisciplinary team to complete a development task
  • Formal training in systems engineering

To Apply:

Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
If you are ready for this challenge, submit your resume for consideration.

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To all recruitment agencies: Leica does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Leica employees or any other company location. Leica is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.


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