Senior Systems Engineer in Miami, Florida at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/30/2018

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Job ID: BEC012130

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 

Beckman Coulter 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.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.
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The Sr. Systems Engineer will be responsible for the following aspects as they relate to the development of new products or sustainment of existing products (products are medical diagnostic instruments):

  • Elicitation and analysis of systems requirements
  • Performance of risk analysis and system risk assessments per ISO 14791
  • Development and documentation of system concepts
  • Characterization of system performance by analysis and test
  • System performance verification
  • Test documentation: Plan, Procedure, Report
  • Analysis of human factors and performance of human factors and user experience testing – requires interacting with customers
  • Reliability analysis
  • Design traceability
  • Design FMEAs
  • Failure Investigations and Root Cause Analysis

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering + 5 Years Experience; or Master’s Degree + 3 Years Experience
  • Familiarity Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Design of Experiments, and Fishbone Analysis
  • Good technical writing skills: plans, procedures, reports, change descriptions, impact assessments
  • Experience managing requirements and design traceability OR performing and documenting verification test activities OR performing safety risk analysis for medical devices ( ISO 14791)
  • Experience with simulation using Labview, Matlab, Arduino, or other is a plus
  • Some coding experience is a plus – willingness to do basic coding to prototype and simulate system performance
  • Requires working in laboratory environment with exposure to biological materials and adherence to safe laboratory practices approximately 25% of the time. 
  • Experience with lab-automation preferred
  • Previous experience in life sciences, pharma, medical device or other heavily regulated industry preferred

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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