Staff Systems Engineer in Miami, Florida at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 11/10/2018

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Job ID: BEC012459

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
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.


We are looking for a dynamic System Integration Engineer to join our team!  The ideal candidate will be an experienced systems engineer who is seeking an exciting product development opportunity where the primary responsibility will be to bring engineering development experience to our Fast Impact Team.
The primary responsibility for this position is to support our ongoing development programs for legacy product portfolios.  The Staff Systems Integration Engineer will be a critical team member working cross-functionally and cross-site on programs supporting legacy instrumentation in cost reduction, product design changes due to regulatory and environmental standard revisions, and customer driven product enhancements, including reliability.
Job Responsibilities
  • Supports all engineering activities related to product and process development during project phases in accordance with design controls.
  • System/Mechanical design, modeling, analysis, and review.
  • Performs feasibility studies and analyze performance.
  • Supports and actively participates during project phase reviews, Risk analysis, DFMEA, PFMEA.
  • Executes studies, performs calculations and engineering analyses (tolerance analysis, stress analysis, flow analysis) and generates drawings and graphical representations necessary to define the new concepts developed. Performs consumables and hardware component assembly activities.
  • Supports R&D team in order to sustain existing products per program and resource needs.
  • Drafts, enhances, and finalizes the system integration plan at various prototype stages.
  • Assembles, aligns and adjusts optical, mechanical and fluidic systems.
  • Performs, assembles and installs sub-assemblies and performs functional tests, sub-assembly tests, and post-integration system level tests.
  • Performs troubleshooting, diagnoses and resolves problems to component, module level, or system level.
  • Optimizes system (functional, workflow and analytical) performance for prototype instruments.
  • Works independently in a cross-disciplinary environment to plan and execute experiments using specialized test equipment and performs experimental data analysis.
  • Contributes to the design and development of test methods and test protocols.
  • Prepares and presents study reports.
  • Performs lab and office administrative tasks, including test material acquisition, equipment acquisition, and lab organization.
  • Facilitates technical problem solving and troubleshooting through proposed experimentation and alternate designs/approach.
  • Executes required testing for technical feasibility, D&D, verification and validation.
  • Follows GLP and GMP when executing lab/administrative work.
  • Ensures all laboratory work is documented in compliance with company policies and regulatory bodies. 
  • Communicates effectively across organizational functions.
  • Complies with all Quality requirements in a FDA-regulated environment.
  • Understands Danaher Business System tools and applies to day-to-day work.
  • Ensures compliance to organizational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. 
  • Coordinates multi-site activities related to design changes.

Job Requirements


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (ME, EE, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a related technical discipline) with 9+ years minimum direct work experience in a laboratory setting OR Master’s degree with 7+ years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.
    • Prior R&D and/or engineering experience in hematology, immunoassay, or clinical chemistry, a plus.
    • Experience in designing and/or integrating with large, complex medical, IVD, and/or analytical instruments – highly desired.
    • Very strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills and ability to lead others in problem solving
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Ability to interface with internal and external stakeholders in a highly dynamic environment.
    • Deep understanding of customer requirements, product development requirements, tolerance analysis, risk analysis, FMEA, and quality systems.
    • Familiarity of configuration controls, especially at new product development stages.
    • Prior experience in system reliability improvement a plus.
    • Experience in firmware coding a plus.
    • Proficient engineering laboratory skills.
    • Basic biology laboratory skills, including pipetting.
    • Basic statistics knowledge, including proficiency in the use of Excel for data analysis and presentation.
    • Comfortable operating sophisticated computer and instrumentation equipment/hardware.
    • Detail-oriented, proactive, and driven.
    • Must be able to perform routine laboratory tasks with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work independently and on cross-functional teams with development groups at other facilities as well as take work direction and follow procedures.
    • Ability to lead cross-functional as well as multi-site teams.
    • Proficiency in Problem Solving Process and Visual Project Management highly desirable.
    Ability to travel as needed.

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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