System Engineer I - HFE in Brea, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 5/13/2018

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Job ID: BEC009057

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.
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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.


Systems Engineer I (HFE)
Location: Brea, CA

Do you have a passion for data?  Do you want a job with meaning? Are you motivated by Human Factors Engineering and systems? Does the idea of developing large platform products for a global corporation intrigue you? This may be the opportunity of a lifetime! 

We are looking for a systems engineer with a background in Human Factors Engineering (HFE) to be part of our Clinical Diagnostics Chemistry and Immunoassay Instrument R&D group in Brea, CA.  This is an exciting product development opportunity where the primary responsibility will be to perform the following Systems Engineering/HFE functions:
  • User Understanding: plan, collect and translate information about how users interact with products through a variety of techniques such as: direct observation, interviews, surveys, and persona development.
  • Risk Management: develop task analysis and perform use error analysis.  Ensure traceability to design mitigations and requirements for risk areas.
  • Formative User studies: plan and execute user testing (both internally and externally) including protocol development, test execution and analysis of results (reporting).
  • Human Factors Validation: conduct validation according to industry (FDA) regulations
  • Collect appropriate data to define, identify, analyze, correct and prevent potential system failures
  • Develop test plans and conduct bench and system level testing that cover the expected customer use environment and operation conditions
  • Analyze and develop system and sub-system requirements and relationships with component specifications
  • Analyze, summarize, present, and interpret experimental data to formulate conclusions and make recommendations 
  • Facilitate design FMEAs to drive system design quality
  • Represent the Systems Engineering team on cross functional projects
  • Complete test reports
  • Facilitate FRACAS process
  • Conduct system reliability testing
  • Track system configuration during development phase of projects

Job Requirements


  • Degree in Systems Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, Human Centered Design or related field - (BS or MS + 0-2 years of work experience).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (mainly Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency to resolve issues and complete tasks
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and on cross-functional teams with development groups at other facilities as well as take work direction and follow procedures
  • Work effectively with team members to develop goals and plans, resolve problems, achieve goals, and coordinate efforts within and across departments
  • Statistical analysis skills
  • Solves problems and thinks creatively
  • Ability to apply user-centered design and usability engineering principles to product research, development, and design
  • Ability to interface with customers in a highly professional manner
  • Commitment to excellence and quality to external and internal customers
  • Commitment to established Human Factors policies and procedures
  • Well versed in the “human element” and able to empathize with a wide variety of users
  • Experience in medical device, or similar regulated industry

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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.