Systems Engineer in Vista, California at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 9/27/2019

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Job ID: PAT000567

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.
All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

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As an integral member of the Systems Engineering Department, the Systems Engineer II is responsible for contributing and leading the cross-functional teams in various phases of a project from concept to the final product release. He/she is responsible for design of experiments and design risk analysis for proper verification and validation activities required for a project ensuring both software and hardware designs result in solid, well-engineered products.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage Systems Modeling of a design (cost, reliability, manufacturability, serviceability)

  • Manage engineering projects in accordance with established quality system procedures

  • Develop system requirements and specifications and other system level design description documents, dFMEA and pFMEA

  • Develop V&V protocols and test cases

  • System Integration of Control and Imaging functionality as well as final testing including compliance

  • Present and defend designs in design review meetings

  • Provide 2nd-level support for operations (manufacturing, installations and customer support)

  • Post-release monitoring of a product. Lead the required design improvements as needed

  • Assist in design transfer knowledge to the manufacturing and service groups

  • Use creativity to invent new solutions

Job Requirements


Required Education / Skills / Experience

  • BS/BA in Engineering, Physics, or similar technical field.
  • 5+ years Systems Engineering experience in a technological industry
  • Broad engineering knowledge, with depth in at least one area
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and manage engineering projects
  • Demonstrated ability to generated V&V protocols and design risk assessment analysis for a significantly sized systems project (Hardware + Software)
  • Working knowledge of digital imagery, optics, microscopy, or related field
  • Extremely creative, innovative, problem solver
  • Ability to work closely with small teams as the engineering leader
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Engineering development work experience in regulated medical device companies
  • Working knowledge of Mechatronics and measurement systems and SW/HW tools
  • Working knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Working knowledge of hardware/software interfacing and motion control


  • Analytical and Decisive: The ability to tackle and solve problems; make decisions based on reviewing and analyzing a wide variety of information using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. Makes decisions while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues.
  • Collaboration: The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen cooperation and teamwork partnerships with associates inside or outside the organization, who can provide information, assistance, and support that work toward solutions. 
  • Problem solving and Creativity: Extremely creative. Applies and improves extensive or in-depth specialized knowledge, skills, and judgment to accomplish a result or to accomplish one's job effectively. 

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.
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