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Requisition Number 18-0176
Title Principal Systems Engineer
City Lawrence
State MA
Description Position Summary:

The Principal Systems Engineer will play a key role in the development of next generation dialysis instruments at NxStage Medical. He or she will collaborate with a diverse team of engineers and work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. This individual will lead engineering development, design verification and validation testing activities on a new product development program and manage a small team .

Core Responsibilities:

● Leads the development and maintenance of product specifications, requirements documents, build instructions, acceptance test specifications, V&V documentation, and other technical documentation.
● Provides technical leadership for product development, integration, testing, and reliability improvements.
● Leads a team of engineers and technicians to support product development as well as V&V activities in support of a regulatory filing.
● Leads the development of algorithms, test plans, processes, test fixtures, data acquisition capabilities, etc., in support of on going product development as well as informal (dry run) and formal (design V&V) testing of complex electro-mechanical, software-driven medical devices; responsibilities may include managing parts flow, systems builds (including hardware assembly and integration), software loads and updates, configuration control, and test execution and reporting.
● Collaborates with a diverse technical team to create, update, and maintain documentation that is or will become part of the product design history file (DHF) for a home dialysis instrument.
● Works with subsystem teams, domain subject matter experts, and suppliers in the identification, logging, assessment, and resolution of integration and test issues.
● Participates in Risk Management activities (including FMEA, FTA, OMA, etc.) to ensure that design and process needs are identified and appropriately addressed.
● Creates and reviews process, design, and fixture documentation including work guidelines, specifications, and CAD models / drawings.
● Applies knowledge of regulations and standards including: FDA design controls, ISO 9000, ISO 13485, IEC 62304, IEC 60601, and ISO 14971.
● Role may include management responsibility for a small team of engineers, programmers, technicians, and/or coops; responsibilities may include planning and directing / supervising employee activities, reviewing employee performance, identifying and supporting employee career development needs, etc.
Requirements Education & Qualification:

● BS in Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent in a technical/scientific field); MS preferred.
● 7+ years experience with V&V testing and/or product development under FDA design controls and ISO13485; experience with class II medical device products is preferred.


● Strong understanding of medical device product design and regulatory processes.
● Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
● Experience with medical device design and development processes that conform to standards including: ISO 9000, ISO 13485, IEC 62304, IEC 60601, and ISO 14971.
● Strong understanding of system design, electronics, mechanical and software integration.
● Systems engineering experience (requirements & specification development, risk management, V&V testing)
● Knowledge of design of experiments, six-sigma, and other statistics-based testing methodologies.
● Technical understanding of and experience with best-practice product development methodologies.

Desired Qualifications:

● Prior management experience
● Manufacturing and DFM experience
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