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Title:  Senior Systems Engineer, Surgical Solutions

Req ID:  13036
Category:  Engineering
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary


Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for overall leadership and responsibility for the technical realization of a key new, or substantially evolved existing feature or feature set.  This position reports to the Engineering Manager and is the technical stakeholder working within the project constraints of schedule, cost, performance, quality and reliability objectives.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans, oversees and executes the Systems Engineering activities in the project, including initiation, coordination, synchronization, review and integration of the technical work performed within various Engineering disciplines, constrained within project schedule, cost, performance, quality and reliability objectives.
  • Drives refinement and translation of user and stakeholder requirements including clinical, marketing, service, reliability, and manufacturing.
  • Development of technical approach including system and subsystem architecture and product inter-compatibility.  
  • Leads derivation/budgeting/allocation of system/subsystems requirements and interfaces.
  • Technical stakeholder for system or sub-system aspects of the product release.
  • Responsibilities will include a combination of system definition, technical deep dive/design, and technical project management.
  • Leads cross-discipline feasibility and tradeoff studies.
  • Leads cross-discipline engineering team through standups, ad hoc and recurring meetings and is the technical interface to the cross functional team (e.g. operation, service, marketing, etc.
  • Plans and executes system-level design reviews.
  • Leads the preparation of documentation, including usability engineering, risk management, System Design Document, configuration documentation, DHF etc.
  • Leads system integration (follow up, analysis, problem solving)
  • Defines testing requirements and strategy and drives formal verification & validation.

Education, Job Knowledge, Skills, Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading evolution of a complex feature, where analysis requires both evaluation of multiple candidate solutions and significant evaluation of intangibles.
  • Ability to propose methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to realize the feature. 
  • Systems modeling and simulation experience (e.g. MATLAB, Simulink, Labview).
  • Broad technical working knowledge of multiple engineering disciplines (EE/ME/SW) and and deep understanding in Controls, Algorithm Development, and Data Analysis
  • Minimum 5 progressive years of intensive experience in a regulated (e.g. Medical Devices, Aerospace) environment in a Systems Engineering capacity.
  • Three years involvement in a multi-discipline product development environment.
  • Good communication, influencing, conflict resolution, and technical documentation skills.
  • Systems thinking acuity.
  • Six Sigma background desired.
  • 10% Foreign or Domestic Travel required.



STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  13036
Category:  Engineering
City:  Mentor
State:  OH
Postal Code:  44060

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Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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