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Title:  Principal Solutions Architect-HW,R&D,Hardware and Embedded Sols

Requisition ID:  42301
Date:  May 17, 2022

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN

Department:  R&D



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:


The Principal Solutions Architect-HW, R&D, Hardware & Embedded Solutions works independently and has expert level capabilities and knowledge. Oversees and designs the next generation IOT edge devices including carrier board design, other data acquisition and special purpose processing systems for real time computing use cases. This role plays in key role in the building of a futuristic and next generation Smart Medical Devices. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Possesses deep understanding of the complete product life cycle of Firmware design from requirements, design document, design level block diagrams, Test report and Risk Analysis for Smart Medical Devices
• Possesses In-depth Hardware knowledge of Creating and Understanding Design Requirements, Reviewing Circuits, Component evaluation, Schematic Design, Layout Analysis, Validation of Gerber, Test report Generation, Risk Analysis & Integration.
• Utilizes knowledge and experience to debug the hardware using various lab equipment.
• Shows extensive thought leadership in designing the future embedding systems, software engineering and development associated with data acquisition and processing devices on SOC (system of a chip) architecture. 
• Trains and supports team members to enable their capabilities and accomplish the department’s priorities.
• Builds and maintains strong relationships with the team and business to ensure collaboration and alignment within and outside of the R&D function.
• Using knowledge and expertise, solves unique and complex issues, recommends architecture and processes, recommends changes to existing architecture and processes, and exceptions to architecture, technology, and process standards globally.
• Helps drive agile and DevOps culture of implementation and product management culture.
• Other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree with specialization in Electronics
• Minimum 8-10 years of related work experience


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Extensive hands on experience in design activities for POC utilizing System on a Chip (SOC) boards, COTS development boards, designing solutions and building products including carrier board designs
• Good in converting POC to Industrial Design with Performance and Cost under consideration
• Familiar with safety practices like DFMEA, FMEA and DRBFM
• Strong knowledge of IDEs, SDKs and Development Boards available in the market and able to integrate into the design
• Expert level knowledge of BLE, Wi-Fi, UART, SPI, I2C, CAN and USB etc.  with embedded programming and debugging skills at device driver level.
• Deep understanding and experience in IoT methodologies, Microsoft Azure
• Ability to work in a virtual environment in a global organization and to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
• Ability to manage multiple priorities with high flexibility and rapid response time
• Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced & complex environment with a self-motivated work ethic; utilize sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency
• Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in making decisions and resolving complex problems related to general & technical aspects of the job. Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, policies and business practices to achieve results.
• Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description.


Physical and Travel Requirements

• Up to 10-15% travel may be required including global travel
• Occasional on-call work required








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