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Title:  Principal Systems Engineer

Requisition ID:  52184
Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Ra'anana, Central district, IL

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:

In this role, you will lead technical activities in support of the design and development of multi-disciplinary medical devices for West proprietary products. The position requires knowledge and experience in system characterization, modeling and analysis. This role has frequent interaction with global functions including R&D, Quality, Regulatory Affairs and other key functions, internal and external stakeholders and management to achieve business deliverables.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage and lead the technical activities of a project and examine solutions based on functionality, quality and cost.
  2. Implement Systems Engineering best practices for methodology, attend Systems Engineering training, and conduct necessary training for R&D staff as methodology is established.
  3. Utilize knowledge and experience to perform scientific studies using various lab equipment.
  4. Characterize system and/or sub-system inputs, outputs and functionality, utilize analytical skills and simulation tools to define appropriate product specifications
  5. Key point of contact for technical product related interactions and discussions. Provide technical expertise and communication.
  6. Collaborate globally with other West functional groups (R&D, Regulatory, Quality, Operations, etc.) and customers during the product development process as well as throughout customer acquisition and adoption.
  7. Mentor and guide junior system engineers.
  8. Responsible for assuring all design control process and documents follow the West QMS
  9. Keep manager advised of all work status, workload, problems, and progress as related to work assignments. Prepare project plan, schedule, budget, and interim reports
  10. Improve processes and procedures to develop high quality products at a minimum cost.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned based on business needs.



Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education - Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical, Material Science, or related Engineering field required
  • Ten (10) or more years of related work experience
  • Proven experience in system modeling and characterization




Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Extensive hands-on design experience with test set-up, and lab simulation tools
  2. Must be proficient in Hebrew and English
  3. Ability to present in front of an audience, accommodating shared information to match the applicable audience
  4. Background in R&D of electromechanical medical device involving software is an advantage
  5. Familiarity with ISO-11608, IEC-60601, IEC-62304, ISO-14971 is an advantage
  6. Skills: Team player, excellent communication skills, responsible, creative, organized, able to work in a dynamic environment


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 10-20 % of the time



  1. Ability to manage multiple priorities with high flexibility and rapid response time
  2. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in making decisions and resolving complex problems related to general & technical aspects of the product/program. Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, policies and business practices to achieve results
  3. Mentor junior engineers and/or analysts


Delegation/s (Title):

  • System Engineer







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