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Senior Systems Engineer

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  • Organization

    Life Science

  • Job Category


  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Job Location

    15 Elizabeth Drive
    Chelmsford, MA 01824


We are a growing team designing leading cryogenic automation and instrumentation in support of laboratories around the world, seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to round out our cross-functional team across our portfolio of products within our Life Science Products business.

  • The Senior System Engineer drives product design and development and implements cost-effective solutions for the Life Science Product lines. Prepares and leads program review phase gates and deliverables over the lifecycle of the product.  Deliverables include specifications, physical prototypes, V&V plans, risk assessments, project plans and resource allocations amongst others. Will assist in the testing and troubleshooting of products, systems, and equipment that may be newly developed and/or redesigned.


  • Ensure the right balance between main technical disciplines (software, electrical, automation/robotics, mechanical, etc.) is achieved in meeting the requirements and resolving technical issues 
  • Position is very hands on; required to troubleshoot, debug, and qualify products at all levels (systems, subsystems, etc).  A go-to person for identifying and resolving complex technical issues. 
  • Clearly and concisely express and document ideas, issues, options, etc. 
  • Key contributor to:
  • Design Verification Testing (DVT) efforts (including extended reliability tests), create test protocols, procedures, and final reports.
  • Risk Analysis activities, Design Failure Modes Effects Analysis (DFMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Risk Management Reporting, etc.
  • Creation of requirements traceability documentation demonstrating design inputs are adequately traced to appropriate outputs and tests.
  • Product ideas and concepts generation, help developing system architecture, specifications and topology
  • Ensure that the specifications, schedule, and the budget have been met
  • Help drive forward progress on projects which may include developing and managing schedules and resources
  • Develop the required documentations during product development and transfer to manufacturing and service.
  • Provide the highest-tier (3rd tier) of technical support to the field service and manufacturing groups.
  • Technical lead during the product launch.  Support the efforts during the first customers’ installs and acceptance tests. 


  • A BS or MS (preferred) ME, EE, Robotics or a related field.
  • 5-10 years of experience with products or equipment with significant robotics, mechanisms, and automation.  
  • Completed a minimum of 1 product life cycle (from concept to production) as a key technical contributor.

Position Requirements:

  • Medical device and/or military contract experience preferred   
  • Strong multi-disciplinary experience. Solid experience in systems design and engineering of products with complex and multi-tier software, robotics/ automation mechanisms, and electronics.
  • Experience in working with ISO13485 quality systems (preferred)
  • Demonstrated capability to perform engineering analysis and familiarity with commonly used engineering analysis tools (e.g. FEA/FEM, Matlab) preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented while being flexible, open, and able to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Self-starter, must be able to work independently and as part of a cross-functional team with minimum supervision or direction
  • Must have a strong work ethic and good written and verbal communication skills
  • Occasional travel to customers’ locations may be required (<10%)

    EOE M/F/Disabled/VET


15 Elizabeth Drive
Chelmsford, MA  01824

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