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General Electric Lead Systems Engineer in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Description Summary

Systems engineering is a cross-functional engineering discipline centered on an approach, mindset, and process. All activities that consider both the business and the technical needs of the customers with the goal of providing a quality product that meets the users needs. The discipline that executes a robust process of design, creation, and optimization of systems, consisting of identification and quantification of system requirements, creation of alternate system design concepts, performance of design trade studies, selection and implementation of the best designs and verification that the design is properly integrated and executed. Process that proceeds from concept to production to operation.

Impacts departmental operations and responsible for planning/execution. The role has some autonomy but is focused on execution of activities within an operating discipline covered by standard functional practices and procedures. Some judgment may be required but this is typically with guidance.

GE Healthcare is a leading global medical technology and digital solutions innovator. Our mission is to improve lives in the moments that matter. Unlock your ambition, turn ideas into world-changing realities, and join an organization where every voice makes a difference, and every difference builds a healthier world.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conducts component and product integration. All activities that span multiple components and products and are concerned with how to integrate for maximum performance and operability. Manages product and systems requirements, specifications and flow down. Drives validation and verification activities for the overall product/system, including system level testing. Responsible for defining product requirements for the module / component / subcontractors and partners teams. Manages interface between components and execution organizations.Responsible for driving CTQ / Risk trades within the teams designing the components. Manages the overall product configuration and configuration control system.

  • Developing in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline. Uses prior experience and acquired technical expertise to execute policy/strategy.

  • In-depth understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. In-depth understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.

  • Uses some level of judgment and has ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters but with guidance. Uses prior experience and on-the-job training to solve straightforward tasks. Has access to technical skills and analytic thinking required to solve problems. May use multiple internal sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.

  • A job at this level is likely to be an individual contributor with proven interpersonal skills or an early people leader who can hire and develop talent. Provides informal guidance to new team members


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical, Computer), Computer Science or similar technical discipline or Associate’s degree with 8 years of technical experience

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Design Engineering

  • Demonstrated competency in understanding functionality of complex systems including mechanical (pneumatic and structural), electrical, and software designs and their integrated interactions

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience in design engineering for Anesthesia Systems, Critical Care Ventilators, or other life support devices

  • Experience in design verification of complex systems

  • Experience in medical device standards and regulations

  • Experience with requirements management tools such as DOORs

  • Experience in systems architecture and integration for complex systems

  • Experience in design engineering for medical devices

  • Master’s degree in a technical field

  • Ability to work in a high paced, dynamic, global environment

  • Demonstrated experience working with a multi-discipline, global team

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel)

  • Experience in risk management of medical devices

  • Experience with defect management tools

  • Independent by nature, Self-learner, Excellent communication skills

  • Leadership skills

  • Strong organizational skills with high attention to detail

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to interpret technical documents (i.e. Engineering and Manufacturing)

  • Dependability: Being reliable, responsible, dedicated, committed and fulfilling obligations

  • Ability to manage multiple activities effectively

  • Ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams

Our total rewards are designed to unlock your ambition by giving you the boost and flexibility you need to turn your ideas into world-changing realities. Our salary and benefits are everything you’d expect from an organization with global strength and scale, and you’ll be surrounded by career opportunities in a culture that fosters care, collaboration and support.


Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: No