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General Electric Lead System Designer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Job Description Summary

The Lead System Designer leads a small to mid-sized cross-functional program team to deliver the technical content, performance, intellectual property and quality deliverables of an NPI program. The position has design responsibility to ensure that product programs achieve all design objectives required to meet customer and business needs, including: feature and functionality, quality, reliability, serviceability, manufacture-ability, regulatory, compliance and cost. The LSD must understand and capture the user needs into system requirements and is responsible for the architectural decomposition and allocation to subsystems. LSD will be managing an indirect team of engineers to deliver technical content for a program.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drives the design requirements for the product while balancing implementation complexity, risks, manufacturability, serviceability and quality.

  • Drives requirements flow down, system design and analysis, risk analysis, integration and test, manufacturing, field and customer support including corrective and preventative actions to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Develops the strategy and plan for key program milestones.

  • Leads the engineering team from design planning through design transfer.

  • Leads the engineering team in the planning and execution of verification and validation

  • Lead continuous improvement activities by driving the implementation of process and product quality improvement initiatives

  • Ensures that the product quality targets are satisfied, and technical risks are retired as they arise on the program.

  • Updates Risk Management File and verify and validate all risk mitigations and controls

  • Aware of and comply with the GEHC Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical or related field)

  • Minimum of 5 years relative work experience working in hardware, software, network, or systems design with technical depth in at least one engineering discipline.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in new product development.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Ability to understand program needs, formulate a strategy and lead the engineering team through successful outcomes

Desired Characteristics

  • Master’s degree in engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical or related field)

  • 6 or more years of experience working in electrical, mechanical, hardware, software, or systems design with technical depth in at least one engineering discipline

  • Experience working in a Systems Engineering team

  • Knowledge of the IEC 60601 family of Medical Electrical Equipment safety and performance specifications

  • Demonstrated technical domain knowledge by being current on engineering design principles, architectures and advancements in clinical and engineering concepts and technologies

  • Proven ability to solve challenging problems and deliver timely and high quality design solutions when presented with conflicting requirements, business demands, and technical risks

  • Demonstrated ability to make recommendations to technical and program leadership to improve the product, process or technology

  • Outstanding communication, facilitation and influencing skills; ability to present ideas clearly and concisely

  • High passion and energy and ability to energize others

  • Experience working on global teams

  • Strong analytical, trouble-shooting skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to listen to customers, build relationships, and work under pressure.

  • Experience working with medical device

U.S. (Country) Specific Qualifications:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States full-time

  • Must submit application for employment through (or COS if internal) to be considered

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process

We expect all employees to live and breathe our behaviors: to act with humility and build trust; lead with transparency; deliver with focus, and drive ownership – always with unyielding integrity.

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).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

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