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General Electric Lead System Designer in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Job Description Summary

The Lead Systems Designer leads the engineering team to deliver the technical content of a program. This position has responsibility for driving the design objectives required to meet customer and business needs, including feature and functionality, quality, reliability, serviceability, manufacture-ability, regulatory, compliance and cost. The LSD uses a systems approach to translating user needs into requirements and applying them to the system and component architecture.

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

Essential 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, as well as 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.

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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 devices

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

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including for example, verification of your past employment, criminal history, and educational background

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