Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Parsippany, NJ, United States of America


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company on the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

Job Summary:

Experienced, cross-functionally skilled engineer (electrical/software/mechanical) responsible for Systems Engineering efforts associated with ZOLL's product lines (e.g. defibrillators, patient monitors, ventilators). Primary responsibilities include assisting with system level architecture/design and contributing to the implementation and verification of complex defibrillator/patient monitor systems in a matrix setting.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with Project/Program management to help establish and refine system level requirements for assigned new and enhanced products.

  • Member of development team in translating system level requirements into product architecture and system level design including partitioning functionality into sub-systems, often creating specifications for each sub-system and documenting the interface requirements among the sub-systems.

  • Ensures that new product architecture meets system level requirements, is appropriately featured, robust, and adaptable enough to support product lifecycle plans and objectives.

  • Helps establish performance, interface, safety, and cost specifications for each sub-system within the selected architecture in consultation with the functional design leaders. Contributes to the system level risk management activities associated with assigned programs.

  • Works with Program Manager and others to allocate system functionality among electronic/software/mechanical subsystems, recommends hardware/software/mechanical trade-offs, cost/time/performance trade-offs, and safety decisions necessary to meet the product's clinical performance, reliability, manufacturability/serviceability, regulatory, and business objectives.

  • Contributes during the product implementation phase to develop and refine the system level design, identify, and resolve sub-system performance and interface issues, and resolve cross­functional design issues that have system level impacts.

  • Contributes to team efforts during the subsystem integration and verification testing phases to ensure that critical sub-systems meet their individual performance, interface, and system integration goals and to ensure that the fully integrated system robustly meets its performance, safety, and cost requirements.

  • Responsible for documenting the system level design, operating principles, and sub-system interface specifications for new and existing products.

  • Researches and documents the relationships between clinical requirements, architectural decisions, performance requirements, and product evolution plans.

  • As member of the System Engineering team, provides input to engineering teams regarding system engineering principles and system level requirements of ZOLL products.

  • Participates in decision making processes that involve changes to the system level design of existing products.

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to contribute in translating high level product requirements into system and sub- system level specifications and designs.

  • Demonstrated success as engineering team member in the architecture, system level design, integration and verification of portable, battery operated, multiprocessor-based measuring and/or patient treatment systems.

  • Knowledge and experience in many of the following: low level analog signal acquisition, digital/microprocessor systems design, power supplies, embedded real-time software development, digital signal processing, real-time operating systems, analog/digital control systems, displays, batteries; data storage and wireless communications systems.

  • Some knowledge of mechanical engineering issues and processes associated with electronics packaging, small moving mechanisms, molding and machining processes is helpful.

  • Ability to independently analyze and evaluate at least two of the following three areas by drawing up technical education and experience: electronic circuitry, software, and mechanical designs (using drawings, schematics, and/or source code).

  • Some understanding of product development and engineering project management processes.

  • Some experience with and sensitivity to human factors issues associated with the use of medical devices is helpful.

  • Some knowledge and experience developing products under FDA and European Community medical device regulations and standards is helpful.

  • Good verbal and written communications skills.

  • Demonstrated success in technical decision making in a matrix environment.

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and skill.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering including training and experience in three of the following: systems, electronics, software, and mechanical engineering. Master's degree in engineering is a plus.

  • 7+ years' experience developing electronic hardware and embedded software systems subsystems for complex, real-time measuring instruments.

  • Some knowledge and experience in the system level design and development of multiprocessor-based signal acquisition, processing electronics, and embedded software systems. Experience with medical instruments and biomedical signal acquisition helpful.

  • Past experience with ventilators/aspirators is desired.

Additional Job Description:

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.  Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.