SYSTEM ENGINEER for Software as Medical Device - 897208 UR

Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
04 Jan 2021
03 Feb 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Our client is a leading global player in the Pharmaceutical industry with global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. They are undergoing a transformation with respect to culture and outside perception. The organisation focusses on novel therapies in Oncology and Ophthalmology and is also currently developing a world-leading pipeline in Neuroscience and Dermatology with one of the strongest pipelines of Phase II/III studies in the world.

We are currently looking for a SYSTEM ENGINEER for SOFTWARE as MEDICAL DEVICE to be based in Basel for a 6 month contract position.

We are looking for candidates who can contribute to the development of complex medical devices and software as a medical device (SaMD) projects using state-of-the-art system engineering practices. This highly interactive role will work with cross-functional teams and support various development activities including requirement elicitation, system conceptualization, risk assessment, system verification and clinical validation.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement systems engineering approach to support the development and life cycle management of complex products and platforms in the areas of connected drug delivery devices, digital technologies, and SaMD.
  • Demonstrate strong technical know-how at system level and guide the project teams for product development on defining pain points, user needs and technical design input requirements.
  • Structure and visualise the system using systems modelling tools and integrate into a wider eco-system.
  • Utilize the system engineering tool for requirements management and translate user and business needs into system/sub-system requirements.
  • Actively maintain and monitor the traceability from the requirements to the verification activities.
  • Implement risk management at systems level and co-ordinate risk management activities at component level.
  • Write, implement and report on integrated system design verification and validation activities, especially in the area of end-to-end software testing.
  • Be the representative of system engineering for the communications with cross-divisional teams, programs, and stakeholders.
  • Author relevant design history files and GMP compliant documentations.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with an analytical mind.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • Bachelor or more advanced degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Systems Engineering,
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimal 5 years of experience in medical device development, or other highly regulated industries.
  • Strong communication skills for both technical discussions with dev team and also for alignments with business stakeholders.
  • Prior experience covering the medical device and/or SaMD product development from concept to commercial launch.
  • Experience working with the requirements and traceability management tools.
  • Well-versed in medical device or SaMD development, Quality Management System, and regulatory processes (ISO 13485; IEC 60601, 62304, 82304)Systems and system of systems design using UML/SysML diagrams with good abstraction skills. Ability to decompose to device and software sub-systems. Domain modelling experience and linking to requirements definition and management a plus.
  • Expertise in Web and Mobile application design, development and testing, as well as Cloud and IoT architecture and technologies for complex systems necessary, with application to SaMD.
  • Detailed knowledge of using requirements management tools, previous experience of Polarion a plus.
  • Prior experience of integrating and testing software modules developed by various teams is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of the best practices for software development: Methodology (Agile and V-Model) and tooling (CI/CD, Automation, Requirement Management, etc.).
  • Experience with user experience, prototypes and proof of concept activities.
  • Experience with cyber security, data privacy and system performance requirements.

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