Senior Staff Systems Architect - Miami, FL | Biospace
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Senior Staff Systems Architect

Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Miami, FL
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Commensurate w/ exp
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

We are seeking a dynamic Systems Chief Architect to join our team!  Reporting directly to the Director of Research and Development you will serve as the technical leader in Beckman Coulter urinalysis R&D, and provide technical directions in the development of next generation of IVD systems and enhancement of legacy systems.

This is a very challenging position as we expect the Chief Architect to demonstrate the technical leadership in critical R&D projects and collaborate with key stakeholders to map the blueprints for future technologies in IVD systems.

The final, and definitely the most important, part of the position is we work on a product where failure is not an option. People depend on our product to make life saving decisions so we put in the effort and discipline upfront so we can sleep every night knowing our customers, and ultimately patients, are getting a product you can trust your life with.

Job Responsibilities

Provides technical direction in the design and development of the next generation IVD systems.
Leads technical troubleshooting, feature implementation, and reliability improvement for legacy IVD systems.
Provides technical guidance to the Hardware, Software, Systems and Testing teams.
Interfaces with users, program sponsors, and key stakeholders (PMO, QA, RA, MFG Transfer, Service, Reagents and Consumable R&D, and other R&D organizations) to determine customer requirements and product development requirements.
Partitions large systems into (successive layers of) subsystems and components. Collaborates with subsystem owner in defining the performance acceptance criteria.
Interfaces with the design and implementation engineers, so that any problems arising during design or implementation can be resolved in accordance with the fundamental design concepts, and user needs and constraints.
Responsibility in High level planning for the development - overall steps for creation of the solution from the blueprints.
Responsibility in managing integration constraints - rules and constraints for all components going into the solution.
Responsibility in assessing alternative solutions and managing other constraints (e.g. cost, schedule, space, safety, usability, reliability, serviceability, scalability, and commonality)
Responsibility in providing technical directions in reliability improvement, system cost reduction, R&D ROI, and overall risk management.
Performs gap analysis, trade-off analysis, risk analysis, and FMEA at differences phases of product development.
Acts as a technical mentor for the engineers with diverse disciplines and background.
Develops solid understanding of Danaher Business System tools and applies to day-to-day work.
Ensures compliance to organizational policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.


Bachelor degree in Engineering or related field with no less than 12+ years, or Master’s degree with 8+ years, or PhD degree with 6+ years of experience in industry.
Demonstrated experience in a R&D Chief Architect or similar technical leadership role at prior job(s).
Proven track of record in launching products and delivering key milestones.
Proficient knowledge in various engineering fields (ME, EE, Systems, Optics, Fluidics, and Imaging Algorithm, etc).
Extensive experience in developing large, complex medical devices or diagnostics instruments.
Deep understanding of customer requirements and product development requirements.
Excellent planning, coordination, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Familiarity of entire product development cycle is a must.
Familiarity and experience of applying statistical tools a plus.
Prior experience in systems configuration management – highly desired.
Prior experience in quantifying, planning and enhancing system reliability – desired.
Prior working experience in an FDA-regulated environment, especially in IVD industry – highly desired.
Prior experience in developing urinalysis, hematology, clinical chemistry, immunoassay, and other IVD instrumentation – desired.
Prior experience in program / project management a plus.
Proven ability to promote a culture of teamwork and willingness to roll up their sleeves to get the job done.
History of driving project execution and timely delivery while ensuring a quality focus.
Ability to work well with people and be both highly motivated and motivating.
Ability to make difficult decisions during various product development phases.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, and often ambiguous environment where continuous improvement is a way of life.
Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal direction.
Excellent communication skills. Ability to interface with various internal and external stakeholders. Ability to present milestones and stage gates to senior executives.
Ability to travel as needed.
This is a great opportunity of being part of a highly committed & engaged team. You can take pride in the fact that you are giving back to society by working on instruments that help save lives and keep us healthy.

Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.