Sep 09, 2021

Senior Systems Engineer

  • Orthogonal
  • Remote (Chicago, IL or Remote)
Full time Customer Service Human Factors Quality Regulatory Software

Job Description

The Senior Systems Engineer will be working with the product, platform, and software engineering team to provide design control and software/systems development guidance.

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you'll apply cutting-edge techniques and technologies, build great products, develop reusable platforms and grow great teams.

You'll be a key technology and process leader at Orthogonal and intimately involved in almost every aspect of a solution lifecycle from project inception, engineering design, implementation to maintenance and continuous improvement.

These solutions include cloud-based applications, mobile, web, and web services for the life science industry, and are used to manage, process, and store patient health and medical device data to be used for patient diagnosis and treatment.

Important aspect of the role: You're comfortable in a client facing role, being a technology leader as well as a team leader.

What will you do at Orthogonal?

Active participation in design, development, and deployment activities, working closely with Architects, Engineers, Product Managers, Scrum Masters, and Program Managers.

Curate traits of quality in the culture of software medical device development at Orthogonal.

Contribute to translating and articulating user or stakeholder needs into an engineering requirement.

Define the inputs and outputs needed to make the sub-systems work independently and then the system level inputs and outputs needed to make the system work when fully integrated.

Authoring software product design specifications documentation such as user stories, acceptance criteria and FURPS+ matrices

Lead Risk Management, Design Assurance, Design Verification, Design Reviews, and Reliability Planning activities.

Develop high level processes and efficiency improvement and analysis tools

Develop, manage, and maintain design history files and related deliverables.

Manage and logically organize data to identify and describe problems and assess the suitability and quality of technical solutions.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of medical devices, technologies, and regulatory landscape related to the companys products.

Perform complaint, failure, and risk management activities, develop mitigation and risk control strategies, and generate supporting documentation.

Support product sustaining activities including value engineering, reliability improvements, manufacturability improvements, field issues with technical and impact analysis.

Ensure that documented test procedures are replicable and follow FDA, EUMDR, HIPAA regulations and guidance, as well as ISO 13485, ISO 14971 and IEC 62304 standards.

Preferences (not requirements, but you'd be a great fit if...)

BS or MS in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science or a closely related field.

•3+ years of experience in doing similar kinds of Quality or Systems Engineering related work.

•3+ years of hands-on software development experience.

Experience with ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and IEC 62304.

Demonstrated applied expertise in writing different design control deliverables for Class 2 and/or Class 3 medical device software.

Familiarity with SaMD/software-only medical device development

Familiarity with health and data privacy regulations.

Familiarity with the role of Human Factors/Usability in the software development lifecycle.

Experience as a quality engineer in the adaptation of medical devices to new regulatory regions would be a plus.

Strong ability to work with internal technical team, eliciting and supporting customer requirements and delivering product per requirements as well as a strong ability to efficiently manage multiple projects at the same time is required.

Experience or willingness to work in a multi-skilled environment (possess cross-disciplinary skills or ability to grasp requisite skills outside of core skill set).

Ability to make independent decisions and have a successful track record of influencing key stakeholders.

Strong interpersonal and communications skills Must be confident and capable in a customer facing role.

Strong oral and written skills


  • Competitive salary
  • remote work with optional in-person work in our downtown Chicago office
  • health insurance
  • dental and vision insurance
  • 401k matching
  • 22 annual PTO days & 10 paid holidays
  • strong work-life balance

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