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Sr. Software Systems Engineer
Emeryville, CA

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Job Description

For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care.

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, Grifols has over 20.000 employees in 30 countries. Grifols' three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic and Hospital - develop, manufacture and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries.

A leader in transfusion medicine, the Diagnostic Division is a global business focused on providing innovative solutions to help ensure the safety of the blood and plasma supply, detect human diseases and monitor therapies. The division advances patient care with diagnostic solutions to improve disease detection and management, and simplify laboratory operations.

The Senior Software Engineer in the Systems Engineering team will develop and support instrument software and middleware for in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) and clinical diagnostics systems. As a development lead in cross-functional project teams, he/she shall work as a subject matter expert in architecting, developing and commercializing software and instrument systems by utilizing expertise in software and systems engineering and analysis.

Major Activities:

* Lead or contribute to development of software, from requirements through design, implementation, and validation and release to customers.
* Contribute to the architecting of software systems solutions for in-vitro diagnostic systems and interfaces to other diagnostic lab systems and LIS.
* Interact with outside partners and vendors work and progress towards specifying and developing software products, including architecture, design, prototype testing, defect reviews, design reviews, V&V and UAT.
* Develop system level product requirements and software/component requirement documents using requirements management methodologies including change management.
* Partner with Global Marketing to develop customer requirements; work with other internal stakeholders to facilitate the collection of business and regulatory requirements.
* Define and prepare a schedule of development tasks, deliverables and timelines.
* Conduct patient safety risk management activities according to FDA and ISO regulations.
* Establish product configuration management.
* Plan and perform system, integration and unit testing.
* Support verification and validation activities.
* Document and present work product to project team and business stakeholders.
* Mentor others on software engineering best practices and procedures.


* Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline such as Software Engineering or equivalent. Advanced degree preferred.
* 9+ years of relevant experience developing software based diagnostic products.
* Ability to solve complex software issues and problems, for both system, firmware, application and networking software. Experience with Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) is a plus.
* Experience with leading development efforts in a cross functional environment.
* Experience in medical instrumentation firmware and software development.
* Experience in graphical user interface design and development.
* Knowledge of molecular biology is a plus.
* Demonstrated software product development experience using lifecycle methodologies and under FDA design control.
* Experience with Delphi ( or C#) software development language would be preferred
* Possesses project management skills in managing priorities, delegating, and influencing others.
* Experience in a cross functional environment.
* Ability to convey complex information in both written and oral form.
* Experience with external vendor relationships.
* Ability to influence others, gain acceptance and build consensus.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-Emeryville:USEMV - Emeryville CA-Headquarters

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