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Grifols Shared Services North America, Inc Sr. Systems Engineer in San Diego, California

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


The Senior Systems Engineer in the Systems Integration & Engineering team shall develop and support in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) systems with an emphasis on software based projects. As a development lead in cross-functional project teams, he/she shall work as a subject matter expert in solving in-depth and cross-functional problems and/or scientific and technical challenges by utilizing expertise in software development, networking and systems engineering.

Primary responsibilities for role:

●Lead 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 diagnostics systems and interfaces to other diagnostic lab systems and LIS.

●Contribute to the drafting and review of software development agreements with outside partners and vendors.

●Manage outside partners and vendors work and progress towards developing software products, including prototype testing, defect reviews, design reviews, V&V and UAT.

●Develop system level product requirements and 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.

●Conduct patient safety risk management activities according to FDA and ISO regulations.

●Establish product configuration management.

●Plan and perform integration 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.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Contributes ideas and insights to new technologies, applications, techniques or procedures that are creative and practical.

  • Provides input for project design & development.

  • Accurately estimates task effort, including work by others.

  • Makes decisions that involve the consideration of complex issues.

  • Works autonomously and checks-in as decisions are made.

  • Manages moderately complex projects and initiatives, typically within one platform/business organization.

  • Acts as a mentor/role model for team members on technical issues.

  • Applies project leadership skills in planning, delegating, influencing, and managing priorities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience with leading development efforts in a cross functional environment.

  • Ability to solve complex software issues and problems, for both application and networking software. Experience with Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) is a plus.

  • Demonstrated software product development experience using lifecycle methodologies and under FDA design control.

  • Possesses project leadership skills in managing priorities, delegating, and influencing others.

  • Ability to convey complex information in both written and oral form.

  • Experience with managing external vendor relationships.

  • Ability to influence others, gain acceptance and build consensus.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of molecular biology is a plus.


B.S. Degree in Engineering and/or Science: advanced degree preferred.


9+ years of relevant experience developing software based diagnostic products.


Depending on the area of assignment, directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience and/or competencies may be considered in place of the stated requirements. Example: If a job level requires a Bachelor’s degree plus 4 years of experience, an equivalency could include 8 years of experience, an Associate’s degree with 6 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience.

Occupational Demands:

  • May occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 25 pounds in weight, and/or lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise manipulate objects up to 10 pounds in weight frequently or continuously.

EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Req ID: 265518