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Sr. Continuous Improvement Manager (Black Belt)

Company: BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary

Job Description

As a member of the BD Biosciences San Jose product engineering team, you will be responsible for the design and support of sophisticated instruments for medical diagnostics and life science research, involving technology from every major area of science and engineering. For example in electrical engineering, BDB's world leading high-speed cell sorters utilize extremely low-noise analog circuits, high-speed data acquisition and digital signal processing with FPGAs, and high bandwidth communication protocols.

We are looking for a highly motivated Electrical Engineer with an understanding of both analog and digital design and experience designing and troubleshooting data acquisition systems with FPGAs for high speed data acquisition and digital signal processing. In this position, you will be providing high quality and innovative solutions to a wide range of challenging problems and contributing to the completion of specific design projects. The Ideal candidate has a natural ability to troubleshoot different parts of the systems and subsystems to identify the root cause of the issues. You are a self-starter and want to implement solutions that are efficient and complete to further improve the current instrument portfolio. You have a desire and ability to understand every aspect of the system and subsystems to acquire a deep knowledge of the flow cytometry instrument portfolio.

An Electrical Engineer II's primary responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting root cause analysis on the current product portfolio.
  • Develop cost effective solutions to end of life components and line down issues.
  • Development efforts from concept to implementation to solve obsolescence issues.
  • Drive circuit and hardware design phases including architecture and design, component selection, schematic entry, board bring-up, and integration of complex printed circuit board assemblies into life sciences based instrumentation.
  • Collaborate on complex designs involving Systems-on-Chip (SoC), FPGAs and high speed data acquisition protocols
  • Effectively work with cross-functional teams including software, mechanical design and system engineering to resolve issues on the current product portfolio.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Masters preferred
  • 0-3 years of experience as an Electrical Engineer for system troubleshooting.
  • 0-3 years of experience designing both analog and digital circuitry on complex printed circuit board assemblies.


  • Experience digital and analog circuit design background that includes: FPGAs, microprocessors, analog and power distribution circuitry, and experience with building blocks for modular systems.
  • Design skills and tools for schematic capture and board layout and simulation
  • Excellent analytical skills to drive to root cause.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, independent, and comfortable working in a matrix team environment.
  • Strong problem analysis and solving skills

"Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status."

Primary Work Location

USA CA - San Jose

Additional Locations

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