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Hill-Rom Senior Systems Engineer in Cary, North Carolina


Hillrom seeks a Senior Systems Engineer to join our Care Communications business in Cary, NC. Hillrom Care Communications produces medical solutions to empower clinical communication and collaboration and promote patient safety and satisfaction in the acute care hospital environment. Our solutions integrate with the entire portfolio of Hillrom medical devices as well as many other hospital systems – EMRs, ADT, Locating, etc.

The Senior Systems Engineer is an exciting position that helps shape how our products work in the complex hospital IT environment. This person provides leadership and guidance in translating business, customer, and regulatory needs into detailed product requirements that ensure our solutions are robust, performant, and functional. The Senior Systems Engineer will apply analytical rigor to proposed solutions to determine failure cases, assess impact to existing functionality, and define overall system performance needs. This person will also conduct design reviews and assess our products for technical and patient risk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interact with business stakeholders and customers to understand their problems and needs

  • Define the product from a requirements perspective and analyze it for risk

  • Translate customer needs, business constraints, and regulatory requirements into functional and performance requirements

  • Collaborate with system architects and engineers to ensure the requirements define major modules, concepts, intended environments and the relationships between them

  • Ensure robust, reliable, and secure system interfaces and integrations

  • Create and maintain the functional specification documentation in a lightweight and concise format, while still being very thorough and detailed

  • Oversee maintenance of the risk management plan, including the risk analysis, by identifying and mitigating hazards associated with a design

  • Evaluate risk by using methodologies such as DFMEA and Risk/Hazard Analysis

  • Collaborate with product management, clinicians, UX designers, and customers to explain the technical workings of the system, estimate new features, and provide solution options

  • Conduct impact analysis for design changes and implement necessary actions

  • Conduct and integrate in-depth design reviews throughout the product development process

  • Effectively work with test engineering, throughout the project to drive efficiency in V&V


Skills and Experience


  • 5 years experience in a Systems Engineer, Business Analyst, System Analyst or similar requirements definition role

  • BS Degree in a technical discipline (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering, etc.)

  • Experience working on complex hardware and software projects involving embedded systems, network communications and web services

  • Above average verbal and written communication skills

  • Skilled at leading meetings, conflict resolution, and making presentations

  • Strategic thinker, but can execute with great attention to detail

  • Must be able to work in the absence of complete information and remain able to make timely, high quality decisions


  • Experience in the medical device industry and FDA regulations

  • Prior hands-on development experience as a software, electrical, or computer engineer

  • Experience with solutions including audio codecs, audio signal processing, acoustics and VOIP

Job: Research & Development

Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Cary

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Posting Entity Hillrom

Req ID: 19124809