Allergan Sr Systems Engineer in Pleasanton, California

Sr Systems Engineer

Pleasanton, California, United States at

Jul 11, 2018Post Date

181575Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Senior Systems Engineer shall be responsible for translating user and business needs into system and subsystem requirements. The person shall be experienced in all aspects of product development with emphasis on systems engineering processes with a strong understanding of a complex electro-mechanical system with software. The person will provide User Needs definition system requirements development, risk assessment, usability engineering, and systems integration. We are looking for a motivated self-starter who is energetic, has a ‘make it happen’ attitude and can thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Translate customer needs, research findings and business requirements into product requirements and specifications.

  • Ensure system design and appropriate supporting documentation meets all safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Develop and maintain product specifications, requirements documents, hazards analysis, design FMEA, usability, design V&V documentation, and other technical documentation.

  • Communicate and collaborate with a wide range of project contributors and stakeholders spanning the organization, and external partners.

  • Lead risk analysis activities for the product development including system Application and Design FMEA.

  • Collaborate with technical leaders for product design, development, integration, testing, and reliability improvements.

  • Define usability evaluation plans and conduct and coordinate usability testing activities and ensure usability engineering is applied according to international standards.


  • Experience with medical device design and development processes that conform to standards including: ISO 9000, ISO 13485, IEC 62304, IEC 60601, IEC 62366, and ISO 14971.

  • Requires at least 5 years of technical leadership or program management experience

Preferred Skills/Qualification

  • Strong understanding of Design Controls for medical device development

  • Solid understanding of project/program management is required with an understanding of the FDA product development process and understanding of PLM are a plus.

  • Demonstrated experience in driving design for manufacturability and service.


  • Bachelors/Masters in Engineering with specialization in medical device development with 10+ years of work experience

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.