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Systems Engineer (Wilmington, MA)


Rigaku Analytical Devices (RAD), a subsidiary of Rigaku Corporation, a global supplier of innovative analytical instruments for cutting-edge applications in biotechnology, is currently looking for a Systems Engineer. The Systems Engineer/Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible for leading and coordinating product development efforts in a multidisciplinary engineering team.  The candidate will drive development of the handheld product line through all stages spanning ideation, prototyping, commercial release, sustaining, and end-of-life.


  • Has demonstrated experience and success with a formal product development process (stage-gate or New Product Introduction).
  • Directly leads product development efforts with team members (electrical, mechanical, and software) in a defined project environment.
  • Works cross-functionally with manufacturing and product management groups to coordinate needs, issues, and expectations of the engineering team.
  • Routinely communicates project status to team and organization, including raising awareness for program issues and driving to resolutions.
  • Drive and coordinate teams’ deliverables for formal gate reviews.
  • Deep understanding of process improvement sufficient to coordinate manufacturing process changes across functional departments.
  • Ability to work independently, when necessary, and to interface with multidisciplinary teams, working across departmental boundaries.
  • Handle obsolesces and sourcing issues, working with the engineering team to resolve.
  • Review designs and give input and feedback to developers.
  • Fosters relationships with current manufacturing vendors and develops new relationships as required when new components and technical solutions are required.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Significant demonstrable Systems Engineering skills
  • Experience transitioning prototypes to commercial release, e.g., configuration control, agency testing, and transferring engineering technology to a manufacturing environment.
  • An understanding of optical concepts and spectrometers
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Talent for driving a team to execute new product developments.
  • Previous technical leadership and personnel management experience a plus.
  • Solid interpersonal skills, including the ability to coach team members and foster positive working relationships with all levels of the organization and our external partners.
  • Effectively communicates complex, often technical, content.
  • Strong critical thinking and persuasion skills.
  • Willingness and flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Highly experienced in hardware design & development processes across a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical, electrical, industrial design, software, usability/human-factors, and manufacturing.

Preferred Skills/Abilities:

  • Altium or other PCB Design Software experience
  • SolidWorks or similar CAD software experience
  • Experience developing handheld analytical devices (such as Raman, FTIR, XRF, LIBS etc.)

Education and Experience:

  • B.A./B.S. or higher in an engineering discipline preferably Electrical Engineering
  • 3-5 years’ Systems Engineering experience or 7 years’ experience as an Electrical or Mechanical engineering role for the System Engineer position, or 7+ years’ Systems Engineering experience or 10+ years’ experience as an Electrical or Mechanical engineering role for the Senior System Engineer position.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.

Must be able to meet minimum qualifications to apply.

Rigaku offers a rewarding work environment and excellent benefits. All applicants are kept in strict confidence. Benefits package including Health, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life insurance, section 125 flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan and more. Rigaku is an EEO/AA Employer Disabled/Veteran. Applicants must be able to prove they can legally work in the US.