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Sr. Systems Engineer at Tandem Diabetes Care

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

What you’ll be doing:

The Sr. Systems Engineer will act in a supporting role to enhance the definition, design and development of Tandem’s products while working closely with the Principal Systems Engineer. This position entails supporting system engineering activities and working cross-functionally within new product development projects to ensure system level requirements are defined and met.

Who we are:

Here at Tandem, Diabetes is all we do and we are dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes better and better, through relentless innovation.  “In Tandem” means together, and we strive to embody that in every aspect of our business.  We believe that working in tandem, not in isolation, is the best way to continually exceed expectations.

We’ve have been named one of the fastest growing insulin pump companies in the U.S! Why? Designed, assembled and supported from our San Diego, CA headquarters, Tandem has created the simple-to-use t:slim X2 Insulin Pump, which is the smallest pump available, the only color touch-screen insulin pump capable of remote feature updates, and the first CGM-enabled pump approved to let users make treatment decisions without pricking their finger.

Read more about our company & culture here: and see what our customers are saying here: #tsliminthewild


What you need for this position:


  • Serves as a key member of a cross-functional project team consisting of electrical, software, mechanical, manufacturing, and quality engineers to achieve project deliverables.

  • Participates in system definition tasks such as soliciting user needs, documenting system requirements, and use-case descriptions.

  • Identifies and documents system interdependencies to mitigate hazards, failure modes, and other risks.

  • Serves as a technical consulting resource for integration, subsystem and system verification activities creating plans, protocols and reports as necessary.

  • Contributes to planning, design, development, modification and evaluation of systems.

  • Works with cross functional teams like Engineering, Product Management and IT teams to define high level system requirements for current and next generation use cases and products.

  • Translates top level requirements to system specifications including component functions, data flows, security, and system scalability to meet demand, cost, and performance targets.

  • Works with privacy and regulatory teams to define SMART requirements for engineering teams to meet various quality and PII/PHI, customer data related regulations like HIPAA and GDPR.

  • Maintains system level architectural diagrams and requirements on an ongoing basis.

  • Supports other departments as needed and considers project-wide impacts in decision making.

  • Ensures compliance with company policies including Privacy/HIPAA/GDPR and other legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Has working knowledge of Federal and other regulations, e.g. QSRs, ISO 14971 IEC 60601 series.

  • Knowledge of Agile SW development practices and processes.

  • Ability to work independently and deliver a high-quality work product without close supervision.

  • Ability to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.

  • Ability to effectively convey information related to work product and lead group discussions.

  • Demonstrated capability in Systems Engineering practices such as requirements management, design trade-off and cost-benefit analysis, hazards and risk assessments.

  • Experience and capability working collaboratively under a Quality Management System (QMS), as part of a cross-functional team.

  • Ability to dive into the details and analyze different cross functional inputs to come up with suitable solutions.


  • Minimum certifications/educational level:

  • A Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or Biomedical Engineering is required, a Master of Science degree is desired.

  • Advanced coursework, Master’s degree, or professional licensing in related field desirable.

  • Minimum experience:

  • 5 plus years’ experience working as a Systems Engineer or with systems engineering responsibilities in a multidisciplinary project team environment.

  • Experience with software-based applications and code management tools (C++, JAVA, Bamboo, Bitbucket, JIRA).

  • Experience with device communication short range protocols (i.e. RF, BLE).

  • Experience with cloud/mobile application development and deployment (Android, iOS).

  • Experience with Medical Device regulations (ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 62304, 21 CFR part 820.30-Design Controls).




  • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization.

  • Resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways, demonstrating good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

  • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instruction on new assignments.

What’s in it for you?


We’ve got you covered.  We offer a robust benefits package to support your health and your family.  From medical, dental, and vision, to flexible spending accounts for both health and dependent care – Tandem’s got you covered!

Stay well with us.  Enjoy the outdoors during your workday by biking, running, or walking on one of our nearby trails. Or check out our offsite gym, which boasts luxurious amenities including specialty fitness classes and state-of-the-art equipment.

Invest in your career.  Tandem offers all employees access to training and development programs and courses to help keep your career and skillset updated, not outdated.

Live your life.  Relax with 20 days of paid time off and celebrate 10 paid holidays in your first year. Save for your future with a company-provided 401(k) plan.  Look forward to saving money on tickets to the San Diego Zoo, movies, restaurants, and so much more with our exclusive employee discount program.

Celebrate in Tandem.  Join in monthly employee get-togethers, tacos for Cinco de Mayo, corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day, costume-contest for Halloween, and the annual JDRF walk.


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