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Engineering - Sr. Principal Engineer

Req #: JR - 124827 Location: Plymouth, Minnesota, United States Job Category: Engineering Date posted: 04/08/2024

Overview

Being an Engineer at Baxter means you play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission to save and sustain lives. From innovative product design through to production and patient delivery, our Engineers are key to delivering results for our customers and patients worldwide.

  • Support for Parents

  • Continuing Education/
    Professional Development

  • Employee Health &
    Well-Being Benefits

  • Paid Time Off

  • 2 Days a Year to Volunteer

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Engineer at Baxter? Take a look at some of the top traits we’re looking for and see if you’re a fit.

  • Problem Solver
  • Analytical Thinker
  • Data Driven
  • Solution Focused & Results Oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Innovative

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Engineering - Sr. Principal Engineer

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Your role

As a Sr. Principal Systems Engineer in Exploratory and Innovation, you will be using engineering expertise to guide the company in exciting new directions. Your daily tasks will include directing internal and external development teams as the subject matter expert or technical lead on next generation product lines focused on the Intensive Care Unit. We tackle problems holistically from a systems perspective based on validated user needs. Projects vary and could include assay development, electromechanical devices, disposables or containers and solutions. This would be an individual contributor role under the general direction of a functional manager interfacing with a global team.

What you will be doing:

  • Acts as an individual contributor, core team or technical lead for a specific project.
  • Works hands-on with a strong assay/platform/instrument/software development background to troubleshoot systems, including robotic liquid handling systems, and automated assay protocols, identify opportunities for quality improvements, provide root causes of complex Hardware-Assay-Software interaction problems, and communicate test results and corrective recommendations to the team.
  • Define appropriate test plans and test methods considering the potential impact to user needs and system requirements. Provides input and recommendations for system-level design requirements.
  • Applies moderately complex quantitative methods, analyzes data, evaluates results, forms conclusions, and provides improvements.
  • Works with product management and marketing to define user needs.
  • Drives system integration, optimization, and root cause analysis with the development team during system integration, Alpha testing, and device pre-Beta testing.
  • Supports the clinical team as needed to ensure a structured approach to product validation. May participate in human factors testing.
  • Effectively communicates complex technical information to a cross-functional team in the form of documentation, presentations, or technical summaries.
  • Embraces accountability for critical decisions and deliverables within area/role of responsibility and expanded complexity.
  • Applies diligence in determining the best solution(s) for technical issues. Focuses on critical information without getting bogged down in unnecessary detail.
  • Applies creative thinking to resolve issues.
  • Demonstrates good business judgment in balancing budget, profitability, and vendor relationships; understands business financials and resulting impacts that decisions have on the business.
  • Thorough understanding and drives application of phases of life cycle management.
  • May provide limited technical guidance and/or supervision of other group members.
  • Recommends improvement initiatives to aid department practices.

What you will bring:

  • B.S.in Science or Engineering and 10+ years of related experience in Diagnostic medical equipment
  • Display a solid understanding of theories/practices applied by other fields outside primary area of expertise.
  • Ability to convince management on courses of action with minimal assistance using both written and verbal methods.
  • Effectively operate in and may facilitate cross-functional teams.
  • Must be able to provide solutions that reflect understanding business objectives and cost implications.
  • Statistical Analysis, Root Cause Analysis, Creative Problem Solving
  • Technically adept and confident
  • Leadership: Accountability, Decision Making, Communication

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.


We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. The estimated base salary for this position is $120,000.00 to $165,000.00 annually. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position. We may pay more or less than of the anticipated range based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change. Individual pay is based on upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors. For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply and are selected for an interview.

Join us as we revolutionize the treatment landscape and help improve patient lives worldwide.        

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Anwesha – recently promoted to Manager, she leads a team of software engineers for our Medication Delivery business.

“I grew up in a small coastal town in India called Bhubaneswar, where we have our own traditions and culture. I think this has helped me grow personally and professionally. Working with a global team at Baxter, my background helps me to be open, appreciate and relate to people from all different places.”

Meet Sam – he has been with Baxter for over 15 years, working as an Engineering Technologist in Round Lake, IL, US.

“I have a wonderful team. They have been flexible and open to the differences in communication methods and work style necessary for me to excel. If I didn’t have that support, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I wouldn’t have been able to advance within the company. I’m proud to work at Baxter.”

Meet Erika – she has been an engineer in Round Lake, IL, US for over four years, promoted to Senior Principal Engineer in 2019.

“My involvement with National Society of Black Engineers outside of work has afforded me the opportunity to manage Baxter’s external partnership with the organization, exposing us to networking and talent that can help drive diversity and innovation, and providing opportunities for more community engagement and involvement, which I know a lot of my colleagues like.”

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Sarah – (center) with members of the Baxter Engineering team who initiated a corporate partnership with Society of Women Engineers.

“Initially I thought I would go to medical school and become a doctor, but I remember calling my mom sophomore year in college and saying ‘I’m going to miss my math.’ I realized at that moment that I preferred to be behind the scenes helping patients by making products that will save them.”

Meet Anwesha – recently promoted to Manager, she leads a team of software engineers for our Medication Delivery business.

“I grew up in a small coastal town in India called Bhubaneswar, where we have our own traditions and culture. I think this has helped me grow personally and professionally. Working with a global team at Baxter, my background helps me to be open, appreciate and relate to people from all different places.”

Meet Sam – he has been with Baxter for over 15 years, working as an Engineering Technologist in Round Lake, IL, US.

“I have a wonderful team. They have been flexible and open to the differences in communication methods and work style necessary for me to excel. If I didn’t have that support, I wouldn’t be where I am now and I wouldn’t have been able to advance within the company. I’m proud to work at Baxter.”

Meet Erika – she has been an engineer in Round Lake, IL, US for over four years, promoted to Senior Principal Engineer in 2019.

“My involvement with National Society of Black Engineers outside of work has afforded me the opportunity to manage Baxter’s external partnership with the organization, exposing us to networking and talent that can help drive diversity and innovation, and providing opportunities for more community engagement and involvement, which I know a lot of my colleagues like.”

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