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Principal Software Engineer

Req #: JR - 034152 Location Round Lake, Illinois, United States Job Category: Engineering Date Posted: 05/10/2021

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Principal Software Engineer

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

The Principal Quality Software Engineer displays advanced understanding of the Product Engineering concepts and Quality Management Systems. Under direction of supervisor, this person is responsible for following Baxter quality policies to sustain product quality, support new product development, and ensure compliance. This individual participates in a cross functional team setting to provide guidance and support from a product quality perspective. Additional tasks may include conducting complaint analysis and utilizing statistical methods and engineering techniques/tools to investigate non-conformances. As Quality Reviewer he/she performs document reviews to support DHF development and strategy and/or design related change controls. This role formulates and recommends engineering technical work, contributes to the design changes or enhancement of products and processes, in accordance with business objectives. This individual has a strong software understanding and experience to challenge ideas and recommend viable solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead quality activities for medical and non-medical device software including, change control, risk management, requirements management, field surveillance, investigations, and verification and validation.
  • Lead quality activities for legacy products and support audit activities and submissions.
  • Lead projects with increased complexity and scope and be required to effectively manage multiple projects with minimal assistance and supervision. May lead a large scale program or several small projects with complex features.
  • As required, independently plans, schedules, and leads cross-functional team supporting projects to achieved project objectives and milestones.
  • Expected to help establish quality goals and strategy direction for product teams. 

Qualifications

  • Must have experience or advanced training and demonstrate proficiency in problem analysis and resolution, statistical methods, and design of experiments.
  • Proficient in applicable change control and design controls methodology and processes
  • Familiar with regulations governing medical and non-medical device software
  • Successful track record of managing wide-ranging projects possessing a sense of urgency and commitment to meet project milestones to ensure manufacturing plants and R&D teams achieve targeted goals.
  • Extensive cross-functional team experience, including technical and non-technical work.
  • The ability to deal with ambiguity and effective use of creative problem-solving skills.
  • Embrace Lean Principals and utilize concepts such as standard work to drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to organize and present technical and project management overviews without assistance.
  • In addition to their own responsibilities, they will be required to share their experience/knowledge with less experienced engineers in an effort to help mentor them with project assignments and may supervise one or more engineers and/or technicians.

Education and/or Experience

  • B.S. in relevant Engineering degree (e.g. Mechanical, Chemical, Biomedical) or Computer Science.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working in the field of Quality.
  • Experience in the healthcare industry preferred. 

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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 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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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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