Senior Systems Engineer

United States of America, Arizona, Tucson

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Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of design principles, practices and implementation in complex systems and assignments. General responsibilities include design concept generation, participating in design reviews, development and testing to assess performance against design specification; reliability testing, and assessment of system interactions. Makes independent decisions. Assist in the development of manufacturing processes and troubleshooting issues to determine root cause and possible engineering solutions.


  • Practices and mentors in the use of company concepts, policies and procedures, familiar with and follows standard practices.
  • Applies functional expertise routinely on the job.
  • Receives general direction and exercises considerable discretion as to work details.
  • Contributes to the definition and timely achievement of overall project goals.
  • Participates or leads in efforts to define new components, products or processes.
  • Identifies and solves technical challenges.
  • Identifies and implements improvements to work processes.
  • Creates potentially patentable components for systems, or processes.
  • Designs, plans and executes project related tasks.
  • Designs and executes experiments to test hypothesis related to project outcomes.
  • Applies advanced scientific knowledge to projects; determines priorities for experiments.
  • Independently designs and executes experiments.
  • Utilizes DOE as appropriate.
  • Assures experimental quality through sound, independent, experimental design.
  • Participates or leads cross functional technical teams.
  • Establishes interfaces across other organizational groups.
  • Provides technical direction and feedback to others.
  • Teaches others and troubleshoots problems.
  • Participates in project planning, process updates and contributes to experimental design.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations of project results to others; presents data to larger and more diverse audiences.
  • Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.


  • BS degree or equivalent in a directly related discipline and 8 years of related experience OR MS degree in a directly related discipline and 4 years of related experience required OR PhD degree in a directly related discipline and 2 years of related experience required.

Knowledge, Skill or Ability Proficiency:

  • Demonstrates success in technical proficiency, creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.
  • Expert knowledge of engineering principles and concepts.
  • Experience with early prototype testing preferred
  • Experience with early system concept and technology concept creation and innovation preferred
  • Experience with technology evaluation and maturation preferred
  • Experience with creating systems engineering diagrams and workflows from scratch preferred
  • INCOSE certification preferred

Roche is an equal opportunity employer.

Engineering, Engineering > Design Engineering & Architecture