BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Team Lead Embedded Control in South Africa

Job Description Summary

Within the R&D department at BD Kiestra in Drachten, the Hardware Engineering department is responsible to develop, characterize and verify hardware designs. Within the Hardware Engineering department, four teams of functional expertise exist:

Mechanical Design

Electronics Design

Embedded Control

HW Characterization and Verification

The key purpose of the function of Team Lead Embedded Control is the people management, performance and professional development of the team of associates.

The associates execute their work in cross-functional project teams, and the Team Lead’s role is to guide, support and challenge the associates, resulting in functional excellence in the field of Embedded Control.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities

  • Performance management and mentoring of engineers in the team

  • Maintain and manage team administration (hours, C2C …)

  • Define & align Technical roadmap with team and teams in other BD locations (Sparks, Limerick)

  • Identify (technical) risks in projects and assure proper mitigation

  • Initiate technical solutions and determine feasibility

  • Define and improve processes efficiency while ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards (FDA, ISO, UL…)

  • Execute technical tasks within his/her technical domain

Education and experience

  • 7+ years of experience within R&D

  • Bachelor or MSc degree in relevant engineering discipline (Mechatronics, Electronics, Software...)

  • Experience with leading teams, either as functional, project or technical lead

  • Experience with both software and electronics development

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization

  • People oriented mindset aiming for professional development of his/her team members

  • Excellent command of the English language

  • Strong customer focus

  • High drive to achieve results

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks according to agreed schedules and deadlines

  • Experienced within a regulated environment (medical devices)

  • Takes personal ownership andaccountability

  • Skilled in C++ and/or electronics development

Primary Work Location

NLD Drachten - Marconilaan

Additional Locations

Work Shift

BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.