Systems Engineer

Bethesda, MD (Washington, DC Area)

About the Opportunity

We are on a mission to help people improve their brain health by providing essential diagnostic insights through our FDA cleared BrainScope® One medical device.   

We’re looking for a Systems Engineer who will be a contributor to deliver our next generation product platform in Medical Device development including Software, Hardware, and Cloud. In this key role you will interact across functional boundaries with science, engineering, manufacturing, RA/QA and other key team members working on related systems engineering activities meeting key technical product requirements, specifications, hardware, software, and performing verification and validation activities. You will participate in the associated planning, designing, manufacturing, and testing of medical device ensuring hardware/software/risk management requirements are traced to the design with formal verification and validation. 

If you are an experienced and self-driven individual seeking a challenging career and the satisfaction of making an impact on the lives of patients and service members with head injury, BrainScope is the right place for you.

Your Responsibilities & Contribution

  • Lead and assist in the design, implementation and testing of medical devices consisting of complex, integrated hardware and software systems intended for the acquisition, processing and analysis of physiologic signals.

  • System Analysis

    • Troubleshoot and provide technical assessments of system level performance issues in existing products covering multiple domains (e.g. analog, digital and/or software).

    • Interact with clinical and marketing on the technical assessment and management of device complaints and feedback.

  • System Integration and Testing

    • Define and implement system integration and test protocols (mechanical, electrical & embedded software) including design and development of any necessary test fixtures.

    • Define and implement system verification and validation protocols per company guidelines; execute verification and validation tests and associated documentation that comply with US and international medical device regulations and corporate quality management systems procedures

  • System Architecture

    • Assist in the design analysis, and implementation of proof-of-concept simulations and/or prototypes.

    • Develop specifications and associated documentation for device sub-systems and associated data communication, typically including functional specifications, design specifications and verification/validation procedures and reports.

    • Contribute to error budgeting, reliability analysis, design for manufacturability, and design for cost programs.

  • Work within timelines, resources, and budgets for completion of assigned projects.

  • Provide technical and project leadership on various engineering projects and/or sub-projects.

  • Contribute to specific mechanical, electrical or software designs depending on background and expertise

What you Bring to the Team

  • Bachelor’s and 3-5 years, Master’s or PhD with 3 + years’ experience in Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, or Systems Engineering is required.

  • Experience with systems engineering in medical devices performing real-time data acquisition.  Experience with EEG systems is strongly preferred.

  • Basic understanding of the product development life cycle, both in Hardware and Software (SDLC)

  • Beneficial software experience in one or more languages (Matlab, C/C++, Python, Java, and Linux, others)

  • Flexibility, willingness to learn, with demonstrated ability to adopt and assimilate new technologies and solve technical issues

  • Ability to operate effectively in a multi-disciplinary, team-oriented culture that emphasizes professional development

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial culture

  • Strong communication skills


What We Provide

  • Competitive base salary

  • Long term incentive and company ownership in the form of stock options

  • 401(k) retirement plan with generous matching contribution

  • Benefit plans (medical/dental/vision) with a significant amount of the cost paid by us

  • Life insurance and disability plans paid in full by us

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) to maximize your health care dollars

  • A culture of continuous learning and investment in the growth and development of you and your career

  • Opportunities to build something great, while having fun with your teammates

  • The chance to apply your skills and talents to make a difference in the lives of patients and service members!

Changing Lives through Technology Innovation

The company’s paradigm shifting technology is changing the way head-injured patients are assessed and managed.

For patients, BrainScope offers a safe, effective, and comprehensive tool that could reduce the need for the use of a head CT scan, allowing for the potential reduction in radiation and increased patient comfort.  For health care providers, BrainScope offers clear and objective data points, acquired quickly, to aid in their assessment of brain trauma in their patients.

BrainScope Fast Facts:

  • Our Company: Medical neuro-technology company pioneering the future of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)/ concussion assessment.  For more information visit

  • Our Technology: BrainScope® One device, utilizing Electroencephalogram (EEG) technology, is the first objective, portable, radiation free, adjunctive device capable of assessing the full spectrum of TBI.  Its ability to rapidly identify the likelihood of both a structural brain injury (brain bleed) and functional brain impairment (concussion) dramatically improves the current treatment path for evaluating mild brain injury 

  • Our Foundation:

    • 10 years of research and development funded by department of defense contracts and private investors

    • FDA cleared

    • 100+ issued and pending global patents

    • Our clinical study results have been independently published through 20+ articles in leading peer-reviewed neurotrauma and emergency medicine journals

    • 10 years of research and development funded by department of defense contracts and private investors

    • ISO 13485 and MDSAP Certification

  • Our Awards:

    • Received two awards from GE and the NFL through its Head Health Challenge I

    • Nominated for Prix Galien USA two consecutive years (2017 and 2018)

    • Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Award (2017 North American Traumatic Brain Injury Assessment Solutions, New Product Innovation)

Qualified applicants are encouraged to send their resume and a cover letter including availability to 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position. The qualifications listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Additionally, the title of the role presented in this external job posting may be different from the internal title assigned at time of hire. 

BrainScope is committed to equal treatment and opportunity in all aspects of recruitment, selection and employment without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender identify/expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military status or any other category protected under the law.  BrainScope is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a community of inclusion, and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

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