Systems Engineer/Technical Lead, Engineering & Imaging

Country:  Denmark

Ballerup, DK

City:  Ballerup, Denmark; Augsburg, Germany
Business Area:  R&D
Employment type:  Full-time

Do you have experience in developing medical devices? Would you like to be a part of designing innovative new products that have a significant impact on patient lives, and to apply your skills in a global MedTech company currently disrupting the endoscopy market? Then your next career move may be as a Systems Engineer/Technical Lead with Ambu!


In this challenging position, you will be an active contributor within the R&D organisation, and a leading member of a product development project. You will take a key role in developing our new, exciting endoscopy products and secure the future success of Ambu as well as to the benefit for our users.


You will become part of a dynamic, professional, and global team, working on projects at both our headquarters in Ballerup Denmark, as well as our development site in Augsburg, Germany.  We have a great innovation culture and a clear focus on fast time to market. We are dedicated to developing the right product to fulfill customer/user needs and positively impact patients’ lives. This sets high demands to your understanding of developing medical devices and the integration into complex systems.


Global, user-driven innovation – from idea to launch


As Systems Engineer you will hold the overall high level technical view and help the subject matter experts, team members and relevant stakeholders understand each other and collaborate together.  You will act as the Technical Lead in our endoscope projects and make decisions on compromises when needed.  Further, you will create, facilitate, and review product documentation such as requirements, design inputs, design outputs and technical reviews.

You enjoy working in project teams and can identify pragmatic solutions to technical issues along with promoting the right level of documentation towards stakeholders.  You will be involved all phases of product development process – from the initial scope investigation, through conceptual design to the product validation and all the way to market launch.


You will report to the Head of Systems Engineering, Engineering & Imaging. This position can be based out of either Ballerup or Augsburg.


Your Responsibilities


  • To define, plan, document and technically manage product development activities within an endoscope development project, to ensure that the product is delivered in accordance with the defined project design objectives and design and development plan.
  • Analyse and decompose the User Needs, Business Needs, and System Requirements into product requirements, including design control and development requirements.
  • To build and lead the technical team in coordination with the Project Manager and Line Managers.
  • Align product architecture and design solutions within the R&D organisation.
  • Identification and understanding of User Needs through engagement with key stakeholders.
  • Investigate, scope and concept development of new products within existing or new clinical areas for Ambu based on our technology and capabilities.
  • Establishing and maintaining the technical overview incl. interfaces and compromise between technologies
  • Working, documenting, and testing according to FDA and ISO requirements.


Your contact base is broad, and you will collaborate with Ambu’s global organization, all departments involved in product development projects and externally with users, knowledge centres, technical partners, and suppliers.  Our production sites are located in Malaysia, China, USA and Mexico and we work together with KOL’s and development centres throughout Europe and the US, so some travel is to be expected with this position.


You are an experienced Medical Device Engineer


Ideally, you have an educational background within mechanical engineering or similar.

You are experienced in developing medical devices and have a thorough understanding of design control. You have a strong system and Systems Engineering mindset as well as a mechanical mindset where “things right the first time” and making robust designs are important for you. You are experienced in product development, plastic and mechanical design especially for single-use products. Most likely, you come from a similar job within the medical device industry or in a consultancy that deals with the medical device field.


As a person you are pro-active, with high drive, commitment and have a strong sense of responsibility for your own tasks. You are thorough and quality-minded; you have great interpersonal skills and have a good situational awareness making you a great team-player in global teams. You are a “do’er” and prefer to act on tasks/challenges, rather than theorise about these. You work independently and take responsibility for your own tasks, and you have a pragmatic and practical approach to asignments. You actively support knowledge sharing and exploitation of best practice and you enjoy being part of a global team.


As Ambu is a global company, it is important that you communicate fluently in English


How To Apply


We will invite candidates for interviews on a continuous basis so don't hesitate to apply.


You can get additional information about the job and about Ambu by contacting Head of Systems Engineering, Engineering & Imaging – Jonathon Casey on +45 7225 2718


Your application will be treated confidentially.

About Ambu

Ambu has been bringing the solutions of the future to life since 1937. Today, millions of patients and healthcare professionals worldwide depend on the efficiency, safety and performance of our single-use endoscopy, anaesthesia, and patient monitoring solutions. We continuously look to the future with a commitment to deliver innovative quality products that have a positive impact on patient care and the work of healthcare professionals. Headquartered near Copenhagen in Denmark, Ambu employs approximately 4,500 people in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific.

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