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Principal Program System Architect (Digital)

Waltham, Massachusetts
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Job ID 19000EYT

Available Openings 1

Global Research & Development

Our Global Commitment to Deliver

Around 3 million individuals worldwide suffer from renal failure. With innovative products and therapies we define highest standards for the dialysis treatment of patients with chronic kidney failure and extracorporeal therapies for organ support.

Our Global Research & Development (GRD) activities enable us to develop products efficiently and to systematically promote the exchange of knowledge and technology between regions. Our intention to develop innovative products that are not only of the highest quality, but are also affordable so that caregivers and patients can benefit from them.

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Utilizes advanced knowledge and expertise to provide IT, web, and mobile related solutions within the Global Research and Development in support of new Fresenius dialysis products and services. Partners with broad stakeholders from Marketing/Product Management, Quality, Regulatory and Compliance teams, and department Program Managers, Systems Analysts, Hardware, Software and Systems Engineers regarding requirements gathering and reviews and the ultimate commercialization of new Connected Health innovation.  Analyzes and translates customer requirements and user needs information into technical specifications to align resources to support the companion architectural blueprint that outlines how the delivered solutions achieve the business objectives. Works with these various team members to ensure multiple new and existing technologies work together making a significant contribution towards the success of the product and services suite. Requires both hands on leadership and the ability to guide the collective team to develop solutions leveraging both internally developed and external technology partners. Supports the Fresenius overall product and service vision, core values, and customer service philosophy that may be realized over a number of releases.


Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations.  See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.


  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • 25-30% travel.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Advanced Degree preferred.


  • Minimum 8 – 12 years of related experience in product development with a focus on system architecture of medical devices/IT systems; With a Master’s Degree a minimum of 6 years of experience required.
  • Experience developing Java based web applications in a Linux/Unix environment. (JDK 1.5/1.6).
  • Experience developing and maintaining connected solutions (examples: telemedicine, telehealth, medication adherence, personal emergency response services, home alarm systems)
  • Strong understanding of GDPR, HIPAA, FDA Cybersecurity Guidance, IEC 62304 medical device software life cycle and FDA 510k and EU MDR process requirements.
  • Strong focus on customer benefit and satisfaction.
  • Project management and team leadership experience; ability to work with team members both onsite and offshore. Strong mentoring abilities. Strong organization and prioritization skills. Exposure to Agile development processes.
  • Excellent technical aptitude with the ability to think independently.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. Experience in analyzing business requirements and producing detailed technical specs. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Proven collaborative skills.
  • Attention to detail. Must be process oriented.
  • Ability to identify alternative solutions/approaches to risks and issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of multiple hardware/software environments; ability to work in complex heterogeneous systems environments.

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Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.