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Estimated Pay $79 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Delano, Minnesota

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Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy


Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.


At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.


*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Your role

As a Senior Principal Systems Engineer on our Exploratory and Innovation team you join a talented and diverse group of engineers and scientists in the identification and early-stage development of new novel approaches to the treatment of kidney disease. 

What you'll be doing

  • Partner with our commercial and medical teams to identify and prioritize user needs, lead development of concepts to address those needs as well as the testing and analysis to demonstrate feasibility of the most concepts.   
  • Directly contribute to the identification of unmet user needs and new approaches to addressing user needs through direct interaction with our customers and patients.
  • Lead Brainstorming sessions and ideation workshops to generate new ideas and concepts for innovative products, technologies, and solutions.
  • Work within the R&D organization to define and implement innovation strategies, multi-generational product plans, and technology roadmaps to enable successful delivery of innovation to the marketplace.
  • Bring rigorous critical thinking to ensure that key “killer” questions are addressed early in exploratory through best-in-class application of modeling, analysis, and empirical methods.
  • Foster collaboration and partnerships with internal teams, external research organizations, academia, startups, and industry partners to accelerate innovation and leverage complementary expertise and resources.
  • Identify and protect intellectual property through patent filings and strategic partnerships to create and safeguard innovation.

What you'll bring

  • Graduate or Post-Graduate in Biomedical, Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related discipline.  An advanced technical degree preferred.
  • Experience should include 8-10 years of relevant technical experience, including 5 years of leadership experience. Prior experience in the Renal Care domain is a plus.
  • Must possess a strong knowledge of engineering disciplines and solid knowledge of related disciplines, Electro/Mechanical, Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Sensing, Algorithm Development, etc.
  • A demonstrated track record in electromechanical system development and commercialization, preferably medical devices.
  • Recognized team player with proven facilitative leadership skills in a cross-functional global team environment. Proven performance in a matrix environment with ability to influence and align stakeholders.
  • Experience in leading small to medium cross functional teams with diverse backgrounds including engineering, clinical, sciences, and commercial.
  • Strong technical and problem-solving skills.  Proven ability to make sound decisions, think critically and break down complex problems through application of first engineering principles.
  • Solid interpersonal skills. Ability to interact externally and internally to support business and innovation strategy.
  • Solid communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Creative thinking, curiosity, and passions for exploring new ideas and pushing the boundaries of innovation.

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all our employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. To that end, this position has a base salary range of $120,000 to $165,000 plus an annual incentive bonus and equity target. The above range represents the expected base salary range for this position. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in the role, business line, and geographic/office location.


The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.


Reasonable Accommodations

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