Systems Engineer II


Shoreview, MN, US, 55126

Who Are We?
Are you someone that likes new challenges? Do you want to explore new technologies and help solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, like air quality and safety solutions? At TSI, these opportunities are real. Our engineers work with industry-leading experts both internally and externally. We encourage and enable our engineers to get into the field with customers to better understand their issues and solve their problems. At TSI, you make a difference – every day.


Systems Engineer II at TSI

The system engineer is a high-profile position with overall technical responsibility for developing a high-quality product.  This includes demonstrating a thorough understanding of systems thinking applied to product development, including a broad working knowledge of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, firmware, software, reliability testing, verification, validation and production.  This person will be a member of a new product development (NPD) leadership team consisting of a systems engineer, project manager and product/marketing manager overseeing one or more projects.  In addition, the systems engineer must effectively communicate technical direction to senior management and across functional teams that span all engineering disciplines, marketing, sales, quality, supply chain, and operations.


What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with TSI, you will be responsible for:

  • Overall technical responsibility for a project, including generating technical requirements based on customer requirements, technical tradeoffs (cost vs. function vs. time-to-market vs. quality), manufacturing & service requirements.
  • Understanding the derivation of product requirements (both customer and technical) and the establishment of test / compliance methods and measurements to assure conformance to those requirements.
  • System architecture and the partitioning of product requirements into major and minor subsystems.  Can communicate these flow-down requirements to responsible team members.
  • Identifying optimal interfaces among system components, budgeting of common (shared) system-level requirements, and managing these interfaces and budgets dynamically and effectively.
  • Ensuring manufacturability, serviceability, and effective supply chain through cross-functional design efforts.  Ensuring that validation test results meet or exceed customer requirements.
  • Having an excellent understanding of the application and customer requirements of the product, from vendor and supply chain to operations to service to customer use and end-of-life product retirement.
  • Evaluating engineering discipline alternatives (mechanical, electrical, software, firmware, etc.), understands capabilities in each discipline, improves cross collaboration/interfaces, and reduces risks between the engineering disciplines.
  • Working with program manager to maintain programmatic and technical documentation to ensure efficient planning and execution. Ability to manage time well and prioritize efforts under the pressure of time constraints.
  • Having high attention to detail and strong organizational skills, including engineering knowledge capture, transfer, presentation, and dissemination during and after a project completion.
  • Having excellent communications skills including demonstrated ability to effectively present information/status to senior management team, customers, project-team members, vendors and cross-functional stakeholders of the product development process.
  • Utilizing Lean NPD methodologies to bring a high-quality design to market within budget and timeline goals.
  • Evaluating intellectual property position for project.



Ability to give technical work direction to a cross-functional team.  Formal supervisory responsibilities for a cross-functional engineering team of up to 6 engineers.


What Do You Need?

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering/science from an established research institution
  • Minimum of 6 years of engineering responsibilities in technical product development
  • Strong background in gas measurement techniques and applications (e.g.. NDIR, electro-chemical, PID, GC, and FTIR)
  • Demonstrated technical team leadership in Systems Engineering or Engineering lead/supervisor role
  • Excellent computer skills.  Proficiency required in using all core Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.) 
  • Programming ablility in Visual Basic, VBA, C/C++, C# or equivalent
  • Excellent presentation skills including leading groups and clearly explaining ideas visually on a whiteboard/flipchart


  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Engineering or B.S./M.S. degree in systems engineering from an established research institution
  • Experience in metrology, filtration, particle measurements in liquids and gases
  • Systems engineering responsibilities in technical product development such as metrology instrumentation incorporating high-performance mechanical parts, digital/analog electronics, software/firmware and graphical user interface
  • INCOSE Associate or Certified Systems Engineering Professional (ASEP/CSEP) certification or equivalent
  • Quality training such as a six-sigma green belt program
  • Demonstrated use of Lean NPD methodologies including Agile
  • Experience in model-based system engineering, including use of SysML or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Matlab, Pro/E, and Labview


What Can We Give You?
At TSI, our employees are our most valuable assets, and we care about their health and happiness. We offer a competitive benefits program to keep our employees and their family members protected and foster a healthy work-life balance. Additionally, we are committed to employee development and growth, and encourage and foster an environment of collaboration, and innovation. Our work has meaning and the products we design and build help protect people and the environment.

Dress for your day: We want our employees to be comfortable at work and we know they are more productive when they’re comfortable. The dress for your day policy allows employees’ discretion to select appropriate dress for the business of each workday.

Free Beverages/On-site Cafeterias: Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and hot chocolate each day at work. We also have two large cafeteria’s employees can eat lunch in, as well as an outside patio area that employees can enjoy during the summer months.


Benefit Offerings: Competitive medical insurance plans, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401K Employer Contribution, Flexible Spending Account, Education Assistance, and more.


Flexible Work Arrangement: TSI employees can expect to have work-life balance, vacation, sick time, 8 paid holidays, bereavement leave, maternity/paternity leave, and more.

Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship.  We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 


TSI provides trusted measurement, application guidance, and data analytics solutions that enable our global customers to make informed decisions.  We are creating a better world by helping protect people, products and the environment, as well as by optimizing research and industrial processes.

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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