Fortive Corporation Systems Engineer in Boxborough, Massachusetts

Systems Engineer

About Us:


Dover Motion, A division of Invetech, Inc., is a subsidiary of Fortive Corporation (NYSE: FTV) and we are revolutionizing the way things move! Our stages and electronic motion control brings quantum leaps in flexibility, precision, efficiency and reliability to applications as diverse as robots, medical instruments, metrology and packaging machines. Our breadth of products and brands are unmatched. Dover Motion’s relationship with Fortive allows its associates access to competitive benefits, extensive training, and exciting development opportunities.


Invetech works with some of the world's most successful businesses creating products for diagnostic, cell therapy, industrial and consumer markets. With three hundred plus staff across sites in North America, and Australia, we are recognized as world leaders in the field of biomedical instrumentation development and manufacturing.



Dover Motion is seeking a driven Systems Engineer who is passionate about designing motion systems! This individual will play a key role in the design and development of custom motion solutions for major customers in the US, Europe and Asia. The ideal candidates possess a solid background in designing mechanical, electrical and control system systems in order to generate sound technical concepts and innovative designs in a dynamic project development environment.

Responsibilities :

  • Work directly with customers, Dover Motion sales, CTO and engineering team members to gather and analyze system requirements, generate specifications, design architectures, and outline system interface proposals

  • Define, architect and lead the implementation of projects related to motion systems across engineering functions

  • Develop and document analytical models of system behavior and interactions and define a clear path towards effective utilization of modeling and simulation techniques

  • Select and size motion control components (bearings, structure, motors, drives, controls) for the system design

  • Rapidly assemble and test new concepts to mitigate technical risks on new development projects

  • Multi-task several ongoing projects within different phases of the Project Development Process.

Key Relationships :

  • Senior Systems Engineer

  • Engineering Manager

  • Chief Technology Officer

  • External Customers

  • Project Managers

  • Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, and Software Engineers

  • Operations: Manufacturing, Technicians, Quality


Critical Success Factors :

  • Driven and able to think of outside-the-box solutions

  • Possesses customer-focused mentality and strong technical leadership capabilities

  • Solid knowledge of systems engineering including physics, mathematics, structural mechanics, control theory, and precision metrology systems

  • Ability to communicate technical justification to both internal and external customers across various departments and levels of the organization

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Experience in developing motion solution systems.

  • Systems level design experience (mechanical, electrical, hardware and software)

  • Experience in using CAD software (SolidWorks, Creo, AutoCAD, Altium)

  • Ability to perform engineering mathematical analysis (static and modal FEA, MathCAD, LabVIEW, MatLab)

  • Theoretical and practical understanding of stepper and servo control theory

  • Knowledge of Motion Controls, Drives, Encoders, Power Supplies

  • Ability to develop electro-mechanical prototype designs in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary environment

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience designing custom motion solutions for commercial use

  • Experience with optical systems

  • Prior working experience in the Life Sciences & Diagnostics instrumentation space

  • Experience working directly with customers on system design

  • Ability to develop solutions that offer the highest level of performance at the lowest cost


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Control Systems, or Mechanical Engineering is required. Master’s or Ph.D. Degree is preferred

TRAVEL: 10 % of overnight travel required for the position

Fortive Corporation Overview:


Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company, with a $6B portfolio of market-leading brands. We develop and deliver essential technology for the people who create, implement and accelerate progress. And we achieve this through our people. Our globally diverse team of 24,000 employees is united by a common culture rooted in Fortive Business System (FBS). Exceptional people thrive at Fortive because we build extraordinary teams for extraordinary results. We recruit, develop and retain the best talent available. We shape the future. We innovate to fuel our customers’ success, building better businesses and propelling progress. We are driven to do better. We emphasize continuous improvement and nonstop learning. We are team-oriented. We work together, and we win together. We create an environment based on integrity and action, not politics and bureaucracy.

At Fortive, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We need the most talented people to keep progressing. Here you’ll learn how FBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.


Invetech is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We support workforce diversity. We pay salaries commensurate with market value, and provide exceptional benefits.

Please apply online via our website at at or

Job: Engineering

Primary Location: North America-United States-MA-Boxborough

Organization: Dover

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: DOV000132