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Senior Engineering Program Manager - Product Development

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Senior Engineering Program Manager of product development engineering team responsible for design of Renal Denervation (RDN) products and adjacent technologies. Drives timely, high-quality execution of new technology innovation through direct/indirect reports and personal expertise. Shapes continuous improvement initiatives to strengthen technical competencies and collaboration with other teams. Aligns activities of the group with evolving Business Unit priorities. Manages, mentors, and develops engineers and technicians. Engages directly with senior management stakeholders and external partners.


  • Provide technical support for Medtronic personnel and medical professionals.

  • Identify and provide project leadership expertise for complex electromechanical product development led projects.

  • Lead product development activities for the Renal Denervation (RDN) business including coordination with Marketing, Operations, Design Assurance and other associated development functions.

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for the RDN business. Create rules of engagement & Best practices for working with cross-functional teams including quality, manufacturing engineering, contract manufacturing and supplier quality within the RDN business.

  • Provide Strategic direction for RDN R&D, including building functional excellence and continuous improvement of associated processes. Interface with other R&D, Business Unit, and Operational leaders to determine projects and project priorities.

  • Leads cost estimation, staff planning and AOP planning for major PDP projects within the RDN Business. Coordinates with other R&D leaders and finance for expense forecasting and AOP activities.

  • Analyze and coordinate project staffing with other R&D leaders and cross-functional teams. Complete product development project execution tracking and reporting.

  • Assign R&D resources to project design activities including those related to the full spectrum of development activities

  • Provide engineering design leadership for cross functional partners in manufacturing and sourcing product changes as needed.

    A Day in the Life

    Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

    • Leads or leverages cross functional teams to evaluate, develop and manage projects for new product development and ongoing lifecycle management of products, processes and therapies.
    • Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management.
    • Manages the development and implementation process of a company's products and services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products and processes.
    • Reviews status of projects and budgets; manages schedules and prepares status reports.
    • Monitors the project from initiation through delivery.
    • Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives.
    • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, and clients.
    • Gathers requirements, works on requirements planning, requirements elicitation and requirements management to ensure they meet demands of project's key stakeholders.
    • Communicates with stakeholders, obtains stakeholder engagement to ensure the end products or processes will solve the business problems.

    Must Have: Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelors degree required
    • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
    Nice to Have


  • experience managing R&D activities and teams

  • experience with progressive leadership experience or Advanced Degree

    Specialized Knowledge or Skills

  • Experience with engineering of Medical Device Development

  • Experience with Advanced Project management (PMP preferred)

  • Experience in the development of complex electro-mechanical medical device systems.

  • Financial management skills.

    Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience from multidisciplinary environment & Cross-functional experience in R&D, Operations and Quality.

  • Experience with the medical device regulatory industry

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills Solid change management skills

  • Detailed skill in organizing work for unstructured problems or execution tasks

  • Strength in working with cross-functional teams across facilities to solve problems

  • The ability to work independently and take the initiative on tasks

  • High level of financial acumen and the ability to quantify results (e.g. ROI analysis)

  • Proven ability of working effectively in a virtual and global team

    About Medtronic

    Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

    We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

    Physical Job Requirements

    The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile.

  • The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.

  • Extended periods of time doing computer-based work

  • Must be able to see small component details and read engineering diagrams.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

  • Standard office and lab work environment.

  • Posted: 2020-03-14 Expires: 2020-04-12
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