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Engineering Manager, SW Application Development

Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Careers That Change Lives

The Software Engineering Manager will be responsible for leading a team of software engineers in the design of commercially released health software applications for Neuromodulation therapy systems for management and control of interconnected medical devices. The therapy areas covered are Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders, Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain Management, Targeted Drug Delivery for Pain Management, and Sacral Neuromodulation for Pelvic Floor Management. Additional responsibilities include providing inter-organizational leadership, technical work direction and coaching while bringing new systems to market. The Software Engineering Manager will be leading motivated, diverse, globally distributed, and knowledge-hungry development teams to deliver world-class products, interface consumer off-the-shelf technologies with custom components while striving for the highest level of quality, execution, and functional excellence


Manage the activities of a department or section with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees. Accomplish results through subordinate supervisors or specialist employees.

Frequent contacts with equivalent level managers and customer representatives and customer representatives concerning projects, operational decisions, scheduling requirements or contractual clarifications. Conduct briefings and technical meetings for internal and external representatives.

Responsible for all projects assigned to the section(s) or department(s). Act as an advisor to subordinate supervisors or staff members to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational problems. Directly participate in establishing and administering many functional projects. Develop and administer budgets, schedules, and performance standards.

Exert influence in the development of overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization. Erroneous decisions or recommendations would normally result in critical delays and modifications to projects or operations; cause substantial expenditure or additional time, human resources, and funds; and jeopardize future business activity.

Assignments are received in objective oriented terms. Provide guidance to subordinates based on organizational goals and company policy. Work is reviewed in terms of meeting the organization's objectives and schedules.

Establish operating policies and procedures that affect subordinate organizational units. Interpret, execute, and recommend modifications to organizational policies.

Responsible for project budget and resource management of large projects.

Manage the development of project requirements of large projects and the execution of resource allocation, plans, and schedules for complex medical device systems.

Manage project documentation for large projects, including requirements associated with corporate commercial release procedure.

Manage those involved in the design, modification, and evaluation of all phases of a specific product or group of products from product definition through release.

Function as the central resource with design, quality and test, and marketing as the product(s) move to completion and distribution.

Promote investigation of new technologies and keeps abreast of technology development and industry trends.

Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Responsible for transferring new feature concepts from technology and research into health software applications with high quality and reliability.

Provide leadership and support for product development initiatives.

Ensure the quality policy/system is planned, understood, implemented and maintained by ensuring compliance within the department.

Ensure departmental compliance as well as appropriate departmental resources are available to effectively maintain the quality system (people, facilities, tools, and training).

Directs and supervises Patient Care Software team consisting of direct reports and/or matrixed resources through technical guidance and leadership.

Ensures the effectiveness and efficiency of the process(es) employed to achieve department charter and objectives.

Partners with other functional groups to define the product content/feature set and/or overall system or process requirements.

Monitors and evaluates progress/results and determines improvements that can be made to enhance future progress/results.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Bachelors degree in Engineering or technical related field and 5+ years experience or an advanced degree and 3+ years experience

Nice to Have

  • Strong people leadership skills and strong collaboration and cross-discipline focus required

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully leading projects to completion.

  • Experience working in a collaborative, team environment.

  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience using structured protocol in product development.

  • Experience working in a matrix environment.

  • Demonstrated strong influence management skills.

  • Experience working in a regulated, medical device environment.

  • Knowledge of research, product development, clinical, regulatory and business management, financial management and scheduling skills.

  • Experience that demonstrates strong project management skills (planning, estimation, work breakdown, task definition and scheduling, work direction and motivation)

  • 5+ years medical device development environment.

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)

Additional Information

  • Posting Date: Jan 4, 2021
  • Travel: Yes, < 25 % of the Time

Posted: 2021-01-06 Expires: 2021-02-04
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