28 days old

Principal R&D Systems Engineer

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Principal R&D Systems Engineer

Careers that Change Lives

This is an exciting opportunity to join Medtronic's Structural Heart business unit to work with a dedicated team focused on the development and expansion of our new transcatheter mitral valve replacement system. In this role, the Principal R&D Engineer will develop system architecture, identify and manage interfaces, and manage requirements flow across the implant, catheter, accessories and packaging.

A Day in the Life

  • Implement general design, engineering, and scientific principles to drive the development of products
  • Apply advanced problem solving skills, critical thinking, technical principles, and theories to solve complex problems
  • Design a systems architecture that aligns the needs of the business and the customer
  • Lead the collection, analysis, and modeling of user needs, business needs and use cases and transform them into high quality stakeholder and system requirements
  • Lead the analysis of identified design solutions to ensure fulfillment of needs, use cases and requirements
  • Generate and approve requirements and specifications for all aspects of product concept; ensure that all systems are developed in harmony and support each other
  • Provide expertise and leadership in planning and conducting user evaluations of product concepts
  • Manage product interfaces across implant, catheter, accessories and packaging, including setting up requirements flow and ensuring design changes are properly evaluated
  • Provide expertise and leadership in identifying and addressing technical risks, product hazards and failure analysis
  • Develop a program risk burn down strategy and guide team in decisions requiring key design tradeoffs
  • Lead multiple system engineering activities in the product development life cycle including identification, planning, monitoring and executing tasks for entire project
  • Lead cross-functional teams to make appropriate, timely decisions and recommendations that result in the successful completion of major organizational objectives.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to engineers and product development teams
  • Establish and advocate for best practices and continuous improvement to mature systems engineering knowledge and processes
  • Develop solid understanding of targeted therapies and clinical applications
  • Lead, coordinate, execute, and document system analysis and design activities
  • Provide technical review on current product development activities
  • Identify and lead collaborations with internal and external engineering groups

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

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems
  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications

    Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with Bachelor's Degree, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years' experience

    Nice to Have

  • Experience with CodeBeamer
  • Expertise in the medical device industry; cardiovascular experience preferred
  • High level proficiency of technical principles, theories, and design concepts in the field of medical device design
  • Expertise in catheter design
  • Proven leadership in implementing systems engineering tools and practices in the development of new products
  • Project management skills including leading a complex project team as well as planning and estimation of tasks, milestones, resources and budget
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis software and applications
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Self-starter and driver - able to execute effectively and work efficiently

    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)

  • Posted: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-10-24
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