Medtronic Principal R&D Engineer in Boulder, Colorado
Principal R&D Engineer
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Dec 22, 2020
Careers that Change Lives
In this exciting role as a Principal RD Engineer, you will join a talented engineering team that supports new product development and post-market sustaining of our tumor ablation platforms.
Gastrointestinal Operating Unit
The Gastrointestinal Operating Unit is focused on improving patient outcomes and setting new standards of care in GI and Hepatology.
HEPATOLOGY is supported by a dedicated cross-functional team focused on delivering and maintaining tumor ablation procedural solutions that span the care continuum to improve treatment outcomes for patients with liver cancer.
Engineers create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Combine the best of your experience with training and mentorship to move forward. If you want a challenging, energizing, rewarding career that changes lives, join us. Help us bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.
You can grow your career with us; we hope youll consider joining our team!
A Day in the Life
Work and lead within a cross-functional team to design, develop, test, and document innovative ablation solutions involving software, hardware and disposable components
Focus on product development from design through product sustaining
Serve as the technical lead for a cross-functional group of engineers and technicians on projects
Participate in the collection, processing, and analysis of user needs by interfacing with external clinicians, physicians and thought leaders
Lead the translation and development of system requirements and system architecture. This includes managing multiple levels of product requirements and leading interface design
Lead the engineering analysis to optimize and select system-level concepts to ensure the final solution fulfills needs, requirements, use cases, environments, and the overall system vision
Lead the team in identifying and mitigating technical risks, product hazards, and failure modes
Provide technical leadership along with technical subject matter expertise to product development teams
Collaborate with the Systems Test Lead to develop and review verification strategies, test designs, test tools, planned execution and documentation
Initiate and evaluate design changes to improve and optimize product performance
Requires a Bachelors Degree and 7+ years of Engineering experience OR advanced degree and 5+ years of Engineering experience
Nice to Have
Expertise in the medical device industry
Knowledge of medical device regulations and standards
Expertise in Systems Engineering as related to stakeholder needs definition, creation of use case workflows, requirements definition and decomposition, functional architecture, and system design
Experience with mechanical and/or electrical design, mechanical/electrical drawings, tolerance analysis, and computer-aided design (CAD)
Project management skills including leading a technical team as well as planning and estimation of tasks, milestones, resources, and budget
Strong leadership skills and mentoring capabilities
Strong quantitative analysis and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral/presentation and written)
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. Lets 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)
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