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Medtronic Principal R&D Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

Principal R&D Engineer


Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Post Date:

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

Must Haves

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)

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. 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)

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.