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Senior Principal R/D Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Medtronic GmbH
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Principal R/D Mechanical Design Engineer This is an exciting opportunity to join Medtronic's Structural Heart and Aortic business units to work with a dedicated team focused on early phase technology strategic exploration, technology roadmapping and exploratory proof of principle work. This role serves the long-term needs of multiple therapy areas across the portfolio including transcatheter aortic valve intervention, mitral & tricuspid valve intervention and aortic endovascular repair. In this role, the Senior Principal R/D Mechanical Design Engineer -will be working on the landscaping and surveillance of technology, rapid prototyping of concepts, assessment of technology maturity and readiness to transfer to product development projects as well as support the subject matter expertise needs across product development project portfolio.
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A Day in the Life

  • Research, explore, identify, and assess potential technology for strategic prioritization and incorporation in the product portfolio
  • Develop deep understanding of procedural unmet needs through simulated in vitro studies as well as cadaver and animal studies to refine device usage and procedural aspects in partnership with physicians
  • Generates robust technology roadmaps that translate to product therapy pipelines -
  • Translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products
  • Generate technical summaries and position papers outlining technical learnings, shortcomings and recommendations
  • Create framework to landscape, prioritize and evaluate potential inorganic technology assessments
  • Create wholistic opportunity assessments for potential solution concepts identified from technology workstreams including business case, product development strategy and portfolio fit
  • May oversee external technology development partners through milestone based collaborations
  • Develop work instructions, test methods, engineering models and drawings/prototypes to characterize potential product and process specifications
  • Develop test strategy based on therapeutic requirements derived from voice of customer, and execute on protocol, testing, data analysis, and reports required for future regulatory submissions
  • Identify issues, conduct root cause analysis, and map out resolution when evaluating technology, designing parts, components and sub-assemblies using engineering first principles and appropriate test evaluations -
  • Develop project plan to manage the work individually and across multiple team members
  • Contributes to defining the direction for new products, processes, standards, or operational plans based on business strategy
  • Communicates with internal and external customers and vendors at various levels; represent work through internal conferences and collaborations across multiple business units and functions
  • Foster and influence generation of intellectual property. Contribute to the assessment of IP submissions. Coordinate IP landscapes to identify gaps and new opportunities.
  • Designs, develops, analyzes, troubleshoots and provides technical skills during research and/or product development.
  • Designs studies to investigate specific life science questions within field of expertise
  • May be involved in product research and development and/or clinical trials Must Have: Minimum Requirements
    • Bachelors degree required
    • Requires a University Degree and minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
      Nice to Have
      • Demonstrated aptitude for assessing emerging technologies
      • Demonstrated business acumen, executive presence, and communication skills
      • Proven skills in quantitative analysis and data-driven decision making
      • Demonstrated skills in influence management.
      • Degree in Mechanical, Materials, Chemical or Biomedical Engineering
      • Class 3 implantable device design and testing experience
      • Experience with conducting strategic brainstorm sessions and ideation activities
      • Experienced in intellectual property fundamentals and strategic planning
      • Working knowledge of software development, data science, robotics, AI / Machine Learning, sensor integration in mechanical systems
      • Good problem-solving skills
      • Knowledge of statistical methods
      • Ability to work well with others -
      • Ability to communicate well through written and verbal means -
      • Skilled in project management and planning
      • Self-starter and driver - able to execute effectively
      • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
      • Flexible and adaptable, comfortable working in a dynamic 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) 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. This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here .

Keywords: Medtronic GmbH, Santa Rosa , Senior Principal R/D Mechanical Design Engineer, Education / Teaching , Santa Rosa, California

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