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Prin. R&D Engineer


Santa Rosa, California, United States

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Post Date:

Oct 01, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

Do you value new challenges and being on the cutting edge of life-saving technology? You can create an energizing, rewarding career that changes lives and changes you. Help us invent the next generation of life-changing medical technology for patients worldwide. Be part of a company that is nimble, flexible, and a leader in technologies that improve the lives of 2 people each second.

Our growing Structural Heart business is seeking an experienced Principal RD engineer to join our team. In this role, you join the Research and Innovation organization to help carry out the early phase development of new transcatheter valves and structural heart technologies.

**A Day in the Life**

Design, develop and optimize transcatheter heart valve delivery systems

Develop deep understanding of procedure through cadaver and animal studies to refine device usage and procedural aspects in partnership with physicians

Apply knowledge of materials and processes to come up with working designs

Work with development teams to translate customer and project requirements into performance criteria, alternative approach analyses, and selection criteria to determine the optimum design approaches.

Prepare detailed design specifications that define performance and interface requirements for components.

Manage product interfaces across implant, catheter, accessories and packaging, including setting up requirements flow and ensuring design changes are properly evaluated.

Design, develop and validate new advanced test methods, measurement techniques, and fixtures.

Identify issues, conduct root cause analysis, and map out resolution when 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

Proactively manage deliverables and provide regular updates to both project and functional management. Be responsive to changes in work direction and develop creative plans for meeting aggressive business milestones.

Direct the activities of technicians to ensure project milestones are completed correctly and on schedule.

Provide coaching and mentorship to junior level engineers.

Contribute to defining the direction for new products, processes, standards, or operational plans based on business strategy

Communicate with internal and external customers and vendors at various levels; represent work through internal conferences and collaborations across multiple business units and functions.

Generate and document invention disclosures to secure intellectual property on therapies, procedures, and associated devices.

Organize, prepare and present technical information material in a clear, effective and skillful manner to management, marketing and clinicians using high-quality drawings and prototypes.

Maintain technical knowledge current with advancing technology related to cardiovascular valve repair/replacement products and associated accessories by engaging in continuing education programs in selected disciplines and in new fields of engineering and/or project management.

**Must Have - Minimum Requirements**

Bachelors Degree with 7+ years of experience or Advanced Degree with 5+ years of experience

**Nice to Have**

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Material Science.

Implantable medical device product development.

A strong verbal and written communicator, fluent in English.

PC experience (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, etc.).

Previous catheter design and testing experience.

Proficiency with SolidWorks.

Hands on experience with laboratory testing methods and fluid flow measurements.

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology

Strong familiarity with interventional cardiology clinical procedures / practices.

Knowledge of statistical methods.

Ability to work well with others.

Skilled in project management and planning.

Extensive customer interaction experience.

Self-starter and driver able to execute effectively.

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. 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.
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