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Principal R-D Engineer


Santa Rosa, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Oct 16, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

Medtronics Coronary and Renal Denervation (CRDN) business is looking for a motivated engineer to be part of a high-performing team that is revolutionizing the design and development of medical devices. In this role, you will leverage both your technical breadth and business acumen to accelerate the design and development of next generation medical devices. The work you do will impact patients globally and help support Medtronics mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions.

This engineering position requires strong technical and leadership skills to support the design and development of innovative, new products within the Cardiac and Vascular Group. The Senior RD Engineer will apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts in working on complex technical problems, and will provide technical leadership of projects from concept generation through early phase development.

This position will be based in Santa Rosa, CA.


Lead cross-functional partners such as Systems Engineering, Manufacturing, Regulatory and Quality, to take a product from ideation to market release.

Contribute in defining and integrating new technologies and materials through the understanding and utilization of extensive technical knowledge and understanding of complex ideas, concepts, and theories

Utilize advanced experimental design methodologies, with significant complexity, and execute test protocols and reports to facilitate the design of medical devices

Analyze data using advanced statistical techniques to develop solutions to design problems and communicate results to a cross-functional team

Collaborate with people inside and outside of the company, as well as identify vendors and external partners needed throughout the development process

Lead and support our intellectual property portfolio through generation and support of novel ideas and product concepts

Coach, review, and delegate work to lower level engineers

**A Day in the Life:**

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

+ 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.

+ Translates research discoveries into usable and marketable products.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

Understanding and experience in design, development and testing of cardiovascular catheter delivery systems or equivalent (i.e. use of polymers, metals, braiding/coiling, extrusion, molding, machined parts, alloy wire welding)

Experience with product concept development, customer interaction, systems engineering and validation of customer needs/design requirements

Demonstrated ability to assess the feasibility of emerging technologies through research, prototyping, and pre-clinical trials

Working knowledge of systems engineering principles, requirements management and medical device regulation

Demonstrated strength in written and verbal communication, judgment, decision making, and critical thinking

Demonstrated strength in building strong relationships at all levels of the organization, cross-functionally, and with key people external to the organization

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) or Design, Reliability Manufacturability (DRM) certification

Working knowledge of CAD (Solidworks)

**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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