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Senior Principal R&D Engineer - Structural Heart


Parkmore, County Galway, Ireland

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Post Date:

Nov 10, 2020


At Medtronic, we value what makes you unique. Be part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress and deliver meaningful innovations


At our world leading Research Development Department in Medtronic, plc, we focus on the development of cutting-edge medical devices in the Cardiac and Vascular space. Our Engineers are directly involved in the development of innovative products for use in medical procedures. As a Senior Principal RD Engineer, you will be tasked with leading the technical development of new products through early stage investigation/research and/or translation of that into commercial medical devices.

Come for a job, stay for a career!


Medtronic RD seeks a highly experienced engineer to focus on all stages of the product development process from concept generation through to commercialisation of cutting-edge structural heart devices. Medtronic provides a defined technical career path with ample developmental opportunities to progress to higher levels of technical leadership roles in the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the rapidly growing world of Structural Heart where Medtronic is a market leader.


Continually identify and assess opportunities for device, technology process development

Work from basic clinical need through opportunity assessment and device concept to prototype

Effectively represent Medtronic while interacting with physicians to distil their needs into product requirements and concepts

Provide leadership in technical innovation across the department

Identify and mitigate technological risks throughout the design process

Apply understanding of anatomy physiology with engineering knowledge in materials and processes to come up with working designs

Interface effectively and build relationships with team members, other staff and key technology and component suppliers, both locally and globally

May be required to progress a project from concept phase into commercialization phase and play a key role on the product /process /engineering /leadership fronts

May be required to resolve technical challenges with existing designs and support portfolio sustaining activities

Continually contribute to generation of intellectual property

Coach, mentor and delegate work to less experienced engineers

Partake in cross site Technical Forums and build a network within the technical community

Define and implement strategic goals in the technical community in line with the business unit strategy


We are looking for a qualified person to Degree level in Engineering or related discipline with 10 - 15 years relevant experience additional relevant qualifications may be advantageous.

This role is primarily technical in nature, thus we seek someone who is passionate about Engineering concepts and principles someone who gets a thrill from how and why things work.

You are a dynamic team player and leader and can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.

You are experienced with medical device product development and have a strong proven track record in innovation and project/program management.

You are a seasoned professional in engineering development with extensive engineering knowledge and skills in some or all of the following: component and system design, materials (polymers and metals), sterilization of medical devices, test method development, design for six sigma principles, CAD (Solidworks preferred), pre-clinical evaluations, physician interactions, knowledge of anatomical use conditions (anatomy, physiology etc.), system requirements development, design control, application of ISO standards for medical devices

You are a proven influencer and exhibit skills in driving large scale technical initiatives.

Strong communication and presentation skills are desirable.

You are a good communicator and fluent in English, both in writing and speaking.

Medtronic offer a competitive Salary and flexible Benefits Package
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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