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Test Engineering Manager - Usability Validation


Louisville, Colorado, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jan 07, 2021

**Careers That Change Lives**

This role has the responsibility and authority to lead a team of Test Engineers to develop and perform verification validation activities for software and systems to ensure Medtronics cutting-edge medical products meet our users needs and our quality and reliability standards. This position requires technical expertise and provides team leadership to solve complex technical problems with ingenuity and creativity. Position contributes to strategic direction for all aspects of Test Engineering including programs to positively impact development, production, installation, and service of products to the global marketplace. Work is performed under limited direction.

**A Day in the Life**

The Test Engineering Manager is responsible for strategic and tactical execution of Test Engineering activities and developing, supporting and growing a highly engaged diverse and inclusive team. Specific tasks include:

+ Directs and coordinates activities of assigned staff to ensure project timeliness to goals, objectives, and milestones.

+ Recruits, hires and develops Test Engineering staff.

+ Plan and conduct user validation testing, including user recruiting, designing and conducting usability tests, summarizing and communicating results.

+ Ensures compliance with standards and regulations, including ISO and FDA QSR.

+ Participate in all phases of product development as needed such as reviewing requirements, design, usability, risk assessment and defects.

+ Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other test engineers.

+ Responsible for tracking departmental project execution metrics that help gauge the performance of the test organization.

+ Identifies plans and executes test process improvements as a means to continually improve the performance of the Test Engineering team.

+ Formulates and maintains test engineering objectives complementary to corporate policies and goals.

+ Develops new approaches to solve problems.

+ Maintain proficiency in the use of testing tools and methodologies.

+ Effectively communicate and present findings, problems, and solutions within the team, organization, and outside the organization including recommendations for actions and prioritization.

+ Collaborate and maintain excellent working relationships with team members and stakeholders.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**


+ BS / BA degree


+ 5+ years of project/team management experience with BS/BA (3+ with advanced degree)

+ 3+ years of progressive leadership experience in functional area or related field


+ Experience with usability validation and human factors (IEC 62366)

+ Experience with verification or design of complex software and hardware systems

+ Understanding of software development methodologies and software lifecycle

+ Ability to work in a team environment

**Nice to Have**

+ Proven leadership skills and mentoring capabilities

+ Able to handle multiple tasks/projects and manage priorities

+ Experience with Agile and iterative development practices

+ Strong understanding of federal and international medical device regulations, such as FDA QSR, ISO 14971, 62304, 62366 and 13485, and EU MDR

+ Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications, time management, and organizational skills

+ Engineering management experience in a regulated environment

+ Experience managing contractors and offshore teams

**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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