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Senior Principal R&D Engineer - Advanced Research NPD

Company: Medtronic GmbH
Location: Irvine
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Principal R&D Engineer - Advanced Research NPD This position will primarily support the Advanced Research and New Product Development activities for the Medtronic Neurovascular division. As part of Research and Technology projects this position will lead complex technology advancement projects including but not limited to exploring and investigating new device concepts, identifying and qualifying new materials, and new processing methods/tools. With regards to the New Product Development this position will lead the R&D efforts towards fulfillment of R&D deliverables per PDP. The primary product and technology categories supported will be for Intracranial large bore aspiration catheters, micro catheters, balloon guide catheters and guide wires. We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader - that's why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients. A Day in the Life

  • Oversees Technology Research and New Product development PDP projects from conception to finish
  • Identifies technology and product concepts that contribute to advancement of Neurovascular Treatments
  • Act as the primary technical contact owning responsibility for the maturation of advanced concepts / technologies and providing subject matter expertise for ongoing commercialization-"full life-cycle support--
  • Works on unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative
  • Works cross functionally with Process Development, Quality, Regulatory, Marketing and Clinical
  • Utilize a high level of self-motivation and hands-on skills to simplify very complicated problems. Assignments are often self-initiated; determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results
  • Integrate new materials and new processes into research, technology and product development
  • Generate intellectual property and aid in the evaluation of intellectual property
  • Provide high-level technical input supporting submissions to regulatory bodies and governmental agencies
  • Travel required up to 20% (both domestic and international) Examples of Essential Functions (Including but not limited to):
    • Designs, develops, and refines new products.
    • Reviews existing patents to determine infringement status.
    • Provides technical expertise for development and investigation projects.
    • Schedules, coordinates and manages multiple projects.
    • Leads the transfer of newly developed products and processes from R&D to production.
    • Determines, outlines, and interprets tests to verify product integrity in the design phase.
    • Supervises and directs Engineers and Technicians
    • Implementing designs, performing and documenting test results.
    • Develops and maintains association with outside organizations and institutions pertinent to the interests and needs of the department and the Company.
    • Interfaces with physicians to understand specific needs and develops solutions.
    • Identifies and coordinates animal studies. Receives Direction From:
      • Vice President, Research & Development
      • Director, R&D
      • Project Managers, R&D Managers, PD Managers, Principal Dev. Eng. Provides Direction To: Must Have: Minimum Requirements Bachelors degree and 10+ years experience or an advanced degree and 8+ years Specialized Knowledge or Skills Preferred
        • Proven professional demonstration of an aptitude for inquisitive exploration of new technologic opportunity, a willingness and ability to institute change, and inter-organizational influence skills.
        • Professional working experience with Medical device design and manufacturing technologies and/or products.
        • Expert knowledge in materials associated with medical devices such as polymers (nylons, polyethylene, polypropylene, PEEK, Pebax, PTFE, FEP, polycarbonate, etc.) metals (stainless steel, aluminum, nitinol, etc.), ceramic, fiber, composites, etc.
        • Expert knowledge in electro-mechanical rotary devices and their integration into vascular devices.
        • Expert knowledge of polymer extrusion processes and equipment including medical polymeric materials, diameters ranging from 1.0 - 16 French, single and multi-lumen profiles, co-extrusion applications, bump tubing, striping, etc.
        • Coating materials and processing experience preferred.
        • Knowledge of center-less grinding processes and equipment preferred as applied to various wire and mandrel materials and profiles.
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
        • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in order to interact with and influence all levels of the business as well as clients and partners.
        • Expert level experience with Test Method development, protocol generation, execution, and reporting
        • Experience reading and interpreting patents
        • Experience mentoring junior members of the technical staff
        • GMP and ISO 9000 training
        • Expert level knowledge of atherectomy devices
        • Expert level knowledge of electro-mechanical catheter systems and clinical background of the vascular system.
        • Knowledge of equipment and tooling design
        • Supervisory and motivational skills
        • Project management associated with new process/product/technology development and the successful transfer into manufacturing.
        • Process background (development, capability, optimization, validation) within a regulated industry
          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 .

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