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Principal Electrical Engineer

Northridge, CA 91325
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Principal Electrical Engineer


Northridge, California, United States

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Post Date:

May 06, 2022

**Careers that Change Lives**

Medtronic Diabetes is looking for a PrincipalElectrical Engineerto design, develop, document and test novel electronic systems with analog, digital and RF circuits for battery-operated microcontroller/microprocessor based medical devices. The Principal Electrical Engineer will also participate in the design and development of automated test systems or subsystems for testing the devices described above in both laboratory and manufacturing test environments.

Areas of responsibilities will include electrical system design, circuit design, schematic capture, design review, laboratory testing, writing test requirements and test procedures, PC-based CAD tools and data acquisition. Candidates must be able to write detailed electrical specifications, test procedures/reports and generate/review design documentation in compliance with design control procedures used within the medical device industry. Candidates must be willing to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking, team environment.


+ Design, develop and test analog, digital and RF circuits in commercialized medical devices and automated test systems

+ Support the development of ultra-low power mixed signal Integrated Circuits to be used in medical devices

+ Evaluate and select components and create component specifications.

+ Generate functional and test specifications

+ Research and implement state of the art technologies to enhance product features, improve reliability and device size (electronics miniaturization), optimize manufacturing throughput and lower cost

+ Implement Design for Reliability and Manufacturability (DRM) principles within the functional area

+ Support troubleshooting activities involving medical devices through assembly and test

+ Provide technical assistance to other functional departments such as Product Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Quality, Reliability and Manufacturing

+ Participate in engineering design reviews

+ Work under the guidance of a Principal level engineer, Project Engineer and/or Engineering Manager

**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**

+ Experience in digital and analog circuit design

+ Experience with wireless communication protocols (Bluetooth, BLE, WiFi, etc)

+ Proficient in programming in C, C++ and/or Python for embedded applications

+ Knowledge of state-of-the-art PCB fabrication technology (SMT, BGA, blind and buried microvia, flex circuits, etc.) and assembly

+ Knowledge of formal PCBA documentation (schematics, PCB fabrication drawings, PCB assembly drawings)

+ Experience with basic laboratory instruments and tools (e.g. DMM, oscilloscope, logic analyzer, spectrum analyzer)

+ Experience with technical report writing

+ Ability to work in a team environment; strong collaboration skills

+ Effective verbal and written communication

+ Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision

+ MS Electrical Engineering

+ Experience with the following: embedded microcontroller/microprocessor systems, medical device design and/or ultra-low power battery operated systems

+ Understanding of data security concepts for embedded designs is a big plus

+ Experience with schematic design and layout using CAD tools for PCB design such as OrCAD, Cadence Allegro and/or Altium Designer

+ Knowledge of software development tools and environment such as git and Jira. Embedded applications is a plus.

+ Knowledge of manufacturing test equipment design

+ Knowledge of regulatory requirements that pertain to medical device electronic systems

+ Experience with National Instruments LabView/LabWindows is a plus

+ Knowledge of RF circuit (DC to 2.4GHz) and antenna design

+ Experience working with vendors and contract manufacturers for PCB fabrication and assembly

**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.


Posted: 2022-03-25 Expires: 2022-06-17
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