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Principal R&D Engineer - Transcatheter Mitral Therapies

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Principal R&D Engineer - Transcatheter Mitral Therapies


Santa Rosa, California, United States

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Post Date:

Oct 28, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

This is an exciting opportunity to join Medtronic's Structural Heart business unit to work with a dedicated team focused on the development and expansion of our new transcatheter mitral valve replacement system. In this role, the Principal Engineer will be working on the delivery system team to develop, qualify, and commercialize the device.

**A Day in the Life**

Design, develop and optimize transcatheter mitral heart valve delivery systems

Develop deep understanding of procedure through cadaver and animal studies to refine device usage and procedural aspects in partnership with physicians; provide support to clinical trials as needed

Generate work instructions, test methods, engineering models and drawings/prototypes to characterize product and process specifications

Develop test strategy based on design requirements derived from voice of customer, and execute on protocol, testing, data analysis, and reports required for regulatory submissions

Identify issues, conduct root cause analysis, and map out resolution when designing parts, components and sub-assemblies using engineering first principles and appropriate test evaluations

Create and update design control documents, including updating risk analysis documents, based upon technical knowledge of device and procedure

Develop project plan to manage the work individually and across multiple team members

Contribute to defining the direction for new products, processes, standards, or operational plans based on business strategy

Communicate with internal and external customers and vendors at various levels; represent work through internal conferences and collaborations across multiple business units and functions.

**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**

Catheter design and testing experience

Degree in Mechanical, Materials or Biomedical Engineering

Proficiency with SolidWorks

Ability to perform word processing and create spreadsheets. Proficient with computers (i.e.: Word, Excel,etc.)

Good problem-solving skills

Knowledge of statistical methods

Ability to work well with others

Ability to communicate well through written and verbal means

Skilled in project management and planning

Self-starter and driver able to execute effectively

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Flexible and adaptable, comfortable working in a dynamic environment

**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: 2020-11-03 Expires: 2021-03-08
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