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Principal Systems Engineer

Plymouth, MN 55446
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Principal Systems Engineer


Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

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Post Date:

Dec 11, 2020

**Careers That ChangeLives**

In this exciting role as a **Principal Systems Engineer** within the **Lung Health Visualization Integrated Operating Unit** , a part
of Surgical Innovations, you will have responsibility **to lead the technical work of new product development teams** .

The Principal Systems Engineer is the technical leader for
medical device product development projects, partnering with the program
manager and other cross-functional team members to drive the technical work
streams for developing new products. This
role provides technical leadership **throughoutthe product development lifecycle** (needs identification, concept
development, requirements and requirements flow, implementation, verification
and validation, transfer to manufacturing, and market release). Implements and drives functional
improvements across new product development teams and within the systems
engineering team.

**SURGICALINNOVATIONS:** This Medtronic Operating Unit sets the standard for
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and
services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the
gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and

**_Lung Health_** : We aspire to transform lung cancer from a deadly
disease, to a managed condition where patients have what matters most: quality
time. We know that a unified approach will get us there, because we can go
Further, Together.

**A Day in the Life**

As a technical
leader within Lung Healths New Product Development team you will play a key
role in coordinating the integration of complex electro-mechanical and software
systems, working with globally distributed teams in order to transform lung
cancer from a deadly disease to a managed condition.


+ Performs technical planning, system integration,verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost and risk,supportability and analyses for total systems

+ Analyses are performed at all levels of totalsystem product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation,operation, maintenance and disposal

+ Ensures the logical and systematic conversion ofproduct requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical,schedule, and cost constraints

+ Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis,detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studiesto translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications

+ Partners with Usability/Human Factors to ensuredevelopment of user-focused designs

+ Drives process improvements to new productdevelopment related procedures and practices

+ Documentation of system level requirements,documentation of plans, technical characterizations, design reviews, testreports, and other deliverables required as part of producing regulated medicalproducts


+ An individual contributor with responsibility inour technical functions to advance existing technology or introduce newtechnology and therapies

+ Formulates, delivers and/or manages projectsassigned and works with other stakeholders to achieve desired results

+ May act as a mentor to colleagues or may directthe work of other lower level professionals

+ The majority of time is spent delivering RDsystems or initiatives related to new technologies or therapies from designto implementation - while adhering to policies, using specialized knowledge andskills



+ Recognized expert, managing large projects orprocesses.

+ Exercises considerable latitude in determiningdeliverables of assignments, with limited oversight from manager

+ Coaches, reviews and delegates work to lowerlevel specialists

_Organizational Impact:_

+ Contributes to defining the direction for newproducts, processes, standards, or operational plans based on business strategywith a significant impact on work group results

+ May manage large projects or processes that spanoutside of immediate job area

_Innovation andComplexity_ :

+ Problems and issues faced are difficult,moderately complex and undefined, and require detailed information gathering,analysis and investigation

+ Develops solutions to moderately complexproblems, and/or makes moderate to significant improvements of processes,systems or products independently to enhance performance of job area.

+ Implements solutions to problems

_Communication andInfluence:_

+ Represents organization as a primary contact forspecific projects and initiatives; communicates with internal and externalcustomers and vendors at various levels

+ May negotiate with others to reach understandingor agreement, and influence decision-making

_Leadership and TalentManagement:_

+ Typically provides guidance, coaching andtraining to other employees within job area

+ Typically manages major / moderately complexprojects, involving delegation of work and review of work products, at timesacting as a team leader

**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**

+ Background in Biomedical, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering

+ Requires mastery of a specialty area and full knowledge of industry practices, typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience

+ Experience as a technical leader for medical device products from concept through commercialization phases

+ Advanced technical degree

+ Systems Engineering degree or certificate

+ Experience with one or more of the following types of medical devices/systems:

+ Imaging

+ Therapy/Energy delivery

+ Robotics

+ Catheters

+ May have broad knowledge of project management

**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: 2020-12-24 Expires: 2021-03-28
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