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Senior Product Development Engineer

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Senior Product Development Engineer


Santa Clara, California, United States

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Post Date:

Jan 12, 2022

**Senior Product Development Engineer**

**Careers that Change Lives**

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

**Day in the Life:**

Responsible for new product development as it relates to minimally invasive procedures (disposable and capital) for treating musculoskeletal disorders and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders. Responsible for design optimization, design verification and validation, new tet method development, and support post commercial release

Responsible for production support engineering (released product) with respect to testing methods, procedures, and problems; device specification and yield problems; minor redesign of devices and masks; analysis of customer returns; supplier related engineering changes and optimizing device production relative to cost constraints.

Assumes responsibility for device and/or internally produced or externally purchased components after transfer into high-volume production and usually responsible for entire device manufacturing operations other than wafer fabrication.

May assist customer in device usage problems or customer testing of complex devices.

May assist sales field and marketing organization with product definition as it relates to long term strategy in minimally invasive therapies

TECHNICAL SPECIALIST CAREER STREAM: An individual contributor with responsibility in our technical functions to advance existing technology or introduce new technology and therapies. Formulates, delivers and/or manages projects assigned and works with other stakeholders to achieve desired results. May act as a mentor to colleagues or may direct the work of other lower level professionals. The majority of time is spent delivering RD, systems or initiatives related to new technologies or therapies from design to implementation - while adhering to policies, using specialized knowledge and skills.


Autonomy: Seasoned individual contributor.

Works independently under limited supervision to determine and develop approach to solutions.

Coaches and reviews the work of lower level specialists; may manage projects / processes.

Organizational Impact: May be responsible for entire projects or processes within job area.

Contributes to the completion of work group objectives, through building relationships and consensus to reach agreements on assignments.

Innovation and Complexity: Problems and issues faced are difficult, and may require understanding of multiple issues, job areas or specialties.

Makes improvements of processes, systems or products to enhance performance of the job area.

Analysis provided is in-depth in nature and often provides recommendations on process improvements.

Communication and Influence: Communicates with senior internal and external customers and vendors.

Exchange information of facts, statuses, ideas and issues to achieve objective, and influence decision-making.

Leadership and Talent Management: May provide guidance, coaching and training to other employees within job area.

May manage projects, requiring delegation of work and review of others work product.

**Must Have: Minimum Qualifications**

Bachelors Degree

4+ years of experience with a Bachelors Degree OR

2+ of years of experience with an Advanced Degree

**Nice to Have:**

Requires intermediate to advanced knowledge of mechanical design as it applies to product development of metal machining, over molding thermoplastics onto metal components, surface modification, coating

Requires intermediate to advanced levels of statistics as it related to design of experiments, regression analysis, measurement system analysis, hypothesis testing, non-parametric statistical analysis, etc. Previous experience with six-sigma concepts is a plus.

Requires knowledge of polymer processing and catheter (rigid and flexible) design and manufacture such as reflow, welding, soldering, small-part assembly, etc. Radiofrequency ablation probe design and manufacturing highly desired.

Requires intermediate to advanced knowledge of thermoplastic component design such as injection molding, extrusion, forming, bonding, annealing, etc.

Requires good theoretical analysis foundation in areas of strength of material, heat transfer, electrical circuitry, biomechanics

Requires basic understanding of electrical system and their interaction with human anatomy. Agency testing of RF systems is a plus.

Intermediate to advanced mathematical modeling as it relates to solid mechanics, heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics, multiphysics. Solid knowledge of ANSYS FEM software highly desired.

Basic to intermediate knowledge in robot-assisted as well as image-guided minimally invasive procedures is highly desirable.

Basic knowledge and understanding of software development and certification process. Basic knowledge of C, Python, Matlab, is recommended.

**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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.
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: 2022-03-08 Expires: 2022-06-06
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