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Company Medtronic
Job Title Sr Electrical Engineer
JobId 37114
Location: Fridley, MN, 55432, USA

Sr Electrical Engineer


Fridley, Minnesota, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Nov 28, 2017

**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.


The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

+ SPINE shapes spine surgery for the better; delivering procedural solutions and therapeutic biologics and partnering with other healthcare stakeholders to accelerate innovations that can improve surgical efficiencies and help create better outcomes for more patients.

+ BRAIN THERAPIES offers an integrated portfolio of devicesand therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders and diseases, as well as surgical technologies designed to improve the precision and workflow of neuro procedures.

+ PAIN THERAPIES offers solutions — from early interventional procedures to implantable surgical technologies — that treat chronic pain as well as pain from spinal fractures, cancer and severe spasticity.

+ SPECIALTY THERAPIES offers a broad portfolio that addresses urologic and gastrointestinal disorders, conditions of the ear, nose and throat, as well as electrosurgical products for soft tissue dissection and hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone.

+ ADVANCED ENERGY is dedicated to developing technology that improves outcomes for doctors and their patients. Our electrosurgical products are designed to assist surgeons during a variety of procedures, including orthopedic, spinal, surgical oncology, plastic/reconstructive, and ENT applications.


The RPE Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for providing design engineering and technical support for Implantable Neuro System and stim therapy delivery products within the Released Products Engineering organization primarily supporting the Instruments function for all therapies.

Applies technical expertise towards design solutions of complex technical problems and provides solutions that may require the use of ingenuity and creativity.



•Provide electrical engineering skills to troubleshoot, develop, and debug analog and digital circuitry for released product initiatives.

•Design and execute test methods to characterize circuit performance and verify adherence to requirements including test automation.

•Analyze returns and complaints from the field to determine root cause and propose solutions.

•Test devices in a global regulated environment including EMI/EMC, EN60601-1, and FDA requirements.

•Effective member of a cross-functional team including firmware and mechanical functions.

•Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/system items that are personally applicable. Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high-quality work.

•Analyzes, updates, and maintains Neuromodulation systems and features that meet the expectations and uses of the customer, regulatory agencies, and the business.

•Provides technical leadership in the evaluation and maintenance of released product designs across functional groups.

•Documents tradeoffs, rationale, and potential solutions.

•Provides field support to customers and clients for Neuromodulation systems.

•Contribute and build domain knowledge around implantable medical device based systems, their clinical use and application via customer and field visits, literature searches and training.

•Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/system items that are personally applicable. Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high-quality work.


•B.S. Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering

•5+ years of experience in an electrical engineering; or

•3+ years of job-related experience with Applicable Master’s Degree



•Experience with design and debug of consumer electronics products

•Experience debugging issues from fielded products to determine root cause

•Experience with embedded development in C/C+•Experience with LabVIEW

•Experience with Altium or OrCAD schematic capture and PCB layout tools

•Experience with circuit simulation tools such as PSPICE

•Knowledge of ISO and Quality System Regulation requirements.

•Proven leadership experience via facilitation of a cross-functional team effort. Strong verbal/written communication and influence management skills.

•Proven ability to accomplish critical project level objectives in a team environment.

•Experience in facilitation of project level and cross-project activities


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. 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.


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:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.


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