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Sr Human Factors Design Engineer - Surgical Robotics

Medtronic
Boston, MA 02133
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Sr Human Factors Design Engineer - Surgical Robotics

Location:

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Requisition #:

21000P1D

Post Date:

Oct 05, 2021


**Careers that Change Lives**


You will join a world class team of human factors design engineers responsible for further development and enhancement of the globally launched Medtronics Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up: https://www.medtronic.com/covidien/en-us/robotic-assisted-surgery/hugo-ras-system.html


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


In the Surgical Robotics (SR) business, part of Medtronics Medical Surgical Portfolio, we believe patients around the world deserve access to quality care and improved outcomes. We strive to expand global access to care and reduce variability through robotic and analytics solutions.


**A Day in the Life**


Located in the Medtronic office in the Seaport District in Boston, MA as a Senior Human Factors Design Engineer, you will help to execute human factors efforts within the System Architecture Center of Excellence of the Surgical Robotics Organization, working in a fast-paced environment with a team of human factors engineers. This position is on an exciting, challenging, and fast-paced project for a new Surgical Robotics Platform. Your focus will be on evaluating new designs for fit with surgeons and OR staffs expectations and abilities, with a particular eye towards safety and ease of use. Specifically, this position will be responsible for administering usability testing, completion of risk analysis for use-related issues, and other human factors program activities that support documentation for the design history file.


+ Lead Human Factors projects supporting business portfolio,

+ Moderating usability testing of prototypes with end users and customers,

+ Aiding in data collection and root cause analysis during usability testing,

+ Usability risk analysis,

+ Contribute inputs to design guidance to reduce use risk and improve ease of use,

+ OR procedure observation / contextual inquiry,

+ Moderate interviews with end users and customers for the purpose of gathering insights,

+ Contribute and maintain human factors program documentation as needed for the UE File,

+ Participation in planning of human factors program activities,

+ Aiding team with preparation of usability-related regulatory documentation for pre-market approval submissions

+ Aid in identifying use-related issues upon post-market launch and provide recommendations of risk control enhancements

+ Mentorship/coaching role to junior HF staff


**Must have: Minimum qualifications** :


Bachelors degree and 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree and 2 years of relevant experience.


**Nice to have:**


As an ideal candidate, you will have any or all the following experience:


+ BS in Human Factors or a closely related field (such as Biomedical Engineering, Industrial Design) with 4+ years experience; MS or higher preferred with 2+ years experience (specific experience in medical device development is strongly preferred)

+ Experience planning, conducting, and documenting usability testing in a medical device use context; ability to generate design guidance that addresses usability test findings preferred

+ Experience planning, scaling, documenting, and executing human factors program activities in accordance with FDA guidance and other relevant international standards (e.g., IEC 62366, IEC 60601, ISO 14971)

+ Experience with risk analysis as specifically applied to human factors (e.g., UEA, AFMEA, UFMEA, URA techniques)

+ Prior experience managing outside contractors/agencies preferred

+ Experience working with complex devices involving both software and hardware preferred

+ Capable of working independently and with limited oversight in human factors disciplines

+ Excellent analytical, organizational, oral communication, and written communication skills required

+ Detail-oriented with strong commitment to quality and to the workplace with the ability to efficiently multitask

+ Interact and communicate with all levels of employees within the Company, as well as suppliers, customers and peers effectively.

+ Comply with policies, procedures, standards and rules of the Company.

+ Maintain quality assurance policy consistent with standards.

+ Maintain work area in a clean, orderly and safe manner.

+ Punctual, regular and consistent attendance.

+ Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

+ Must be willing and able to travel ~25% of the time primarily between Boston, MA and North Haven, CT facilities via car or train as well as domestically and internationally at times.

+ Must respond to changing requirements and working conditions including changing deadlines and project requirements and strict time constraints.

+ Software skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project); experience with qualitative analysis tools a plus.


**Working Conditions:**


Work-from-Home and Standard Office setting in North Haven, CT or Boston, MA. Some limited travel may be required.


**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.


**EEO**


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: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees .
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.

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Posted: 2022-03-08 Expires: 2022-06-06
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