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Principal R&D Engineer- Surgical Robotics

21000OHR Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives

You will join a team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers responsible for further development and enhancement of the globally launched Medtronic’s Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up: https://www.medtronic.com/surgical/robotics 

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

The Surgical Robotics Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

A Day in the Life

You will be joining the Hardware Center of Excellence (COE) team, focusing on Capital Hardware. This team is comprised of Mechanical Design Engineers and R&D Engineers.  The Capital Hardware COE is responsible for the design and development of new Surgical Robotics Capital Hardware as well as the maintenance and enhancement of existing Capital Hardware. In addition, you will contribute to the establishment of best practices as we develop ourselves into a true design Center of Excellence.

The Senior R&D Engineer is both a technical/project leader and contributor in a fast-paced R&D environment, working within a team to deliver advanced technical expertise and solutions to complex engineering problems.

Engineers create our market-leading portfolio of innovations. Combine the best of your experience with training and mentorship to move your career forward. If you want a challenging, energizing, rewarding career that changes lives, join us. Help us bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

If you are a pioneer and would like to have a big impact into the new world of medical robotics – then come join our team!

You will:

  • Work as part of an engineering team in the Design and Development of new and existing Capital Hardware for the Robotic Assisted Surgery (RAS) platform
  • Develop, analyze, troubleshoot, and provide technical skills during new product development and post-launch support.
  • Design and execute testing to investigate design feasibility.
  • Oversee ongoing projects within the Capital Hardware COE and serve as a liaison between project management and cross-functional technical teams.
  • Assess project issues and develop resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and objectives.
  • Develop mechanisms for monitoring Capital Hardware COE project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, functional managers, and stakeholders.
  • May serve as an extended core-team lead.
  • Support CDPs, CAPAs, and any other sustaining related activities.
  • Contribute to the establishment of Engineering Verification and Reliability Test Plans.
  • Oversee product testing and creation of models and prototypes.
  • Act as liaison with Systems Engineering, Integration, System Verification/Validation, Sustaining, and Software groups.
  • Create documentation with design controls and risk analysis in accordance with established SOPs.
  • Incorporate required regulatory standards (FDA, ISO) in developmental engineering projects including written protocols, test methods, assembly processes and the Design History File.
  • Prepare and maintain research findings, summaries, logs, and notes and develop statistical results or research.
  • Prepare reports, presentations, and spreadsheets of an analytical and interpretative nature to solve complex problems.
  • Remains abreast of laboratory analytical applications to include changes/enhancements in research studies, laboratory technology, and research standards.
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
  • A minimum of Bachelor of Science in Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience as a contributing member of engineering projects
  • Experience with risk management process e.g. FMEA
  • Experience with Agile, JIRA, and JAMA
  • Advanced knowledge of system-level hardware and software design & development, requirements definition, analysis, and risk mitigation
  • Proven track record contributing to products of high complexity
  • Demonstrated skills in managing priorities
  • Experience working with multiple teams on concurrent, interdependent projects
  • Experience with relevant technologies including:
    • Mechatronics
    • Mechanical engineering (particularly high-accuracy motor-controlled mechanisms)
    • Electrical engineering (particularly networked / embedded computing elements)
    • Sensors and actuators
    • Solid understanding of structured product development (requirements-driven engineering, documentation, rigorous verification, etc.)
    • Redundant and safety-critical systems
    • ISO 60601, 62304, 14971. Well-versed in medical product R&D and clinical/regulatory process
  • Fluency in English 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. Let’s 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)

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