Principal R&D Engineer

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Santa Rosa, CA
$110,000 - $145,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jan 12, 2018
Job ID
Principal R&D Engineer - Cutting Edge Vascular Products!

Our client, the World Leader in Medical Device Development and Manufacturing has a new opening due to expansion!  The Principal R&D Engineer will apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts in working on complex technical problems, and will provide technical leadership of projects from concept generation through early phase development. This position will work under general direction with latitude to determine technical objectives of assignments.  This Product Development Engineer (R&D Engineer) will work with Class III Medical Device Products that are highly mechanical and work with other electrical and software products.  We are open to candidates out of medical or other industries that work with similar products.

Principal R&D Engineer - Vascular Responsibilities:
  • Expertise in the development, testing and manufacture of implantable medical devices
  • Research and integrate new technologies and materials through the understanding and utilization of extensive technical knowledge and understanding of complex ideas, concepts, and theories
  • Utilize advanced experimental design methodologies, with significant complexity, and execute test protocols and reports to facilitate the design of medical devices
  • Analyze data using advanced statistical techniques and communicate results to a cross-functional team
  • Utilize a high level of technical expertise to design and develop complex new test methods and equipment
  • Collaborate with people inside and outside of the company, as well as identify vendors and external partners needed throughout the development process
  • Develop complex solutions to technical problems that are aligned with the strategies and goals of the organization
  • Meet with physicians at conferences, roundtables, etc. and attend field visits to enhance innovation and customer engagement
  • Support our intellectual property portfolio through generation and support of novel ideas and product concepts
  • Document research and development process through lab notebooks or other methods
Principal Engineer Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum 10+ years of related experience in the medical device or micro-electro mechanical design with demonstrated ability to move ideas from concept to development, 8+ years of experience with Master's degree.
Principal Product Development engineer: Desired Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated capability for designing and developing delivery system catheters (medical device experience is a plus)
  • Systems engineering (software hardware mechanical and electrical)  or mechatronics product or subject matter leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to engage effectively in risk analysis and make resulting recommendations
  • Demonstrated strength in judgment, decision making, and critical thinking
  • Demonstrated strength in written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize strong persuasion & influence skills to achieve results
  • Demonstrated strength in building strong relationships at all levels of the organization, cross-functionally, and with key people external to the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently