Careers that Change Lives
Help streamline and speed our time to market and build quality in at every step. You will be a member of the product development team that supports the design and development of innovative, new products within the Surgical Innovation business that help save lives and directly impact patient outcomes. You can apply advanced technical concepts to complex problems and see your vision realized in game changing products.
A Day in the Life
The Principal Systems Engineer will serve as the functional system architect working in the R&D engineering team that is developing Medtronic’s next generation minimally invasive surgery platform.
This Systems Engineer will contribute advanced technical systems-level expertise while collaborating with other members of the system architecture team, subsystem engineers, system test engineers and usability, human factors and clinical engineers, to devise solutions to complex engineering problems.
This Engineer will work with various subsystem function leads and project engineers in creating and refining system-level requirements, functional decompositions, and system architecture as well as regulatory compliance documentation for a system implementing advanced controls and safety functions. S/he may also collaborate with the various engineering disciplines to capture mechanical and electrical hardware designs, firmware designs, project schedules, test plans, and other project documentation through successful product launch.
Reporting to the Manager, you will create system level documentation including: Defining software behavior from user workflows, allocating performance budgets between subsystems, and defining interfaces and capturing system functional breakdown.
Analyze system performance, evaluate options, and define system scope. Work with software Engineers to define performance requirements and assist with making time, effort, and reliability trade-offs.
Assist in developing an architecture that insures functional safety of a complex medical device.
Participate in design reviews for multiple subsystems and contribute to technical decisions that result in a robust, safe, maintainable, serviceable and cost-effective system.
Collaborate with lead engineers to define subsystem requirements and acceptance criteria. Work with Integration & Test team to develop Verification & Validation protocols and assess results.
Provide leadership in all phases of design and development of innovative products through technical planning, execution, test and evaluation. This position requires both hands on programming as well as technically leading cross functional teams, innovating new products and architectures, mentoring staff, establishing best in class software and product development practices, and meeting with medical professionals and administrators to better understand their needs and the conditions under which the products are used.
A Bachelor's Degree and 13 years of relevant experience.
A master’s degree with 11 Plus years of relevant experience.
13 plus years of experience developing Embedded software and system architectures on Real time operating system.
MANDATORY - 5 Years of Experience in FDA regulatory and Medical Devices product launch
Demonstrated cradle to grave product life cycle development closely working with cross functional teams Software, Mechanical, Hardware, Reliability, Quality and Regulatory.
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science/ EE or equivalent
7+ yrs. experience developing software in a regulated industry such as medical (preferred), aerospace, defense, nuclear, etc.
Be proficient in Agile software development process.
Experience developing robust, reliable, maintainable, and testable software applications.
5+ years’ experience with C/C++ in an Embedded Linux, software architecture, Software Design Patterns
Experience in hardware/software interfacing and identifying design issues required
Experience in OOA&D and UML is strongly desired.
Superior written and verbal communication skills required.
Desired experience with Qt, SQLite, Linux Yocto, Security
Strong interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills
Participate in System design, coordination with cross functional teams and internal product management
Working knowledge of networking protocols.
Hands on experience in Embedded / Firmware Device Driver
Awareness on wireless technology is highly desirable
Experience in medical device SW development is a MUST
Provide engineering expertise in cross functional teams conceiving, evaluating and developing new advanced Surgical Innovation product platforms.
Develop solid understanding of targeted therapies, disease states, clinical applications, and use conditions to provide optimal value to doctors, clinicians and hospital staff that use the products you develop.
Collect, analyze, and model design inputs (voice of the customer, voice of the business, etc.) and transform them into high quality stakeholder and system requirements. Provides specific input to the software components of system design to include hardware/software trade-offs, software reuse, use of COTS/GOTS in place of new development, and requirements analysis and synthesis from system level to individual software components.
Ensure that products meet all FDA and international requirements for medical products.
Establish and advocate for best practices and continuous improvement to mature the software engineering knowledge and processes to be an exemplary center of excellence.
Participate in the identification and resolution of complex technical and project execution issues through strategic engagement of staff, contractors and subject matter experts in the field.
Lead mentor, and inspire software development teams working on a wide range of technical challenges including GUIs, data collection, data security, cybersecurity, safety, reliability, risk, usability, device management, internet of things, web based and mobile applications, and wired and wireless communications.
Review and monitor current state of the industry, ongoing research, and new technologies.
Propose and champion new device concepts, sit on advisory boards, and be able to present complex ideas in simple terms to executives and other staff members.
Degree in Engineering required.
Advanced degree preferred.
PMP Certification is preferred.
Minimum of 10 years experience as a Project Manager or Program Manager.
Proven track record of successfully delivering multiple complex projects involving global external resources.
Product development experience in medical devices or medical equipment preferred.
Strong leadership and management skills. Comfortable working with all levels in an organization.
Nice to Haves
Hospital IT Networks, firewalls, Cloud Computing, Device Management
MS OS’s including embedded OS’s (Architecture and Administration) maybe even Android/ iOS
Web development, Mobile development
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.
Whatever your specialty or ambitions, you can make a difference at Medtronic - both in the lives of others and your career. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together.