Principal R&D Engineer
In this role, you have the opportunity to:
Work as a Principal Engineer with stent development experience to lead new product development programs aimed to treat vascular diseases. This role will manage research and development activities from concept stage of Product Development through Commercialization.
This person will lead detailed design and testing of new products, ensuring that product designs meet specifications, and identifying and recommending solutions for complex technical issues. Activities include knowledge transfer from other sites, new product idea development, prototyping, product specification development, test method development, test protocol and report writing, and facilitating technical team meetings regarding these topics.
This position may act as a technical lead on development projects, assisting the Program Manager in creating the project schedule, ensuring that technical tasks performed by engineers on the project team are executed on time and in compliance with the design and development plan, conducting technical team meetings, coordinating the activities of R&D engineers as well as cross functional resources.
You are responsible for:
Managing research and development activities from Concept Phase through Commercialization
Collaborating with cross-functional team members throughout product development phases to ensure program success
Providing work direction, technical guidance, coaching and mentorship to other engineers
Coordinating/participating in events that provide clinical feedback and guidance, such as physician interface meetings and pre-clinical studies
Making data driven decisions using appropriate analytical methodologies
Working with patent counsel to prepare invention records and assist in the patent submission processes
Design, prototype, and refine device concepts using human factors, usability, and ergonomic design practices
Translating user needs and regulatory standards into clear, concise design requirements
Creating and documenting design concepts using SolidWorks and rapid prototyping methodologies
Creating specifications for device components, assemblies, packaging, and labeling
Working with process development engineers to ensure that products are optimally designed for manufacturing
Assisting in the identification and selection of outside suppliers and consultants as required
Preparing for and conduct various design reviews in accordance with regulatory requirements
Verifying that designs meet functional requirements through the performance of engineering analyses and testing
Establishing test methods, acceptance criteria, and test equipment for all stages of product development
Providing independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for product related research and development
You are a part of
As a part of Philips Image Guided Therapy Devices Research & Development organization, you will help our business enable healthcare providers to decide, guide, treat, and confirm in one setting, thereby optimizing care, reducing costs and getting patients back to the lives they love.
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:
B.S. / B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent work experience. M.S. / M. Eng. Preferred.
10+ years working in product development in the medical device industry with a minimum of 5 years’ experience with stents and stent delivery systems
Knowledge of catheter design/assembly processes (injection molded component design, extrusion, braiding, coiling, reflow, etc.)
Class II and Class III Medical Device product development experience
Experience managing technical activities of a project as a core team member of a large cross-functional team
Analytical knowledge to drive data driven decisions throughout development cycle
Design for manufacturability knowledge and applicable skills
Strong technical writing ability and experience writing product requirements, specifications, test protocols, and test reports
Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written) both to senior management, customers and teammates
Excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills
US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.
In return, we offer you
If you are interested in driving action to improve patients’ lives so they get home healthier and faster and stay there longer, then this position is poised to help you achieve that goal. This position offers site leadership experience within our Image Guided Therapy Devices product offering which improves outcomes in both peripheral and coronary arterial diseases.
Why should you join Philips?
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