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3.3 | Cambridge, MA | Hospital & Health Care | 10000+ Employees
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Posted 2 months ago on Aug. 7, 2020

Principal R&D Engineer

Full-time in Maple Grove, MN
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Philips is a hospital & health care company headquartered in the Cambridge, MA area with 10000+ employees. Philips has a 3.3-star InHerSight Score, based on 1,197 ratings from 83 employees. Employees have left 23 comments about their experiences working for the company on InHerSight.

Job Title

Principal R&D Engineer

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

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 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 Principal Engineer will need to have 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 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.
  • Designing, prototyping, and refining 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 catheters and catheter-based 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 associates
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills

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?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

It is the policy of Philips to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance. 

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