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Medtronic Principal Systems Engineer in Littleton, Massachusetts

Principal Systems Engineer


Littleton, Massachusetts, United States

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Post Date:

Mar 23, 2021

Careers that Change Lives

A Day in the Life

As a Principal Systems Engineer within the Enabling Technologies Research and Development organization you will utilize your extensive technical expertise in solving complex problems and in designing system solutions using anatomical imaging, computer-assisted and robotic-assisted surgery technology, and powered surgical systems to improve patient outcomes and surgical efficiency.

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader thats why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients.

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Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned

  • work and lead within a cross-functional team to design, develop, test, and document innovative system solutions utilizing software and hardware components.

  • lead the definition and development of user needs, business needs, use cases, requirements, and system architecture.

  • lead the engineering analysis to optimize and select system-level concepts to ensure the final solution fulfills needs, requirements, use cases, environments, and the overall system vision.

  • lead the planning and execution of user evaluations in lab-based surgical environments or other formative evaluation events to gain insightful feedback on system concepts.

  • lead the team in identifying and mitigating technical risks, product hazards, and failure modes.

  • troubleshoot system component integration and support surgical procedure introduction of the design

  • provide technical leadership along technical and clinical procedure subject matter expertise to internal and cross-business development teams.

  • influence strategic direction around design practice and processes.

  • mentor other engineers below the Principal level.

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

  • Expertise in the medical device industry and/or surgical techniques.

  • Expertise in Systems Engineering as related to stakeholder needs definition, creation of use case workflows, requirements definition and decomposition, functional architecture, and system design.

  • Experience in X-Ray based anatomical imaging, control systems, and/or robotics.

  • Expertise in planning and conducting user evaluations of product concepts, analyzing data, documenting evaluation methods and results, and presenting design recommendations to product teams.

  • Expertise with software design, algorithm design, GUI design, and iterative software development practices.

  • Familiarity and experience working with Matlab, Linux, C++, or scripting languages.

  • Experience with mechanical and/or electrical design, mechanical/electrical drawings, tolerance analysis, and computer-aided design (CAD).

  • Ability to provide creativity while solving complex problems without known solutions.

  • Ability to quickly prototype new concepts and ideas.

  • Ability to assess new technologies via comprehensive reviews of the state-of-the-art

  • Project management skills including leading a project team as well as planning and estimation of tasks, milestones, resources, and budget.

  • Strong leadership skills and mentoring capabilities.

  • Ability to drive change including design practices and processes throughout the organization.

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. Lets 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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It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.