• Medtronic
  • Boulder , CO
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 670 Logan Mill Rd

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In this exciting role as a Sr. Systems Engineer you willhave responsibility to lead, directand organize the planning, and execution of high-tech, released productdevelopment project teams from concept to commercialization in the medicaldevice arena. You will be reporting tothe R&D Systems Manager of Nellcor, INVOS and Temperature. In this role youwill be accountable for overall project requirements and alignment withclinical need, use cases and business expectation.


The Minimally InvasiveTherapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, fastercomplication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasivesurgical solutions.

PATIENT MONITORING ANDRECOVERY focuses on improving outcomes associated with respiratorycompromise, deep vein thrombosis, nutritional insufficiency, and healthcareassociated infections.

Thiscandidate will be responsible for completing system engineering activities totranslate concepts into products that delight and serve our patients andclinical customers. This includesdefining and integrating sub-systems, features and technologies with a focus inpulse oximetry:

  • identification of clinician and customer needs,
  • development of use cases and the impact of patient and clinicianinteraction with the technology
  • creation of the system definition by translating clinician and customerneeds into engineering requirements,
  • understanding the regulatory requirements and strategy that complementthe product intent and launch strategy
  • defining the system architecture, partitioning, and developmentstrategy,
  • leading risk management activities,
  • creating system verification and validation strategies, and
  • system support and education
  • SystemEngineering activities typically involve trade-offs between risks, benefits,and performance. System Engineering activities are performed within theconstraints of a complex regulatory environment; in partnership withdevelopment (software, firmware, hardware, mechanical engineering), research,technology, clinical, regulatory, product planning and marketing groups.

    The ideal candidate will have strong leadership capabilitiesand have depth in one or more of the following areas:

  • userexperience mapping and design
  • understanding,defining, and designing to use cases
  • significantexperience in the hospital environment
  • priorexperience interacting with a variety of clinician customers
  • sensorexpertise: optical, ECG, biomedical sensors, monitors
  • physiologyand disease states
  • wirelesscommunication systems
  • A Day in the Life of a Sr. SystemsEngineer

  • Lead and partner with functional team membersincluding Marketing, Clinical Affairs and Human Factors to fully understand theclinical need, problem being addressed and business goal
  • Represent the System Engineering organization asthe prime technical contact on projects. Interact with senior Medtronic andexternal personnel on significant technical matters often requiringcoordination between organizations.
  • Collaborate with internal andexternal stakeholders to develop Business and Customer Needs for new productdevelopment and create a systems architecture that meets these needs.
  • Organize and Lead key designtradeoffs, present to upper level management, and drive decisions. Demonstrate an extensive ability to foreseeproblems and provide alternate solutions.
  • Apply advanced knowledge ofbiomedical/ system engineering principles, system engineering competencies, andsystem engineering methodologies.
  • Consult on projects in theresearch phase and transition them into formal development
  • Develop a program risk burn downprofile and and translate this into a specific system integration strategy toaddress these risks.
  • Incorporate reliability principles and processesto demonstrate robustness during the design process
  • Develop and maintain clinical relationships withthought leaders in the field
  • Partner with the Verification andValidation team to define the high level V&V strategy
  • May identify, plan, monitor and execute tasksfor entire project. Work independentlyand may provide direction to other engineers working on the project.
  • Must Have: MinimumRequirements

    Requires a Baccalaureate degree (or for degrees earned outside of theUnited States, a degree which satisfies the requirements of 8 C.F.R. 214.2(h)( 4)(iii)(A) and minimum 4 years of relevant experience, or advanceddegree with 2 years experience.

    Tobe considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evidenton your resume.

    Nice to Have
  • Must possess managerial courage; must be confident managing risksand making decisions that will likely have a large impact on strategicorganizational objectives. Works independently; self-directed and highlyself-aware.
  • Able to establish trust and credibility throughout seniorleadership; demonstrates unwavering integrity and fierce accountability.
  • Effectively lead teams comprised of individuals with diversebackgrounds; including but not limited to instrument and disposable R&D,Software, Hardware, Regulatory, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Clinical andMarketing. Project management experience with international teams and externalengineering service providers.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and non-verbal;expert active listening skills with a keen awareness for various messagingstyles; and polished ability to tailor delivery to a broad range of audiences
  • Exceptional influencing and interpersonal skills, negotiating;managing change; goal setting; planning and organizing teamwork; ability toaddress difficult situations; conflict resolution; resource constraint andproblem solving. Strong written communication skills.
  • Technically savvy; must be able to discuss, understand and makedecisions regarding a wide array of engineering disciplines and complextechnical/logistical issues.
  • Being ableto articulate and understanding, defining, and designing to use cases to helpdefine the problem statement is a critical asset
  • Experience in physiology and disease states to understand the clinicalproblem that is being solved and having the ability to interact with cliniciansin their environment and understanding the clinical environment
  • Experience managing complex medical technology developmentprograms. Exposure to systems engineering, concept engineering, hardware andsoftware development, validation and systems integration.
  • Master s degree in Engineering and/or scientific discipline

  • 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. Let s 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)
    Associated topics: cloud architect, equipment, infrastructure architect, ip, maintain, maintenance, network, senior engineer, senior system engineer, systems integration architect

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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