Medtronic Sr. Engineering Manager in Santa Rosa, California

Sr. Engineering Manager


Santa Rosa, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Oct 18, 2016

Position Description:

Functional manager of product development engineering team responsible for design of Nitinol components for prosthetic heart valves.Drives timely, high-quality execution of new technology innovation through direct reports and personal expertise.Shapes continuous improvement initiatives to strengthen technical competencies and collaboration with other teams.Aligns activities of the group with evolving Business Unit priorities. Manages, mentors, and develops engineers and technicians.Engages directly with senior management stakeholders and external partners.

Position Responsibilities:

·Leads team responsible for engineering of Nitinol shape-memory metal heart valve components to support fast-growing Transcatheter Heart Valve Replacement product lines.

·Drives innovation of Nitinol concepts to support next-generation Transcatheter Heart Valve designs and novel applications in other cardiovascular applications.

·Supports new product design using Finite Element Analysis, including in-vivo modeling and simulation of prosthetic devices in native anatomy.

·Generates leading-edge knowledge of Nitinol material behavior, prototyping, and methods for design and manufacturing.

·Partners with internal and external experts to maintain and strengthen relevant technical expertise.

·Participates as member of the Heart Valve Therapy Implant Group leadership team.

·Leads and ensures achievement of project objectives and milestones with initially complex or undetermined outcomes.

·Contributes to project decision-making using personal expertise, customer input, and feasibility assessment.

·Manages high-level engineers, and possibly other supervisors/managers, involved in an array of product development and technology exploration projects.

·Actively mentors, coaches, and ensures career development plans are in place for direct reports.

·Collaborates with core teams to establish objectives and evaluates progress of direct reports.

·Responsible for managing functional cost center budget and resource allocation.

· Understands and complies with company policies procedures and external standards guidance.

Basic Qualifications:


Education Required

·BS in technical field.

Years of Experience

·Minimum of 10 years relevant work experience.

Desired Qualifications:

·Minimum of 5 years project or people management experience.

·MS in related field with minimum of 8 years relevant work experience.

·PhD in related field with minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.

·Cross-functional project team experience.

·Extensive industry knowledge in Nitinol and/or implantable medical devices.

· Experienced in working with large, multi-site, matrix organizations.

·Product design related to heart valve and/or cardiovascular products.

Specialized Knowledge or Skills:

· Experience with engineering of Nitinol.

· Experience with Finite Element Analysis applied across a spectrum of modeling and simulation applications.

· Experience in medical device product development or manufacturing.

· Financial management skills.

· Excellent verbal / communication skills.

Physical 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.

·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.

·Extended periods of time doing computer-based work

·Must be able to see small component details and read engineering diagrams.

·Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

·Standard office and lab work environment.


Together, we can change healthcare worldwide.At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology 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 can 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.


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