Principal R&D Engineer in Santa Rosa at Apple & Associates

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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    Santa Rosa
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Job Description

Principal R&D Engineer - New Technology in Cardiovascular Surgery!

The Principal Engineer is a top Technical Leader who works on a team of about 10 developing an innovative mitral valve replacement delivery system to treat mitral valve disease.  This Principal R&D Engineer will be a trainer and mentor to more junior engineers and must have some knowledge of catheter delivery systems, cardiovascular medical devices or endoscopic surgical systems. The team must create both a new device as well as define the new therapy delivery procedure.  The individual will be expected to apply thoughtful, technical principles, theories, and new methods to work collaboratively with the team through the development and implementation of this new therapy.  They will need to apply a system mindset for the device and a therapy mindset for the procedure.  This position will also involve cross-functional interactions with other functions as well as different development groups responsible for other aspects of the project including implant development.

 Principal R&D Engineer duties include:
  • Work on a cross-functional team in the design and development of an innovative mitral valve replacement delivery system
  • Influence the design of the product, development of the processes, and the definition of the procedure
  • Collaborate with physicians and internal advisors to drive the development of the device and the procedure and communicate progress and risks to management and team
  • Apply engineering judgement, experience, advanced problem-solving skills, critical thinking, technical principles, and theories to solve complex design and procedural challenges
  • Provide engineering and technical support to pre-clinical evaluations
  • Act as advisor and mentor to other engineers, technicians, and team members
Principal Research and Development Engineer Qualifications
 - Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
- 7+ years of experience in product development or 5+ years with an advanced degree
Desired/Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with medical device product development
- Excellent communication skills with internal and external customers at various levels (written and verbal)
- Excellent time management skills
- Ability to negotiate with others to reach understanding or agreement
- Knowledge of Mitral Valve and / or Aortic Valve repair or replacement, disease, and delivery systems
- High level proficiency of technical principles, theories, and design concepts in the field of medical device design
- Experience with the design and assembly of complex catheter based delivery systems
- Training and experience in Applied Systems Engineering
- Proficiency in SolidWorks and AutoCAD
- Knowledge of statistical analysis and applications
Travel Expectations
About 10% of the time


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