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Director, Patient Care Devices Engineering

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Medtronic Inc. Arden Hills , MN 55112

Posted 2 months ago


The Director of Patient Care Deivces Engineering requires a passionate and experienced leader who is enthusiastic about both product development and emerging technologies. This position provides leadership, vision, direction and strategy to the Patient Care Devices organization while ensuring business objectives and client expectations are met. The position is responsible for defining industry leading, non-implantable, product designs. This includes developing full featured products including roadmaps for: building blocks, architectures and platforms that will ultimately delight customers with exclusive features.

This position will communicate, interact with, and influence all levels of management and multiple global locations. It will lead, motivate, challenge, and support diverse development teams to maximize velocity and quality, and deliver world-class products. It will also manage product development aspects of multiple projects including technology analysis, scoping, planning, and execution and implement state-of-the-art methods and technology to produce industry leading products.

A Day in the Life

  • Provide overall leadership, vision, direction, and strategy to the cross-functional Patient Care Devices team for products that contribute to the evolution of product architecture.

  • Develop technology/product roadmaps for future product platforms that ensure business objectives and client expectations are met.

  • Define the long-term technology and product strategy demonstrating a deep knowledge of technologies that span a variety of domains including systems engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, firmware engineering and more.

  • Provide strategic and technical direction for the development of key technologies to provide building blocks.

  • Develop and understanding of multiple therapy needs for both current and future needs.

  • Manage delivery of multiple and concurrent product development programs.

  • Strive for excellence in customer experience, technology, methodology, and execution.

  • Manage projects in a multiple project environment with high demand schedules.

  • Establish and implement improved project planning, tracking and reporting resources.

  • Work with marketing and customers to develop and evaluate new product designs and create/maintain the overall product technical road map for non-implantable products

  • Facilitate effective working relationships with all other departments, across multiple locations and multiple platforms. Work with other functional directors across Rice Creek Implantables to collaboratively develop new non-implantable devices. Functions include: manufacturing operations, quality assurance, implantables and supply chain.

  • Additional responsibilities include management of the mobile application software test team.

  • Work with other functional directors on a global scale to collaboratively develop new implantable devices. Global locations include: Medtronic, Inc. (Tempe), MECC (Brooklyn Center), Medtronic R&D Shanghai (China)

  • Select, develop and evaluate staff to ensure functional excellence.

  • Ensure the Neuromodulation Quality System is understood, implemented and maintained within the advanced development work.

  • Maintain effective communication with business sector leadership team, team members and functional leadership in all activities required to design, develop and deliver the product(s) successfully.

  • Promote investigation of new innovations and keep abreast of technology developments as they apply to Neuromodulation therapies and industry trends--including wireless communications, batteries, transcutaneous recharge, therapy delivery and more.

  • Prepare and present technical reviews and discussions, demonstrations and presentations.

  • Prepare and participate in technical meetings, tactical or strategic planning with other functional directors and senior leadership.

  • Build and nurture a product design and test development teams with Patient Care Devices that embraces innovation, creativity, quality and reliability including product features, technologies, infrastructure and tools operating system.

  • Ensure the advanced development plans are appropriately aligned, communicated and executed.

  • Manage Engineering resources (full time and contractors) and conduct resource planning to meet changing business needs.

  • Foster a culture of inclusion and diversity, which retains and develops team members.

  • Execute and support, through management and project teams, the completion of advanced development projects and priorities across the organization.

  • Enhance the advanced development lifecycle by applying industry best practices, processes and metrics.

  • Establish/revise development standards while leading architectural strategies.

  • Drive standardization across different development projects, when appropriate.

  • Foster a culture that maintains relationships with key customers to facilitate on-going flow of information around product needs, product development initiatives and market conditions that impact advanced development.

  • Maintain a customer-centric focus throughout the design and usability planning process.

  • Develop, monitor, and manage budgets for advanced development functions.

  • Develop business case justifications and cost/benefit analyses for advanced development spending and initiatives.

  • Ensure the highest level of quality, execution and functional excellence.

  • Participate in compliance audits as required to support the business.

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, directs and implements all aspects of the company's design and development of new medical device products or software systems.

  • May develop, evaluate, implement and maintain technical quality assurance and control systems or reliability systems and standards pertaining to materials, techniques, or company products.

  • Oversees the investigation and evaluation of existing technologies.

  • Guides the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products.

  • Directs the development of new concepts from initial design to market release.

  • Manages feasibility studies of the design to determine if capable of functioning as intended.

  • Monitors documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.

  • Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.

  • Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Must Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 10 years of experience with technology and/or product development and 7+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree (Master's Degree or higher) with a minimum of 8 years of experience with technology and/or product development with 7+ years of managerial experience.

Nice to Have:

Bachelor's Degree and/or Master's Degree in a technical discipline such as engineering,

Working Knowledge of DRM

Working knowledge of neurological system operation and the medical device marketplace.

Proven professional demonstration of an aptitude for inquisitive exploration of new technologic opportunity, a willingness and ability to institute change, and inter-organizational influence skills.

Professional working experience with several of the associated technologies and/or systems integration.

Work experience with implantable and non-implantable products

Working expertise in systems engineering, electronics hardware, mechanical design, firmware, software, and/or manufacturing.

Experience managing multiple geographically dispersed development teams in a regulated environment/industry.

Demonstrated strong management skills, including ability to multi-task and prioritize based on competing demands.

Ability to interact and influence all levels of the business as well as clients and partners.

Proven exceptional functional management and people skills.

Passion for quality and continuous improvement of processes.

Interest in emerging technologies such as wireless techologies, rigid flex, and rechargeable batteries.

Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.

Flexible, pragmatic, innovative, and open-minded.

Demonstrated excellent verbal, listening, presentation, and writing skills.

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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role.

Travel up to 10-20 %


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.

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