Senior Manager, Front End Orthopedic Robotics

Johnson & Johnson Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 weeks ago

DePuy Synthes' Digital Orthopedic Surgery team is recruiting for a Senior Manager, Front-End Orthopedic Robotics R&D located in Boston, MA, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, or Grenoble, France!

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, provides one of the most comprehensive orthopedics portfolios in the world. DePuy Synthes solutions, in specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide. For more information, visit

The Digital Orthopedic Surgery team is bringing innovation to intraoperative patient care. We are using robotics and other digital tools for surgical teams to improve patient outcomes. We are creating an extensible operating room ecosystem to support existing devices and those of the future. Our vision is to create a process of continuous improvement in which data collected during and after surgery contributes to a steady progression in standardization and automation. We are dedicated to improving people's lives through the advancement of medical technology.

The Senior Manager of Front End Orthopedic Robotics plays a critical role leading a cross-functional team to deliver innovative medical proof of concepts and prototypes of new technologies and applications. This Senior Manager will report to the Director, Front-End Orthopedic Robotics. This person will collaborate to prototype, design, and implement innovative solutions. He/she will be part of a wider team that includes software, hardware, electrical engineers working in different locations, communicating primarily in English.

Job Description

  • Own delivery of Front End feasibility projects including new orthopedic robotics applications and new technologies to be used with the robot - responsible for technical and programmatic decisions, ensuring the right output is delivered, while balancing scope, resources, and schedule

  • Work with digital and franchise GSM partners to define scope and requirements for Front End feasibility projects

  • Work with team to develop surgical techniques/workflows for new applications

  • Create plan and drive cross-functional execution of Front-End feasibility projects with technical team, GSM, Legal, Business Dev, external partners, etc.

  • Drive projects according to Front End Product Development process; participate in definition and refinement of this process

  • Author feasibility plans, project charter, and other Front End process deliverables

  • Serve as scrum master for SW and other agile project deliverables

  • Identify risks and mitigations, escalate needs as appropriate

  • Communicate project progress, needs, etc. to various stakeholders in the organization

  • Participate in transfer of knowledge to ensure seamless transition to NPD team

  • Contribute to strategy decisions for digital pipeline

  • Participate in IP generation and business development activities related to Front End work

The base pay range for this position is 122,000 to 268,400.

The Company maintains highly competitive, performance-based compensation programs. Under current guidelines, this position is eligible for an annual performance bonus in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. The annual performance bonus is a cash bonus intended to provide an incentive to achieve annual targeted results by rewarding for individual and the corporation's performance over a calendar/ performance year. Bonuses are awarded at the Company's discretion on an individual basis.

Employees may be eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs such as health insurance, savings plan, pension plan, disability plan, vacation pay, sick time, holiday pay, and work, personal and family time off in accordance with the terms of the applicable plans. Additional information can be found through the link below.

Eligible for benefits to include medical, dental, vision and time off as well as any others as provided for in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

For additional general information on company benefits, please go to: -



  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, computer science or related degree

  • 10 years of experience working as an Engineering Manager or Technical Program Manager

  • Experience managing complex software and hardware projects

  • Experience with developing products in at least two of the three: orthopedic medical devices, robotics, AR/VR

  • Collaborative, creative, resourceful mindset, comfortable working in uncertainty and in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment

  • Effective and comfortable motivating, and holding others accountable with or without direct-line supervisory responsibility

  • Excellent technical problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to tailor content and style to audience

  • Excellent detail oriented organizational skills


  • Knowledgeable in orthopedic surgical techniques and anatomy

  • Experience managing proof of concept projects aimed at proving feasibility and mitigating risks

  • PMP certification

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


Primary Location

United States-Florida-Palm Beach Gardens-4500 Riverside Drive

Other Locations

North America-United States, Europe/Middle East/Africa-France, North America-United States-Massachusetts-Boston


DePuy Synthes Products, Inc (6149)

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Senior Manager, Front End Orthopedic Robotics

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