Stryker Corporation Kalamazoo , MI 49001
Job Description: Stryker's Senior SW Test Engineer collaborates with our engineering, marketing and user experience groups in the development of new product solutions that contain complex electronics and SW.
This role has a strong focus on Stryker's Technology Block Process which are technologies that will be incorporated by multiple business units around the corporation.
This SR. Test Engineer will be involved in the process from research to implementation through the use of various SW requirements to verification traceability and test methodologies, merging an understanding of user needs to drive high quality products that exceed our customer's expectations.
The Senior SW Test Engineer will assist in developing and implementing a consistent New Product Development approach to verification of Stryker Technology Blocks. This may include researching & implementing new off the shelf tool sets or developing our own tool sets to ensure technologies can be properly verified and validated. Our strongest candidates will not only be experienced and talented in SW development and verification but also have an ability to play in the embedded electronics space, serve as a design advisor, lead requirements management, and have experience with medical device new product development. Responsibilities
Collaborate with and support cross functional embedded design teams when necessary
Support and coordinate activity relative to Stryker's ongoing Technology Block Process
Closely collaborate with Stryker's R&D business units
Monitor the verification process relative to managed technology blocks
Responsible for design input related to requirements management, product verification, computer system validation, and traceability.
Collaborate within a cross functional teams to define and plan design research and discovery activities for the purpose of using common technologies across the corporation.
Collaborate with teams to design and participate in user research analysis and synthesis for the purpose of creating user needs and setting the direction for early concept development.
Attend design reviews and ensure requirements and finished designs are verifiable. Present design concepts to the project team and industrial design team for critiques
May involve prolonged periods of stooping, kneeling, crouching, bending, sitting, standing, and/or crawling as appropriate
May be required to move equipment up to 50 pounds, reach, push, or pull in order to accomplish job accountabilities
Coordination of eye, hand, and / or foot movement with an ability to grasp by hand and meet cognitive demands to include visual and auditory discrimination/memory, reading ability, and memory retention ability
Must be able to observe and correct minute inconsistencies (e.g. in the printed word, product appearance, etc...)
Must be able to generate and explain detailed schedules & performance and design objectives
Must be able to analyze and correct complex product and/or process issues of a broad scope using independent judgment
Qualifications/Work Experience Preferred
Minimum of 3 years of practical new product development experience in design, quality, or test
Experience with CAD tools and requirements traceability tools
Viewed as divisional resource in their area of expertise
Competent with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc...)
Demonstrated experience & success in collaborating with marketing, engineering, UX and other development team members
Demonstrated experience in user / customer centered design
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Eagerness to assist internal and external customers
Possess attention to detail and ability to work independently
Ability to thrive on juggling multiple demands, prioritizing, delivering under tight timelines, and adapting quickly to change.
Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time
Applicants must relocate to Kalamazoo, MI
Experience in medical product device design a plus
Education / Special Training Required
BS or BFA degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
Minimum of a 3.0 GPA out of a 4.0 scale