Sr. Systems Engineer

Medtronic Inc. Louisville , CO 80028

Posted 2 weeks ago

Careers that Change Lives

As a Senior Systems Engineer within the RTG Enabling Technologies Research and Development organization you will utilize your extensive technical expertise in solving complex problems and in designing system solutions using computer-assisted and robotic-assisted surgery technology to improve patient outcomes and surgical efficiency.


The Restorative Therapies Group develops life-restoring therapies and healthcare solutions that span the care continuum; integrating technologies and applying clinical and economic evidence to increase patient access, improve efficiency of procedures and deliver successful patient outcomes.

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

  • Work and lead within a cross-functional team to design, develop, test, and document innovative system solutions utilizing software and hardware components.

  • Lead the definition and development of user needs, business needs, use cases, requirements, and system architecture.

  • Lead the engineering analysis to optimize and select system-level concepts to ensure the final solution fulfills needs, requirements, use cases, environments, and the overall system vision.

  • Lead the planning and execution of user evaluations in lab-based surgical environments or other formative evaluation events to gain insightful feedback on system concepts.

  • Lead the team in identifying and mitigating technical risks, product hazards, and failure modes.

  • Troubleshoot system component integration and support surgical procedure introduction of the design.

  • Provide technical leadership along with computer-assisted, robotic-assisted, and clinical procedure subject matter expertise to internal and cross-business development teams.

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

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.

  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.

  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

A Bachelors' degree in an Engineering or Science Discipline and 4+ years of relevant experience or an advanced degree and 2+ years of relevant experience.

Nice to Have

  • Experience in the medical device industry and/or surgical techniques.

  • Experience in Systems Engineering as related to stakeholder needs definition, creation of use case workflows, requirements definition and decomposition, functional architecture, and system design.

  • Experience planning and conducting user evaluations of product concepts, analyzing data, documenting evaluation methods and results, and presenting design recommendations to product teams.

  • Experience with software design, algorithm design, GUI design, and iterative software development practices.

  • Familiarity and experience working with Matlab, Linux, C++, or scripting languages.

  • Experience with mechanical and/or electrical design, mechanical/electrical drawings, tolerance analysis, and computer-aided design (CAD).

  • Ability to provide creativity while solving complex problems without known solutions.

  • Ability to quickly prototype new concepts and ideas.

  • Ability to assess new technologies via comprehensive reviews of the state-of-the-art

  • Project management skills including leading a project team as well as planning and estimation of tasks, milestones, resources, and budget.

  • Strong leadership skills and mentoring capabilities.

  • Ability to drive change.

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 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. For Office Roles: 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. (ADA-United States of America)

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Sr. Systems Engineer

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