Sr Principal Systems Engineer Location: Rice Creek, Minnesota, United States Requisition #: 21000EZM Post Date: 19 hours ago The **Sr. Principal Systems Engineer** position will be part of the Medtronic Neuromodulation Systems Engineering product development organization. This position will support the Systems Integration and Test organization in the definition, design and development of complex medical device systems for the treatment of conditions related to the central nervous system. Typical system designs involve complex electronic circuits, wireless communication, batteries and a mix of consumer and medical technologies. System designs to be designed with the user in mind to provide innovative solutions in the marketplace. Neuroscience 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. Youll always have new challenges pursuing ideas that are exciting, innovative, and just plain cool. Build out the future of robotic healthcare. Think critically about healthcare problems and/or opportunities to advance science faster than others. Do research on improving the healthcare of millions. **Position Responsibilities:** + Provides technical leadership within cross-functional project teams to lead System Integration and Test planning to achieve project and quality goals in a systematic manner + Investigating and resolving system issues, making improvements to address customer feedback and requests, and leading verification and validation testing activities. + Leads system level Verification Validation activities, documenting scope of system VV effort, while working with product/functional engineers to ensure proper and complete coverage along with confirming the behavior of the system meets the requirements as well as user needs and intended uses. + Represent the organization as a primary contact for specific projects and initiatives; communicates with internal and external customers and vendors at various levels. May negotiate with others to reach understanding or agreement, and influence decision-making. + Lead and contribute to the overall system integration and characterization efforts across a wide variety of products, including applications on smartphones and tablets, cloud-based applications, custom embedded products, labeling, etc. Typical systems incorporate wireless communications and cybersecurity solutions. + Champion best practices and advanced testing techniques to obtain full test coverage with efficiency + Use of automated and hands-on evaluation methods of the systems to determine maturity and reliability through a data-driven process. + Review requirements for implantable medical device systems for testability and completeness that meet the expectations and uses of the customer, regulatory agencies, standards, etc. + Ensure customer needs, use cases and user workflows are translated into specific, well-written requirements, design features and associated integration test cases. + Participate in technical architecture activities for system definition, including partitioning, establishing performance measures, and well-defined interfaces to ensure high quality systems + Perform/participate in Risk Analysis activities, such as FMEA, and Hazard Analysis activities for systems, features, and implementations with the intent to eliminate or mitigate the risks in the identified scenarios. + Support human factors usability studies and other applicable system design validation related activities to ensure successful validation of user needs and intended uses along with associated risk control mitigations. + Identify, investigate, and resolve product issues both during product development and post launch field issues. + Provides support to customers and clients for Neuromodulation systems during and after launch. + Reviews technical literature and manuals. + Provide guidance, coaching, and training to other employees within job area. + Ensure personal understanding of all quality policy/system items that are applicable. Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high-quality work. **Must Have: Minimum Requirements** + Bachelors degree in a related technical field required + Requires a University Degree and minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience **Nice to Have** + 6+ years of working with implantable medical systems + Experience in engineering biomedical systems, including implantable medical devices + Experience with Neuromodulation products and their clinical use + Experience with designing for the Hardware/Firmware and wireless interfaces of electronic devices + Experience in troubleshooting firmware and hardware issues using test equipment such as oscilloscopes and signal analyzers + Experience with automated test systems to assess system functionality, reliability, and stability + Experience with writing software and test scripts including Python, Groovy, Java, LabVIEW + Experience working with and designing systems to meet ISO and Quality System Regulation requirements, including IEC-60601-1, -2, -6, IEC-62304, ISO-14971, FDA 21CFR820.30 for Class I, II and III medical systems + Experience in System Engineering discipline or use of system engineering methodologies + Experience with statistics, modeling, design of experiments and data analysis + Demonstrated strong verbal/written communication + Demonstrated ability to take engineering data and draw system level conclusions through detailed analysis + Experience working in cross-functional and team environments + Familiarity with Design for Six Sigma + Demonstrated ability to make decisions quickly and guide a team through complex problems **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. Lets 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) 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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