Principal R&D Engineer - Ireland



Job Description


At Medtronic, we value what makes you unique. Be part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations



At our world leading Research & Development Department in Medtronic, plc, we focus on the development of cutting-edge medical devices in the Cardiac and Vascular space. Our Engineers are directly involved in the development of innovative products for use in medical procedures. As a Principal R&D Engineer, you will be tasked with leading the technical development of new products through early-stage investigation/research and/or translation of that into commercial medical devices.


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Design, develop, analyze, troubleshoot, and provides technical skills during research and / or product development
Effectively represent Medtronic while interacting with physicians to distil their needs into product requirements and concepts
Provide leadership in technical innovation across the department
Identify and mitigate technological risks throughout the design process
Apply understanding of anatomy & physiology with engineering knowledge in materials and processes to come up with working designs
Interface effectively and build relationships with team members, other staff and key technology and component suppliers, both locally and globally
May be required to progress a project from concept phase into commercialization phase and play a key role on the product / process / engineering / leadership fronts
May be required to resolve technical challenges with existing designs and support portfolio sustaining activities
Continually contribute to generation of intellectual property
Coach, mentor, and delegate work to less experienced engineers
Partake in cross site Technical Forums and build a network within the technical community
Define and implement strategic goals in the technical community in line with the business unit strategy
Design studies to investigate specific life science questions within field of expertise

We are looking for a qualified person with a minimum of Degree level 8 in Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience – additional relevant qualifications may be advantageous.
We are looking for a dynamic team player and leader that can work effectively and proactively on cross-functional teams.
We are looking for an individual with extensive medical device product development experience and a strong proven track record in innovation and technical leadership.
This role is primarily technical in nature; thus, we seek someone who is passionate about Engineering concepts and principles – someone who gets a thrill from how and why things work.
We are looking for a proven influencer and someone who exhibit skills in driving large scale technical initiatives.
You are a seasoned professional in engineering development with extensive engineering knowledge and skills in some or all of the following: component and system design, materials (polymers and metals), sterilization of medical devices, test method development, design for six sigma principles, CAD (Solidworks preferred), pre-clinical evaluations, physician interactions, knowledge of anatomical use conditions (anatomy, physiology etc.), system requirements development, design control, application of ISO standards for medical devices
We are looking for strong communication and presentation skills and fluency in English, both in writing and speaking.

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