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Security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, you know how to do it. What if you could use your Cyber and analytical skills to create, deploy and monitor security for medical devices used daily by patients? We’re looking for an engineer who wants to be on the frontlines of this emerging specialty.  

Be a technical leader within a team responsible for solutions for Medtronic’s medical devices. Identify and implement ways to harden medical devices and reduce their attack surface.


Interact with external and internal cybersecurity researchers to identify and remediate vulnerabilities within products and systems.


Work directly with R&D teams to ensure all relevant security risks are identified, evaluated, and appropriate and well-balanced solutions are implemented. 


Develop security solution that comply with standards/guidance documents established by regulatory bodies.


Lead the work to communicate cybersecurity technology to customers, regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders.

A Day in the Life

  • Direct product and device cybersecurity activities ranging from incident response to vulnerability assessments to mitigation implementation.
  • Maintain a high level of technical knowledge on security.
  • Champion consistent implementation of the Security Development Lifecycle across projects
  • Guide product risk assessments with product R&D teams to develop and recommend specific security controls for product/system wide security needs.
  • Participate in the creation and testing of product security-related solutions and processes.
  • Evaluate and verify security risks across the entire development lifecycle, including market-released product.
  • Manage security-related deliverables for regulatory bodies.
  • Contribute to Medtronic’s understanding of current industry best practices and how they can be applied to the Diabetes Products.


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

  • Design security solutions for product groups based on the system security architecture
  • Coordinate with Electrical and Hardware engineering to ensure security requirements are considered and fulfilled in the hardware selection and design.
  • Coordinate with Software Architect and Developers to ensure the security design is implemented as intended
  • Coordinate with SW test to ensure the implementation of security design is verified
  • Coordinate with manufacturing engineering to ensure manufacturing security needs are met
  • Monitor industry best practices, changes in threat landscape and update the design accordingly
  • Generates security engineering policies, standards and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or sciences. 
  • 7+ years of related experience with BS Degree in engineering or sciences
  • 5+ years of related experience with MS Degree in engineering or sciences

Specialized Knowledge Desired:

  • Experience with 2 or more of the following:
    • Medical devices and systems
    • Security of embedded technology
    • Wireless communication systems knowledge and experience
    • Embedded devices design
    • PKI Key management system design
    • Token based authentication systems design
  • Prior security design experience in critical industries such as Medical, Aerospace, Automotive, Defense
  • Demonstrated very strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and grow productive, trusting and open relationships with a wide variety of constituencies.
  • Programming skills in one or more of the following: C, C++, Python, Scala.
  • CISSP Certification
  • Security incident management experience
  • PKI Key management
  • Risk assessments and cybersecurity regulatory requirements
  • Token based authentication systems
  • Medical device technology
  • Understanding of information security practices, risk management processes, cybersecurity principles, and incident response methodologies
  • Proven record of working without extensive direction
  • Leadership and collaboration skills with ability to communicate complexity in a clear manner with internal and external stakeholders

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