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Principal Electrical Engineer (m/w/d) – Integration – Surgical Robotics - Wessling

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Principal Electrical Engineer (m/w/d) – Integration – Surgical Robotics
Wessling, Bavaria, Germany 

Careers that Change Lives

You will join a team of mechanical, electrical and software engineers responsible for developing Medtronic’s Robotic Assisted Surgery platform through commercial launch and production scale-up.

Impact patient outcomes.  Come for a job, stay for a career

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.
SURGICAL INNOVATIONS set the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

A Day in the Life

As a key member of the Hardware and Software Integration Center of Excellence, the Principal Electrical Integration Engineer will be a leader within the Medtronic R&D engineering team to develop and support the next generation robotic assisted surgical system.
This Electrical Integration Engineer is a technical leader in a system-level, fast-paced R&D environment, guiding a team to deliver advanced technical expertise and solutions to complex engineering problems. This engineer shall contribute to the development of a complex system that includes aspects of robotics, controls, imaging, multi-user interfaces and minimally invasive surgical instrumentation. 
This engineer will participate in the debugging and root cause analysis related to hardware and software defect resolution. This individual shall collaborate with Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Software Engineers, Reliability Engineers V&V and Service Engineers to ensure the system design meets system and subsystem requirements. This engineer will also provide management and direction for the integration group at the Wessling site and collaborate on cross-site integration investigations and development work. 

As the Integration Engineer, you will:
•    Maintain working knowledge of the system design and performance against the requirements
•    Rapid response triage, root cause, debugging and repair
•    Work with subsystem electrical engineers to facilitate integration process across subsystem components and develop a deep understanding of the system 
•    Test, maintain, and upgrade electrical components for communicating with and controlling a complex mechatronic system 
•    Circuitry will involve a mix of custom digital (microprocessor / DSP / FPGA), analog (op-amp, current sensing, filtering), and power electronics circuit design, as well as off-the shelf equipment
•    Develop and document repair and retrofit procedures and maintain configuration management 
•    Coordinate with field service engineers on the system troubleshooting and repair
•    Interface with quality engineers to prepare documentation, maintain records, and release reports
•    Support contract manufacturer with troubleshooting production equipment
•    Guide strategic efforts to improve the integration process and to influence the development process based on integration needs and challenges
•    Communicate with management related to project objectives, schedules, system performance, and integration needs
•    Contribute to the assessment of proposed design changes and impact based on test evidence
•    Provide written disposition and evidence to resolve anomalies generated from integration issues

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

•    Bachelor’s degree required
•    Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 5 years of experience
•    Demonstrated skills in managing priorities and coordinating team activities
•    Experience working with multiple teams on concurrent, interdependent projects
•    Experience with highly regulated and/or safety-critical systems is required (medical device experience strongly preferred)
•    Ability to measure voltage, current, and signal integrity with common electrical debugging tools such as a multimeter and oscilloscope.
•    Ability to read and understand electrical circuit schematics and wiring diagrams
•    Ability to read and understand mechanical and electrical assembly drawings
•    Ability to write detailed reports and work instructions

Nice to Have

•    2+ years of work experience in product development
•    Prior experience in system-level development of a complex electro-mechanical system
•    Working experience in full-lifecycle engineering programs and processes
•    Excellent communication skills 
•    Knowledge of relevant technologies including:
o    Mechatronics / Robotics
o    Mechanical and electrical interfaces
o    Communication protocols
o    Sensors, actuators, controllers
o    Kinematics of mechanisms
o    Vision and display systems
•    Good understanding of structured product development (requirements-driven engineering, documentation, rigorous verification, etc.) Engineering verification test development and execution
•    Strong experience with motors and motor control, especially using BLDC motors
•    Experience with sensors such as Encoders, Hall Effect Sensors, Torque, and Load Cells
•    Experience with Ethernet
•    Familiarity with QNX and Linux operating systems
•    Certified in IPC-7711/21 for PCBA rework and repair
•    Familiarity with electronic design tools, e.g., OrCAD and Allegro.
•    Experience with QNX and knowledge of C and C++.
•    Medical device development experience 
•    Knowledge of medical product R&D and clinical/regulatory process
•    Fluency in English required

Working Conditions

•    Standard office setting, clean room, surgical lab, operating room, pilot lab, external research organizations, supplier visits
•    Travel and flexible hours as needed
•    Based in Wessling, Bavaria, Germany

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)


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.

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees.

Über Medtronic

Als weltweit führender Anbieter im Bereich Medizintechnik und medizinischer Serviceleistungen verbessert Medtronic jedes Jahr die Lebensqualität und Gesundheit von Millionen  Menschen weltweit. Wir nutzen unsere klinischen, therapeutischen und ökonomischen Erfahrungen, um die wachsenden Herausforderungen im Gesundheitssektor zu meistern. 

Lassen Sie uns unter dem Motto „Further, Together“ gemeinsam die Gesundheitsversorgung voranbringen.

Medtronic begrüßt Bewerbungen von allen Personen, unabhängig von Rasse, nationaler Herkunft, Geschlecht, Alter, körperlichen Merkmalen, sozialer Herkunft, Behinderung, Religion, sexueller Orientierung, Geschlechtsidentität, anderen Kriterien nach geltendem Recht. Wir verpflichten uns, alle Bewerber fair zu behandeln und Diskriminierung zu vermeiden.

Werden Sie ein Teil von uns und bereichern Sie mit Ihrer Persönlichkeit unsere Kultur von Zusammenarbeit und Innovation. Durch ein hohes Maß an Vielfalt, Integration und Engagement können wir auch in Zukunft einer der führenden Unternehmen im Bereich der Medizintechnologie bleiben. Indem wir alles, was Sie mitbringen - Ihre ganz persönlichen Sichtweisen, Begabungen und Fähigkeiten - in unser Unternehmen einfließen lassen, erfüllen wir auch das Versprechen unserer Mission.


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