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Senior Principal Quality Engineer

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Must Have: Minimum Requirements


To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.


·       Requires a Baccalaureate degree and minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

·       Expertise in statistical and analytic methods, applied to data sets collected by our products, our customers, and our processes.  This may include machine learning algorithms. 

·       Proficiency with Big Data and cloud-based applications for product and process analytics.

·       Expertise in Design for Six Sigma tools and methods, as applied to complex, software-based integrated systems. 


Nice to Have:  Preferred Requirements


·       Safety Risk Management of Complex, integrated hardware/software systems

·       Proficiency with modern tools and methods for ensuring the reliability of complex systems.

·       Experience with Systems Verification and Validation strategies and methods; ability to drive Design for Test principles at the product requirements level

·       Understanding of Usability and Human Factors and relevant standards and methods, management of safety risk associated with human error

·       Understanding of cybersecurity risk management for complex, software-based systems from a premarket and postmarket perspective. 

·       Mastery of “Quality 4.0” tools and technologies applied to complex, highly-integrated medical devices; use of data and analytics to drive product improvements and product reliability/availability

·       Awareness and understanding of existing and emerging international standards affecting complex, software-based medical devices, ability to establish industry-leading best practices to interpret such standards and implement compliant processes and methods. 

·       Ability to develop real-time quality metrics in customer service, supplier performance, product performance, manufacturing, etc. and to support the ongoing analysis of those metrics.


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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position. 


The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.


Travel up to 25%. 



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



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