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Sr Design Assurance Engineering Manager (Santa Ana, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Mounds View, MN or Remote within the US with travel to sites)

21000LA7 Requisition #

Sr Design Assurance Engineering Manager
Req Number 21000LA7
Locations – Santa Ana, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Mounds View, MN or Remote within the US with ability to travel to the sites.

Careers that Change Lives

This Senior R&D Design Assurance Engineering Manager role will be a member of the structural heart global quality leadership team guiding the overall strategy for the operating unit.  You will also be responsible for the development and leadership of a large Quality Engineering organization and be responsible for one of our therapy areas, working with cross functional partners within the OU on the development of our new product development pipeline.  You will grow and nurture cross site and cross functional relationships in a large, multi-site organization. Under your leadership a team of quality engineers and scientists, will contribute to project decision-making using personal expertise, customer input, and strong engineering and clinical judgment.

Structural Heart and Aortic

The Structural Heart and Aortic integrated operating unit offers minimally-invasive approaches to restore proper structure and function of the heart and the aorta. We focus on the transcatheter replacement or repair of the four heart valves—aortic, pulmonic, mitral, tricuspid—and the placement of stent grafts to treat aneurysms and dissections of the body’s largest artery, the aorta

The Structural Heart Operating Unit is focused on the development of the cutting-edge transcatheter heart valves and delivery systems and the associated procedures that enable these pioneering minimally invasive medical procedures.

This is a very exciting time for this operating unit as we focus on dealing with the growing opportunity to provide new, minimally invasive, treatment options to more and more patients.

A Day in the Life

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

  • Plans, directs and implements all aspects of the company's design and development of new medical device products or software systems.
  • May develop, evaluate, implement and maintain technical quality assurance and control systems or reliability systems and standards pertaining to materials, techniques, or company products.
  • Oversees the investigation and evaluation of existing technologies.
  • Guides the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products.
  • Directs the development of new concepts from initial design to market release.
  • Manages feasibility studies of the design to determine if capable of functioning as intended.
  • Monitors documentation maintenance throughout all phases of research and development.
  • Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery.
  • Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 7 years of experience in Quality and/or Engineering with 5+ years of managerial/leadership experience, or Advanced degree in Engineering, Science or technical field with 5 years of experience in Quality and/or Engineering with 5+ years of managerial/leadership experience

Nice to Have (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Six Sigma Black Belt and Design for Manufacturability certification and experience.
  • Demonstration of an ability to develop partnerships and inter‐organization influence skills.
  • Advanced degree in a related technical discipline.
  • Knowledge of cardiology or the medical device business.

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)

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