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Sr PD Project Mgmt Specialist (Systems) - Surgical Robotics

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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 Project Manager, you will be a key member of the Medtronic Project Management team working to commercialize a Surgical Robotics Platform. The Project Manager will work closely with program management, subsystem technical leads, and other engineers to manage and coordinate engineering activities. This role is specifically focused on project management activities for our Systems Engineering team, which is responsible for:

  • Overall System Architecture & Design

  • User Experience & Industrial Design, including GUI

  • Requirements Strategy & Trace Matrices

  • Risk Management strategy

  • Coordination across subsystems (power budgeting, etc.)


    This person will ensure that his/her engineering teams:

  • Are efficient, effective and well-coordinated.

  • Have clear priorities and goals.

  • Develop and tracks to schedules.

  • Deliver quality designs according to process.


    You Will:

    The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating a cross-functional team during the development of an electromechanical system that includes software components:

  • Coordinate, develop, and track schedules, plans, tasks, and priorities.

  • Coordinate User Validation studies and follow all government regulations during interactions with Healthcare Providers (HCPs).

  • Establish strong relationships with engineering team members and be able to estimate, plan, and execute System Architecture tasks.

  • Anticipate and mitigate risk points. Make tradeoffs between time, schedule, and cost; while meeting safety and regulatory requirements.

  • Identify and track dashboard metrics that can be used to report status to leadership, as well as drive team behavior & accountability.

  • Schedule project meetings, document meeting minutes and key decisions, and track action items

  • Support engineering teams to follow effective process. Promote communication between multiple platform teams and disciplines.

  • With technical leads, develop and manage R&D process and tools for specific subsystems. Assist with design, selection and implementation of tools and processes.

  • Track the financials of the project. Generate forecasts, manage accruals, and track actuals against the forecast

  • Develop a broad understanding of the Medtronic Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation Businesses, products, and clinical applications and leverage the knowledge of others

  • Ability to coordinate, track, proof and finalize project documents as needed with limited supervision

  • Coach and influence project teams to achieve maximum performance and efficiency in the project.

Must have: Minimum qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of experience, or advanced degree and 2 years of experience.


Nice to have:

  • Experience with highly regulated and/or safety-critical systems is required (medical device experience strongly preferred)
  • Knowledge of Systems engineering management, both tools and process (User needs, customer and system requirements, system architecture, product and project risk management, integration testing, verification, traceability, configuration management, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of structured product development (requirements-driven engineering, requirements documentation, rigorous verification, DFMEA, etc.)
  • Experience with Microsoft suite of tools (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to influence all customers (both internal and external) on issues that impact the business and its technical service and product strategies
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Administration (MBA)
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Experience managing projects in the medical device industry
  • Ideation, development, and release of large electro-mechanical capital products.
  • Demonstrated experience in accomplishing objectives.  Able to deliver on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with 21CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485


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

Standard Office setting in the Seaport District of Boston, MA.  Some limited travel may be required.


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.



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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