Staff Engineer - R&D

Stryker   •  

Tempe, AZ

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


5 - 7 years

Posted 81 days ago

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Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works cross-functionally to execute new technology/platform development strategies that are aligned with the five-year strategic plan
  • Approaches complex problems with an inquisitive nature—embraces multifaceted inputs to develop comprehensive & creative solutions
  • Plans and leads new technology and platform execution from proof of concept to pilot scale and to market release as applicable
  • Partners with Advanced Operations to facilitate the transfer of new technologies into design specifications and manufacturing processes
  • Collaborates with our Sales and Marketing teams, as well as customers to better understand business and clinical needs, and translate those into value propositions for business investments
  • Works with Advanced Quality to determine new technology/platform risks and mitigation strategies
  • Supports the alignment of Regulatory and Marketing on product claims and launch strategies
  • Researches and develops novel comprehensive test methods and systems to support diverse technologies and platforms
  • Possesses proficiency with project management principles to effectively meet technology readiness objectives and other project milestones to achieve desired outcomes
  • Provides leadership and mentorship for other engineers
  • Plans and directs new product development including leading design team activity to perform root cause analysis and modify plans as appropriate
  • Leads the development of technical protocols and reports to support technology readiness confidence levels and other project milestones
  • Sponsors animal studies with test facility for clinical feedback as applicable
  • Provides leadership in business updates/presentations to management and stakeholders
  • Potential supervisory responsibilities of interns or R&D technicians for new technology/platform execution


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science field required.
  • 5-7 years’ experiencerequired, medical device industry preferred, or
  • 3-5 years’ experience, medical device industry preferred, with Master’s degree in engineering or science field, or
  • 1-3 years’ experience, medical device industry preferred, with PhD in engineering or science field.
  • Advanced understanding of Statistical Methods and Project Management Principles (formal training preferred).
  • Ability to direct development of an action plan and estimate requirements for resources – management, tasks, budgets, labor, materials, and time required to complete projects.
  • In-depth knowledge of medical terminology/concepts related to medical devices.
  • Advanced knowledge of FDA requirements associated with the development of medical devices including Design Control and the technical supportrequired for regulatory submissions.
  • Demonstrated competence in product development processes and its application to ultrasound design.
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Project, Visio
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to plan/prioritize activities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to present issues, plans and objectives.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced organization, meeting multiple deadlines and succeeding under pressure is a must.
  • Motivated, resourceful, ambitious, enthusiastic and attentive to detail.

Work From Home: NoTravel Percentage: Up to 25%