1+ months

Engineering Program Manager

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Engineering Program Manager


Santa Rosa, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Jul 19, 2021


Today, were partnering across the industry to confront systemic healthcare challenges this requires bold leadership. If you want a challenging, energizing, rewarding career that changes lives, join us. Help us bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide.

As an Engineering Program Manager, you will enable collaboration and direction of technical teams of research and development engineers, in the creation and execution of product development strategies providing new endovascular products to patients with aortic disease. As a RD Core Team Member, the program manager provides direction and leadership to an extended team of engineers, while also representing the voice of RD on a cross-functional core team of program leaders. The RD Core Team Member is accountable to the core team for delivering on a product design that optimally meets the needs of patients, customers, and the business.

The Medtronic Aortic business is committed to developing minimally invasive solutions for the treatment of abdominal and thoracic aneurysms. Endovascular aneurysm repair is a minimally invasive alternative to major open surgery for the repair of aortic aneurysms that results in reduced recovery times and potentially improved survival rates for patients suffering from aortic disease. In this role and organization, youre sure to find an opportunity to make a meaningful impact for these patients.

**A Day in the Life:**

Product development teams, or Core Teams, are formed from representatives of different functional departments to support the design, development, and transition from a customer need to market release of a new product or service. The functional representative for RD, referred to as the RD Core Team Member (CTM), leads the technical design and development of the product, supported by engineering staff from the RD function, forming an extended team. The size of the extended team is based on the scope and complexity of the program. RD CTMs drive the technical direction of product development, utilizing core technical skills developed early in their career. However, unlike the role of an individual contributor, whereby the primary contribution is specific technical subject matter expertise, the RD CTM must possess a balance of technical and leadership capabilities to effectively partner with fellow CTMs and lead the extended RD extended team.

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


Provides leadership and direction to a technical team of engineers within a matrixed organization without direct reports

Leads technical design and development for one or more small-scale projects from concept feasibility to commercialization

Accountable for technical development strategy, team dynamics, product performance, risk management, technical issue resolution, and budget and resource forecasting

Liaison with IP legal to protect intellectual property of the product(s)

Partners cross functionally with marketing, operations, quality, and other associated functions to build and communicate project strategies, execution status, and identify issues/resolutions

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

**Nice to Have**

+ Experience with the medical device regulatory industry

+ Strong track record of leading projects requiring strong influence management skills and willingness and ability to institute change

+ Significant engineering / design experience with high level technical skills - principal level preferred able to apply technical principles, theories, and new concepts to collaboratively solve difficult technical problems

+ Exceptional project management skills; knowledge of process and project planning best practices

+ Business acumen; ability to think from an overall best for the business perspective

+ Experience working with contract design or manufacturing companies

+ Experience and/or certification in advanced project management (PMP preferred)

+ While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile..

+ Able to travel 10% to 25% (air and ground, domestic and international)

**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. Lets 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.


Posted: 2021-07-22 Expires: 2021-12-26

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