1+ months

Senior R&D Engineering Manager

Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Senior R&D Engineering Manager


Santa Ana, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

May 05, 2022

**Careers that Change Lives**


Responsible for staffing and managing a team of RD Engineers (Mechanical, Electrical and Software Engineers) and Technicians in Santa Ana, CA that work on complex new product development programs within the Peripheral Vascular Health business. Development programs include recent acquisitions in the AV Fistula creation and blood flow measuring space involving electromechanical and software design. The Sr RD Engineering Manager also requires broad cross-functional knowledge and comprehensive business management skills. The RD Engineers and Technicians require guidance while working with other Engineers and team members with expertise from the following disciplines: product development, clinical, regulatory affairs, quality, operations, reimbursement, product planning and product marketing. The Sr RD Manager is accountable for leading their team through the definition, planning, and execution of program strategies that are consistent with business needs and priorities.


+ Plans, directs and implements all aspects of the companys 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.

+ Minimum travel requirement of 10%.


Management and supervisory professionals with one or more employees who are focused on tactical, operational and some strategic activities within a specified area. Levels within the management career stream typically have six or more direct reports. The majority of time is spent overseeing their area of responsibility, managing performance, developing talent, engagement and inclusion, communicating business and operational developments, planning, prioritizing and / or directing the responsibilities of direct reports. Goal achievement is typically accomplished through performance of direct and / or indirect reports. A key responsibility of roles in this career stream is managing people. which includes: accountability for mentoring, developing and coaching staff on meeting/exceeding performance expectations and defined objectives, providing leadership to staff ensuring the prioritization of strategic and department level initiatives to include defining performance goals and targets, conducting performance reviews, and staff 1:1s to guide performance management and employee development efforts and manage toward departmental goals.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Bachelors degree required

+ Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience

**Nice to Have**

Specialized Knowledge or Skills


- Manages large team which would typically consist of both experienced professionals and managers. Turns the department strategy into a commercial reality by developing, communicating and implementing business plans to achieve business results. Receives assignments in objective oriented terms; has latitude to reinterpret objectives.

Organizational Impact:

- Initiates programs or projects based on identified business and / or tactical needs. Decisions impact projects or operations, affect the deadlines, resources, and funds, and the achievement of organizational objectives. Typically has budget or PL accountability for a department, function or geography.

Innovation and Complexity:

- Develops new objectives, new operating policies, products, processes and standards in support of the job function strategy. Problems and issues faced are complex, difficult and undefined, and require detailed information gathering, analysis and investigation to understand the problem.

Communication and Influence:

- Communicates with internal and external customers and vendors concerning ongoing operations, programs or processes. Influences across functions and businesses while balancing divergent objectives to gain cooperation of other parties . May interact on issues that have externally divergent objectives.

Leadership and Talent Management:

- Manages at least one (department, function, geography typically comprised of other People or Program managers and / or supervisors and experienced professionals. Recommends strategies, goals and plans for a group. Authorizes hiring, firing, promotion and reward within own area.

Required Knowledge and Experience:

- Requires broad management knowledge to lead project teams in one department. Typically has mastery level knowledge and skills within a specific technical or professional discipline with broad understanding of other areas within the job function.

**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: 2022-05-10 Expires: 2022-07-16

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