Senior Staff Electrical Engineer - Computer-Aided Engineering

    • Stryker
  • Portage, MI
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 10 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


Product development
Research and Development
Verification and validation
Work breakdown structure
Predictive analytics
Problem solving
Goal oriented
System requirements
Use cases
Electrical Systems
Medical devices
Program management
Feasibility study
Design analysis
Product QA
Power electronics
Thermal analysis
IT management
Project management
Technical training
Power tools
Electrical engineering
Mentor Graphics
3D computer graphics
Programming languages
Analytical skill
Microsoft Excel
Regulatory Compliance
Data Analysis
Microsoft SharePoint

Job Details

Who We Want:
  • Analytical and innovative: Individuals who are passionate about simulation-driven new product development and can push the boundaries of physics-based analytical technologies and predictive analytics.
  • Problem-solving prowess: People who not only address immediate issues but also excel at identifying root causes, evaluating optimal solutions, and proposing comprehensive upgrades to prevent future problems.
  • Dedicated achievers: Those who are unwavering in their commitment to quality, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and are determined to ensure that projects are completed to meet regulatory and quality standards.
  • Curious learners: Engineers who actively seek out the latest research and information to continuously improve their computer-aided engineering skills.
  • Goal-oriented developers: Individuals who prioritize customer and system requirements, focusing on delivering safe and robust solutions.
  • Collaborative partners: People who excel at building and leveraging cross-functional relationships, using them to gather ideas, share information, discuss use cases, and analyze industry trends to develop best practices.

What You Will Do:

As a Senior Staff Engineer your focus will be on the simulation of electronic/electrical systems and PCB (Printed Circuit Board) designs. Your expertise will drive the development of new or improved medical devices, considering factors such as quality, cost, time, and regulatory constraints. This role requires a deep technical understanding of electrical components, systems simulations, and their applications, combined with exceptional communication skills. Your contributions will directly impact product lines and the evolution of our innovative medical device solutions.
  • Develop innovative simulation methods and processes for electrical systems, driving engineering breakthroughs for new products.
  • Engage and collaborate closely with potential and current internal customers (R&D engineers and program management). Your role is to identify, advance, and technically drive solutions that support program milestones and product development needs, enable efficient exploration of design and material alternatives, and ensure alignment with assessments for milestone and signoff reviews.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, design, analysis, and product testing through comprehensive electrical and electronic simulations. This includes printed circuit board (PCB) analysis, antenna/RFID field simulation, EMI/EMC simulation, power electronics simulation including motors, inverters, and solenoids, and thermal analysis of electronics housing. Your role will involve innovating, implementing, and recommending cost and time-efficient design solutions that address problems of varied complexities through in-depth electrical and electronic simulations.
  • Conduct detailed analysis of complex workflows related to a variety of electrical applications within the medical device space. This includes the simulation of power electronics such as motors, inverters, and solenoids. A particular focus will be on improving the quality, reliability, and performance of electronic/electrical systems and PCB designs while ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Lead the validation of models using lab test data to ensure accuracy and reliability of electrical simulations.
  • Assist in evaluating internal and external capabilities to support product and test development.
  • Manage projects with external consultant firms to ensure successful CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) project completion within specific timelines.
  • Collaborate with Technical Leadership and project management team to manage work breakdown, scheduling, and project updates.
  • Present CAE results in a clear, concise format for management review.
  • Develop, organize, and deliver technical training courses on ANSYS CAE simulation products, while sustaining technical proficiency through continuous learning in pursuit of personal, technical, and professional growth.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to work with diverse technologies including surgical power tools, operating room waste management systems, etc.

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline
  • 6+ years of work experience in Electrical CAE including pre-processing, solvers, post processing, and model validation.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices for CAE.
  • Cadence (OrCAD) or Mentor Graphics EDA, ANSYS Electronics Desktop (SIWave, HFSS, Maxwell, Q3D Extractor, Icepack) or similar.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Experience with simulation of electronic/electrical systems including PCB analysis, antenna/RFID field simulation, EMI/EMC simulation, power electronics simulation including motors, inverters, and solenoids, and thermal analysis of electronics housing.
  • Experience in the design and considerations of advanced electrical systems, components, and PCB designs, coupled with exposure to a variety of technologies, especially within heavily regulated industries such as medical devices and aerospace. This encompasses a deep understanding of electrical and electronic components, their interplay, regulatory constraints, and optimization for quality, cost, and time.
  • Familiarity with ASME V&V (Verification & Validation) 40.
  • 5+ years in a simulation/CAE role.
  • Experience in cross-functional collaboration and technical leadership.
  • Experience in project management, including scheduling and managing work breakdown structures.
  • Ansys Sherlock, GT-Suite, programming languages (e.g., Python), Matlab, Microsoft Power Platform, SharePoint