Sr Prin Systems Engineer

    • Medtronic
  • Lafayette, CO
  • Posted 49 days ago | Updated 1 day ago


On Site
Full Time


Medical devices
Systems design
Cross-functional team
Needs analysis
Use cases
Research and Development
Risk analysis
Project management
IT management
Product support
System integration
Verification and validation
Conceptual design
Product requirements
Functional analysis
Mechanical engineering
Wireless communication
Design controls
ISO 9000
ISO 13485
People management
Requirements management
Risk management
Systems architecture
Computer hardware
Electrical engineering
Systems engineering
Product development
Health care

Job Details

Careers that Change Lives

In this role, you will join a world class team of mechanical, electrical, software, and systems engineers responsible for further development and enhancement of the globally launched Robotic Assisted Surgery platform ( and its integration within Medtronic's surgical ecosystem.

Medtronic's Surgical Operating Unit is one new, powerful operating unit bringing together the people and product portfolio of Surgical Robotics and Surgical Innovations. With the Medtronic Mission as our North Star, we will build on our legacy of proven surgical solutions and advance the promise of robotics and digital solutions for the benefit of the customers and patients we serve.

Make your impact by exploring a career with the world's leading Medical Device company, striving "to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life."

A Day in the Life

Medtronic is looking for a Senior Principal Systems Engineer. This role will collaborate across the Surgical OU Research and Development organization to bring innovation to patients. The successful candidate will be accountable for the definition, integration, and validation of system solutions to meet the ever-evolving needs of our patients, physician partners, and our business. You will be accountable for systems design control deliverables and exert significant influence over the design solution. You will lead a cross functional team to perform needs analysis, use case analyses, functional analyses, requirements development, and system and subsystem architecture documentation. You will also coordinate and lead trade-off studies, prototype evaluations, and clinical acceptability studies.

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

Actively participate in regular R&D project team meetings for the development of new complex surgical systems

Lead a group of systems engineers in the development and timely delivery of design control deliverables

Contribute to planning and execution of pre-clinical laboratory studies to evaluate the acceptability of solution concepts

Apply Systems Engineering principles and best practices to new product development

Actively contribute to risk management including hazard analysis, usability risk analysis, and risk mitigation

Communicate progress and roadblocks to project management organization and technical leadership

Direct the day-to-day activities of, and mentorship to junior systems engineers

Provide post commercialization product support including root cause investigation and resolution activities

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

  • Performs technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, evaluates alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.
  • Analyses are performed at all levels of total system product to include: concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Ensures the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.
  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Requires a University Degree and minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience

Nice to Have

Mastery of Systems Engineering principles and practices

Advanced degree in Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Systems Engineering

Experience with defining and integrating systems which use wireless communications

Experience with ANSI/AAMI/UL 2800-1:2022

Experience with multi-function devices

Experience defining robust and extensible interfaces

Demonstrated expertise in new product development of complex, software controlled electromechanical systems

Robust ability to effectively communicate complicated information with internal, external, and non-technical audiences

Excellent understanding of design controls and good documentation practices

Advanced knowledge of standards including IEC 60601, ISO 14971, ISO 13485 and 62366

Experience with medical robotics and combination capital-disposable equipment

History of negotiating with internal and external groups to reach common understanding and achieve shared goals

Demonstrated ability to strongly influence the design of new products and direct team activities without direct authority

Advanced knowledge of requirements management, risk management, and system architecture development

Proficiency in hardware, software, and electrical engineering practices and product development

Practical experience utilizing Model Based Systems Engineering in product development

Proven track record of developing complex products in a highly regulated environment

Experience working with multiple teams on concurrent, interdependent projects

Solid understanding of structured product development (requirements-driven engineering, documentation, rigorous verification, etc.)

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

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, recruiter or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)
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