Electrical Engineering Manager

    • Medtronic
  • Fridley, MN
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 3 days ago


On Site
Full Time


Business acumen
Research and Development
Soft skills
Healthcare information technology
Functional management
Continuous improvement
Resource planning
Career counseling
Emerging technologies
Cost reduction
Electrical Systems
Computer hardware
Verification and validation
Program management
Product development
Design controls
ISO 9000
Regulatory Compliance
Medical devices
Embedded systems
Electrical engineering
Six Sigma
Lean manufacturing
Problem solving
Test scripts
Health care

Job Details

Careers That Change Lives

A career at Medtronic is like no other. We're purposeful. We're committed. And we're driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people. Help us engineer the extraordinary! The Core R&D group within Medtronic's Neuromodulation and Pelvic Health Operating Units is looking for an Electrical Engineering Manager to be part of a high-performing team that is revolutionizing the design and development of Implantable Medical Devices and Patient Care Instruments. In this role, you will leverage both your technical breadth and business acumen to accelerate the design and development of next generation medical devices such as Neurostimulator systems for Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, and Sacral Nerve Modulation.

This Electrical Engineering Manager role requires strong technical and exceptional leadership skills to support the design and development of innovative new products within the Core R&D Group. You will apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts in working on complex technical problems, and will provide technical and functional leadership of projects from concept generation through early phase development to market release. The successful candidate will have a passion for driving functional excellence in engineering practices. The candidate will be motivated and must have excellent soft skills that will be needed to work with a high performing team.

At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology can do. We challenge ourselves and each other to make every day better. Join us to make a lasting impact. We value what makes you unique. Medtronic thrives on creating an inclusive culture. We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result, and everyone wins. Be a part of a company that thinks differently to solve problems, make progress, and deliver meaningful innovations. Help bring the next generation of life-changing medical technology to patients worldwide. Our vision is to become the undisputed world leader in Neuromodulation and Pelvic Health, improving patient lives through innovative solutions. We need your help to make this happen. We reward you in ways that matter most to you. We offer a wide range of benefits and rewards programs to recognize the important role you play in our Mission to transform healthcare.

A Day in the Life
As an Electrical Engineering Manager, you will Manage a team of Engineers and Technicians tasked to develop and bring new products to the market. The focus of this role will be to provide leadership and mentorship to your team, overseeing their functional development and alignment with Business objectives. You will provide technical knowledge in product development while leading people and managing projects. As a functional lead, you will champion continuous improvement initiatives to enhance engineering processes, tools, and methodologies specific to the Electrical product development of Neuromodulation and Pelvic Health implantable devices and patient care instruments. A primary responsibility will be to collaborate with Program Management and other stakeholders to ensure successful and timely integration of electrical systems into new and existing products.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization
  • Plans and directs Electrical Product Development on projects for an 8-10 person team that designs and develops new medical device products
  • Support resource planning and assignments for projects. Identify skill gaps and strategize recruiting/hiring efforts
  • Provide career guidance to direct reports. Manage employee performance and identify functional needs/gaps
  • Responsible for leading the development of the functional roadmap centered on emerging technologies, cost reduction and system benefits
  • Drive design and development of electrical systems, including hardware and firmware, to meet product specifications and performance requirements for implantable devices and patient care instruments
  • Oversee characterization testing, verification and validation of electrical components and systems, ensuring compliance with industry standards and quality regulations
  • Collaborate with Program Management and cross-functional teams to define and execute product development strategies, ensuring alignment with business deliverables and regulatory requirements
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of design control documentation
  • Guides the conceptualization of new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products
  • Organizes the coordination of activities with outside suppliers and consultants to ensure timely delivery
  • Work closely with other design teams (Systems and Firmware) to root cause design issues and/or field issues
  • Interface with certified test houses to verify/certify to global regulatory standards including ISO 14708-3, ISO/TS 10974, IEC 60601-2-33, etc.
  • Work under minimal supervision
  • Ensure understanding of all quality policy/system items that are personally applicable. Follow all work/quality procedures to ensure quality system compliance and high-quality work.
  • Ability to work with others internationally and travel globally

Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in a technically related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

Nice to Have

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering
  • Medical Device experience- verification, validation, and manufacturing of class III medical devices
  • Demonstrated ability in building strong relationships at all levels of the organization, cross-functionally, and with key people external to the organization
  • Experience in embedded electrical design and designing analog and digital circuitry on custom PCBs
  • Experience with application of predictive engineering principles such as Design for Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or similar concepts
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and the ability to ask critical questions without being the subject matter expert
  • Front-room and back-room FDA audit experience
  • Experience validating test scripts, methods and systems

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)

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage.

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