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R&D Engineering Manager, Sensor Development


Northridge, CA
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Company Medtronic
Job Title R&D Engineering Manager, Sensor Development
JobId 35290
Location: Northridge, CA, 91325, USA

R&D Engineering Manager, Sensor Development


Northridge, California, United States

Requisition #:


Post Date:

Oct 18, 2017

**Careers That Change Lives**

We are looking for a highly motivated person with strong leadership and analytical skills to join our team. The position involves the management of an RD group responsible for identifying and establishing feasibility of sensor technology to be applied to our glucose sensing product pipeline. A successful candidate will have management experience (people or program) and will be able to demonstrate a systems level approach to problem solving. Preference will be given to candidates with direct experience in implantable medical devices and working knowledge of microfabricated technologies.


The Diabetes Group is working with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. Together, we will transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care, and improving outcomes; so people with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health.

**A Day in the Life**

•Manage a technical team with focus on developing sensor systems and sub-systems. Establish a structure for this team that addresses organizational needs

•Lead research and development projects through from conceptualization to establishing feasibility. Conduct frequent reviews to ensure appropriate data-driven decision making is taking place

•Collaborate closely with other managers and project leads and ensure alignment with the needs of the sensor pipeline

•Actively search for best-in-class technologies and develop innovation roadmap, establishing and leveraging strategic partnerships where appropriate

•Participate in meetings and share technical information as well as "best-practices” across the Sensor RD organization

•Develop individuals assigned to the team, promote engagement and ensure job satisfaction of individual team members

**Must Have:**

**To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.**

•5+ years of industry experience with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, or relevant scientific discipline, OR

•3+ years of industry experience with advanced degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, or relevant scientific discipline

•Industry experience in program management or people management (non-academia experience)

•Experience with sensor technology, microfabrication or other implantable medical devices

**Nice to Have**

•Direct people management experience

•Experience in a regulated industry and exposure to regulatory submissions

•Experience interacting with a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional team

•Direct experience developing or researching sensing technology and/or other implantable medical devices

•Demonstrated ability to work and lead within a team-based project environment

•Ability to effectively communicate technical information through presentation and through the preparation of technical documentation and/or manuscripts

•Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals

**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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

•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.

Travel up to 15%


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.

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:

As a global leader in medical technology, we serve patients and partner with medical professionals in 120 countries. Below are our main regional offices; key manufacturing, service, and research and development facilities; and Bakken Education Centers for physician training.

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