Sr R&D Engineer

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 3932150714-en-us

Biosense Webster, Inc (BWI), a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a New Product Development Senior Engineer III to be located in Irwindale, California.


Hi-Tech meets Medical Devices at Biosense Webster! If you want to work with brilliant people in a fast paced environment, help make a huge difference in patient's lives and want to be responsible for providing the most innovative technology in the field of cardiac electrophysiology, then Biosense Webster is the place for you! Our vision and mission are clear - be #1 in rhythm solutions globally and cure AF (Atrial Fibrillation), the most common heart arrhythmia. Our products are used by prominent physicians around the world and help improve thousands of patient's lives. Simply put, we are a highly innovative entrepreneurial company with a truly global and diverse culture, backed with the support structure of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation - quite a winning combination! Our commitment to quality and our Credo have helped us achieve significant milestones as a company.


Biosense Webster is the world leader in the $2.5 billion worldwide electrophysiology market and our company is in the enviable position of being one of the fastest growing businesses within Johnson & Johnson. We have achieved double digit growth consistently over the last decade and aren’t stopping as we look towards the future. Our product portfolio remains strong and further proves we are an innovative leader in cardiac electrophysiology. In order to continue this great growth trajectory, we need to bring on board top talent like you to help fuel our future! Our growth has also enabled a relentless focus on talent development by providing many new opportunities for our employees to expand their knowledge and grow their careers. Our commitment to developing our leaders is unwavering. Our investment in people, technology, and innovation make us one of the best places to work within one of the most admirable corporations in the world.


Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

The New Product Development Senior Engineer III will be a part of the Research and Development team and report to a Research and Development Manager. The New Product Development Senior Engineer III will perform job responsibilities with limited supervision. 

This role is primarily focused on the development and support of electrophysiology products at Biosense Webster, focusing on Cardiac RF ablation catheters. The New Product Development Senior Engineer III will provide technical leadership for research projects, as well as product development projects. This individual will lead both internal engineering teams and external contract engineering teams. Occasionally this individual will conduct individual measurement and analysis of existing devices, as part of product validations, product evaluations and product investigations.


The New Product Development Senior Engineer III will be a lead participant in project development core teams as the R&D representative and/or technical lead. This individual is responsible for writing and defining product specifications and requirements, product architecture and design, product performance and usability. This individual will be planning and leading design and development projects, as needed. S/he will be planning and conducting device verifications and validations. This individual will be leading and performing in-depth technical design reviews. S/he will perform failure analysis and investigations. S/he will be performing measurements, creating engineering designs, developing plans and keeping laboratory notebooks on all work. This individual will be leading and conducting tests (Bench, V&V, in vivo), developing and utilizing test protocols and generating written reports. S/he will be recommending and enforcing design for compliance to applicable standards for medical devices.


The New Product Development Senior Engineer III will serve as an engineering subject matter expert to support multiple projects and cross functional teams. This individual will act as liaison between external vendors and the product development core team. S/he will mentor junior engineers to develop technical skills as well as influence skills (to be used with both sub-contractors and internal development core teams). S/he will travel to customer sites, domestic and international, to gather VOC, perform testing and/or perform troubleshooting activities. S/he will be re responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level. This individual is responsible for ensuring subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition.



A minimum of a BS in an engineering discipline is required. A minimum of 5 – 9 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced Degree with 3-7 years of related experience and/or training is preferred. Hands on experience in medical device design including technology or product development responsibility is a plus. Experience in leading technical projects is also preferred. The successful candidate must have experience in development processes and in documentation writing. The successful candidate must be familiar with design control, engineering change orders (ECO), and Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions (CAPA). Knowledge and experience with RF systems or catheter design is a plus. The successful candidate should have the knowledge, skill and ability to provide technical leadership on cross-functional teams. Excellent communication skills and the ability to express complicated technological ideas in layman terms are required. The New Product Development Senior Engineer III will be expected to have strong analytical reasoning. Ability to mentor and guide junior associates is required. Problem solving capabilities is strongly preferred. The successful candidate should be a self-driven individual who is capable and excited to learn about new technologies. This position is located in Irwindale, CA and may require <20% international/domestic travel.


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Primary Location
United States-California-Irwindale
Biosense Webster Inc. (6010)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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