Staff Engineer
San Jose , California
April 02, 2017

The Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions (CSS) Group, part of the Medical Devices sector within Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for a Staff Engineer aligned to Pulsar Vascular located in Los Gatos, CA.


The CSS Group consists of six diverse businesses including Acclarent, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), Biosense Webster (BWI), Codman Neuro, Mentor, and Sterilmed. The CSS Group serves a diverse base of customers in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Infection Prevention, Electrophysiology (EP), Neurovascular and Neurosurgery, Surgical and Non-Surgical Aesthetics, and Reprocessing.


Codman Neuro is a global neurosurgery and neurovascular company that offers a broad portfolio of devices for hydrocephalus management, neuro intensive care and cranial surgery, as well as aneurysm coils, vascular reconstruction devices and other technologies used in the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms and stroke. Learn more about Codman Neuro at for more information. Pulsar Vascular is a leading developer of breakthrough platform technology for the neurovascular treatment of complex aneurysms, including the PulseRider system, a minimally-invasive, self-expanding nitinol implant. 



  • The Staff Engineer will be responsible for aspects of the product design and development of a project with a focus on innovative implantable medical devices that address the customer needs for a complete procedural solution.
  • The successful candidate will be working within a cross-functional project team through all phases of the product development process, planning and executing projects through the product launch.
  • The candidate will work closely with members of the project core team (marketing, manufacturing, quality, etc.) and surgeons to define user needs, generate design concepts and prototypes, perform design evaluations (such as tolerance analysis, FEA, DOE's, simulated use testing, etc.), and support development of product and process validation plans and testing.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and directs a large important engineering project or a number of small complex projects and carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques or procedures.
  • The candidate will apply a diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods.
  • The candidate demonstrates a full understanding in the application of design controls and development processes, and has the ability to prioritize tasks and manage a varied workload, exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and interface effectively with others in the project team.
  • The individual will also be expected to develop an expert knowledge of our product lines and detailed knowledge of various anatomies and pathologies.

  • A minimum of eight years of related engineering experience is required.
  • A Bachelor Degree in Mechanical, Biomedical, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering or Ph.D. in relevant discipline and four or more years of related engineering experience is preferred. 
  • New product development experience in medical devices is preferred.
  • Must have significant complex level engineering experience. 
  • Experienced in product design, process development, device testing or prototyping is an asset.
  • Must possess a good mastery of theoretical and practical fundamentals and experimental engineering techniques. 
  • Must be able to work independently on assigned project activities in a cross functional team environment.  
  • This position will be located in Los Gatos, CA and requires up to 10% travel domestically with the potential of international travel.

Primary Location
United States-California-San Jose
Other Locations
North America-United States-Florida-Miami
DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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