Staff Engineer R&D, Surgical Navigation

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Posted: December 28, 2016
  • Reference ID: 4834161222-en-us

Johnson & Johnson’s Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions (CSS) Group within Medical Devices is recruiting for a Staff Engineer R&D, Surgical Navigation for Acclarent to be located in Irvine, 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. 

Acclarent, Inc. is a medical device company, whose singular focus is to free patients to live better lives by designing, developing, and commercializing medical devices that address conditions affecting the ear, nose, and throat (ENT).

The Staff Engineer R&D, Surgical Navigation will lead the design, development and commercialization of next-generation medical devices used in the treatment of ENT diseases.

  • Lead conceptualization, design and development of new devices or elements of new devices with the intent of commercialization per Quality System Requirements
  • Accurately and efficiently translate user and patient needs through design requirements, design specifications, and into verified/validated devices and procedures
  • Lead verification and validation activities through regulatory clearance and design transfer
  • Lead in the generation of Intellectual Property
  • Drive collaboration with external (e.g. clinicians) and internal customers (e.g. strategic marketing) to identify user needs and validate device and procedure designs
  • Serve as an expert in technical and peer reviews and may involve indirect supervision of engineers and/or technicians
  • Lead the development of design development plans and budgets and coach teams to execute aggressively and predictably
  • Proactively identify and act upon project risks and opportunities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering  is required
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant engineering experience required
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the design and development of surgical navigation and surgical tools is required
  • Experience engaging with physician customers and/or Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) members to discuss and evaluate design concepts to drive innovation is required
  • A Master’s degree or PhD in engineering field is preferred
  • Experience in design, development and commercialization of Class I-II-III medical devices, specifically electro-mechanical, a disposable, minimally invasive, handheld surgical device is preferred
  • Experience designing with 3D CAD tools (e.g., SolidWorks, rapid prototyping), including hands-on manual prototyping, SLA and FDM is preferred

Primary Location
United States-California-Irvine
Acclarent, Inc. (6206)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)

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