Principal R&D Engineer - REAL System

See more jobs from Penumbra Inc

about 1 year old

Apply Now

We are looking for a strong technical leader and Individual Contributor to potentially grow into a management role!
 
As an R&D member at Penumbra, you will be charged with designing game-changing medical devices to address some of the world’s toughest disease states. This role will be focusing primarily on Penumbra’s REAL System, our innovative virtual reality rehabilitation platform.  You will apply your passion for creative problem-solving at all stages of the design process, from concept to commercialization, which will have a profound positive impact on the vast number of patients who will benefit from your efforts

What Success Looks Like

  • Thoughtful representation of R&D Engineering on a cross-functional team, ensuring collaboration, for all design control efforts leading to device submission to regulatory bodies worldwide
  • Lead joint design efforts from proof of concept to design freeze 
  • Manage day-to-day project activity for both R&D technical development and cross-functional design control efforts.
  • Design, prototype, and optimize meaningful medical devices that revolutionize treatment paradigms for a variety of challenging disease states.
  • Design fixturing for and execute on testing to support product development activities 
  • Strategize to originate comprehensive documentation packages that contain CAD drawings, PCB designs, software scripts, product specifications, risk analysis, test protocols, test reports, studies, etc. adherent to our quality system. 
  • Coordinate and form lasting relationships with suppliers and other external resources to source components and refine component specifications. 
  • Collate and distill clinical data from physicians, other medical professionals, and product managers into comprehensive product specifications to drive superior product performance. 
  • Collaborate across functional groups including, but not limited to, marketing, clinical, manufacturing, quality, and software development.  
  • Serve as a trustworthy resource who can positively influence and guide junior to mid-level engineers of varying disciplines through technical and documentation challenges with a focus on their growth. 
  • Positive working relationships with suppliers and other external resources to source components and refine component specifications 
  • What You Bring

  • A passion and knack for solving hands-on and multi-disciplinary technical design problems is preferred
  • A portfolio demonstrating strong engineering acumen and mechanical intuition is desired
  • Experience bringing one or more product designs from concept to commercialization 
  • Proven ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and compelling manner, both in writing and orally, is required.
  • Refined soft skills that allow you to lead up and lead down with or without a formal reporting structure
  • A track record of maintaining a high level of organization with the ability to navigate multiple tasks with competing priority is required
  • 8+ years of industry experience, driving projects to completion, and interfacing with cross-functional stakeholders, is required.
  • Medical device experience or equally regulated environment experience is a plus
  • Strong CAD skillset and proficient experience with surface modeling in plastic enclosures. Experience with injected molded parts, DFM, FEA, etc.
  • Experience developing products which include printed circuit boards
  • Experience with LabView, Objective C, Python is a plus
  • Experience with interventional medical products such as catheters, coils, etc is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent work experience is required. Knowledge and experience in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science is a plus. MS or PhD is highly desired.
  • Penumbra, Inc., headquartered in Alameda, California, is a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies. Penumbra designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products and has a broad portfolio that addresses challenging medical conditions and significant clinical needs across two major markets, neuro and vascular. Penumbra sells its products to hospitals primarily through its direct sales organization in the United States, most of Europe, Canada and Australia, and through distributors in select international markets. The Penumbra logo is a trademark of Penumbra, Inc.

    What We Offer:
    • A collaborative teamwork environment where learning is constant and performance is rewarded
    • The opportunity to be part of the team that is revolutionizing the treatment of some of the world's most devastating diseases
    • A generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; a 401(k) match; and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan
     
     
    Penumbra, Inc., headquartered in Alameda, California, is a global healthcare company focused on innovative therapies. Penumbra designs, develops, manufactures and markets novel products and has a broad portfolio that addresses challenging medical conditions in markets with significant unmet need. Penumbra sells its products to hospitals and healthcare providers primarily through its direct sales organization in the United States, most of Europe, Canada and Australia, and through distributors in select international markets. The Penumbra logo is a trademark of Penumbra, Inc. 
     
    Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
     
    If you reside in the State of California, please also refer to Penumbra’s Privacy Notice for California Residents.