Principal Electrical Engineer in Redmond, WA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/7/2019

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Job Description

It's time to join Stryker!

We are a great place to work. Fortune, in association with Great Place to Work, named us among the World’s Best Workplaces. We ranked #10 out of the 25 companies on the list. This list highlights companies that have gone above and beyond to create a great workplace for employees all over the world. Fortune also named us one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in the United States. This is the seventh consecutive year we have been on the list, and we ranked 16 out of 100.

We aspire to create a place where hard work, humility, honesty, a sense of service and humor are the talk we walk. We are a very diverse group with an amazing set of experiences from bio-tech and high-tech companies. If that doesn't pique your interest, we’ve got scientists, motorcycle racers, some serious sailors, biking enthusiasts, whiteboard artists, videographers, mountain climbers, parents, triathletes, dog owners, avid runners, skiers and snowboarders. And we're always looking for players for our "awful"-ly fun summer volleyball tournament.

We combine laughter with intensity and focus. We have fantastic office space in the amazing Redmond-Woodinville Valley (yes, free parking), down the street from “Washington Wine Country”. We pay competitively, and offer full benefits to our Team Members.   

What You Will Do

  • Guide the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role, including supervising the designs of electronic circuit and/or components of high complexity, through feasibility assessment, requirements capture, part selection, schematics capture, simulation, performing or guiding layout, board bring-up & test, and software integration, design for EMC and manufacturability (DFM).
  • Provide technical direction to department engineers.
  • Research, develop, design, test, and document electrical components, equipment, systems, and networks.
  • Independently determine and develop solutions to solve complex engineering problems.
  • Utilize, and supervise others in utilizing, electronic lab test equipment, such as logic analyzers and oscilloscopes to debug circuit and system issues.
  • Plan and coordinate larger-scale engineering projects or several medium or small projects while acting as a technical specialist for a specific section.
  • Review design and documentation of high complexity to ensure compliance with design criteria and standards.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, determine manpower and cost estimates, and develop engineering criteria.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of new developments and technology.
  • Monitor projects and recommend changes to improve operating efficiency.
  • Implement or approve engineering documentation of higher complexity.
  • Develop, justify and implement cross-functional product and process improvements.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and performance feedback to more junior engineers and technicians.
  • Consult and advise internally and externally in technology domains.
  • Conduct root cause analysis and risk analysis, developing and implementing corrective actions.
  • Work with cross functional teams teams to reach consensus on difficult system-level tradeoffs to solve issues
  • Complete and maintain all required quality system training and comply with all quality system procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What You Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • 8+ years electrical design and product development experience.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • 5+ years’ experience developing products in a regulated industry such as medical or avionics, including demonstrated design experience in safety critical hardware design.
  • Experience and success with concept-to-production engineering, including high level design, detailed design, schematic entry, analog simulation, layout management, prototype assembly logistics, board bring-up, lab debugging, system integration, design verification, and manufacturing handoff.
  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the field of electrical engineering, including but not limited to power supplies, precision low level analog designs, A/D and D/A converters, battery chargers and monitor circuits and FPGA designs.
  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, enthusiastic, motivated and self-driven.
  • Time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Experience in eCentral or any other PLM equivalent.
  • Experience with Cadence SPB, or equivalent, for schematic capture and PCB layout.
  • Experience with circuit simulations tools
  • Proficient with MS Office tools.
  • Knowledge of the IEC 60601-x standards.
  • Experience with signal processing, algorithm development, and data analysis.
  • Experience leading electromechanical embedded system design projects, including packaging for portability and ruggedness
  • Experience with embedded software design
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to, follow good electrical development processes, along with assisting others through the process.


  • Office and light manufacturing environment requiring significant use of standard office equipment, including computer keyboard, monitor, and mouse
  • Position may require some domestic and/or international travel, and extended hours as needed

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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