Senior Staff R&D Engineer in Fremont, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The company

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at

The division

Stryker’s Neurovascular division is focused on advancing the practice of less invasive stroke therapies through its Complete Stroke Care solutions. The business is dedicated to providing innovative stroke products and services for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and committed to providing clinical education and support to help physicians deliver better patient outcomes. Products include: stent retrievers, detachable coils, stents, balloons, guidewires and microcatheters.

Our mission

Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.

Who we want

Talented Engineers who enjoy leading teams and applying their technical strengths in developing meaningful, life-saving medical technologies in a best-in-class R&D environment.  Must be driven to constantly learn and solve challenging problems.  Must thrive in a collaborative setting.  Must be motivated to accomplish project goals to the highest of standards.

What you will do

As a Senior Staff R&D Engineer at Stryker Neurovascular you will be a member of a cross-functional project core team and lead a team of engineers to design and develop new technologies in the treatment of hemorrhagic stroke.  Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Understands, analyzes, and troubleshoots and selects techniques to solve very complex problems and make sound design recommendations

  • Designs and coordinates complex engineering tests and experiments.

  • Summarizes, analyzes, and draws conclusions from complex test results.

  • Takes initiative to reach out to external expertise (team, function, division, company) to resolve technical issues.

  • Works with appreciable latitude for independent action or decision. Self-manages time, completes all tasks with minimal guidance. Influences design direction across a project(s).

  • Understands cross-functional roles & responsibilities as outlined by the Quality System and achieves communal goals of R&D projects.

  • Works collaboratively with others to achieve business objectives.

  • Performs as a Core Team Member for NPD and Product Design Change projects and as Technical Team Member for TDP projects.

  • Works with existing vendors and assesses new vendors. Identifies need for dual sourcing.

  • May train and/or provide work direction to technicians and entry-level engineers.

  • Uses engineering principles and techniques in areas such as statics, strength of materials, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, kinematics, dynamics, statistics, IP, test method development, medical device design, process technology, engineering analyses (CFD, FEA, Multi-Physics, etc), Design of Experiments, clinical and pre-clinical med device design standards / regulations while working on assigned projects and solving problems.

What you need

  • Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering or closely related engineering field.

  • Minimum 6 years of experience; experience in medical device development with working knowledge of design control principles, preferred

  • Prior experience in interventional radiology, cardiology, and/or neuroradiology devices and techniques highly preferred.

  • Strong technical skills balanced with project management talent, preferred

  • Demonstrated success leading technical teams through product development from translating user needs into design inputs through design verification and validation, preferred

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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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