Staff Engineer, R&D in Tempe, AZ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Tempe, AZ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/25/2018
  • Job ID:
    29728BR

Job Description

Who we want


Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.


Dedicated achievers. Relentless about quality, people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.


Curious learners. Engineers who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to design medical devices.


User-focused creators. Engineers who design with the user in mind, developing software that helps change patients’ lives.


What you will do


The Staff R&D Engineer is responsible for a wide variety of investigative research and new technology/platform development that advances the division’s capabilities and supports the long-term growth strategy. You will provide technical skills, leadership, innovative thinking, and customer focus, while engaging with other divisions and third parties to deliver new technologies and platforms.


In this role, experience of or knowledge in Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions, (to include remediations), is preferred.  The Staff R&D Engineer should also have familiarity with Medical Instrument Technologies. The Staff Engineer will focus primarily on Business Development and Merger & Acquisition related activities working cross-functionally to execute new technology/platform development strategies that are aligned with the five-year strategic plan. 


This role approaches complex problems with an inquisitive nature—embraces multifaceted inputs to develop comprehensive & creative solutions.  The Staff Engineer plans and leads new technology and platform execution from proof of concept to pilot scale and to market release as applicable, partners with Advanced Operations to facilitate the transfer of new technologies into design specifications and manufacturing processes, collaborates with our Sales and Marketing teams, as well as customers to better understand business and clinical needs, and translate those into value propositions for business investments. The Staff Engineer plans and directs new product development including leading design team activity to perform root cause analysis and modify plans as appropriate. 

This position will potentially have supervisory responsibilities of interns or R&D technicians for new technology/platform execution and provide leadership and mentor other engineers.


What you need

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering related field.
  • 5+ years’ Engineering experience with 2+ years medical device industry required
  • 2+ years Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions experience preferred
  • Familiarity with Medical Instruments Technologies
  • Ability to direct development of an action plan and estimate requirements for resources, (management, tasks, budgets, labor, materials, and time required to complete projects).
  • Advanced knowledge of FDA requirements associated with the development of medical devices including Design Control and the technical support required for regulatory submissions.

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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