Staff Engineer - San Diego

Seeking a Staff Engineer for a technical leadership position, responsible for leading mechanical engineering activities to develop and commercialize disposable infusion sets and related components for a global medical technology company.

Responsibilities: This individual will have responsibility for working cross-functionally to understand end-user requirements and mapping them to design specifications and developing an efficient architecture, ensuring a detailed and well-tested design. Responsibilities include defining, clarifying, and documenting requirements; performing (or ensuring the team performs) the necessary design analysis and tradeoffs; designing the disposable layout and defining sub-components, recognizing when interface impacts might occur and taking early action to avoid problems. Interfacing with our SAP and CAD PLM systems to manage projects in our design control environment.

  • Developing project plans and executing and/or delegating work appropriately
  • Identification of project tasks/ needs and assigning resources as needed
  • Decomposing system level requirements to disposable design definition, conducting robust design and analysis
  • Problem solving/ failure analysis, disposable layout and component design, design verification and validation test activities and collaboration/coordination with other cross functional teams (quality, manufacturing, regulatory, marketing, etc.) to realize the systems functionality and performance and eventual product release
  • Interpret requirements and rationalize the design choices with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Leverage quantitative approaches and knowledge of both mechanical design and manufacturing considerations, design
  • Assemble and evaluate prototype models to assess technical feasibility of various solutions
  • Ability to work in a “hands on” manner to develop engineering prototypes
  • Work cross functionally with internal / external customers and external suppliers
  • Qualify and make design and engineering decisions critical to success


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar
  • 7-10 years of experience in medical device design unless supplemented with a Masters (5 years) or PhD (3 years)
  • Experience using PLM and CRM systems
  • Extensive experience solving problems and well versed in critical thinking
  • Systems and requirements engineering experience
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Experience with design best practices, including advanced tolerance design, and design for reliability.
  • Design for Six Sigma, Design for Manufacturability training / experience
  • Experience with injection molded plastics and design of high-volume disposables.
  • Experience as mechanical lead in the development of medical disposable devices
  • Proficiency with basic statistical techniques including familiarity with analysis of variance (ANOVA) and design of experiment (DOE) methodologies.
  • Expertise in common risk management techniques (FMEA, FTA, ETA).
  • Experience in modeling, simulations and sensitivity analyses.
  • Experience in development using cross-functional teams ideally in a healthcare, medical technology or life sciences area.
  • Experience creating and driving project plans, delegating tasks to resources as needed, and ensuring successful completion thereof.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory standards applicable to design of medical devices, including FDA QSR 21 CFR 820, ISO 13845, ISO 14971 and IEC 60601 and collateral standards
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to challenge the development efficiency while maintaining a robust design and design standards.
  • Self-directed with the ability to learn and adapt quickly to multiple and competing requests.
  • Strong organizational, influencing and coordination skills.
  • Demonstrated customer focus, and track record of releasing products.
  • Must be comfortable making practical assumptions with engineering justifications, where needed.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.
  • Effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between 10 to 20%.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.


  1. Do you have medical device experience?
  2. Do you have high volume manufacturing experience?
  3. Do you have plastic molding experience?
  4. Do you have global experience?
  5. Do you have cross-functional experience?