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Stryker Principal Engineer, R&D in Salt Lake City, Utah

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

We are proud to be named the #5 World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

Why engineering at Stryker?

At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.

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Who we want

Achievers. People with a proven track record of bringing cutting-edge medical devices to the marketplace.

Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, use cases, and industry analyses to develop best practices.

Creative Problem Solvers. People with a proper balance of industry experience and confidence to challenge conventional thinking, when appropriate and bring fresh new ideas to the team.

Teammates. Partners who understand that the team is much more powerful than the sum of the individuals. We want partners that value corporate, divisional and team success above personal success.

Technical Rockstars. People who dive deep into the technical nuances of products and processes with an innate passion for understanding how things work on a micro level.

What you will do

Act as a core team member or technical team member on one or more projects, focused on high-level process and technology development. The candidate will have site responsibility for everything from early-stage process development, to process validation and verification, supporting the project up to market launch. The candidate will work closely with their R&D and Operations partners, insuring that reliable, capable and sustainable processes are developed, while insuring that product performance is not compromised. The candidate will influence others by overseeing day-to-day process development activities and related testing. While the candidate may not be directly involved in DOE’s, capability studies and similar, they must be intimately familiar with these activities.


• Act as member of a cross-functional team, representing R&D Process and Technology Development.

• Provide input from this functional perspective to project manager(s), insuring accurate planning (timeline) and forecasting of resource needs.

• Oversee and actively participate in all aspects of process development (PD), from early-stage, through regulatory submission and hand-off to Operations.

• Review, approve and sometimes author critical validation and verification documents.

• Own monthly, quarterly and yearly PD milestones.

• Provide input on the long-term direction for the PD team, site and division, relating to key technologies that should be pursued.

What you need

• The minimum qualifications are: a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, biomedical engineering, or an equivalent discipline, with an additional 8 years of applicable experience.

The following are desired:

• Relevant experience in medical device process development, especially processes related to the production of small catheters and guidewires.

• Experience as part of a cross-functional team.

• Significant experience with design control methodologies; process validation, verification, capability and risk mitigation.

• Experience with design for manufacture and working closely with R&D counterparts.

• Experience with extrusion, microfabrication, braiding, coating, small component assembly, high magnification visual inspection systems and bonding technology.

Our benefits

Our total rewards offering varies by country but often includes bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs; stock based plans; paid time off plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias; discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards – not to mention various social and recreational activities.

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