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Philips Senior R&D Engineer in San Diego, California


If you are a Colorado resident and this role is a field-based or remote role, you may be eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

In this role, you have the opportunity to:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior R&D Engineer with electromechanical guidewire development experience to support new product development programs aimed to treat vascular diseases. This role will execute research and development activities from concept stage of Product Development through Commercialization.

This person will support detailed design and testing of new products, ensuring that product designs meet specifications, and identifying and recommending solutions for complex technical issues. Activities include clinical research, new product idea development, prototyping, product specification development, test method development, test protocol and report writing.

You are responsible for:

  • Supporting research and development activities from Concept Phase through Commercialization

  • Collaborating with cross-functional team members throughout product development phases to ensure program success

  • Making data driven decisions using appropriate analytical methodologies

  • Working with patent counsel to prepare invention records and assist in the patent submission processes

  • Design, prototype, and refine device concepts using human factors, usability, and ergonomic design practices

  • Translating user needs and regulatory standards into clear, concise design requirements

  • Creating and documenting design concepts using SolidWorks and rapid prototyping methodologies

  • Creating specifications for device components, assemblies, packaging, and labeling

  • Working with process development engineers to ensure that products are optimally designed for manufacturing

  • Assisting in the identification and selection of outside suppliers and consultants as required

  • Preparing for various design reviews in accordance with regulatory requirements

  • Verifying that designs meet functional requirements through the performance of engineering analyses and testing

  • Establishing test methods, acceptance criteria, and test equipment for all stages of product development

You are a part of

As a part of Philips Image Guided Therapy Devices Research & Development organization, you will help our business enable healthcare providers to decide, guide, treat, and confirm in one setting, thereby optimizing care, reducing costs and getting patients back to the lives they love.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • B.S. / B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent work experience.

  • 5+ years working in product development in the medical device industry

  • Knowledge of guidewire design/assembly methodology (core grinding, coiling, extrusion, soldering, adhesive curing, etc)

  • At a minimum, relevant single use medical device knowledge is required; i.e. catheter design/assembly (injection molded component design, extrusion, braiding, coiling, reflow, etc.)

  • Class II Medical Device product development experience

  • Analytical knowledge to drive data driven decisions throughout development cycle

  • Design for manufacturability knowledge and applicable skills

  • Strong technical writing ability and experience writing product requirements, specifications, test protocols, and test reports

  • Ability to communicate ideas and information effectively

  • Excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills

In return, we offer you

If you are interested in driving action to improve patients’ lives so they get home healthier and faster and stay there longer, then this position is poised to help you achieve that goal. This position offers site leadership experience within our Image Guided Therapy Devices product offering which improves outcomes in both peripheral and coronary arterial diseases.

Why should you join Philips?

Working at Philips is more than a job. It’s a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum. Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog. Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process, or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Philips is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 888-367-7223, option 5, for assistance.

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