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Stryker Principal Engineer in Portage, Michigan

Who we want:

A Principal Engineer who is passionate about product development to lead the development of products from concept to product launch within the Interventional Spine (IVS) business in a Technical Lead role. The Technical Lead is the owner of the product architecture to ensure that the product meets the user needs. This individual is responsible for coordinating the cross-discipline technical work required for the various phases of product development. They collaborate with the project manager to plan design activities, identify and mitigate technical risks, and collaborate with the broader cross-functional team to deliver a quality product and ensure project schedule predictability. Additionally, the Technical Lead provides mentorship to engineers to aid in their development and continue to strengthen our engineering bench. This position has no direct reports and this individual must be able to collaborate with individuals in various levels of the organization.

Motivated product launchers. People who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision.

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

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

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 . People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.

What you will do:

  • Lead technical team members in research, design, development, modification and evaluation assemblies or subsystems.

  • Apply advanced engineering theories, principles, and concepts across various products within business.

  • Translate user needs to design inputs/ specifications and produce system/architectural level layouts and platform designs.

  • Assess new technologies and capabilities (prototyping, testing, et.al.) for the organization.

  • Mentor and influence in correction of complex product design issues.

  • Navigate the Intellectual landscape for filings and protection.

  • Additional role-specific technical areas of responsibilities may be added as deemed necessary by the local hiring manager.

  • Mentor, develop and influence across the business, intentionally building divisional relationships.

Med Device Compliance:

  • Divisional expert with extensive experience applying industry standards for device development.

  • Independent reviewer and advisor for the creation or refinement of engineering documentation, such as the Design History file.

  • Lead the development of standards and regulations, working closely with functions within and across business.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor of Science; in Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, BioMedical or Masters in related discipline, preferred

  • 8+ years of work experience

  • Broad base of experience in Implementing design methodologies such as DFM, Reliability, Systems Design, preferred

  • High degree of experience in medical device design (or designing in a highly regulated industry) and ability to utilize Solid Modeling and CAE tools to optimize the design, preferred

  • In-depth knowledge of materials, manufacturing and processing methods and technologies to support complex product development, preferred

  • Ability to communicate complex plans and technical information to team members within and across businesses, preferred

  • Creo experience, preferred

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