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R&D Senior Hardware Engineer - Medical Device

Company: Avanos
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 2340

Job Title: R&D Senior Hardware Engineer - Medical Device

Job Country: United States (US)

Here at Avanos Medical, we passionately believe in three things:



  • Making a difference in our products, services and offers, never ceasing to fight for groundbreaking solutions in everything we do;
  • Making a difference in how we work and collaborate, constantly nurturing our nimble culture of innovation;
  • Having an impact on the healthcare challenges we all face, and the lives of people and communities around the world.

    At Avanos you will find an environment that strives to be independent and different, one that supports and inspires you to excel and to help change what medical devices can deliver, now and in the future.

    Avanos is a medical device company focused on delivering clinically superior breakthrough solutions that will help patients get back to the things that matter. We are committed to creating the next generation of innovative healthcare solutions which will address our most important healthcare needs, such as reducing the use of opioids while helping patients move from surgery to recovery. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, we develop, manufacture and market recognized brands in more than 90 countries. Avanos Medical is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol AVNS. For more information, visit www.avanos.com.

    The role

    Vision

    Avanos is building a new, high performing R&D team in our Alpharetta, Georgia location focused on our On-Q & Enhanced Recovery Technology Platform. This team supports our $170+MM Acute Pain global business unit which is critical to Avanos' long-term growth. The On-Q & Enhanced Recovery technology platform is focused on products & programs to provide post-surgical pain relief as well as provide solutions to address injury recovery & rehabilitation.

    Our products include the On-Q Pain Relief System, ambIT Infusion Pump & IV Therapy Products, and Game Ready hot & cold compression therapy systems.

    Overview

    The New Product Development Senior Hardware Engineer is a key member of the On-Q & Enhanced Recovery team and will play a key technical leadership role in the development of new medical devices, working cross functionally to combine new health technologies with a product line that has a proven, clinical track record of treating acute, post-surgical pain.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



    • Work with the Program leader, external partners, and sub teams to design innovative medical device products.
    • Translate customer and marketing requirements into product and system specifications which can be successfully verified, validated and launched.
    • In coordination with internal and external development partners, prepare hardware/system module specifications and designs.
    • Under minimal direction, generate and update technical documentation such as invention disclosures, formalized use cases, detailed design descriptions, system specifications, hazards analyses, engineering study reports, test plans & procedures, validation plans and reports, and related documentation supporting hardware system development to known standards.
    • Work to define and create collateral for new connected device platforms; (HW concepts study, Hardware Architecture, Schematic Design, PCB Layout, initial board bring up and test, including driver bring up).
    • Provide schematic design & capture - Analog/Digital, low power, wireless, miniaturization, sensors, high speed design.
    • Create resource and schedule estimates.
    • Establish guidelines for and participate in the review of product engineering artifacts (e.g., specifications, designs, test descriptions, implementations, tests, records, reports, etc.).
    • Mentor less senior team members and peer review product artifacts including requirement specifications, design specifications, code, etc.
    • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with partners in the Quality and Operations organizations to work to ensure smooth and timely product introductions.
    • Develop a close working relationship with colleagues in the sales and marketing organizations to understand the market space and to translate that knowledge to product requirements.
    • Participate in design and execution of early clinical feasibility studies to better appreciate design / technical trade-offs and use case constraints.
    • Spend time in the field with physicians and key opinion leaders to develop and maintain close ties with on-the-ground happenings in our market.
    • Establish and maintain working knowledge of technology trends and how they are or can be made relevant to our business. Partner with external vendors to access future technology roadmaps.

      Your qualifications

      Required:



      • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or similar field.
      • 8+ years of experience in electronics hardware development, with direct Medical Device experience.
      • Broad experience in a variety of processors and tradeoffs: FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array), Microprocessors, PC platforms, microcontroller-based designs.
      • Strong technical understanding of software, firmware and hardware interaction up to the OS level.
      • Deep working knowledge of IEC 60601, ISO 62304, ISO13485 development processes and standards.
      • Demonstrated ability to get results through others not under direct supervision including external vendors.
      • Flexibility to work both in a Stage gate/Waterfall and an Agile development model environment.
      • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, problem solving, and communication skills (both written and oral).
      • Passion for new product development, willingness to learn new technologies
      • Ability to be an individual contributor and team leader.
      • Ability to travel up to 20-25% at times.

        Preferred:



        • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science or similar field;
        • Experience with infusion pumps development;
        • Working knowledge of standards related to medical electrical equipment containing safety critical elements;
        • Experience leading risk management activities (Hazards Analysis, UFMEA, DFMEA, etc.);
        • Project management experience (understanding cross-functional linkages, etc.);
        • Familiarity of requirement management tools such as JAMA, agile development tools such as Azure DevOps or JIRA.

          Avanos Medical is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. If you are a current employee of Avanos, please apply here .

          Join us at Avanos

          Join us and you can make a difference in our products, solutions and our culture. Most of all, you can make a difference in the lives, people, and communities around the world.

          Make your career count

          Our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others begins with our employees - through a comprehensive and competitive range of benefits. We provide more than just a salary - our Total Rewards package encompasses everything you receive as an employee; your pay, health care benefits, retirement plans and work/life benefits.

          free onsite gym - onsite cafeteria - 401(k) + 6% match - immediate vesting - benefits on day 1 - uncapped sales commissions - HQ region voted 'best place to live' by USA Today

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