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  • Principal Electrical Engineer

    Santa Clara, CA

    Position Overview

    The Principal R&D Electrical Engineer will lead technical development of innovative electronic systems to treat peripheral and heart valve diseases, will participate on multiple cross-functional development teams that manage projects from concept through commercialization, and will perform and support a variety of development and engineering activities with primary focus on analog high-voltage circuit design and development.

    Essential Job Functions

    •  Architect and design electronic pulse discharge systems for medical devices.
    • Develop proof of concept designs and bench models to test these
      concepts in a simulated environment.
    • Develop new and novel products based on user defined needs.
    • Translate user needs into design inputs/product specifications.
    • Create technical specifications from specific user requirements.
    • Develop, validate, and maintain system test methods and plans.
    • Lead other engineers to develop system and circuit board test fixtures.
    • Direct and perform schematic capture, PCB layout, and manage prototype builds.
    • Perform functional verification of systems to medical device standards.
    • Work with marketing and New Product Development teams to develop new design concepts.
    • Participate in system-level technical design reviews to ensure all design
      inputs and user needs are addressed.
    • Initiate and conduct system design reviews with cross-functional teams.
    • Troubleshoot complex electronic systems to the component level.
    • Provide support in the company medical device auditing process.
    • Enhance the intellectual property position of the company via invention
      disclosures and patent applications.
    • Take a leading role in the management of assigned projects.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering with 10+ years’ design and development
      experience, or a Master’s Degree with 8+ years.
    • Experience in architecting and bringing new products to market.
    • Extensive experience with schematic capture, and PCB layout of high-voltage analog circuits.
    • Experience with analog circuit modeling tools.
    • Experience in the development of medical devices.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management and
    • Experience in all product design phases from concept to commercialization.
    • Familiarity with C language programming and embedded systems design.
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities.

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