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Johnson and Johnson Inc

Sr. Product Development Engineer, preCARDIA

  • Job Title Sr. Product Development Engineer, preCARDIA
  • Function Johnson and Johnson Inc
  • Sub Function Engineering
  • Location Danvers, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 00001K2C
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We are looking for a highly motivated, hands-on mechanical engineer for our newest platform, a proprietary catheter and controller system that complements Abiomed’s product portfolio to expand options for patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). Our team is dynamic and we are looking to add an experienced, versatile, eager-to-learn, and driven individual to own and collaborate on engineering design initiatives. You will have a tangible impact on this new platform, the business, and ultimately improving patient care. 

As a Senior Product Development Engineer, you will make significant contributions to innovative technologies in Abiomed's preCARDIA platform to address acute decompensated heart failure. The role is responsible for key engineering project deliverables around our next generation console and catheter. This technical engineer will lead complex technical design and development tasked activities, collaborate with senior and junior staff to execute tasks, and coordinate with cross-functional teams to achieve success.

The ideal candidate for the Sr. Product Development Engineer role will have electro-mechanical experience in the medical device industry and be adaptable and enthusiastic about collaborating as part of a cross-functional team to drive development across all stages of product development from conceptualization through product launch.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Provide product development expertise leading system design and engineering initiatives
  • Execute across a diverse group of engineering disciplines (mechanical, human factors, systems, and test)
  • Establish design goals and specifications based on voice of customer and requirements
  • Effectively engage and mobilize a cross-functional team to address complex product development challenges and drive toward robust solutions
  • Apply and/or develop highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories, and concepts that may be new to the industry
  • Recognize the gaps, initiate, develop, and establish infrastructure, tools, and knowledge base to propel successful product developments
  • Build breadboards, test concepts, and iterate quickly to reach milestones
  • Generate 3D CAD models and engineering drawings in Solidworks using GD&T with ability to write specifications and to perform tolerance stack-up analyses.
  • Committed to being customer focused and responsive to unmet needs

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline (Mechanical background desired); Advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years leading and executing successful Product Development projects, providing hands on technical management, preferably in medical devices
  • Experience throughout product development, including requirement definition, Human Factors (IEC 62366), design characterization, and transfer to manufacturing.  Ideal candidate will have experience (from concept to commercial) engineering electro-mechanical devices. 
  • Customer-centric design, development, and engagement approach. Knowledge of cath lab and/or cardiothoracic/vascular surgical environments is a plus.
  • Proficient in 3D CAD (Solidworks), DFM (design for manufacturing), and material selection
  • Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly, effectively, and frequently (oral and written)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and experience identifying root cause
  • Execution driven, highly adaptable
  • Able to lead and manage in a rapid paced, complex environment
  • Able to travel 10% of time within the US and Overseas (post – Covid restrictions)

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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