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R&D Product Development

Senior R&D Engineer II

  • Job Title Senior R&D Engineer II
  • Function R&D Product Development
  • Sub Function Biomedical Engineering
  • Category Senior Engineer, Biomedical Engineering (ST6)
  • Location Galway, Ireland
  • Date Posted
  • Requisition Number 2406179556W
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Senior R&D Engineer II - Sustaining & Lifecycle Management

Location: Ballybrit, Galway

Live Our Credo & Pursue Our Purpose:

As part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, Our Purpose is ‘We blend heart, science and ingenuity to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity.’ We are guided by the values in Our Credo. With responsibility to patients, employees, communities, and stakeholders, Our Credo puts the needs of each of those first.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences

That is why we in Ireland are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.


CERENOVUS, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is a global leader in neurovascular care. Our commitment to changing the trajectory of stroke is inspired by our long heritage and dedication to helping physicians protect people from a lifetime of hardship. CERENOVUS offers a broad portfolio of devices used in the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.

What is it like to work at CERENOVUS Galway?

  • Culturally, we are putting the needs of Our Credo stakeholders first through pursuing the highest standards of quality, compliance, and ethics, ensuring everyday actions contribute to Our Purpose.
  • We are continuing to better our understanding of clot science, through our Neuro Thromboembolic Initiative (NTI). This is a commitment to advance the treatment of stroke through interdisciplinary collaboration and investment in clot and stroke research. How we understand clots and their behaviour enhances our opportunity to design devices that improve patient outcomes and, overall, advance the treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
  • Strong new product pipeline and the fastest growing medical device company within J&J in 2021.
  • From a People perspective, we invest in our people, and take great pride in providing a positive work environment which respects diversity, supports wellbeing, and embraces innovation. This is empowered through our employee resource groups (ERGs) focused on further balances of gender, nationality, capability and more, including the additional attracting of qualified diverse candidates for our open roles.

Job Summary:

CERENOVUS a Johnson & Johnson company is recruiting for two Senior Research and Development Engineers, Sustaining and Lifecycle Management, in Galway Ireland.

The role of Senior R&D Engineer II supports managing and delivering R&D activities associated with the lifecycle management of the portfolio of products for treatment of acute ischemic stroke with significant technical challenges. Overall responsibility for various aspects of the product’s lifecycle including material changes, process improvement, regulatory submissions, shelf-life studies, responding to sales & marketing requests, and returned product investigations. 

The responsibilities and the impact YOU will have:

  • Acquire an in-depth knowledge of current products from a technical point of view: design, materials, performances, manufacturing process.
  • Product/Process optimization projects – in liaison with Supply Chain and Quality.
  • Support second supplier and/or technical transfer projects.
  • Manage project sub-parts, as part of a larger project team.
  • Provide direction to other team members, including mentoring and oversight of less experienced engineers or technicians.
  • Support regulatory submissions and lead additional Design Verification/Validation studies as required by regional authorities.
  • Lead product Shelf-Life studies through Design Verification testing.
  • Investigations on product complaints and analysis of returned devices
  • Support to CAPA and Non-Conformance process.
  • Evaluation and scoping of process changes, material changes, vendor changes.
  • Support to Labelling changes and implementation.
  • Support to Sales and Marketing for product characterization, competitive testing, field training.
  • Develop and deliver project plans to performance, time and cost targets.
  • Leverage and liaise with external resources, including suppliers, to achieve project goals.
  • Identify and manage of key risks throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Write procedures, protocols, specifications, and reports.
  • Evaluate and assess physician (user) techniques and develop product training materials.
  • Support developing marketing materials (presentations/videos/demos).
  • Other duties as assigned or required.


We would love to hear from YOU, if you have the following essential requirements:

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience in all stages of medical device design and development (including design with SolidWorks, prototyping, and testing) is required.
  • Specific experience on Medical Devices, cardiovascular or neurovascular implants or instruments including catheters, stents, delivery systems.
  • Strong design and technical ability based on a broad and deep knowledge of fundamental engineering principles.
  • Data review and statistical methods skills (Minitab).
  • Strong work ethic, creative problem solving, capable of working on own initiative.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and verbal communication skills essential.
  • Results and deadline driven with an ability to handle multiple tasks and operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people to achieve results.
  • Highly motivated and an enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to work under own initiative and as a team player.

Location & Travel

  • This role will be an onsite role based in Galway, Ireland with flexible work arrangements from time to time in agreement with management and per the J&J Flexible Work policy.
  • As part of a global company, travel will be required from time to time, up to 20%.
  • Some travel to the US will be required as part of the induction and onboarding for this role – more details will be provided during the hiring process.

This is what awaits YOU at J&J:

This is an opportunity to work with a ground-breaking biomedical operation and to be a member of a Johnson & Johnson company, with an excellent record in employee continuous professional development and business improvement.

We are passionate about our work; we play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson, our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers.

Whether you’re one of the people who already work here, or you’re considering joining the team, we offer:

  • An opportunity to be part of a global market leader.
  • A dynamic and inspiring working environment.
  • Opportunities to work on challenging projects and assignments.
  • Possibilities for further personal and professional development/education.
  • Excellent benefits.

Equal Opportunity:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, 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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