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R&D Staff Engineer, Front-End Product Innovation

Irwindale, California
Engineering (Generalist)

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1401190405

Biosense Webster, Inc (BWI), a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for a R&D Staff Engineer, Front-End Product Innovation to be located in Irwindale, CA.

Atrial fibrillation (AFIB) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. 20 million people around the world suffer from AFIB each year. Biosense Webster, Inc. is the global leader in the science of diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders. The company established its leadership in electrophysiology with the development of the first real-time, 3D cardiac mapping and navigation technology, as well as the first electrophysiology catheter. The introduction of the company’s CARTO® 3 System in 2009 revolutionized 3D mapping technology by increasing the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of the cardiac ablation procedure.  

The R&D Staff Engineer, Front-End Product Innovation will be supporting project teams in the development of electrophysiology ablation and diagnostic catheters and systems at Biosense Webster. Project support includes overall design, design for manufacturing, test method development, and product verification and validation testing.

Key Responsibilities:
• Support new front-end Research & Development (R&D) team to design and test electrophysiology ablation and diagnostic catheters and systems. Develop concepts, designs and details for machines, tools and fixtures
• Lead technical discussion and decision making with cross functional team
• Interface between external vendors and core team
• Develop specifications, engineering blueprints and detail drawings 
• Resolve design problems related to material characteristics, dimensional tolerances, service requirements, manufacturing procedures, and cost
• Provide design changes for existing products. Ensures proper documentation of changes
• Create engineering designs, develop plans and keep laboratory notebooks on all work
• Conduct testing (Bench, V&V, in vivo); develop and utilize test protocols; generate written reports
• Travel to customer sites, domestic and international, to gather VOC, perform testing and/or perform troubleshooting activities
• Responsible for performing design reviews and pre-validation assessments to ensure the safe and environmentally sound processes and designs
• Responsible for the purchase or design of equipment that meets health, safety and environmental standards set by the company
• Responsible for ensuring personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures
• Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level
• Responsible for ensuring subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition
• Performs other duties assigned as needed

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.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineer or related field is required
• Master's Degree in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering is preferred
• 7 years’ relevant Engineering experience required
• Knowledge and experience in catheter design is required
• Complex engineering experience required 
• Deep understanding of theoretical and practical fundamentals and experimental engineering techniques required
• Ability to demonstrate a consistent track record of leading design & innovation work and proving feasibility for manufacturing transfer of design required
• Experience designing & building prototypes required
• Experience with CAD software such as AutoCad or Solidworks to is required
• Knowledge and experience in development processes and in documentation writing is required
• Experience with statistical analysis and design of experiments (DOE) preferred
• Ability to use PC and associated software is required
• In-depth knowledge of material and metals is required
• Knowledge, skill and ability to provide technical leadership on cross-functional teams required
• Strong problem-solving skills with excellent communication skills required
• Travel up to 20% both domestic and international is required

Primary Location
United States-California-Irwindale-
Biosense Webster Inc. (6010)
Job Function
Engineering (Generalist)
Requisition ID