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Principal R&D Systems Engineer

Irwindale, California
R&D Engineering (R&D)

Job Description

Requisition ID: 2623190424

Biosense Webster, a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is hiring an R&D Principal Systems Engineer in the Irwindale, CA area.  

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 Principal R&D Systems Engineer will be focusing on the development and support of electrophysiology products at Biosense Webster, focusing on ablation systems. 
Works on most assignments with instructions about the general results expected. May receive technical guidance on the most unusual or complex problems, but independently determines and develops approaches to solutions. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgement within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Erroneous decisions or recommendations or failure to get results would normally result in serious program/project delay and considerable expenditure or resources. 

• Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
• Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods and represents the organization in conferences to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.
• Requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of his/her field and related sciences and disciplines.
• Supervision and guidance related largely to overall requirements, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters.
• Consults with supervisor concerning unusual problems and developments.
• Responsible for or more of the following:
• In a supervisory capacity, plans, develops, coordinates, and directs a large important engineering project or a number of small projects with many complex features.
• As an individual researcher, carries out complex or novel assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques or procedures.
• Work is expected to result in the development of new or improved techniques or procedures.
• Work is expected to result in the development of new or refined equipment, materials, processes, products, and/or methods.
• As staff specialist, develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.
• Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests, products or equipment when necessary data are insufficient or confirmation by testing is advisable.
• Performs as a staff consultant on a technical specialty, a type of facility or equipment, or a program function.
• May technically supervise, coordinate and review the work of a small staff of engineers and technicians, estimates resource needs and schedules and assigns work to meet completion date, or, as individual researcher or staff specialist may be assisted on projects by other engineers or technicians.
• Practices company safety and quality policies and procedures. Actively requires conformance.
• Responsible for ensuring personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental compliance.
• Responsible for the purchase or design of equipment that meets health, safety and environmental standards set by the company.
• Responsible for performing design reviews and pre-validation assessments to ensure the safe and environmentally sound start-up of new processes.


• A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent is required.
• Must have 7 plus years of hands on experience in medical device design including technology or product development responsibility.
• 5 years experience providing technical leadership on cross-functional teams.
• Radio-frequency generator experience in med device field preferred.
• Experience working on an active implantable device preferred. 
• Knowledge and experience with ablation systems preferred. 
• Must have an extensive experience in leading projects.
• Must have experience in development processes and in documentation writing
• Must be familiar with design control, engineering change orders (ECO), Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions (CAPA) and software version control.
• Must possess a clear mastery of theoretical and practical fundamentals and experimental engineering techniques.
• English communication skills, written and oral required.
• Ability to travel up to 25% travel (international & domestic) required.
• Weekend travel/work may be required.
• Ability to wear protective lead in lab required.

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.

Primary Location
United States-California-Irwindale-
Biosense Webster Inc. (6010)
Job Function
R&D Engineering (R&D)
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