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Senior Principal Test Engineer

Location : Minneapolis- St. Paul, MN
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 15
Required Education : BS Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Our client is a leader in innovative technologies that addresses the unmet needs in cardiovascular diseases.  They have an opportunity for a Senior Principal Test Engineer.


In this role you will provide supply chain and test engineering expertise for all products for new product development and operations.

  • Identify the strategic direction for automated test platforms to ensure re-usability, scalability, favorable cost, and favorable test times

  • Define and manage projects related to development of automated test platforms

  • Develop and maintain test platforms (both hardware and software) intended for design verification and production test

  • Develop test specifications, schematics, protocols, and reports for design verification and production test

  • Plan, perform, coordinate, and/or oversee design verification testing and reporting

  • Analyze test results to pro-actively identify issues and optimize yield for design verification and production test

  • Implement root cause analysis, corrective and preventive actions to resolve product and test issues, including purchased parts

  • Coordinate and/or perform failure analysis and troubleshooting of prototypes, products, and equipment

  • Provide statistical analysis and sample size inputs to production and development qualification/validation testing and data

  • Plan, perform, or assist with Gage R&R studies of equipment

  • Pro-actively identify and implement new sources for electronic parts suppliers

  • Participate or lead supplier audits of electronic parts suppliers

  • Maintain relationships with electronic assembly contract manufacturers

  • Provide engineering support of production as assigned

  • Develop and maintain non-product software and firmware

Required Qualifications :

  • BS Degree in electrical engineering, computer science or software engineering or technical equivalent plus 15 years or more experience in a medical device company.

  • Previous experience as an engineer in verification activities, verification systems and production test systems in the medical device environment

  • Previous experience as an engineer in supply chain engineering activites in a medical device environment

  • Knowledge of FDA QSR and ISO 13485 regulatory requirements, guidelines and standards that pertain to medical devices

  • Knowledge of additional international regulations, radio equipment regulations, and risk management and cybersecurity standards - A Plus!

  • Class III implantable medical device experience.  Active implantables experience - A plus!

  • Ability to interface with internal and external customers in all aspects of the product life cycle

  • Ability to apply statistics to solve problems and determine sampling plans

  • Previous experience with risk and hazard analysis

  • Ability to provide work direction to other technical employees and consultants

  • Skills to be successful – analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, organizational, problem solving, project management

  • Previous experience using six sigma tools – Preferred!


Keywords:  test engineer, engineering, engineer, medical device, software engineer, computer science, automated test platforms, hardware


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