Senior R&D Engineer (f/m/x) Product Innovations
Passive Implants / Structural Heart / Interventional Cardiology Hybrid work from home office & R&D sites in Germany, USA or Turkey

The Company:

We are representing a globally active medical device manufacturer, which was founded and is still headquartered in Germany. The mission is to bring the development, production and sales of innovative, passive implant systems within the interventional cardiology to the next level. With roughly 350 employees from 40 different nations globally and 120 of those in Germany, the team is working continuously for over two decades to develop new products (passive implants of risk class III) in the structural heart field. Those products are designed to provide patients with a significant improvement in quality of life, who are beyond established treatments. They follow a quality strategy and want to increase their R&D efforts as new products are coming online. The company is already active in roughly 90 markets and about to enter the US market - partially with first-in-class products. We are aiming to increase the expertise in the existing R&D teams by recruiting Senior Engineers. The goal is to enable the R&D department to shoulder bigger innovation projects, while reducing the time to market through the engineers expertise e.g. in the design phase, their understanding of cardiology or their scientific network.

The Position:

  • Develops innovative ideas and concepts for passive implants in interventional cardiology
  • Works closely with key opinion leaders (KOLs), scientists and practitioners and conducts innovation workshops, attends international conferences etc.
  • Stimulates other R&D teams, the clinical affairs department etc. to develop the customer value propositions in an agile process
  • Conducts initial R&D projects as well as research focus on innovative solutions, designs or systems and defines user requirement specifications (URS) and customer value propositions (CVP) for defined medical use cases
  • Should always challenge the status quo of products, technology and therapies to drive the respective innovation
  • Takes responsibility that innovations meet performance and safety requirements while addressing customer needs and improving patient outcomes
  • Coordination with the Executive Vice President R&D as well as with the product development & maintenance development teams on-site and from other global R&D sites to ensure alignment of the R&D strategy
  • Collaboration with the product management, sales and marketing department etc. to identify and qualify the right opportunities for disruptive concepts
  • Provides technical leadership and works closely with the R&D management to identify and to capitalize on upcoming technologies and therapies

Your Profile:

  • Experienced in R&D within the medical device industry and here especially in the phases of research, concept development as well as design & prototyping - preferably in an international environment with a comparable risk class of IIb or III
  • Bachelor degree or equal in medical, engineering, technical or scientific discipline or related area and experience
  • Excellent communicator with proven success in a similar role
  • Feels at home in a hybrid OR or a cathlab and is able to hold ones ground while interacting with KOLs
  • Creative thinker with an out of box mindset, interested in new technologies and trends
  • Excellent technical understanding
  • Flexible, ethical personality
  • Ownership mindset
  • Interested to work with other cultures, sensitivity to cultural differences and able to facilitate them (team work with globally distributed development teams and high profile partners)
  • Fluent in English. German or other languages are a plus, but not necessary
  • Achievement orientation
  • Conceptual thinking
  • Convincing others
  • Relationship building
  • Detail oriented

Your Chances:

  • You are going to work with a young, dynamic, international and innovative R&D department
  • The onboarding and initial training is going to be individualized according to your prior experiences
  • You are joining an organization with an established portfolio including monopoly products in a strong expansion phase
  • The position provides you with ample decision making leeway, enables you to work flexible and influence your professional environment directly
  • The excellent company culture with a flat hierachy enables you to get things done
  • You have the opportunity to stay in an expert career track or change into a managerial position with direct reports
  • You are going to find ideal foundations to grow and define your career in an expansive and dynamic company and to leave a mark in the industry as well as for the patients