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Principal Engineer - R and D

Company: Cordis
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:


Cordis Corporation designs, manufactures, and commercializes medical devices uses to treat coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease. Examples of such devices include systems for gaining access to the vasculature, angioplasty catheters, stents and stent delivery systems, and vascular closure devices. As an R&D engineer you will work in the design, development, and testing of Cardiovascular and Vascular Med Devices. Engineers at Cordis work to solve complex problems to ensure devices meet user needs, and that they are safe and effective for their indicated uses.

The current position requires design and development expertise in vascular closure devices with relevant clinical application experience, and a good understanding of cardiovascular catheter technologies and procedures.


  • Applies comprehensive medical device engineering knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to achieve design realization of medical devices.
  • Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial problems which have an important effect on major organization programs. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope and selection of problems for investigation and development of novel concepts and approaches.
  • Identifies internal and external customer needs. Translates needs and requirements into tests cases for design verification and validation.
  • Accountable for design reviews as applicable ensuring that verification and validation tests are documented, evaluated against design input, and executed properly.
  • Develops and monitors work schedule to ensure on time completion of testing activities assigned.
  • Supervision received is essentially administrative with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.
  • Acts as individual technical expert, conceives or is assigned, plans, and conducts research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity
  • Anticipates, plans, and implements new innovative test methods; provides critical design input to specific situations; has a broader knowledge of the testing environment; gains cross functional alignment across the organization.
  • Able to summarize results of design work and research studies concisely. Participates in the regulatory submission process as a subject matter expert. Supports regulatory by providing technical justifications for submissions, reviewing regulatory filings, and answering technical questions during planned meetings.
  • Responsible for ensuring personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local and company regulations, policies and procedures for Health, Safety and Environmental.


    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering is required.
    • MS Degree in Engineering discipline preferred.
    • A minimum of 8 years related work experience and design experience in vascular closure device preferred.
    • Proven ability in the design and development (including process engineering) of cardiovascular catheter technologies including design experience in vascular closure devices.
    • Must possess clearly recognizable outstanding technical qualifications and leadership.
    • Proven proficiency in Computer Aided Design or SolidWorks preferred.
    • English communication skills, written and oral.


Keywords: Cordis, Milpitas , Principal Engineer - R and D, Engineering , Milpitas, California

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