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Senior Industrial Design Engineer - Digital Surgery / Surgical Robotics at Medtronic

Senior Industrial Design Engineer - Digital Surgery / Surgical Robotics

Medtronic London, Greater London Full Time
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Careers that Change Lives

Five billion people have no access to safe surgery and the Medtronic Digital Surgery Business is on a mission to change surgical care for the better through a portfolio of digital solutions. If you are looking for a real purpose behind what you do, this role is a genuine opportunity to make a difference. 

The Medtronic Digital Surgery Business has created a digital data-driven ecosystem that uses the latest cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, augmented reality and computer vision to modernise surgical training, orchestrate surgical teams in the OR and deliver safer surgery around the world.

We thrive in designing great products that improve the standard of surgical care and users love to use. We value character grounded in integrity, a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and diverse experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and strive to achieve their highest potential.

A Day in the Life

As an Industrial Design Engineer within the Innovation team, you will be responsible for defining and contributing to the design of our next-generation solutions for medical devices and surgical robotics. You will become part of a talented team delivering cutting-edge technology and products for the operating room and will collaborate, as an industrial design expert, with a cross-functional engineering team including mechanical, electronics, quality, embedded/application software, supply chain, manufacturing and research experts. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Create innovative user-centered design solutions, that combine usability, utility, manufacturability, and desirability, and see the design through from initial concept through to final production. 
  • Participate in user and customer research, clinical labs, usability testing, and design proposals to user centered needs and insights
  • Define technical and ergonomic requirements and develop a range of solutions that synthesise usability, utility, manufacturability, and desirability
  • Aid in data collection and root cause analysis during usability testing
  • Contribute and maintain human factors program documentation as needed for the usability engineering file
  • Develop and execute manufacturable and cost-effective design solutions in collaboration with Engineering partners
  • Be part of an extended R&D team and actively participate in cross-functional team meetings and other forums
  • Utilise a range of 2D and 3D tools and techniques to explore and develop designs and effectively communicate proposals
  • Plan and generate functional prototypes to conceptually explore ideas, facilitate learning, and validate design solutions
  • Capture and translate brand attributes into compelling physical forms with a focus on product semantics, ergonomics, and performance in demanding use cases & environments
  • Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • BSME, or similar. Post-graduate study or equivalent work experience preferred
  • More than 5 years of professional experience in industrial design and product development
  • Educated to degree level in Product Design, Mechanical or Industrial Design Engineering or equivalent.
  • An exceptional portfolio that clearly and consistently demonstrates a human-centered design process and successfully delivering products from concept to production
  • A bias toward action and an eagerness to support the team and the project
  • Excitement for working on difficult problems with a dedicated team of high-energy, high-caliber people
  • The ability to independently work, solve problems, and seek out information as needed
  • A strong aesthetic sensibility and artistic skill
  • Excellent storytelling and presentation skills and an ability to effectively communicate a user-centered point of view
  • A comprehensive set of prototyping skills - from quick low-fi foam models to fabricating complex functional prototypes
  • A solid understanding of materials, manufacturing processes, and DFM considerations
  • Strong 2D visualization skills including sketching, storyboarding, and digital rendering
  • Strong 3D CAD and rendering skills to develop compelling and technically viable design solutions
  • Extensive experience with SolidWorks is required. Specific experience with class A surfacing is a plus

  • Nice to Have
  • Medical device and packaging design experience
  • Knowledge of Engineering Change management processes and PLM tools
  • Knowledge in manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of risk analysis as specifically applied to human factors (e.g., AFMEA, UFMEA, URA techniques)
  • Knowledge in planning, scaling, documenting, and executing human factors program activities in accordance with FDA guidance and other relevant international standards (e.g., IEC 62366, IEC 60601, ISO 14971)
  • Good understanding of product development and general guideline regulations such as ISO 13485, ISO 14971, Design controls, robust design (DRM) and ability to apply the tools is expected.


  • About Medtronic


    Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

    We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

    Physical Job Requirements

    The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America) Additional Information
  • Posting Date: May 21, 2021
  • Travel: No
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