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Medtronic Sr Product Development (PD) Specialist in Boulder, Colorado

Sr Product Development (PD) Specialist


Boulder, Colorado, United States

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2 days ago

Sr PD Project Mgmt Specialist (Software)

Boulder, CO

Careers That Change Lives

We believe that when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together, innovation is the result and everyone wins. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive.

The Sr Product Development (PD) Specialist position will lead, direct and organize the planning and execution of high-tech, new product development project teams from concept to commercialization. This role will be responsible for achieving successful implementation of RF Generator Software projects and managing all activities required to define, design, develop and deliver a surgical generator, systems or software to Medtronic customers. Accountable to the Product Decision Team (PDT) for overall program execution and ensuring team commitments (project contract) are met and communicated in a timely manner.

Medical Surgical

The Medical Surgical Portfolio strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions.

SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

A Day in the Life

Position Responsibilities:

  • Establish strong relationships with engineering team members and be able to estimate, plan, and execute SW development and testing tasks.

  • Anticipate and mitigate risk points. Make tradeoffs between schedule, budget, and scope, while meeting safety and regulatory requirements.

  • Identify and track dashboard metrics that can be used to report status to leadership

  • Support engineering teams to follow effective process. Promote communication between multiple platform teams and disciplines.

  • With technical leads, develop and manage the SW development process and necessary SW development tools. Track the financials of the project and participate in forecasting and monthly accruals

  • Lead cross-functional project teams spanning multiple geographic locations, Operating Units (OUs) and external vendors. Cross-functional teams include RD (mechanical, hardware, software, systems), marketing, regulatory, operations, quality, supply chain, clinical, and external partners including medical professionals.

  • Interface across levels of staff and management to develop cross departmental and cross Operating Unit relationships.

  • Manage detailed scope, schedule, budget, resourcing, and risk management activities for the program. Direct responsibility for delivering products on time, within budget and with minimal long-term sustaining engineering required.

  • Lead planning of projects, work with technical and marketing teams to define product features, requirements, and scope.

  • Track project deliverables and ensure task completion by cross-functional team. Drive the tactical project execution and develop and maintain detailed project schedules and resource allocations.

  • Identify key project stakeholders, understand their expectations, and effectively communicate with them throughout the program.

  • Provide clear and concise program updates, including unbiased communication of project status and issues using standardized forms and metrics to both the cross-functional team and senior management.

  • Ensure design control requirements are met for the project including owning the design history file (DHF).

  • Schedule and conduct core team meetings, design reviews, vendor meetings and reviews, management updates and other cross functional meetings as needed.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience

To be considered for this role, please ensure the minimum requirements are evident on your resume.

Nice to Have

  • 3-5 years of Project Management experience in SW development

  • Medical device/ FDA regulated industry experience or other highly regulated industry

  • Strong knowledge of software engineering management, both tools and process (project tracking/scheduling; document management; Static analysis, SW unit testing, requirements verification; issue/bug tracking; configuration management; integration/release testing; etc.)

  • Solid understanding of structured product development (requirements documentation, rigorous verification, Failure Mode Analysis (FMEA), etc.)

  • Effective planning and organization skills including the proven ability to work against multiple objectives and on multiple programs simultaneously.

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship and team building skills.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to tailor communication for different audiences.

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. Lets 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)

A commitment to our employees lives at the core of our values. We recognize their contributions. They share in the success they help to create. We offer a wide range of benefits, resources, and competitive compensation plans designed to support you at every career and life stage.

Learn more about our benefits here at .

This position is eligible for an annual long-term incentive plan. Learn more about Medtronic Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) on Page 6 here

Salary Min: $98,000 Salary Max: $147,000

Medtronic Incentive Program (MIP) - 10%

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.