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Product Designer - Medical Devices

Medtronic k

Boulder, CO

Jun 14
Job Description

Careers that Change Lives

At Medtronic, our mission is to contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.

Our Product Designers are key to our design lead process. As facilitators through the design journey, designers take research insights and work with the cross-function teams to deliver thoughtful and inspiring product solutions. They help streamline and speed our time to market and build quality in at every step.

You will be a member of the new Pre-Concept team that will focus on creating category redefining products and services for airway management and endoscopy within the Respiratory Intervention (RI) business. You can apply advanced technical concepts to complex problems and distill these down to simple, elegant product offerings which strike the appropriate balance of user engagement

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.


A Day in the Life

Please note that candidates must submit a portfolio to be considered for this position.

As an RI Product Designer, you will be a main player in the design and engineering team that consist of designer researchers, scientists, marketers, software, hardware and mechanical engineers. With a focus on the user experience, the Product Designer will follow a user centric iterative design process to arrive at designs that meet the clinical needs of the user, while also capturing their imagination through pure form and intuitive functionality. This will be done in close collaboration with the full development team to strike the right balance of the product’s Appeal, Cost, Technical Feasibility, Reliability and Manufacturability. Working with the multi-disciplined team, the Product Designer will be responsible for brainstorming concepts, sketching, prototyping mockups, participating in design critiques, refining design directions and finalizing design details.

As an advocate for the user through the full development process you will optimize the usability of RI’s products to enable clinicians to conduct procedures efficiently, minimizing complications and improve patient’s safety and overall outcome.


Responsibilities Include:
• Involved in research in clinical environments to identify spoken and unspoken user needs
• Participate in generative design research with contextual inquiries, ethnographic research and create research related design deliverables (experience maps, prototypes, user profiles/personas, workflows, etc.)
• Translation of identified needs into product design concepts
• Rationalize the identified needs as a commercial/product opportunity
• Understanding technology, production methods and materials to create inspiring products that brings the clinician closer to the patient
• Rapidly sketch, prototype, provide options, articulate design tradeoffs, and iterate quickly
• Prepare presentations that clearly convey the commercial/product opportunity to other stakeholders in the business
• Work with Human Factor group to design and facilitate formative usability evaluations to ensure user interaction requirements are met, and contribute to the verification of medical devices
• Work with Advanced Manufacturing Engineers to integrate manufacturing consideration without compromising the design intent of the product
• The applicant must have an affinity for consistency, color use, and a keen eye for subtle details while maintaining the RI standard of quality.
• While exercising a good eye for aesthetics, candidates must be able to grasp and distill highly complex business issues and translate them into clean, focused, understandable solutions on RI products.


Qualifications & Experience:
• Bachelor’s or post grade degree in a design related discipline, such as Industrial Design, Arts
• 2+ years agency or in-house designer experience


Must Have: Minimum Qualifications:
• Ability to synthesizes complex information into simple design solutions
• Strong presentation skills, able to present ideas in a clean, easy to understand format
• Demonstrates a user-empathic approach to design
• Be interested in the way people choose and use products
• Be creative with an eye for shape and color
• Strong research capability and experience
• Understand different materials and manufacturing methods
• Have technical, practical and scientific knowledge and ability
• Strong communication skills and ability to stay highly organized are critical
• Self-starter who takes initiative and drives to solutions across teams
• Multi-tasker who works efficiently under pressure, maintaining focus on the details
• Mastery of surface modeling in Rhino, SolidWork or equivalent
• Experienced in Adobe and Sketch design tools
• Strong understanding of prototyping techniques and selecting the right technology for the solution being explored
• Team player, understanding that team’s success is directly linked to personal growth and career advancement


Nice to Have:
• Previous experience in medical device development, particularly research experience in clinical environment.
• Business Acumen
• Interpersonal Savvy
• New product development experience
• Eager to learn and willingness to share


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 above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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.

EEO
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.

This employer participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify/employees

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Medtronic

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.