Principal Engineer, NPD Electronics Assembly – Critical Care

  • Edwards Lifesciences
  • Irvine, CA, USA
  • Jul 20, 2020
Full time Health Care

Job Description

The Principal Engineer is an exciting opportunity that will provides expertise, leadership, and guidance in the development, and manufacture of life-sustaining critical care capital equipment.  This role will join Edwards Critical Care division that is innovating at a rapid pace and seeking a seasoned veteran to support the Operations Team.

Essential job functions include:

  • Drive the development of highly complex manufacturing processes; Act as the technical SME for electronics design for manufacturability.
  • Partner with R&D to identify opportunities to optimize/improve manufacturing processes including using engineering methods, (e.g., DFx, Black Belt) and employing technical design skills to provide design feedback on new products.
  • Train, coach, and guide lower level employees on highly complex electronic assemblies best practices.
  • Lead and establish highly complex project plans to ensure deliverables are completed to customer’s expectations, using project management tools (e.g., Project Plan, Risk Analysis, etc.).
  • Experience in the design and development of digital/analog boards and systems.
  • Experience in system-level design and architecture, including schematics and board development, system bring up and debugging.
  • Experience with the manufacturing process and design rules for PCBA, Flex Circuitry, System on Chip, Molding, Batteries, Pneumatics, and other relevant medical technologies etc.
  • Hands-on experience with sensor technologies and architecture.
  • Able to analyze the trade-offs between performance, manufacturability and cost.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Scientific field with 8 years of related experience; or Master’s Degree in Engineering or Scientific field with 7 years of related experience.
  • Proven expertise in usage of MS Office Suite; Matlab, Spice, other simulation/modeling experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with medical device regulations and governance documents (ISO13485, CFR820, IEC 60601-X).
  • Excellent documentation and communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills,
  • Ability to translate complex and technical information to all levels of the organizations.
  • Recognized as an expert in own area within the organization while applying broad-based technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of principles, theories, and concepts relevant to Engineering.
  • Advanced problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Expert understanding of processes and equipment used in assigned work.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to influence change.
  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels.
  • Represents organization as key technical contact on contracts and projects.
  • Interacts with senior external representatives on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
  • Travel up to 25% of the time to domestic contract manufacturers.

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.