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Staff R&D Electrical Engineer

Company: Shockwave Medical
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Shockwave Medical, Inc. is a pioneer in the development and commercialization of Intravascular Lithotripsy (IVL) to treat complex calcified cardiovascular disease. Shockwave Medical aims to establish a new standard of care for medical device treatment of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease through its differentiated and proprietary local delivery of sonic pressure waves for the treatment of calcified plaque.
Position Overview The Staff R&D Electrical Engineer will use design and technical skills in the development of innovative medical device products that treat peripheral and heart valve diseases. The engineer in this role will participate on multiple cross-functional development teams that manage projects from concept through commercialization and will perform and support a variety of development and engineering activities with primary focus on mixed-signal analog and digital electronic circuit design, microcontroller, and FPGA development.
Essential Job Functions

  • Design and development of analog and digital electronics, microcontrollers, and FPGAs for use in medical devices.
  • Translate Voice of Customer needs into design inputs and product specifications.
  • Develop new and novel products based on user defined needs.
  • Create technical specifications from specific user requirements.
  • Perform schematic capture, PCB layout, (OrCAD and Altium preferred) and manage prototype builds.
  • Develop designs using best practices including design for test (DFT), design for manufacturability (DFM), and design for assembly (DFA).
  • Initiate and conduct PCBA design reviews with EE team.
  • Thorough understanding of Electrical, Mechanical, Software, and Manufacturing tradeoffs in system architecture
  • Rapidly prototype subsystems and/or module proof of concept designs to test functionality in a simulated environment.
  • Troubleshoot complex electronic systems to the component level.
  • Own full lifecycle of PCAs including design, technical reviews, prototyping, validation testing, documentation release to medical device standards, and transfer to production.
  • Develop, execute, and document system test plans and test reports to medical device standards.
  • Collaborate with Systems Engineers to ensure all design inputs and product requirements are addressed.
  • Participate in dFMEA, Hazards Analysis, and Risk Analysis, etc.
  • Enhance the intellectual property position of the company via invention disclosures and patent applications.
  • Take a leading role in the management of assigned projects.
  • Support pilot manufacturing as required.
  • Identify and participate in the creation of or improvements to company procedures, policies, and processes.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering with 8+ years' design and development experience, or a Master's Degree with 5+ years.
    • Extensive experience with schematic capture and PCB layout tools
    • Experience in FPGA design using VHDL or Verilog, test bench development and simulation, design synthesis, and timing closure.
    • Effective written and verbal communication skills with all levels of management and organizations.
    • Ability to understand company business needs and develop products with features, costs, and performance suitable to those needs.
    • Experience in all product design phases from concept to production.
    • Experience with C language programming in embedded systems design.
    • Experience with Python programing or similar environment for developing interactive hardware test tools.
    • Knowledge of source control tools such as GIT, SVN, Mercurial, or others.
    • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities.
    • Ability to adapt and reprioritize to changing requirements.
    • Experience with EN60601-1 and collateral standards as they apply to medical electrical equipment.
    • Experience in catheter based cardiovascular devices development is a plus.
    • High-Voltage design experience is a strong plus.
    • Employee may be required to lift objects up to 25lbs.

      BenefitsShockwave Medical offers a competitive total compensation package as well as the following benefits and perks -Core Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Pre-tax and Roth 401k options with a fully vested match, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, and Life Insurance, Employer contribution toward Health Savings Account (HSA), Competitive PTO balancePerks: ESPP, Calm App, Pet Insurance, Student Loan Refinancing, Spot Bonus awardsEEO Employer

Keywords: Shockwave Medical, Santa Clara , Staff R&D Electrical Engineer, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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