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Principal Engineer

Seattle, WA 98119

Posted: 04/25/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Core Technologies - FTE Job Number: 27185

Job Description

Position Title: Principal Engineer           

Position Description: Protingent Staffing has an exciting direct hire opportunity with our client in Seattle, Washington for an experienced Principal Engineer.       

Job Responsibilities:
  • Company role model, strengthening relationships and developing a positive team culture.
  • Planning and engineering strategies to achieve company objectives
  • Experienced with upstream research, concept design, development and testing new products
  • Defining department goals and developing execution plans
  • Creating and managing engineering budgets
  • Define and lead company-wide projects across multiple groups / teams
  • Oversee a diverse team of cross-functional engineers and support personnel to successfully complete projects in a timely manner
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to junior engineers and team members
  • Develop and maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliverables
  • Develop and execute testing plans and protocols to validate and verify product performance
  • Support manufacturing processes, including process validation and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Participate in design reviews, technical discussions, and project status updates with senior management
  • Stay up-to-date on industry trends and advancements in medical device technology
  • Lead the design and development of medical devices, including defining user requirements, developing specifications, and creating detailed design documentation
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, including FDA regulations and ISO standards
  • Experienced project management and design control / stage gate development and ideation processes
  • Executes diverse engineering tasks related to the development of medical devices: from concept and development through commercialization
  • Support projects in various capacities: i.e. as an individual contributor, as technical lead of a small team, or a subject-matter expert/consultant
  • Incorporate Human Factors and User Interface elements into product designs. Conduct usability studies as appropriate
  • Collaborate with marketing and clinical teams to identify product improvements and new product concepts
  • Partners with quality and operations to transition component and device designs to suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Drive efforts for intellectual property strategy
Job Qualifications:
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related field. MS in Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Minimum ten years of engineering experience, including medical device design
  • Experienced with upstream valuation and concept development
  • Experience leading successful project teams
  • In-depth knowledge and experience designing parts for injection molding
  • Experience identifying and working with suppliers for a wide variety of medical device components
  • Working understanding of FDA Quality Systems Regulations and product development within that regulated environment
  • Strong technical expertise in medical device development, including design controls, risk management, and regulatory compliance
  • Experience with medical device manufacturing processes and process validation
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Highly proficient CAD user, with SolidWorks preferred
  • Familiarity with a variety of prototyping processes
  • Experience utilizing external test laboratories and analysis services a plus
  • Self-motivated, ability to encourage and energize others
  • Open and effective communicator
Job Details:
  • Direct Hire
  • Salary Range: $150,000-190,000

About Protingent: Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom, and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding, and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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