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Medtronic Senior Engineering Program Manager (Software) in Mounds View, Minnesota

Senior Engineering Program Manager (Software)


Mounds View, Minnesota, United States

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Jul 21, 2021

Senior Engineering Program Manager (Software)

Careers that Change Lives

The Medtronic Cardiac Ablation Solutions team is looking for a Senior Software Engineering Program Manager to join our RD Organization to lead design and development of application software for cardiac electrophysiology systems.

As a Senior Software Engineering Program Manager, you will work closely with management, subsystem technical leads, and other engineers to manage and coordinate software engineering activities within Cardiac Ablation Solutions software projects. You will be responsible for project management activities for one or more software systems to support the development of our electrophysiology capital equipment.

What does it take to be a leader at Medtronic? We look for inspiring and inclusive leaders who partner with others, knowing that diverse talent, skills, and perspectives lead to better outcomes.

Cardiac Ablation Solutions seeks candidates who will meet our customer expectations by striving without reserve for the greatest possible reliability and quality in our products, processes and systems by being accountable, having a voice, and taking action.

Day in the Life:

  • Lead software projects in an Agile environment as part of multi-site team. May serve in a Product Owner role for various workstreams, depending on project needs and team size.

  • Ensure that the team is efficient, effective, and well-coordinated; has clear priorities and goals; develops and tracks to schedules; and delivers quality designs according to process.

  • Coach and influence project teams to achieve maximum performance and efficiency in the project.

  • Train on and apply the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the software development life cycle, following FDA regulations as well as IEC 62304 for medical device software.

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

  • 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, as well as drive team behavior accountability.

  • Schedule project meetings, document meeting minutes and key decisions, and track action items.

  • With technical leads, develop and manage the SW development process and necessary SW development tools. Assist with design, selection and implementation of tools and processes. This includes assisting the team in adopting Agile Software Development methodologies and optimizing DevOps usage and workflows.

  • Develop a broad understanding of the Medtronic Cardiac Ablation Solutions product lines.

  • Coordinate, track, proof and finalize project documents as needed with limited supervision.

  • Maintain an attitude of positive flexibility, sometimes performing assigned work outside the boundaries of a typical software program manager job description to meet overall team deadlines and milestones.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Science or technical field

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Engineering and/or a regulated industry wtih project management experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience

​​​​​​​ Nice to Have

  • Degree in computer science, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or other relevant technical discipline.

  • Masters Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Administration (MBA).

  • Experience with highly regulated and/or safety-critical systems is required (medical device experience strongly preferred).

  • 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-driven engineering, requirements documentation, rigorous verification, Failure Mode Analysis (FMEA), etc.

  • Experience with Microsoft suite of tools (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to influence leadership and team regarding issues that impact the business and its technical service and product strategies.

  • Experience with Agile Software Development Methodologies (Scrum, Kanban, SAFe).

  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or for Agile roles such as Scrum Master, Product Owner, Scrum Developer, Coach, etc.

  • Experience managing projects in the medical device industry.

  • Experience in ideation, development, and release of large electro-mechanical capital products with both embedded firmware and application software running on a Windows desktop.

  • Experience as a SW or FW development engineer with growing knowledge/experience in project management. Understanding of broad technical software design concepts such as object-oriented programming, common design patterns, and test-driven development.

  • Familiarity with common software development tools/platforms/languages (GIT, Azure DevOps/TFS, C#/.NET, C++, Embedded C, etc).

  • Experience with 21CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485, and ISO 62304.

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment with strong collaboration skills, engaging with technical and non-technical staff across multiple geographical RD sites, including significant remote/videoconference-based work.

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)

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