Electrical Engineer IV

Allergan - Pleasanton, CA (30+ days ago)3.8


Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Engineer will work with a multidisciplinary team to support R&D programs in concepting and developing next generation of neuromodulation devices. The engineer is responsible for leading all aspects of the electrical engineering effort and will be accountable for design development throughout all phases of the product lifecycle, from early concept development through post-market approval.

Main Areas of Responsibilities
The Engineer should have experience in early stage development, previous involvement with both Design for Testing and Design for Manufacturing, and have excellent debugging skills.
The successful candidate will evaluate novel device and neural interface concepts in pre-clinical feasibility studies to define the next generation product roadmap.
The incumbent will also serve as a subject matter expert (SME) as it relates to instrumentation hardware/software for real-time data acquisition and processing, and possess a solid foundation in electrical engineering to facilitate custom hardware measurement systems for acute and chronic pre-clinical experiments.
5 years of industry experience in related areas of medical devices is required.
Requirements
Utilize experience and leadership skillset to support R&D needs.
Design and assemble mixed signal electronic rapid-prototypes.
Work with multidisciplinary team of design and manufacturing engineers to develop and scale next generation neurostimulation systems.
Support manufacturing process development and technology transfer groups by designing verification tests fixtures and processing steps.
Assures product quality by designing electrical testing methods; testing finished products and system capabilities.
Review product requirements for achievability, testability and manufacturability during product initiation phase.
Document results of complex analysis and design tasks and have a strong understanding of development under design controls.
Author and plan complex technical studies to analyze, validate, and recommend solutions or course of actions.
Provide expert systems/equipment analysis and recommendations to leadership and engineering teams.
Assist in writing technical proposals, requirements definitions, test plans, technical documentation and presentations.
Devise appropriate tests to evaluate, debug and verify systems in development or returned from field.
Develop new IP, and prepare it for submission to the US patent office.
Vendor management, ensuring the delivery of supplies and services needed to meet scheduled timelines.
Develop custom instrumentation hardware and software for real-time control and data acquisition in support of electro-neurophysiology experiments.

Preferred Skills/Qualification
Experience in building simple neurostimulation circuits.
Track record in medical product development and/or a graduate degree with relevant project experience.
Strong background in designing mixed signal electronics, previous designs experience should include projects with microcontrollers, current and voltage regulators, comparators, op amps, resonant circuits, filters, transformers, transistors, logic gates, and other electrical components.
Working knowledge of Altium Designer and circuit simulators.
Candidate must have experience in firmware or software development.
Comfortable with various I/O standards such as I2C, SPI, USB, PCIxpress and wireless protocols such as low power BLE.
A strong understanding of basic physics with a solid math background.
High level of scientific (engineering) achievement and credibility to date, as shown by multiple first author publications, presentations, and/or patents.
Experience in development within the medical device Quality Management System and design controls.
Familiarity with US and international standards for the development of medical devices
Effective communication (verbal and written) and organization skills.
Ability to run meetings, delegate tasks, and manage progress with team members and collaborators.
Experience working with SolidWorks.
Interest in mechanical design as well as electrical design.
Solid background in driving collaborative resourced research paths with specific focus on neural interface design.
Sound knowledge and experience of neural interface devices and components for recording and stimulating the nervous system.
Proficiency in neurophysiology software such as Labchart and Spike2.
Track record of productive project management within an industry environment, or equivalent expertise from academic environments.
Experience of pre-clinical in vivo models and/or clinical testing, for implantable devices, neural interfaces, and neuromodulation.

Education
MS or PhD in electrical engineering or electrical and computer engineering is required