Sr Software Project Manager - Surgical Robotics

Medtronic - Boston, MA4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $140,000 a year
Careers that Change Lives

You will be a key member of Medtronic’s Project Management team working to commercialize a Surgical Robotics Platform.

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions. SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.

A Day in the Life

As a Senior Project Manager (SW Testing), you will work closely with program management, subsystem technical leads, and other engineers to manage and coordinate Software Testing activities. You will be responsible for project management activities for the Software Test team, and should have the communication skills necessary for managing external test partners.

You will:
Coordinate, develop and track schedules, plans, tasks, and priorities.
Establish strong relationships with engineering team members and be able to estimate, plan, and execute SW test tasks.
Anticipate and mitigate risk points. Make tradeoffs between time, schedule, cost, and quality (when appropriate), while meeting safety and regulatory requirements.
Support engineering teams to follow effective process. Promote communication between multiple platform teams and disciplines.
With technical leads, develop and manage the SW Test development process and necessary SW Test development tools. Assist with design, selection and implementation of tools and processes.
Track the financials of the project with such things as forecasting, accruals, and actuals
Develop a broad understanding of the Medtronic Surgical Robotics and Instrumentation Businesses, products, and clinical applications and leverage the knowledge of others
Coordinate, track, proof and finalize project documents as needed with limited supervision
Coaching and influencing project teams to achieve maximum performance and efficiency in the project.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience

Nice to Have:
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; SW unit/verification testing; issue/bug tracking; configuration management; integration/release testing; etc.)
Experience managing SW Verification activities
Experience managing external verification partners
Solid understanding of structured product development (requirements-driven engineering, requirements documentation, rigorous verification, SW FMEA, etc.)
Experience with Microsoft suite of tools (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Able to influence all customers (both internal and external) on issues that impact the business and its technical service and product strategies
Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Business Administration (MBA)
Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)
Ideation, development, and release of large electro-mechanical capital products with embedded software
Experience as a SW development engineer with growing knowledge/experience in project management
Familiarity with common software development tools/platforms/languages (JIRA, Stash, Bamboo, GIT, QNX, C++)
Experience in SW development areas such as GUI development, Controls development, or SW verification testing
Demonstrated experience in accomplishing objectives. Able to deliver on multiple projects simultaneously
Experience with 21CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485, and ISO 62304

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. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life 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 function.