Principal Product Development Engineer

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Remote, MN, US

Company: Teleflex

Expected Travel: Up to 10%

Requisition ID: 6728


About Teleflex Incorporated

Teleflex is a global provider of clinically effective medical technologies designed to improve the health and quality of people’s lives. We apply purpose driven innovation – a relentless pursuit of identifying unmet clinical needs – to benefit patients and healthcare providers. Our portfolio is diverse, with solutions in the fields of vascular and interventional access, interventional cardiology, surgical, anesthesia, cardiac care, interventional urology, urology, emergency medicine and respiratory care. Teleflex employees worldwide are united in the understanding that what we do every day makes a difference. For more information, please visit


Interventional - The Interventional business unit at Teleflex offers innovative medical devices that are used to diagnose and treat coronary and peripheral vascular diseases. We place a strategic emphasis on complex coronary and peripheral interventions, vascular access, bone access, specialty biologic treatments and cardiac assist. Our current Interventional products include a broad range of clinically relevant solutions, such as our GuideLiner® and Turnpike® Catheters, AC3 Optimus™ Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump and OnControl® Powered Bone Access System. With a strong R&D footprint and pipeline, our fast-growing Interventional business unit is poised to continue the development of new technologies to serve critically ill patients for years to come. Join a dynamic, growing team that offers healthcare providers an array of medical technology solutions that make a difference in patients’ lives.

Position Summary

This is an exciting opportunity within the Interventional business unit of Teleflex. In this role, you will have the chance to work on complex lifesaving technologies to support patients in or prevent patients from getting into heart failure. This is an exciting technical leadership opportunity for a Principal R&D engineer who will lead the ideation and development of new and innovative interventional products in the mechanical circulatory support space to treat patients.  This person will have oversight of a wide range of products with multi-disciplinary technology domains in mechanical, electrical and software areas.  This person will have the opportunity to collaborate with teams from two of our R&D sites namely, Chelmsford-MA and Maple Grove-MN.  This is a great fit for those that are seeking to a) learn and grow their technical careers to keep up with the pace of technological developments, b) gain higher level of cross-functional leadership and cross-site collaborative experience of working with a global team, c) work for purposeful programs that utilize technology to improve health outcomes in sick patients and d) mentor other engineers   

Principal Responsibilities

•    Subject matter expert in the Mechanical circulatory support areas of Heart failure, understands or works to understand the clinical procedures associated with the relevant therapies. 
•    Provides product stewardship on projects from concept through commercialization
•    Applies product knowledge, design control expertise to comply with quality and regulatory guidelines
•    Keeping up industry trends, attending conferences and obtain stakeholder feedback on clinical unmet needs, translating needs to specific requirements, clinical hazards and design risks and support the formulation of business cases on new programs
•    Leads and supports the ideation process, supports the development of product roadmaps and clinical procedural maps for the portfolio in order to support strategic plans
•    Generate new product designs/concepts in an organized and consistent manner.
•    Interface with physicians and other medical personnel in a professional manner (maintaining confidentiality and intellectual property vigilance.)
•    Participates and supports as SME on critical sustaining initiatives that impact the portfolio

Education / Experience Requirements

•    BA/BS in Engineering or physical sciences preferred.
•    With a degree, eight years of related experience required.
•    Without a degree, sixteen years of related experience required. 

Specialized Skills / Other Requirements

•    Must possess knowledge, understanding and skills in: generating new product designs/concepts, catheter materials, processes and design plus test methods and metrology; project management, documentation, and a working knowledge of quality systems and medical device regulations.
•    Excellent collaborator and communicator of technical concepts to a large audience
•    Ability to work cross-functionally and across multiple levels within the organization to support initiatives, obtaining stakeholder feedback and driving critical decisions of projects
•    Knowledge of clinical applications and associated product requirements with the ability to translate these requirements into detailed specifications.
•    Familiarity with various materials and processes, such as extrusion processing, injection molding, machine shop operations, fixtures and tooling, adhesive and thermal bonding and various other processes for catheter fabrication and design required.  



Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.

Teleflex is the home of Arrow®, Deknatel®, Hudson RCI®, LMA®, Pilling®, Rüsch®, UroLift® and Weck® – trusted brands united by a common sense of purpose. Teleflex, the Teleflex logo, Arrow, Deknatel, Hudson RCI, LMA, Pilling, Rüsch, UroLift and Weck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Teleflex Incorporated or its affiliates, in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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