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J&J Family of Companies R&D Senior Engineer in Irvine, California

Job Description

Biosense Webster is recruiting for a(n) R&D Staff Engineer, located in Irvine, CA.

Atrial fibrillation (AFIB) is a quivering or irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. 20 million people around the world suffer from AFIB each year.

Biosense Webster, Inc. is the global leader in the science of diagnosing and treating heart rhythm disorders. The company established its leadership in electrophysiology with the development of the first real-time, 3D cardiac mapping and navigation technology, as well as the first electrophysiology catheter. The introduction of the company’s CARTO® 3 System in 2009 revolutionized 3D mapping technology by increasing the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of the cardiac ablation procedure.

The R&D Senior Engineer will support project teams in the development of electrophysiology systems, catheters and/or related accessories at Biosense Webster. Project support includes design, design for manufacturing, test method development and product verification and validation testing.

Key Responsibilities

Under limited supervision and in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws/regulations and Corporate Johnson & Johnson, procedures and guidelines, the duties and responsibilities for this position are:

  • Design electrophysiology systems, catheters and/or related accessories (cables, sheaths, tubing etc.)

  • Work with external vendors to develop and/or procure components

  • Resolve design problems related to material, specifications and tolerances, service requirements, manufacturing procedures and cost.

  • Develop tools, jigs and fixtures

  • Build preliminary sketches of design concepts

  • Perform measurements and analysis, build engineering samples, develop and execute engineering testing

  • Conduct testing (e.g. benchtop, V&V, pre-clinical) by developing and executing protocols and generating reports

  • Gather VOC from customers

  • Lead technical reviews (design reviews, technical assessments

  • Recommend, design and/or purchase equipment

  • Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level

  • Responsible for ensuring subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition

  • Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures

  • Performs other duties assigned as needed



  • Minimum B.S ( Mechanical Engineering or equivalent) and 4 years of industry experience or M.S. ( Mechanical Engineering or equivalent) and 2 years of industry experience is required

  • Experience with CAD software, e.g. (Solidworks or similar) is required.

  • Collaborative teammate with strong communication skills, written and verbal required

  • Experience with project management methodology, problem solving, and presentation skills is preferred

  • Ability to lead a technical team is preferred

    Additional position requirements

    Position requires up to 10% travel (global and domestic), to interact with vendors and/or customers. Work environment is a combination of office cubicle, prototype lab environment and manufacturing cleanroom.


  • The R&D Senior Engineer typically reports to a R&D Staff Engineer or R&D Manager.

  • The R&D Senior Engineer may directly and/or indirectly manage R&D Technicians.

    Physical working conditions / requirements

    Some work may be performed in a clean room environment.

    Location & travel requirements

  • Location: This position is in Irvine, California.

  • Travel: Up to 10% travel (global and domestic) may be required.

    External and internal interactions

    Internally the Senior R&D Engineer will interact daily with various cross-functional team members as part of the product development function.

    Externally, the Senior R&D Engineer is expected to interact with suppliers for component development and with customers for product development/feedback activities.

    Company management reserves the right to add, delete or otherwise alter assigned duties at any time. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The minimum qualifications listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-California-Irvine-31 Technology Dr


Biosense Webster Inc. (6010)

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