Job ID R-414696 Date posted 10/10/2021

Be part of something bigger at BD. Here, you’ll join a driven, agile engineering team working in a startup-like environment that has the backing and resources of a Fortune 500 company. In engineering, you could be involved in everything from operations, production and construction to information technology and maintenance environments, all while analyzing and developing solutions to further our engineering capabilities. You’ll use your talent and track record of solving complex problems to achieve one singular goal: advancing the world of health™. At BD, you can make a true difference of one.

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Be part of something bigger!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. We have over 65,000 employees and a presence in virtually every country around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues.

Staff Engineer I (JG4)

Device Engineering

  • North America | United States

  • Enterprise Research & Development

  • BD Technologies & Innovation, Device Innovation, Device Engineering

Job Description:

BD Technologies & Innovation (BDTI) is an Enterprise R&D center supporting innovation across all BD segments and business units (BUs).  The Device Innovation team at BDTI supports the Interventional and Medical segments in identifying new innovation opportunities, sourcing external technologies from universities and start-up companies, driving projects through the BD Idea/Innovation process, and in developing technologies and product concepts ready for transfer to the Global Product Development System (GPDS) within the BUs.  The BDTI Device Innovation team partners with R&D, strategic marketing, clinical/medical affairs, business development, and other key functions from the BUs on innovation projects and programs.  The teams follow the Stanford BioDesign process including deep ethnographic research and clinician interviews to identify and validate unmet clinical needs, and to develop robust needs statements that provide the foundation for attractive new business opportunities and innovation programs in support of such opportunities.     

This position serves as a key engineering resource and participant in the BDTI Device Innovation front-end concept development in support of the Interventional and Medical segments.  The candidate will work in a multi-disciplinary team to generate concepts, prototype, reduce technical risk and ultimately transfer the project to the Bus. Utilizing the BioDesign process, the candidate will be part of the team to identify and validate unmet clinical needs and to define the needs criteria for the product.  The candidate will utilize this needs criteria to design, prototype, and test different concepts. The candidate, as part of the Device Engineering, will apply working knowledge of design and engineering principles to support early stage concept development for the Interventional and Medical segments.  


  • Candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team focused on early-stage concept development

  • Participate in research that provides clinical feedback and guidance, such as physician interface meetings and pre-clinical studies to establish design direction.

  • Generate new product concepts and prototypes in a practical and organized manner

  • Lead brainstorming sessions to develop new ideas that meet the early-stage product requirements

  • Document intellectual property to grow the intellectual property value of the project

  • Mechanical design and development to support early-stage innovation projects for multiple business units

  • Utilize internal and external prototyping resources to build and evaluate different concepts

  • Assess feasibility of long-term manufacturing methods, including assembly and injection molding (DFX/DFM)

  • Assembly, testing, and reporting of results of early-stage prototypes against product requirements

  • Material evaluation of components for transition to product development

  • Reduce technical risk in order to enable transfer to new product development teams

  • Partner with external firms to supplement internal capabilities to deliver a robust concept offering to the business units

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to ensure program success.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA/BS in Mechanical or Biomedical Engineering, Master’s degree preferred

  • 10 years of related medical device experience required

  • Strong analytical skills and engineering skills

  • Demonstrated skills for problem solving and issue handling

  • Experience with rapid prototyping technologies (SLA, Polyjet, Carbon, DMLS)

  • Expertise in using three-dimensional CAD solid modeling software packages, preferably SolidWorks

  • Proficient in plastic part design, injection molding and other manufacturing processes

  • Experience with medical device quality system requirements, design controls, documentation controls, cGMP processes

  • Experience with Design For Six Sigma (DFSS), statistical design of experiments, working knowledge of Minitab statistical software

  • Deep understanding of fixture design including basic machining considerations and developing test methods

  • Hands-on prototyping & device assembly experience

  • Hands-on machine tool experience (vertical mill, lathe, drill press, etc.)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, problem solving and interpersonal skills are necessary

  • Wide technical breadth, and ability to rapidly and seamlessly transition across topics of interest to the Interventional and Medical segments and related stakeholders

  • Hands-on experience with Stanford BioDesign process and methodology, especially as related to front-end needs finding/validation, and ethnographic research (Desired, not required)

  • Proficient with MS Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Must be able to multitask and operate effectively within a diverse work environment

Why join us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that empowers you to bring your authentic self to work. Here our associates can fulfill their life’s purpose through the work that they do every day.

You will learn and work alongside inspirational leaders and colleagues who are equally passionate and committed to fostering an inclusive, growth-centered, and rewarding culture. Our Total Rewards program — which includes competitive pay, benefits, continuous learning, recognition, career growth, and life balance components — is designed to support the varying needs of our diverse and global associates.

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