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Edwards Lifesciences Senior Engineer Critical Care Discovery in Irvine, California

The Senior Engineer position is a unique opportunity for the right creative, curious and entrepreneurial technical individual. Join an early stage research and development group exploring new or poorly met clinical needs and related technologies in the Critical Care space. We work closely with clinicians and external research partners and team up with Business Development and Marketing as we together create the future direction of our Critical Care business. As a member of this small, highly motivated team you must be comfortable with ambiguity and a fast pace but your initiative, ingenuity and impact will be immediately recognized.


  • Key technical role in early stage technology proof of concept projects.

  • Develop and utilize quantitative models of both sensor and biological systems to develop and assess new technologies; analyze results, make recommendations, and develop reports

  • Develop complex experiments and tests (including writing and executing protocols) to demonstrate and assess new technologies; analyze results, make recommendations, and develop reports

  • Brainstorm, synthesize and analyze concepts either generated internally or through evaluation of external innovation and opportunities

  • Partner with Strategy and Marketing partners on areas of interest

  • Work closely with clinicians to understand needs, gather relevant feedback for concepts and methods and perform benchtop and animal testing of early phase concepts

  • Learn and build knowledge of competitive technologies as well as medical and biomedical developments related to our areas of focus in Critical Care

  • Present results and strategies to executive team and partnering physicians

  • Take concepts from needs definition to first human use

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Scientific field with 4+ years of relevant experience is required - OR a Master’s degree in an Engineering or Scientific field with 3+ years of relevant experience is required - OR a PhD in an Engineering or Scientific field is required.

  • Strong documentation, communication (e.g., written and verbal) and interpersonal relationship skills including consultative and relationship management skills

  • Strong understanding of statistical techniques

  • Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels

  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment; comfort with ambiguity

  • Must be able to work in a team environment, including inter-departmental teams and key contact representing the organization on contracts or projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering with hands-on experience with analog and digital circuit design, PCB layout, FR and near field communication is strongly desired

  • Strong experience with data analysis in MATLAB or similar is desirable

  • Start-up experience preferred

  • Knowledge of applicable FDA regulations for medical device industry desirable

Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 15,000 individuals worldwide.

For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.