Principal Engineer–Implant Engineer

•The Principal Engineer is responsible for the design of systems, subsystems, and/or components for a medical device as part of a new product development team and be involved in all phases of the product development from product concept through commercial launch and sustaining of marketed products.

  • The Principal Engineer is responsible for the application of technology to achieve demonstration level prototypes and late stage new products fulfilling unmet clinical needs.
  • Needs are determined through extensive background research and clinical observations.
  • In addition to their clinical and technical knowledge, the engineer will work within teams to strategically evaluate and present opportunities based on financial metrics, evolution of new technologies, clinical approaches and product solutions.
  • Starting from ambiguously defined clinical topics
  • The development engineer succinctly communicates well-defined voice of the customer needs
  • The state of clinical evidence and product solutions to support surgical glaucoma and white space applied research.
  • Uses broad experience and high technical proficiency to execute projects on a variety of clinical and commercial Surgical Glaucoma procedure and White space applied research topics.
  • This will include functioning as team member, technical resources and at times provide direct management to others.
  • Interprets voice of the customer to define technical design requirements, performs detail design analysis to achieve product design requirements and innovative design solutions.
  • Delivers clinically viable prototypes and late stage new products to support the glaucoma implantable micro-stent platform
  • Supports product improvement to marketed products.
  • Supports the development of new project proposals and execution of projects.
  • Assures that new intellectual property is disclosed through MOI’s and that patent filings are fully supported.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. As part of the Novartis Group of Companies, Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information

alrpo EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements •Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or materiel science or equivalent engineering field with a solid foundation in applied mechanics, Advanced technical degree is preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills are required.
  • At least 7 years of research and/or product development experience, preferably with a focus on Ophthalmic implantable medical devices with the following experience:
  • determining voice of the customer need through clinical observation and discussion
  • designing, developing, qualifying and launching medical products/technology
  • determining engineering specifications, requirements, building prototypes and products
  • working knowledge of ISO and FDA regulations
  • extensive experience with fatigue analysis, fracture mechanics, fluid mechanics of medical products
  • extensive experience in structural reliability testing and analysis of materials and/or implantable medical products
  • experience in FEA, fatigue test method development, test method qualification and validation
  • developing intellectual properties
  • CAD system knowledge
  • strong interpersonal, people and process management, and problem solving skills
  • superior presentation capabilities

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