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Senior Staff Engineer - Electrical

Portage, MI

Why engineering at Stryker?

At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.

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Who We Want

  • Dedicated Achievers. Relentless about quality, people who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations
  • Motivated product launchers. Engineers who bring strategic direction and drive for execution to ensure products are developed and launched with precision
  • Goal-oriented developers. Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions
  • User-focused creators. People who imagine with the user in mind, developing technology that helps change patients' lives
  • Curious learners. People who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to develop new ideas into reality

What You Will Do

As a Senior Staff Electrical Engineer, you will lead research, design, and launch electromechanical surgical products that make healthcare better. In this role, you will provide leadership and technical direction to the greater R&D Electrical program team, in addition to maintaining individual design ownership. You will work collaboratively with customers, marketing, and operations partners to perform customer research, technology research, design, test, and document electrical components, architectures, systems, and products..

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Lead or mentor design and development of electrical components, sub-systems, and/or systems for medical devices.
  • Apply and mentor others on advanced engineering theories, principles, and concepts.
  • Conduct, design, and select advanced prototyping and testing.
  • Lead and guide in correction of complex product design issues.
  • Conduct technology exploration and influence application in the business.
  • Translate user needs to design inputs/ specifications and produce complex system level designs independently.
  • Develop a number of invention disclosures, patents or trade secrets.
  • Independently make design tradeoff decisions while designing multiple components of the system.

Business Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to competitive and market strategy by demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the market, customer dynamics and competitive offerings.
  • Apply strong understanding of clinical procedures to enhance product development.
  • Contribute to and execute customer-facing activities like voice of customer and customer-centric design in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates financial acumen.

Med Device Compliance:

  • Mentor others as a business unit expert on the usage of industry standards, including design requirements and test strategies per applicable regulations.
  • Lead others to create and refine engineering documentation, such as the Design History file and creates more progressive technical content.
  • Contribute to R&D procedures and development of industry standards working closely with cross-functional business units.

General Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success, both leading and influencing other leaders on the team.
  • Identify and lead the creation of or improvements to procedures, policies, processes, systems, and technology required.
  • Execute and lead segments of complex product development to advance projects through the design /development/launch process.
  • Contribute to complex product development through release and lead one technical area of expertise.
  • Hold self and others accountable to deliver high quality results with passion, energy and drive to meet business priorities.
  • Mentor, develop and inspire others in current and future roles.

What You Need

  • Bachelor's degree in EE or related discipline.
  • 6+ years of work experience


Technical Skills:

  • Ability to lead or teach electrical engineers in electrical design.
  • Advanced understanding of the design of complex components and sub-systems.
  • Ability to apply advanced circuit and electrical system test methods.
  • Advanced understanding of manufacturing and testing methods.
  • Ability to apply standard technologies used in industry.
  • Ability to perform complex electrical stackups.
  • Advanced understanding of statistical methods.
  • Advanced knowledge of sub-system, system, and environmental interactions.
  • Proficiency with design and concept generation CAD, ORCAD, or other circuit design tools.

Engineering tools:

  • Proven expertise of electrical design process, electrical components, and manufacturing methods
  • Proven expertise of circuit design fundamentals with experience in analog, digital, mixed-signal, and/or power electronics.
  • Proven expertise in printed circuit board design processes and software tools for schematic entry, simulation, and board layout.
  • Understands the advanced theory and methods of control theory design and can lead others in its application while demonstrating:
  • Expertise in time domain and frequency domain analysis techniques to characterize, analyze, and optimize system performance and accuracy.
  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink (or equivalent) to create dynamic models of physical systems and simulate them.
  • Ability to conceptualize, develop, optimize, and integrate new algorithms for monitoring and controlling complex electromechanical systems.
  • Understanding of design and tuning techniques for PID controllers and other topologies (e.g., state space controllers, Kalman filters, observers)

About Stryker

Our benefits:

  • 12 paid holidays annually
  • Health benefits include: Medical and prescription drug insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, personalized healthcare support, wellbeing program and tobacco cessation program.
  • Financial benefits include Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), 401(k) plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), basic life and AD&D insurance, and short-term disability insurance.

For a more detailed overview of our benefits or time off, please follow this link to learn more: US Stryker employee benefits

About Stryker
Stryker is a global leader in medical technologies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in MedSurg, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 130 million patients annually. More information is available at

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Client-provided location(s): Portage, MI, USA
Job ID: Stryker_Combined-Ytp9ZTsqPozv
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Virtual Fitness Classes
  • Parental Benefits

    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
    • On-site/Nearby Childcare
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
    • Work-From-Home Stipend
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Company Outings
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
    • Volunteer Time Off
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • 401(K)
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Work Visa Sponsorship
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Associate or Rotational Training Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)

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