Endologix, Inc

  • Staff R&D Test Engineer

    Job ID
    US-CA-Santa Rosa
    Research & Development
  • Overview

    Endologix develops and manufactures the latest innovations in endovascular aneurysm repair and sealing. We are a fast-moving, high energy organization. Employees are offered development opportunities and new responsibilities that might have taken them significantly more time in other organizations. Our commitment is to promise the development and refinement of skills while providing competitive compensation and benefits.


    Responsible for providing engineering leadership in the development of enhanced and new stent graft and catheter-based delivery systems to assure achievement of Endologix’s goals and objectives.


    • Drive technology and product development from concept through product commercialization.
    • Lead efforts in developing and ensuring execution of rigorous testing of projects by designing thorough test plans (i.e. experimental design, data evaluation, generation of scientific reports).
    • Excellent leadership, teamwork and organizational skills.
    • Collaborates with R&D, Manufacturing, Regulatory and Quality departments to coordinate focused efforts on investigations and resolves issues associated with product or other technical related issues.
    • Demonstrate the ability to provide technical procedure/direction and interact professionally and effectively with senior management, peers, team members, supervisors, outside customers, and other teams/departments on an ongoing basis to ensure product development success. Document all work according to GMP and SOPs
    • Work with engineers, machinists, and QA to create designs for new products, product revisions, components, assemblies or tools
    • Conduct and/or coordinates testing to verify that the design meets the engineering specifications
    • Assess failure modes and conduct technical risk analysis
    • Document engineering work in compliance with the company's quality system
    • May indirectly supervise technicians and lead cross-functional development teams.
    • Identifies hazards and mitigates risk associated with identified hazards in Design and Process FMEA.
    • Plan and organize projects, driving across multiples subject areas, defining scope, range, and problem resolution methods / techniques
    • Risk taking and decision making are critical components of the role in helping determine project success relative to technical problems and / or the resolution of critical issues
    • Often participate in and lead cross-functional project teams as the project leader
    • Limited budgetary responsibility, typically no more than $150K
    • May lead and sometimes supervise small professional staff / resources for projects
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.



    • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering from a four-year college or university; or related major in Life Sciences preferred


    • Eight years with a Bachelor's degree, Six years with a Master's degree, Three years with a PhD, in medical device manufacturing, development, testing, test plans, test reports, design control regulation and experience with catheter and stents preferred

    Core Competencies:

    Interpersonal Effectiveness: Actively seeks to understand perspectives and interpersonal needs and expectations of others at all levels, builds self-awareness, flexes personal style appropriately, and works through conflicts constructively and appropriately

    Communication: Effectively uses all mediums of communication as appropriate, presents well to groups, actively listens, and continuously identifies opportunities to build communication skills

    Collaboration & Teamwork: Actively works together with formal and informal team members to build relationships and achieve team goals

    Prioritization: Effectively prioritizes work to ensure timely completion of work within scope

    Global & Systems Thinking: Continuously seeks to learn about and embrace global nuances, works across functions and geographies, seeks to align with diverse groups, and seeks to understand interdependencies and impacts of actions across functions and the company

    Technical Expertise: Continuously builds functional and technical expertise, and pro-actively applies that technical expertise in progressively broader scope

    Continuous Improvement: Learns and uses best practices tools and methodologies to assess, identify, and executes on opportunities to improve; Focus on learning and building new capabilities into self

    Problem Solving & Problem Prevention: Learns and uses strong problem solving methodologies and tools, focuses on root cause analysis, and shows orientation towards problem prevention

    Accountability: Focuses on results, takes initiative without direction, takes ownership for all work within scope, builds relationships and works across departments, functions, or areas of responsibility

    Endologix, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


    If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Endologix Global Headquarters at 949-595-7200 or Endologix Santa Rosa Facility at 707-543-8800


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