Shire Senior Device Development Engineer – Single Use Devices in Lexington, Massachusetts
The Development Engineer will support technical efforts for drug delivery device projects. As a hands-on technical contributor, this person will provide project and engineering support in the concept, feasibility, development, qualification and launch phases of device development. Area of focus will include identification of user needs, specification development, prototyping, test development, design verification and validation testing, risk assessments and fixture/equipment development. Extensive collaboration with internal and external partners.
Responsibilities (% of time):
Provide technical support on cross functional teams for devices through clinical development, product registration and commercialization. Own and lead the creation of design control deliverables to comply with medical device and combination device regulations. – 75%
Lead project execution activities and support the development of statistically sound design verification protocols/reports and design validation. – 10%
Establish and maintain detailed project plans, define risks and recommend contingency plans as required. 5%
Establish and foster strong collaborative relationships with external design/development, manufacturing partners and service providers. 5%
Lead or assist in deviation, complaint and failure investigations. 5%
More than 3 years’ experience in the field of medical device or combination product development and commercialization is required.
Proven track record of developing single use devices preferred.
A Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Engineering required, a Master’s of Science Degree preferred.
Experience in developing and commercializing regulated devices / combination products under Design Control (21 CFR 820) and ISO14791 preferred.
Proven track record of developing and gain regulatory approval of drug delivery systems a plus
Knowledge of global industry standards (ex: ISO, AAMI, ANSI, etc..) preferred.
Strong hands on technical skills.
Strong communication skills (written and verbal), including experience presenting in front of multidisciplinary audiences, is desirable.
DFSS certification is highly desirable.
Prior experience supporting projects with external design, development and manufacturing partners.
Working knowledge of solid works desirable.
Key Skills & Competencies:
Knowledge of developing and commercializing FDA regulated devices / combination products under Design Control regulations and ISO14971.
Knowledge of engineering principles, concepts and applications.
An aptitude for project foresight and contingency planning.
Effective planning and organizational skills.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of project management techniques, tools and metrics.
Strong collaboration skills with external partners.
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