R&D Engineer II - Electrical
Thoratec Corporation - Pleasanton, CA

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Pioneering Therapies, Transforming Lives. What does it mean to be part of the Thoratec Team? It means working with leading-edge technologies in a fast-paced environment that inspires you. It means collaborating on projects that literally save patients' lives. We have an incredible opportunity for an R&D Engineer III – Electrical to work with our innovative R&D team in Pleasanton, CA. on projects that include the development of a fully magnetically levitated motor and a wireless power transmission system for implanted heart pumps.

The R&D Engineer III - Electrical will play a key role in the development of leading edge implanted medical devices for the treatment of heart failure. You will be part of a talented and experienced team designing, analyzing and testing power and embedded control electronics for implanted heart pumps.

Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

Designing and analyzing analog, digital, and microcontroller circuitry for implanted heart pumps.

Specifying, designing, constructing, and executing tests for electronic circuits and systems.

Providing accurate scheduling for, timely execution of, and attention to detail in all assigned tasks.

Performing root cause analysis of system and circuit level problems.

Representing the R&D electrical engineering group in cross-functional activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
B.S. degree in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.

3-5 years of electrical engineering product development experience with embedded controls.

Experience developing embedded controls in a cross-functional team environment.

Electronic hardware and firmware design and project engineering experience.

Competence in the use of laboratory instrumentation including DVMs, impedance meters, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers.

Additional Qualifications:
FDA regulated medical device experience preferred.

Soldering and breadboarding skills.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to write clear technical descriptions of rationales, designs, observations, conclusions, and implementation instructions.

NI hardware and LabView programming experience.

MatLab experience

Why work for us?

For more than 30 years, Thoratec has been committed to developing advanced medical technologies to improve patient survival and quality of life. Thoratec provides the broadest mechanical circulatory support portfolio to treat the full range of clinical needs. From acute to chronic heart failure, Thoratec offers proven device-based therapies to provide a new beginning for patients and their families. We value people who are passionate about collaboration, creativity, and quality. We give back to our community and help people live healthy lifestyles through support, education, involvement, and participation.

Thoratec employs more than 700 people worldwide. We are based in Pleasanton, California, with facilities in Burlington and Waltham, Massachusetts; Sunnyvale and Rancho Cordova, California; Cambridgeshire, UK; and Zurich, Switzerland.

Thoratec Corporation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Thoratec Corporation (Thoratec) is a manufacturer of mechanical circulatory support products for use by patients with heart failure (HF)....