Sr. R&D Engineer - Electrical
Thoratec Corporation 14 reviews - Pleasanton, CA

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Pioneering Therapies, Transforming Lives. What does it mean to be part of the Thoratec Team? It means working in a fast-paced environment that inspires you. It means collaborating on projects that literally save patients' lives. We have an incredible opportunity for a Sr. R&D Engineer – Electrical , to work with our innova tive R&D team in Pleasanton, CA.

Electromagnetic modeling using COMSOL.

Controls design and analysis using MATLAB.

Experimentally verify modeling results and controls performance.

Work independently or in cross-functional teams with minimal supervision.

Provide technical leadership in applying control systems design and analysis to practical problems in a product development environment.

Support of product development with high-quality execution and achievement of product design, engineering, feasibility/laboratory testing, and verification and validation testing for product development projects under FDA design controls.

Representative of the R&D Group in cross functional activities, providing technical rigor and attention to detail in all engineering

BS degree in electrical engineering, control systems, or a related discipline plus 12-15 years of experience. Advanced degree strongly preferred.

Graduate-level knowledge of control theory and electromagnetics.

Embedded systems programming and LabView experience preferred.

A minimum of three years of design for embedded systems in medical, aerospace, industrial, or other long life-cycle, mission-critical applications.

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


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)....