Engineer I - Systems

Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Santa Barbara, CA, US, 93111

Company: Arthrex

Requisition ID: 55103 
Title: Engineer I - Systems - ACT 
Division: Arthrex, Inc. (US01) 
Location: Santa Barbara, CA 









Arthrex, Inc. is a global medical device company and a leader in new product development and medical education in orthopedics. Systems Engineer I will be responsible for full life cycle development of Class I and II medical devices, which includes initiation, design, development, execution, verification/validation, release, and product maintenance.  Recognized as key technical resource. Join our talented team at a global medical device company focused on Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™.





  • Support team efforts in establishing program design inputs and/or requirements, ensuring compliance to Arthrex QMS and global standards and regulatory requirements 
  • Manage completion of Design Control Documentation: Traceability Matrix; Risk Management File; Verification and Validation Plans and Protocols; etc. 
  • Support team efforts in product complaints review, root cause failure analysis activities 
  • Support team efforts to develop, track and monitor functional systems needs and reliability throughout a products life cycle, making recommendations on corrective actions and/or potential enhancements.  
  • Develops and manages product compliance initiatives to relevant standards governing medical electrical equipment. 
  • Supports the execution of engineering changes, lifecycle changes and/or document changes prior to release. 
  • Supervises, assigns and/or coordinates scope and breadth of quality/regulatory testing to be performed to ensure compliance to all ISO and regulatory standards required for a given product or assignment 
  • Supports Quality System Audits conducted by external agencies, such as FDA, Notified Body and/or Regulatory Agency audits. 
  • Contributes to efficient and effective program management 
  • Ensures alignment of internal and external customers.  
  • Some required travel to attend trade shows and visit established accounts as well as prospective accounts. International travel may be required. 


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science required.  Preferably in Physics, Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering. 
  • Experience in medical device product development or similar environment preferred.   


Knowledge and Skill Requirements/Specialized Courses and/or Training: 



  • Experience with full medical device product development cycle preferred. 
  • Strong strategic thinker, excellent collaboration and communication skills, careful attention to detail 
  • Ability to balance business and technical risks while remaining compliant with internal systems. 
  • Working knowledge of medical device regulations and associated quality systems, particularly design controls and risk management. 
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturability, including manufacturing process optimization support, and Design for Cost. 
  • Understanding of Design for Quality with tools such as FTA, FMEA, etc 
  • Manufacturing process knowledge preferred. 
  • Awareness orthopedic surgery principles, theories, and products preferred 
  • Knowledgeable of FDA and ISO guidelines for the development of medical devices required.  
  • Technical knowledge in development methodologies, design and test in support of program release. 
  • Ability to confidently lead and/or support complex, cross functional teams independently. 
  • Continuously seeking ways to improve complex systems of people, processes and/or technologies. 





About Arthrex


Arthrex Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Naples, Florida, is a global leader in orthopedic surgical device design, research, manufacturing and medical education committed to one mission: Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients Better™. Arthrex has pioneered the field of arthroscopy and sports medicine and innovates more than 1,000 new products and procedures every year to advance minimally invasive orthopedics worldwide.


Our core value is Making People Better. As a leading health care technology innovator, we are committed to making people’s lives better. The contributions we make to science and medicine have the potential to get a star athlete back in the game or improve the quality of someone’s life. It’s truly meaningful work.


Making People Better also signifies our corporate social responsibility and commitment to employees and communities. We make employees’ lives better through job security, educational and professional growth opportunities, unique benefits and amenities, and modern facilities that promote a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of collaboration, mutual respect and camaraderie. We also make important economic and philanthropic contributions to the communities we serve.


As a certified Great Place to Work® and one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Manufacturing and Production, Arthrex is proud of its award-winning, family business culture. With more than 6,000 employees around the world, we are growing and looking for candidates who champion our Arthrex Proud values of Innovation, Integrity, Dedication, Teamwork and Competitive Spirit.


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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Santa Barbara
Nearest Secondary Market: Santa Maria

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