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Sr. Electrical Design Engineer
Job Number: #2017-25
Location: St. Paul, MN

EnteroMedics is looking for a Sr. Electrical Design Engineer who will be responsible for creating innovative, functional, and robust product designs for Class III active implantable medical devices using state of-the-art techniques and tools. The primary responsibility is to design, prototype and test the systems electrical components with emphasis on the implantable neuroregulator, external charger, and leads.


  • Provide design, simulation and analytical support for the development of EnteroMedics product.

  • Provide and oversee conceptual design, detail design and prototyping, supplier selection, performance testing, and project management.

  • Partner with manufacturing, marketing, quality, and regulatory to ensure that the final product meets customer requirements, as well as company performance, schedule, and cost targets.

  • Provide electrical design and analysis support for various research-based preclinical test systems.

  • Plan, create, analyze, and refine electrical designs generating schematics, BOMs, AMLs, and PCB layout using electronic design tools. Develop product specifications and test protocols. Support development of requirement documents and production test requirements. Manage production test development.

  • Plan and perform product evaluation testing traceable to system level requirements. Design and qualify test methods, analyze and communicate test results and rationale behind design decisions to other development team members and management staff, and generate test reports. Coordinate compliance testing with outside test services.

  • Participate with cross-functional development team members in performing risk analysis, FMEA (failure modes and effects analysis), DVT (design verification testing), DFM (design for manufacturability), and component reliability.

  • Evaluate suppliers, consultants, and technical experts and make necessary recommendations. Work with suppliers to create new designs and/or processes.

  • Provide work direction and coordinate activities for CAD Designer R&D technicians.

  • Adhere to EnteroMedics Design and Development Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and maintain design history file. Possess an understanding of EMI’s configuration management and change order system.

  • Perform returned product analysis.

  • Test fixture design, test method development, and support for product testing and inspection may also be needed from time to time.


  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred; a bachelor’s degree is acceptable provided the individual possesses the requisite design experience.

  • 10+ years electrical design experience working with medical devices is required in addition to a proven track record of bringing medical products from initial concept design through commercialization.

  • A broad knowledge of all aspects of electrical engineering involved in the development of active implantable medical devices including medical product safety standards, EMC standards, and regulatory requirements.

  • Ability to work with circuit assemblies, surface mount components, and associated schematic capture and PCB layout tools.

  • RF design including inductively coupled systems, resonant tank circuits, antenna design, feed throughs, reed switches, and custom inductors.

  • Analog design including voltage conversion, battery charging circuits, H-bridge circuits, filters, switching power supplies, and electrical isolation

  • Digital design including PIC processors, D to A, A to D, EEPROM, Flash, SPI, and serial communications.

  • Portable systems design with rechargeable batteries.

  • Circuit simulation, software programming, FPGA design, and ASIC design skills are preferred.

  • A working knowledge of statistical analyses and basic computer knowledge including MS Word, Excel, and Project.

  • Must be flexible in responsibilities, an excellent communicator, both written and orally, and an exceptional problem solver with the ability to implement appropriate solutions.

 If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out this form to submit your resume.