Development Engineer

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Location: CA - San Diego

Ref#: 100602

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Job Description

This is an exciting role for a talented entry-level Engineer.  To help you grow in your technical skills and engineering career, we will provide training and mentorship as you hone your skills as you work on mechanical design of components and assemblies.  Technical activities include projects leading to product improvement.  You will also contribute on several levels including:

  • Contribute documentation for support of project Design History Files. 
  • Gain cadaver lab/OR experience – support Surgeon training 
  • Interface effectively with suppliers and become educated on manufacturing methods and capabilities
  • Gain experience in aspects of product development process (Testing, Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, etc.)
  • Perform duties in compliance with applicable FDA and state regulations as well as standards including, but not limited to, ISO 13485
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 1-3 years of previous experience
  • Previous CAD experience is essential - preferably Pro/E or SolidWorks
  • High proficiency in MS Office, especially with Word and Excel
  • Strong ability to read and interpret documents such as drawings, safety rules, company policy and procedure manuals
  • Effective communication skills and presentation ability to convey information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and peers
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in the healthcare industry, preferably medical device experience, ideally in spine


Please note, you will be redirected to a 15-20 minute assessment after submitting your application. Please ensure you allow yourself enough time to complete the assessment upon submission of your application.

NuVasive is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. The “EEO is the Law” poster options are available here.

About NuVasive
NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery and beyond with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions designed to deliver reproducible and clinically-proven surgical outcomes. The Company's portfolio includes access instruments, implantable hardware, biologics, software systems for surgical planning, navigation and imaging solutions, magnetically adjustable implant systems for spine and orthopedics, and intraoperative monitoring service offerings. With more than $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has approximately 2,600 employees and operates in more than 50 countries serving surgeons, hospitals and patients. For more information, please visit
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