Program Manager - Robotics

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Location: CA - San Diego

Ref#: 100246

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Job Description

NuVasive is seeking an Engineering Manager to become the key member of our Robotics Spinal Surgery platform development team. The right candidate for this position can expect to work with our experienced engineers to develop our next generation biomedical device.  Work will include mechanical, electrical, software, test and system design. The work will be highly collaborative with both internal customers and external suppliers. This represents a unique opportunity for growth-oriented candidates with robotics experience interested in working in a smart team environment with opportunities to develop their expertise.


Essential Responsibilities


  • Translating marketing requirements into medical product designs, and developing engineering solutions to spine surgery problems leveraging a mix of advanced technologies
  • Project management expertise for scheduling and a budgeting
  • Process management experience on specific gates to align the organization
  • Documenting, implementing, integrating and verification testing of designs
  • Developing specifications of components and acceptance criteria for validation of designs
  • Overseeing prototype creation and testing using various system manufacturing processes
  • Collaborating with vendors and procurement team to specify, purchase and oversee fabrication of prototypes and pilot runs
  • Developing, documenting and execute testing protocols for instruments and systems
  • Administering and implementing design changes to bring the product to the regulated medical device market
  • Performing engineering analysis; and conducting testing and data analysis on a variety of problems to ensure product functionality and reliability
  • Documenting purchase specifications for components used in the designs using NuVasive’s corporate processes and design entry tools
  • Creating a fun team culture in a fast paced environment for the different engineering development disciplines
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 7 to 12 years of relevant experience
  • Hands-on experience in designing, documenting, manufacturing and testing medical instruments or carts for robotic medical systems
  • Experience with design history file process
  • Proven track record of analyzing problems and implementing mechanical, electrical and software solutions
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and teams effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to respond and adapt to changing priorities
  • Proficient in developing system launch plans and budgets to reflect justify the resources required for the project completion
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office with a strong ability to write business reports and correspondence as well as the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, employees, and management of organization.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Medical device development environment experience
  • 60601 Experience
  • Robotics Experience
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 over $1 billion in revenues, NuVasive has an approximate 2,400 person workforce in more than 40 countries serving surgeons, hospitals, and patients. For more information, please visit 
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