Sr. Development Engineer - Global Implants Systems

US, US, CA - San Diego

Minimum Level of Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Percentage of Travel: Up to 10%

Location: CA - San Diego

Ref#: 100223

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Job Description

NuVasive is seeking an experienced Mechanical or Biomedical Engineer for our Interbody Advanced Material Science team.  Our team is part of a larger mechanical engineering group that focuses on interbody and AMS projects that utilizes extensive knowledge of mechanisms, engineering practices, mathematics, material science, and other physical sciences to create implant and instrument systems designed for use in the OR.


As a seasoned mechanical engineering professional, you’ll gain hands on experience to devise innovative mechanical product solutions to meet surgeon needs and design specifications, from concept to commercialization.  Working on cross-functional teams to manage the product development process, project timeline and deliverables is key to this role, as you’ll often interact with other internal teams, including marketing, purchasing, regulatory, quality, research and testing, and machine shop, to ensure designs comply with applicable FDA and state regulations, as well as standards including, but not limited to, ISO 13485.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or equivalent
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in the orthopedic medical device field
  • Hands-on experience in translating functional requirements into functional mechanical solutions
  • Experience with the CAD development environment, component data sheets, and mechanical test methods and equipment
  • Strong ability to understand and apply GD&T
  • Experience with manufacturing processes and design for manufacturing
  • Effective communication skills with strong confidence to present before groups of customers, vendors, peers, and leadership.
  • 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
  • Proficient in developing test plans, protocols/test scripts, and test reports
Preferred Qualifications
  • Medical device experience, specifically spine
  • Previous manufacturing experience in metal machining or equivalent
  • Previous manufacturing experience in metal additive manufacturing (3D printing)

When applying to this role you will be completing a 15 – 20 minute assessment. Please make sure you have time to complete this assessment before initiating 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 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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