BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Principal R&D Engineer in Brea, California

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Job Description

We are a global business within BD Medical, dedicated to delivering quality and innovative solutions in Infusion Specialty Disposables. Our engineers and scientists have passion for bringing new technical solutions to meet serious unmet clinical needs, have strong records of professional achievement, and have the capacity and desire for continuous development and growth.

We are recruiting for a highly driven technical leader and systems engineer with a passion for product development and a proven track record of successfully translating product requirements to component and system level designs that meet the customer requirements.



  • Lead R&D efforts over the continuum of product development.

  • Define, plan, coordinate & communicate R&D deliverables on the program and maintain collaborative relationships with cross-functional team including Marketing, Quality, Regulatory, Manufacturing Technology, and Operations.

  • Present and lead technical reviews at the various stages of Design and development. Facilitate effective multi-functional communication and engagement.

Customer Focus

  • Translate customer and operational requirements into verifiable product requirements and specifications for product systems, subsystems, interfaces and components and maintain traceability throughout the development process.


  • Provide subject matter expertise and stay current with cutting edge technologies, methods, and material advancements to improve the rigor of Design and Development. Conduct in-depth research and assessment of the industry landscape from IP, regulatory, products, technologies standpoint.

Design for Excellence

  • Ensure design considerations embed all applicable DFX aspects including manufacturability, serviceability, reliability and safety.

  • Implement DFSS rigor throughout the design selection and development process, leveraging and deploying empirical, statistical and analytical tools which will improve design decisions and reduce design iteration cycle times.

  • Drive design decisions at the intersection of material, form factor, process, human factors considerations, that enable robust system architectures built upon deep subject matter expertise in key foundational technology domains.

  • Synthesize, develop, update and optimize designs that meet requirements by understanding design space with design options and tradeoffs, managing critical parameters, leveraging strong engineering fundamentals and tools and integrating manufacturing principles early in development.

  • Critically evaluate and analyze system performance and reliability and ensure the design space is adequately pressure-tested to satisfy user, regulatory and business requirements. Understand system and subsystem design sensitivity to proactively identify and address any potential design integration and transfer risks.

Lifecycle Management

  • Provide technical ownership for product design aspects for developmental and commercial products within the platforms throughout their entire lifecycle. Create solutions for technical problems using systematic problem-solving methodologies.

  • Follow the Design Control process for medical devices and ensure compliance with all local, state, federal, international, and internal safety regulations, policies, and procedures.



  • Bachelors of Science degree required, in Mechanical, Chemical, Materials or Biomedical Engineering or related field. MS or PhD preferred.

Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • BS and a minimum 6 years of experience leading and supporting product development projects in medical device / pharmaceutical industries, MS or PhD 4 years

  • Hands-on experience with design and development of high volume disposable medical devices is highly desirable.

  • Experience with implementing product changes through a structured, phase-gated, product development process.

  • Good understanding of medical device product development risk management methodologies

  • Candidate must have good interpersonal/ communication skills, be self-motivated and able to work both as a member of a team and independently to accomplish responsibilities.

  • Proven ability to work in a cross-functional and diverse team environment, with all levels of leadership


Primary Work LocationUSA CA – Brea

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status