Senior Electrical Engineer-Devices

January 23 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
The Lilly Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts allows Lilly to explore how next generation therapeutics, emerging technologies, data analytics and new models can improve patient health while reducing the clinical, psychosocial and economic burden that is systemic throughout healthcare today. Our team in Cambridge shares a passion for challenging conventional wisdom and crafting an environment that embraces prioritizing high-risk, breakthrough concepts. The center provides a start-up environment with large company support. We are located in the core of Massachusetts exploding science and technology cluster, walking distance to some of the best academic and industry innovators in the world. The center has been designed to cultivate collaborative drug, device and technology research across all of Lilly's therapeutic areas.

If you wish to apply your deep engineering knowledge to push technical frontiers, and use design thinking methods to build breakthrough solutions for patients, you should consider joining our diverse team. As an Electrical Research Engineer, you will work to find creative solutions in many areas including electromechanical systems, electronic communication, and software and connected delivery solutions. You will be at the forefront of the technology and will interact and collaborate with a diverse pool of talent.

In this role you will design and develop high quality, low-cost electronic circuits for embedded control applications from concept to production. You will lead and engage in product development activities for safety critical drug delivery devices, which may include user needs, use cases, requirements, designs, SW implementation, electrical design, board layout, prototype evaluation and test development. It is essential that you support the establishment of electrical and software development tools and labs.
  • Engage external partners to design and prototype early concepts to support the delivery strategy.
  • Evaluate, develop and design drug delivery systems with a focus on new technologies
  • Identify and monitor disruptive technologies as well as trends in patient centered disease management (i.e. diabetes connected product systems and patient support systems)
  • Establish and utilize strategic relationships with academia and start-ups to accelerate and access emerging innovation
  • Connect with the broader Lilly organization including Delivery Device Connected Solutions, Medical, Marketing, Formulation and Discovery to inform areas of development
  • Understand IP, freedom to operate and competitive landscape in targeted areas of research
  • Lead, develop and mentor a small team of engineers

Company Overview
At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We're looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Basic Qualifications
  • BS or MS in electrical or mechanical engineering with 10+ years of relevant professional experience or PhD with 1+ years of relevant professional experience
  • 5+ years hands-on fabrication experience in areas such as, but not limited to, medical devices and consumer products either in industry or academic programs.
  • Experience in concept generation, prototyping, and product development
  • Expertise in embedded hardware development (schematic and PCB design of microcontroller-based control circuits); analog design experience is a plus
  • Expertise in embedded firmware development using C programming language
  • Experience with communication protocols (e.g., USB, CAN, RS-485, RS-232, I2C, SPI)
  • Experience with test equipment (oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, device programmers, debuggers, DMMs)
  • Experience with ECAD software packages (Altium or similar)

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Previous medical device experience a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work productively in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields:
  • Implementing Wireless communication circuits and protocols (BLE, NFC, RFID, WIFI, etc)
  • Ultra low power embedded systems
  • Connected products in Health applications
  • Experience with iOS/Android applications
  • Experience with functional simulations using Spice
  • Ability to identify problems and drive resolution/improvements
  • Effective technical writing skills as well as strong communication / presentation skills.
  • Experience leading small technical teams.

Additional Information
  • Location: Cambridge, MA.
  • Travel: 10-15% but up to ~30% of time within US and OUS.
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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