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Senior R&D Engineer - Catheter



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Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023

Senior R&D Engineer - Catheter

Bloomington, IN, USA ● Cincinnati, OH, USA ● Florence, KY, USA ● Grand Rapids, MI, USA ● Indianapolis, IN, USA ● Louisville, KY, USA ● Mason, OH, USA ● Memphis, TN, USA ● Minneapolis, MN, USA ● Pittsburgh, PA, USA Req #1639
Friday, August 18, 2023
AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Afib and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure’s Isolator® Synergy™ Ablation System is the first medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of persistent Afib. AtriCure’s AtriClip® Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System products are the most widely sold LAA management devices worldwide. AtriCure’s Hybrid AF™ Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a lasting solution for long-standing persistent Afib patients. AtriCure’s cryoICE cryoSPHERE® probe is cleared for temporary ablation of peripheral nerves to block pain, providing pain relief in cardiac and thoracic procedures. For more information, visit AtriCure.com or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.

We foster a culture of inclusion by embracing diverse experiences and individuals where everyone’s authentic self is welcome.   We offer supporting programs and resources that provide enriching and equitable opportunities for each person to contribute professionally and personally.


The Senior R&D Engineer - Catheter role is focused on the design and development of catheters and surgical ablation devices. This position will be responsible for ideating and bringing new concepts to fruition through 3D CAD modeling and drawing development. Other responsibilities can include mechanical design analysis and testing, material research, prototype development, tolerance stack analysis, test gage and fixture design, and providing DFM and manufacturing support. We are looking for a creative and driven individual to own and collaborate on design initiatives. Working on a cross-functional team, you will have a direct impact on the development of new innovative technology and advancing patient care.



  • Support and lead the technical development efforts of catheter and surgical ablation projects, including mechanical design, testing, analysis, verification, and validation.
  • Creation and maintenance of 3D CAD models, assemblies, and drawings
  • Work closely with the development team and suppliers to ensure scope, expectations, and product requirements and design requirements are fully understood
  • Performing engineering analyses such as:
    • Mechanism design and analysis
    • Part fit and tolerance analysis
    • Materials selection
    • Design for manufacturability validation
  • Collaborate with suppliers in the design and procurement of development components
  • Prepare for and conduct various design reviews in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Verify that designs meet functional requirements through the performance of engineering analyses and testing.
  • Support manufacturing validation as needed
  • Facilitating the creation of design standard practices within the company
  • Compliance to the AtriCure Quality System and company policies
  • Cross-functional collaboration as part of a research and development team that brings novel ideas through concept development and into full product launch


  • Regular and predictable work performance
  • Ability to work under fast-paced conditions
  • Ability to make decisions and use good judgment
  • Ability to prioritize various duties and multitask as required
  • Ability to successfully work with others
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • BS in Mechanical, Biomedical Engineering, or directly related scientific discipline 5+ years product development experience required; preference for experience with class II or III medical devices Knowledge of catheter design and manufacturing processes (i.e. extrusion, braiding, coiling, reflow, etc.)
  • Demonstrated creativity and proficiency in design of complex mechanisms and assemblies
  • Proficiency in GD&T and performing tolerance analyses
  • Proficiency in material selection and associated manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge of design controls, requirements development, design characterization and design for manufacturing (DFM)
  • Strong data entry, technical report writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting experience
  • Proven collaborative teamwork skills in a cross-functional engineering environment
  • Ability to travel 10%


  • Advanced experience working in SolidWorks
  • Previous experience with interventional medical products: catheter-based technologies (cardiovascular, neurovascular, peripheral vascular, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge in materials selection
  • Advanced knowledge in GD&T and tolerance analysis
  • Experience in design of complex medical device assemblies
  • Experience in utilizing Multiphysics analysis tools to perform finite element analysis and other simulations
  • Expertise in general prototyping manufacturing technologies
  • Experience with inspection/testing and data analysis
  • Human Factors and Industrial Design experience


  • Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as needed
  • Ability to occasionally bend and push/pull as needed
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check

AtriCure has a variety of benefits available for US based employees and their families.  Examples include Medical & Dental beginning day 1 of employment, 401K plus match, 20 days of paid Parental Leave, in addition to maternity leave, for new moms and dads, Volunteer Time off, Pet Insurance, and more.   Corporate-based employees also have full access to our on-site fitness center and cafeteria.  To see a complete list of our benefits, please visit our careers website: https://www.atricure.com/benefits AtriCure participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity of and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here https://www.e-verify.gov/ AtriCure is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides Drug Free Workplaces. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law(s).

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  • Job Family Product Development
  • Job Function Research & Development
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Non Manager
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