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R&D Technical Lead

Reference:JCOA1208 Location: Limerick
Qualification:DegreeExperience:10+ Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Our client a global health care company are currently looking for a highly driven Technical leader in Systems Engineering with proven product development experience and technical leadership to drive new initiatives strategic to the business. The successful candidate will have deep technical knowledge and experience in medical devices with demonstrated success in working with a highly interdisciplinary internal and external teams.


  • The Technical Lead will have overall accountability for the technical success of a program comprised of multiple hardware, software and disposable products.
  • They will be responsible to meet (and/or exceed) program deliverables for the program in addition to other initiatives as identified.
  • The Technical Lead will represent R&D engineering in high level meetings including VP and GM updates.
  • This position is will lead the design, development, and integration of a medical device program in collaboration with internal and external development partners.
  • The Technical Lead will coordinate with software and device engineering to deliver technical requirements aligned with program milestone dates.​
  • The successful candidate will be motivating a technical team with members coming from all engineering disciplines.
  • The Technical Lead must be able to: communicate detailed concepts to team members; focus the team on priorities and drive design decisions to keep on schedule; ensure quality; and support launch and service.
  • As a technical leader, this person is expected to drive technical excellence at every level while leading the team to identify and address technical risks early through rigorous design reviews.
  • This role is considered to be an ‘Individual Contributor’, without direct supervisory responsibility but will require technical team leadership for multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Ensures excellent planning and effective use of resources that will achieve organizational goals
  • Drives and leads problem resolution at an accelerated pace using new approaches and methodologies
  • Is able to deep dive into technical issues and provide technical leadership
  • Is proactive, able to deliver and execute
  • Can regularly and effectively interact with other senior leaders for briefings and technical meetings
  • Effectively communicate progress toward project/program goals
  • Uses independent judgment to develop strategies and implement operational policies and directives
  • Has developed leaders and direct reports for current and future needs and will positively align talent decisions to strategic plans
  • Has strong business acumen and customer-centricity


  • Strong working knowledge and experience with medical devices are preferred. Experience with Active products or similar medical devices are a plus.
  • Advanced degree in a related engineering discipline (Electrical, Physics, Mechanical, Software, Systems) highly desirable
  • At least 10 years of increasing responsibility in R & D technical engineering roles
  • Extensive and successful experience in product development, with a clear understanding of product development and quality management systems processes.
  • Regulated industry experience (MDD, FDA, Automotive, Industrial, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Electro-mechanical systems and Software connectivity
  • Direct experience with highly connected systems and systems integration
  • Multi-disciplinary engineering team leadership
  • Cross-functional team membership
  • Project management experience for complex systems
  • Experience transferring product to manufacturing