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Sr. Product Development Engineer, Life Cycle Engineering

Date:  May 3, 2021

Halethorpe, MD, US, 21227

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,700 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

Breethe Inc., a recent acquisition of Abiomed Inc., is based in Baltimore, Maryland and develops portable artificial lung devices (ECMO) that transform clinical practice and improve outcomes of those who suffer from acute and chronic lung problems. We are hiring for an exceptional Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our team of world-renowned experts and Product Development Engineers.  Join us in our innovation!

The Senior Product Development Engineer in Life Cycle Engineering will be conducting and documenting detailed root-cause failure investigations, supporting the lifecycle of a commercialized novel medical device. This critcal team member will be responsible for implementing corrective actions and product improvements through mechanical design and verification testing.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for investigating, resolving and documenting internal and external complaints for released clinical product.
  • Analyze electro-mechanical data to confirm symptom and identify failure mode.
  • Troubleshoot failures to system, subassembly and component level and identify root cause.
  • Document the investigation work; provide conclusions and recommendations for corrective actions. 
  • Implement corrective actions for system failures. 
  • Support the development of electro-mechanical medical devices including system architecture and detailed design/implementation.
  • Coordinate product development activities with electrical, software, and manufacturing engineering as required.
  • Provide schedule and status updates to manager as required
  • Identify and effectively manage critical issues.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering
  • 5+ years of progressively complex mechanical engineering experience, including troubleshooting experience
  • Proficiency with engineering CAD software
  • Detailed and methodical approach to failure investigations
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the time, as necessary, as Abiomed has multiple office locations


 Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as injection molding, machining, etc. preferred.
  • Some product development experience preferred
  • Familiarity with medical device standards and CE mark requirements for international use a plus



Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore