Principal Engineer, Front End Innovation Lead

Johnson and Johnson

Ethicon, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, is recruiting for a Principal Engineer, Front End Innovation Lead.

Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 60 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve quality of life. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact! For more information, visit

Are you ready to make that impact? In this role, you will work in a group focused on early-stage product and technology development. We are seeking a hands-on technical specialist with a passion for innovation and a proven record developing ground-breaking solutions. We are looking for proven ability to turn state of the art analog and digital technologies into manufacturable products. You must have strong interpersonal skills, work well in a cross functional team environment, and have a wide range of technical capabilities to deliver on the next generation of digital surgery solutions.

We recognize the changing world of business and are willing to consider remote work options from others JNJ Medical Device R&D facility locations, or relocation to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build technology solutions and strategic direction to drive digital transformation of surgical products
  • Develop solutions to deliver on unmet needs in collaboration with multi-functional teams
  • Represent and drive state of the art knowledge in sensor design and digital technologies across the business
  • Drive practical implementation of digital technologies into surgical tool design and operating room sensing
  • Utilizing a solid analytical foundation: design, prototype and test solutions internally as well as working with external partners
  • Accountable for effective and manufacturable solutions
  • Collaborate with teams of engineers across the company. This role will include direct management of other engineers
  • Lead and execute early-phase, complex projects



  • Minimum of Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field (Biomedical, Mechatronics, Electromechanical, etc). Advanced degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of product development experience. Medical Device or regulated environment preferred.
  • Proven product development history
  • Ability to move projects forward during early-stage product and technology development
  • Ability to communicate at multiple levels of an organization

Preferred Experiences:

  • Proven technical understanding of complex engineering problems; Demonstrated ability of analytical problem solving and troubleshooting;
  • Experience realizing electrical systems, analog and digital circuit design, signal processing and conditioning, wireless communication, embedded programming, computational algorithms, and power electronics.
  • Hands-on experience integrating complex electromechanical systems
  • Deep knowledge in sensors and control systems
  • Knowledge of medical device development, including software development and regulatory considerations.
  • Excellent communicator across a multi-functional team
  • Experience managing technical talent

Does this sound like you? Come join our diverse team and make an impact in the future of surgery.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-Ohio-Cincinnati-4545 Creek Road

Other Locations

North America-United States


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