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Staff Medical Device Engineer

Company: Dexcom
Location: San Diego
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About Dexcom

Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), develops and markets Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and by healthcare providers for the treatment of people with diabetes. The company is the leader in transforming diabetes care and management by providing CGM technology to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes. Since the company's inception, Dexcom has focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions that are best in class - while empowering the community to take control of diabetes. Dexcom reported full-year 2021 revenues of $2.48B, a growth of 27% over 2020. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company employs over 7,000 people worldwide.

Position Summary:

As a member of the Advanced Research & Technology (ART) Team you will support the evaluation of new technologies through testing, modeling, analysis, prototyping, and experimentation.

Working as a member of a technology team, this engineer will collaborate and communicate with other engineers and scientists on the team as well as interface with technical personnel from other departments and vendors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design, setup, plan, and perform electrical, mechanical, or related experiments in the lab
  • Design, fabricate, document, and troubleshoot new test fixtures and equipment
  • Improve and/or optimize existing test equipment, fixtures, and methods
  • Support development of new or improved test methods simulating actual product use conditions
  • Generate and execute test protocols leveraging statistical best practices, documenting the results
  • Analyze experimental data to build statistically sound models and develop conclusions
  • Provide design recommendations while also acknowledging potential tradeoffs of solutions
  • Build and evaluate prototypes Required Qualifications:
    • Comfortable working hands-on in a fast-paced environment
    • Comfortable managing several parallel activities
    • High Proficiency with engineering software tools for CAD (SolidWorks required)
    • High Proficiency with statistical analysis (DOE, Gauge R&R, ANOVA, Power and Sample Size)
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity/uncertainty and a willingness to try new/challenging things
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills Preferred Qualifications:
      • Familiarity with DMAIC problem solving techniques
      • Familiarity with FEA tools (Abaqus preferred)
      • Familiarity with JMP or Minitab (JMP preferred)
      • Familiarity with programming (LabView preferred)
      • Familiarity with image processing techniques
      • Familiarity with control systems (actuators, pneumatics, sensors, etc.)
      • Familiarity operating equipment within a machine shop (Mill, Lathe, etc.)
      • Experience working within a regulated medical device environment
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
      • Basic skills or knowledge related to product, process, equipment, and fixture design, development and improvement Experience and Education
        • Typically requires a Bachelors degree in a technical discipline, and a minimum of 8-12 years related experience or Masters degree and 5-7 years equivalent industry experience or a PhD and 2-4 years of experience. Exempt Salary Details
          • The annual base salary range for this role is $111,100 to $185,100. Final compensation package will ultimately depend on factors including relevant experience, skillset, knowledge, business needs and market demand.

            If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Dexcom Talent Acquisition at

            An 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. Dexcom's AAP may be viewed upon request by contacting Talent Acquisition at

            View the OFCCP's Pay Transparency Non Discrimination Provision at this link.

            UnitedHealthcare creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Dexcom. To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided:

            To all Staffing and Recruiting Agencies: Our Careers Site is only for individuals seeking a job at Dexcom. Only authorized staffing and recruiting agencies may use this site or to submit profiles, applications or resumes on specific requisitions. Dexcom does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from agencies. Please do not forward resumes to the Talent Acquisition team, Dexcom employees or any other company location. Dexcom is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes/applications.

Keywords: Dexcom, San Diego , Staff Medical Device Engineer, Healthcare , San Diego, California

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