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Title:  Sr. Engineer, R&D, Hardware, Scottsdale

Requisition ID:  62802
Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Department:  R&D


HYBRID POSITION IN SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Candidates applying must be within a 50 mile radius of the location


Who We Are:-

At West, we’re a dedicated team that is connected by a purpose to improve patient lives that has been at the center of our Company for more than a century. Our story began when Herman O. West solved the problem of supplying penicillin in mass quantities to the US Government during World War 2. Through our work to deliver thousands of life-saving and life-enhancing injectable medicines to millions of patients daily, West’s indelible mark on the healthcare industry has just begun. A name started our story. How will yours help write our future?  


There’s no better place to join an inclusive community of professionals with opportunities for lifelong learning, growth and development. Supported by benefit programs, we empower the physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our team members and their families.  


We believe in giving back to help those in need in the communities where we live and work. And are equally committed to creating a healthier environment and planet through our sustainability efforts.  


Job Summary:

In this role, you will collaborate and lead HW related activities in the Regulated HW and SW team, working on existing and future electromechanical medical devices and drug delivery systems.

You are required to demonstrate creative skills in a dynamic environment along with hands-on engineering attitude. You are expected to participate in the development of multi-disciplinary products involving electronics, software and mechanical design. The position requires knowledge and experience in electronics development for mass production and high reliability, including component selection, circuit and board design and the creation of detailed schemes.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Development and design of analog and digital electronics for medical devices and supporting tools using the medical industry standards.
  • Possess deep understanding of the complete product cycle of hardware design from requirements, design level block diagrams, power estimation, board design, simulation, component selection, Schematic design, Validation of Layout & Gerber, Test report, Risk Analysis.
  • Perform engineering testing, define product specs and support HW verification.
  • Participate in design reviews.
  • Perform HW failure investigations and write reports.
  • Write protocols, tests methods and create presentations related to design activities and perform necessary studies using various lab equipment.
  • Procurement of commercial off-the-shelf components and interact and manage vendors concerning parts, services, or equipment they supply or propose to supply.
  • Support industrialization and manufacturing activities.
  • Keep manager advised of all work status, workload, problems, and progress as related to work assignments.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of analog and digital HW design experience.
  • Proficient with electronic CAD tools (Altium, OrCad, xSpice) and Microsoft Office products.
  • Good English communication and writing skills.
  • Extensive hands-on board design experience.


Preferred Knowledge, languages, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive hands-on experience with System on a Chip (SoC) like BLE, NFC or similar RF communication channels.
  • Experience and knowledge of motor control.
  • Knowledge of signal integrity.
  • Working knowledge of programing using Embedded C for various SoCs / Microcontrollers in the market
  • Working knowledge of communication protocols like UART, SPI, I2C, etc.
  • Excellent hardware debugging skills with the aid of advanced laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with high flexibility and rapid response time.
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced & complex environment with a self-motivated work ethic. utilize sound judgment with an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment in making decisions and resolving complex problems related to general & technical aspects of the job. Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, policies, and business practices to achieve results.
  • Knowledge in PCB manufacturing processes and limitations.
  • Experience with integrating electromechanical components and sensors.
  • Experience with medical devices design and medical industry standards.
  • Experience with verification tests.
  • Experience with writing design requirements, protocols, test reports etc.
  • Cooperative, “Team Player”, responsible, thorough, and committed to timelines.
  • Able to always comply with the company’s safety policy and quality policy.
  • Experience with mass production.
  • RF knowledge.


Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to travel up to 5% of the time


Physical & Mental Requirements:

  • Physical Requirements: Lightexerting up to 20lbs/9kg of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force frequently constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of force greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.
  • Mental requirements:  High – Multitasking, communication, problem solving and prioritization, skills are required.




West embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We foster an environment where all individuals are safe, treated fairly, valued and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Where permitted by law, employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of post-offer background screening and/or drug screening.  

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