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Advisory Electrical Design Engineer (747-547)

Advisory Electrical Design Engineer (747-547)

Job Description


ZOLL LifeVest, a Pittsburgh-based subsidiary of ZOLL Medical Corporation, develops, manufactures and markets a wearable defibrillator for persons with Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) risk in the United States and Europe. The LifeVest is worn by patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), providing protection during their changing condition and while permanent SCA risk has not been established. The LifeVest allows a patient’s physician time to assess their long-term arrhythmic risk and make appropriate plans. The LifeVest is lightweight and easy to wear, allowing patients to return to their activities of daily living, while having the peace of mind that they are protected from SCA.

The LifeVest continuously monitors the patient’s heart and, if a life-threatening heart rhythm is detected, the device delivers a treatment shock to restore normal heart rhythm. The LifeVest is used for a wide range of patient conditions or situations, including following a heart attack, before or after bypass surgery or stent placement, as well as for those with cardiomyopathy or congestive heart failure that places them at particular risk. The LifeVest is covered by most health plans in the United States, including commercial, state, and federal plans.

Lead Electrical Engineer responsible for the design, debug, support, and tracking of electrical hardware features implemented in the LifeVest system. Additional responsibilities include the technical supervision of junior engineers and technicians, development and maintenance of hardware documentation, coordination of outside resources, aiding in hardware schedule development, and providing technical support to other departments within the organization. This is a lead engineering position that will work under general direction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Experienced Electrical Engineer on a team working on research, development, and sustaining projects.
  • Develops design criteria and provides technical electrical engineering advice on new products, concepts, and projects.
  • Develops technical designs and specifications for products.
  • Aids in making hardware architecture decisions.
  • Conducts design studies for future generation products.
  • Supports engineering and other departments on sustaining activities.
  • Conducts root cause failure analysis on devices.
  • Aids in the coordination of outside resources.
  • Scopes out work, resources, and time required to complete projects. Identifies and recommends efficiency improvements and schedule risk mitigations.
  • Acts as a technical point of contact for engineering project managers and other departments.
  • Provides technical advice to junior employees, acting in a lead capacity.
  • Works under general direction with an expectation of minimal error rates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Required Education and Experience:

  • BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in electrical hardware design, troubleshooting, and testing.
  • Technical experience in at least a subset of the following areas:
    • o High precision analog
    • o EMC / EMI
    • o High voltage / high current defibrillation circuitry
    • o Digital
    • o On-board IC-based power supplies
    • o Sensors
    • o Printed circuit boards
    • o Wireless communication
    • o Firmware
    • o Hardware / Software integration

  • Experience with coordinating outside design resources.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete product designs from the requirements phase to production.
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • This position may be available at different career levels depending on experience, education, etc.


Preferred Experience:

  • Medical devices
  • Handheld or wearable devices
  • Regulatory compliance standards
  • Understanding of mechanical design
  • Understanding of software design and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of systems engineering processes
  • Proficient in the use of general engineering lab equipment including soldering stations, oscilloscopes, waveform generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, multimeters, power supplies, etc.


Language Skills:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems and make appropriate judgment calls to insure the correct outcome.


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, talk and hear. Employee may occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

ZOLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Follow your aspirations to ZOLL Medical Corporation for diverse opportunities, competitive salaries, great benefits and a 401(k) retirement savings plan, all with a company providing the growth and strength to build your future. For immediate consideration, please forward your resume, including cover letter with salary requirements.

NO AGENCY CALLS PLEASE ZOLL is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Engineering
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 10 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Biotechnology
Required Travel None
Job ID 747
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Advisory Electrical Design Engineer (747-547)


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