Principal Engineer (Optics) - Waltham, MA

Waltham Permanent USD150,000 - USD170,000
  • Exciting role at an innovative Medical Device company
  • Great growth opportunity

About Our Client

Our client is a well established and growing company developing electrical based imaging technology for various medical applications. In business for 15 years with various successful product lines, they are looking to expand and bring new products to market.

Job Description

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.



  • Alignment with and support of Manufacturing site and CM (Contract Manufacturing) teams to maintain ongoing product availability, quality, stability, compliance, and cost
  • Identify and drive to completion large scale value improvement projects related to product/process design changes, sourcing initiatives, supplier development and strategic product transfers
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Sales, Marketing, and the final customer to troubleshoot field complaints and product design issues and provide and execute appropriate actions
  • Some travel to manufacturing sites and supplier visits required

Drive Cost Savings Program and Value Engineering

  • Implement Value Engineering Program
  • Establish Cost Savings Program - Drive 1-2% Standard to Standard Reduction
  • Improve Throughput Yield of Product
  • Manage Capital & Asset Program
  • Product Redesign to Improve Reliability and Reduce Cost

Implement Playbooks (Lessons Learned and Best Practices)

  • Product Transfer
  • Global Footprint Management - Life Cycle
  • Tooling Development and Management
  • Automation/Capital Development and Management

Talent Management

  • Attract, develop, and retain a high-performance staff
  • Coach, motivate and foster professional development of direct reports
  • Coach and mentor cross functional employees as a wider effort to sponsor and raise the bar of performance
  • Ensure all employees adhere to safety policy procedures

The Successful Applicant

  • BS in Engineering or related degree
  • 15 years' experience in Operations or Engineering which includes leading multidisciplinary Engineering teams.
  • Must have a solid understanding of Engineering, Project Management, Lean Principals, Six Sigma, Financial Acumen, Medical Device Regulatory Approval, Product Transfers and Talent Development.
  • Capability to design optical system of high-speed scanning device from concept to execution
  • Must be able to manage internationally and across multiple cultures
  • Experience developing scanning and imaging systems
  • Strong planning, organizational and leadership skills
  • Track record of successfully managing people and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and influence management skills
  • Ability to balance customer, operational and business requirements to meet company and project deliverables
  • Sets the standard for timeliness, work ethic and personal integrity

What's on Offer

  • Competitive compensation including bonus & equity
  • Highly competitive benefits including health & 401k matching
  • Flexibility to work from home
  • Great growth and leadership opportunity
Jamie Brewer
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Job summary

Engineering & Manufacturing
Sub Sector
Engineering Design and R&D
Industrial / Manufacturing
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Jamie Brewer
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