Research Development Engineer

Title: Research Development Engineer
Location: Bothell, WA
Duration: 12 months extendable

Description:
Research Development Engineer

 • Development of Oral Healthcare Features and Benefits through the investigation and exploitation of physical, chemical, and biological phenomena, working primarily in Sensor and Algorithms and operant programming generating a combination of hardware, firmware and software solutions
 Additional Job Description
You work in a team in close cooperation with marketing, the product development team and the product researchers.
You always safeguard our trusted values regarding consumer-centric meaningful innovation.
This team will support product development in our Oral healthcare division.
You will be responsible for:
o Front-end-innovation and pre-development process including translating and communicating commercial, functional and design specifications into the realization of new functions, processes and/or innovative products.
o Identify physical principles necessary to deliver targeted user benefits, development of the verification methods and instrumentation and overseeing the verification of embodiments of physical principles against requirements
o Provide the identification and development of methods to characterize and optimize functional parameters
o Support the development of methods and instrumentation to verify the clinical efficacy of embodiments (technology demonstrator) to deliver user benefits (experimental, confirmatory or claim substantiation style)
o Safeguarding functionality, performance, quality, reliability and manufacturability of products;
o Finding and generating knowledge (external and internal) in one of the following domains, Fluid dynamics, electromagnetics, measurement systems, sensors and algorithms, chemotherapeutics
o Actively maintaining and increasing level of knowledge in defined domain and making available in the departments in a way that is accessible for others;
o Participate and/or lead as key competence resource for the organization
o Generating necessary input for roadmap and strategy discussions;
o Cooperating with colleagues and other departments and able to influence people and help build a team.
o Work with Market Communication and external Advertising agencies to accurately communicate benefits to sales force and consumers
Requirements
First of all, you are creative and analytical. In addition, you are a team player and you have excellent coordination and communication skills. We would like to meet you if you also meet the following criteria:
o You have a masters or doctorate degree (or 6 years of exp. with Master's level degree) in one of the following fields: chemistry, bioengineering, physics, system science, material science, or mechanical engineering,
o Preferred 3+ years of experience in the field of early product development;
o You have a broad technical interest and are eager to learn and explore new fields ;
o You are familiar with state-of-the-art development and analysis techniques;
o You show passion for (complex) technical puzzles, always working towards thorough understanding and knowledge build-up by determining theoretical or empirical modeling their working;
o You are quality driven and experience with Design for Six Sigma is a plus;
o The ability to balance innovation and practical realization;
o You have experience in translating modules and concepts into architectural options;
o You are pro-active and persistent in achieving goals and cross-functional improvements.

Looking forward,

Sachin Patil
APN Software Services, Inc
39899 Balentine Drive, Suite 385, Newark, CA 94560
Phone: 510-574-7988 Fax 510-623-5055 sachin@apninc.com  
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