Nevro Corp.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

US-CA-Redwood City
5 days ago(1/11/2018 4:54 PM)

About Nevro

Nevro is a medical device company headquartered in Redwood City, California. We have developed HF10™ therapy, an innovative, evidence-based neuromodulation platform for the treatment of chronic pain.

We started with a simple mission to help more patients suffering from chronic pain. At each stage of development, our research was subject to the highest levels of scientific rigor, resulting in a new therapy that has advanced the state of spinal cord stimulation (SCS).

The Nevro® Senza® SCS System received CE mark in 2010, TGA approval in 2011, FDA approval in 2015, and is commercially available in Europe, Australia, and the United States.


This position plays a key role in the development of the next generation of Class III implantable Neuromodulation system for pain management. This is a technical position that reports to a Principal Engineer, Manager or higher organizational leader.

Role Requirements

  • Perform tasks required in medical device product development – for implanted devices as well as for external components and peripherals.
  • Leads small project teams to deliver cross functional solutions to technical problems.
  • Establish product requirements and specifications
  • Designs medical device components and fixtures
  • Interfaces with external vendors to develop prototypes
  • Designs, runs, and gathers data for experiments
  • Analyzes and documents test results in a laboratory notebook
  • Participates in the design of new test methods and procedures
  • Responsible for processing ECOs and other documentation in compliance with FDA guidelines and ISO requirements
  • Supports laboratory and clinical research
  • Prepares reports and presentations and documents progress with senior management
  • Interface with other departments such as Marketing, Manufacturing, Regulatory and Quality
  • Communicates with physicians and other clinicians on product design and development activities and gathers feedback on product prototypes
  • Investigate and solve mechanical product failure modes and devise solutions to problems
  • Understands and can operate within a highly regulated environment following industry technical and test standards as well as good documentation and laboratory practices.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace or Biomedical) and a minimum of 5 years experience in regulated industry. Prior medical device experience preferred. Graduate degree is a plus.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ingenuity and ability to innovate clever solutions to problems
  • Strong theoretical knowledge in areas such as tolerance stack-up, solid modeling and design, GD&T
  • Experience in FEA, fatigue testing, and biomedical materials are desirable
  • Experience with manufacturing techniques such as plastic injection molding and joining techniques such as welding is desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication along with good presentation and technical writing skills
  • Knowledge of medical device quality assurance is a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment
  • Requires the ability to travel approximately 10% of the time throughout the United States and internationally
  • Experience in development of implantable neurostimulators or pacemakers is a plus. Skill or familiarity with designing of polymer cast headers, feedthroughs, hermetic welding are desired.


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