Principal Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(3/16/2023 4:59 PM)
Research & Development

About Nevro

Nevro (NYSE: NVRO) is a global medical device company headquartered in Redwood City, California. The company is focused on delivering comprehensive, life-changing solutions that continue to set the standard for enduring patient outcomes in chronic pain treatment. We started with a simple mission to help more patients suffering from debilitating pain and developed our proprietary 10 kHz Therapy, an evidence-based, non-pharmacologic innovation that has impacted the lives of more than 100,000 patients globally. Nevro’s comprehensive HFX™ spinal cord stimulation (SCS) platform includes a Senza SCS system and support services for the treatment of chronic trunk and limb pain and painful diabetic neuropathy. Senza®, Senza II®, and Senza Omnia™ are the only SCS systems that deliver Nevro's proprietary 10 kHz Therapy. Nevro’s unique support services provide every patient with an HFX Coach™ throughout their pain relief journey and every physician with HFX Cloud™ insights for enhanced patient and practice management.

Job Summary & Responsibilities

In this highly visible and critical role of Principal Systems Engineer, you bring systems engineering talents with Cloud and web services experience, thereby helping to take Nevro to the next level. You will play a key role in the development of a Class III implantable Neuromodulation system for pain management, working cross functionally to help define systems and ensure that all stakeholders are aligned, and user needs are met. In this role, you will be leading the technical team to make key and impactful decisions. 

  • Technical lead for system architecture and design of data transfer interfaces for movement of data between an implantable SCS system with wireless Bluetooth interfaces, and a Cloud-based web services platform.
  • Owns large efforts such as definition, verification or product development of a system, and drives them to on-time, high quality completion.
  • Works with stakeholders, customers, and engineers to ensure the logical and systematic conversion of customer requirements and performance requirements into systems solutions that account for technical, cost and schedule constraints.
  • Once requirements are defined with customers, speaks on their behalf to guide day-to-day engineering activities.
  • Coordinates daily activities effectively across lead engineers from multiple product teams during the design, implementation, and test phases.
  • Provides status updates to the PMO on behalf of the engineering team.
  • Investigates and defines systems engineering requirements for new algorithms or features and facilitates the transition of algorithms into new projects through clinical review and evaluation.
  • Performs hands-on system integration testing and troubleshooting of technical issues. Works with development team to identify root cause and viable resolutions for issues.

Role Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or equivalent degree/major required. Years of experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • 12+ years with a Bachelor’s degree, 8+ years with a Master’s degree, or 5+ years with a PhD -related experience with development or verification in the medical device industry (Class III medical device experience preferred).
  • Mostly self-directed. Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired (Recommendation of assignments is often self-initiated.)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Conceptual understanding of Web Service-related products on a major cloud provider.
  • Experience with IEC 62304 and Software as Medical Device (SaMD) products on Web Services platforms.
  • Experience with medical devices that interface with a Medical Device Data System (MDDS), and data visualization and analytics tools such as Tableau, Snowflake, and Datadog, and CRM tools such as Salesforce
  • Ability to evaluate solutions against the needs of various stakeholders across a large cross-functional team, including team members from different departments in the organization (IT, R&D).
  • Ability to generate buy-in from stakeholders to solutions for both technical and non-technical issues.
  • Ability and willingness to make sound decisions potentially with high impact in a timely manner.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to all levels of an organization
  • Strong track record of technical leadership and working in cross-functional teams.
  • Project management skills including planning and estimation of tasks, milestones, resources, and budget.
  • Experience with RF communications systems is desirable.
  • Risk management (risk analysis, FMEA) experience strongly desired.


Target Pay Range

$170,116 to $233,910  - the final starting salary offer to the successful candidate will be determined by evaluating several factors, such as education, experience, knowledge, skills, internal equity, alignment with market data, and geography. *Nevro is a multi-state employer, so the target pay range may increase or decrease depending on the city/state.


Full-time Nevro team members enjoy a full suite of additional benefits such as market-leading medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401k matching, ample vacation time, pre-tax savings perks, tuition reimbursement, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), short and/or long-term incentive opportunities, recognition awards, volunteer time off, and several employee resource groups that focus on supporting our Wellness, Leadership Development, and Diversity and Inclusion.”

EEO Statement

Nevro offers equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital or family status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression (including religious dress and grooming practices), gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental condition, protected veteran status, disability, age or other characteristics protected by laws.


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