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Director, Robotics Hardware

Warsaw, IN, USA | Johnson & Johnson

  • Industry:
    Consumer Products
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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Job Description

DePuy Synthes, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is hiring for a Director of Hardware Robotics to be based in Warsaw, IN or Boston, MA.

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, provides one of the most comprehensive orthopedics portfolios in the world. DePuy Synthes solutions, in specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide. For more information, visit

Key Responsibilities:

The Director of Hardware Robotics will be a key supporting role in the team on the forefront of new digital and robotic technology for the orthopedic medical device industry. This role will lead and execute aspects of the technical process, for hardware engineering supporting robotics (including V&V testing) as makes sense during the varying project phases. We are looking for a strong collaborator who takes the time to understand the key partners to drive improvements and efficiently complete all aspects of technical documentation, standards and procedures. The candidate will have a steadfast and extraordinary attention to detail. Also, they will have strong communication and collaboration skills that allow them to partner with other R&D leaders and influence the cross-functional teams to flawlessly execute on time and on scope. They will tenaciously drive the project timeline forward, unapologetically making and presenting critical path decisions. They will use their leadership to inspire their team and organization forward.

In this role you will:

Run the day-to-day project operational and procedural aspects (as assigned), ensuring all documentation and approvals are complete, current, stored and communicated appropriately.

Define project and sub-project scope, tracking processing, facilitate team discussions.

Develop, maintain and track project timelines, cadence and the project plan stage gates.

Identify assumptions, risks, mitigations, key results, critical path dependencies and resource needs.

Work with cross-functional team members to drive project activities, key deliverables, timelines, providing follow up on action items to ensure on-time, on-scope execution and completion of timelines.

Develop and present project updates, status reports, dashboard to communicate and track the project process, risk and mitigations to the team and to cross-functional leadership.

Work and technically influence project sub-teams to ensure project execution.

Show independent leadership of teams in a dynamic environment.

Possess deep understanding of medical device R&D processes over the product life cycle, from discovery to post marketing.


A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Scientific field is required.

A graduate degree in mechanical, mechatronics or robotics engineering is preferred.

A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience and 5 years in the healthcare industry is required.

Full life cycle product development experience is required.

Experience with Verification and Validation Testing required.

Experience launching medical devices in the US and/or Europe required.

Experience with 510K or CE mark required.

Experience developing and managing multi million dollar R&D budgets required.

Mid to large size company corporate experience preferred.

Proficient with Microsoft project and/or other project management tools and Power Point required.

The position will be based in Warsaw, IN or Boston, MA and will require up to 30% travel, both domestic and international.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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