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Stryker Manager, R&D Engineering in Mahwah, New Jersey

Why engineering at Stryker?

At Stryker we are dedicated to improving lives, with a passion for researching and developing new medical device products. As an engineer at Stryker, you will be proud of the work that you will be doing, using cutting-edge technologies to make healthcare better. Here, you will work in a supportive culture with other incredibly talented and intelligent people, creating industry-leading medical technology products. You will also have growth opportunities as we have a culture that supports your personal and professional development.

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Stryker is seeking to hire a Manager, R&D Engineering with a focus in product development to support Stryker's Joint Replacement division. This role will support new product development. This role is hybrid, located in Mahwah, NJ. Stryker | Joint Replacement (

Who we want:

  • Talent Developers. Growth-oriented managers who recruit and hire top-performing talent and prioritize the development of their team members.

  • Managers who drive performance. People who implement process improvements and leverage the talent of their team to consistently increase performance and productivity.

  • Collaborative partners. People who build and leverage cross-functional relationships to bring together ideas, information, and use cases to develop best practices and remove roadblocks for teams.

As a Manager, R&D Engineering (Product Development), you will support our Knee Business Unit within Stryker's Joint Replacement Division. You will provide coaching and direction to a team of R&D Engineers focused on projects that enhance and expand our Knee product portfolio from inception to launch. This business-critical role requires close collaboration with R&D Leadership, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Manufacturing, and Operations to deliver high-quality, new Knee products to market.

What you will do:

  • Execute a robust talent offense by attracting, developing, retaining, and engaging top talent while driving personal/professional growth of individuals, the team and delivering high quality results with passion, energy, and drive.

  • Lead and mentor others in driving positive outcomes to technical, business, and personnel problems based the application of problem-solving and process improvement methodologies.

  • Make independent decisions for project, program, or portfolio level issues.

  • Lead a culture of diversity, inclusion, and belonging at a team level in hiring and staff development.

  • Lead high complexity projects and initiatives within the business unit, with responsibility for planning, budgeting, meeting project goals and adequately staffing with talent.

  • Lead and mentor others in complex cooperative efforts across cross-functional teams and business units, influencing multiple technical areas of expertise and building key relationships, to drive innovation and ensure achievement of business goals.

  • Drive financial accountability across direct team and roll-up at a project level. Responsible for budget creation and contributing to higher-level R&D budget at business unit level, projections, and tracking activities.

  • Partner with senior leaders to strategize and execute customer facing activities like Voice of Customer and customer centric design across the business.

  • Partner with customers and internal / external key opinion leaders (KOLs) to develop technical strategies that meet clinical / business needs.

  • Collaborate on financial / business modeling and contribute to strategy and execution for one or more product segments / business function.

  • Lead a team and cross-functional counterparts to demonstrate compliance with applicable regulatory requirements for a specific project/program.

  • Provide overall direction to direct reports/department as related to design controls for new and existing processes/products.



  • Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering or applicable technical field.

  • 8+ years applicable experience, with 2+ years direct people management experience preferred.


  • Demonstrated expertise in the design of orthopaedic medical devices, implants, instruments and/or procedural workflow.

  • Demonstrated expertise in the function, clinical issues, and performance requirements of orthopaedic implants, instruments, and procedural workflow within an FDA regulated industry.

  • Experience with new product development process, design controls, and managing cross-functional teams.

  • General knowledge of the healthcare market and competitors.

  • Proven ability to deliver programs or other business goals on time, on quality and within budget.

  • Experience with 3D printing and coded manufacturing.

  • Experience interfacing with customers.

About Stryker

Our benefits:

  • 12 paid holidays annually

  • Health benefits include: Medical and prescription drug insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, personalized healthcare support, wellbeing program and tobacco cessation program.

  • Financial benefits include Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), 401(k) plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), basic life and AD&D insurance, and short-term disability insurance.

For a more detailed overview of our benefits or time off, please follow this link to learn more: US Stryker employee benefits (

About Stryker

Stryker is a global leader in medical technologies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in MedSurg, Neurotechnology, Orthopaedics and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 130 million patients annually. More information is available at (http:)

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Stryker is driven to work together with our customers to make healthcare better. Employees and new hires in sales and field roles that require access to customer accounts as a function of the job may be required, depending on customer requirements, to obtain various vaccinations as an essential function of their role.

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.