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At Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, we develop, manufacture, and market a portfolio of leading aesthetics brands and products. Our aesthetics portfolio includes facial injectables, body contouring, plastics, skin care, and more. Our goal is to consistently provide our customers with innovation, education, exceptional service, and a commitment to excellence, all with a personal touch. For more information, visit

Senior Product Development Engineer

Branchburg Township, New Jersey Req ID 2201558 Category Research and Development Division Allergan Aesthetics

Drives design and development of medical devices in the regenerative medicine space addressing unmet clinical needs.

  • Under general direction, the Senior Engineer will perform engineering duties associated with the design, research, development, and implementation of complex research and product development projects.
  • Independently determines and develops technical strategies to inform task and deliverable planning.  Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Represents the department as the technical contact/resource on assigned projects.  Interacts with a variety of functions, both technical and non-technical. 

Responsibilities include:

  1. New Product Development:  Typically serves as Product Development representative on cross-functional project teams within the Business Stage Gate Process; establishes technical strategies and defines tasks, deliverables, and timelines, budgets and resource needs with project sub-team and leads the execution of the established technical strategies.
  • Partners with Marketing and cross-functional stakeholders to establish user requirements and then translates them into clinically relevant technical requirements through research and customer interactions
  • Develops and/or applies physical and mathematical models in support of product design; develops experimental designs and protocols to demonstrate product feasibility; analyzes and resolves complex design problems associated with product performance
  • Designs products, including prototype development of devices, fabrication, verification testing and analysis; applies understanding of surgical and medical procedures, products and trends in related therapeutic area to product design
  • Designs novel test methods and testing fixtures and apparatus in support of technical strategies and design verification.
  • Develops technical specifications (design and test, and test method development) to meet product requirements; applies advanced engineering principles to the design, fabrication, testing and evaluation of products and when resolving technical challenges
  • Prepares and delivers technical and project presentations to internal and external customers, including senior management
  • Identifies outside vendors and consultants to ensure the delivery of supplies or services needed to meet scheduled timelines
  • Leads technical reviews; reviews and approves the work of more junior engineers, scientists and lab associates;
  • Coaches and mentors junior technical staff
  1. Post-Transfer/Sustaining Engineering Support:
  • Serves as technical/design control expert to support Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales as needed
  • Supports Change Control Assessments
  • Audit Support & Responses 
  1. Innovation:
  • Innovates by identifying, investigating, and evaluating existing technology; designs and implements new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products
  • Executes against the overall strategy for the Plastics and Regenerative Medicine Franchise 
  • Bachelors Degree in engineering or related field with 6+ years Product Development experience, or Masters degree with 4+ years Product Development experience, or PhD with 2+ years Product Development experience
  • Medical device experience or experience in a regulated environment
  • Experience developing products within a business stage gate process (preferred)
Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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