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Senior Manager R&D Electrical Engineering

Johnson & Johnson Vision Surgical (JJVS) is recruiting for a Senior Manager R&D Electrical Engineering located in JJVS is Santa Ana, California.


 JJVS designs, manufactures, and distributes products for the surgical treatment of anterior segment ophthalmic disorders, most notably cataract removal. Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.


The Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision goal is improving sight throughout a patient’s lifetime. J&J Surgical Vision is well positioned to address a full range of vision health needs for global markets: The No. 2 global provider of CATARACT products and a leader in presbyopia-correcting IOLs, the Global REFRACTIVE (LASIK) market leader, all supported with a CONSUMER EYE HEALTH diverse portfolio of solutions and drops. Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision has operations in the United States, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. Research, innovation and new-product development are the focus of our organization. Our associates around the world are committed to expanding our brands and fortifying our position as the worldwide leader in the industry.


The Senior Manager R&D Electrical Engineering manages the electrical engineering research and development department. Coordinates research and/or development activities directed toward the development of new technologies and products that meet corporate revenue, profit growth, and expense objectives. Contributes to project and departmental budgets.  Ensures that the group's activities are in compliance with current GMP/GLP, Quality system regulations, regulatory, safety, and corporate policy standards.  Provides technical expertise within and external to the organization.  Drives development of JJVS intellectual property.  Champions new tools and processes to keep the technology level current within the staff.


The Senior Manager R&D Electrical Engineering is technically insightful and has a strong ability to integrate design, materials, and processes.  Develops highly advanced techniques and concepts. Plans technological application to accomplish long range plans.  Adheres to environmental policy, procedures, and supports department environmental objectives.


Provides leadership and centralized management for the planning, development and execution of approved projects to achieve key strategic business objectives. Manages multiple, often concurrent projects and consistently meets expectations. Makes key decisions regarding priorities among projects. 

Leads the engineering team in the execution of the project plan to accomplish goals on time, and within the budgetary projections.

Manages and is responsible for all phases of project execution.

Leads engineering team comprised of internal and external resources. Performs periodic review of project resource allocation.

Anticipates and identifies areas of tactical and strategic risk and mitigates risks through early risk assessments and implementation of fallback / mitigation strategies.

Performs all aspects of workforce administration, including but not limited to, establishment of yearly goals and objectives, mid-year reviews, year-end reviews, salary adjustments, performance improvement plans, succession planning, and performance ranking.

Recruits and evaluates candidates for open positions.

Facilitates the clinical training of all the staff so they can understand the environment of their design and product.

Fosters an environment of innovation and exchange of ideas.

Encourages team to create ROIs that augment our IP portfolio, and reviews all ROIs prior to submission.

Reviews all designs and provides feedback to ensure design meets intended purpose.  Coaches team members on compliance to the Quality System, and enforces the stepwise phase gate process.

Where appropriate, may introduce design concepts or solutions and guides the team in overall execution of the design.

Ensures tools and technology reflect the latest state of the art in the discipline of EE.

Effectively communicates with all levels throughout the organization. Conveys information effectively through formal and informal presentations. Prepares and presents to senior management.

Builds relationships with customers and matrixed organizations.   Actively interacts with KOLs to further an understanding of the clinical unmet needs.

Serves as organization spokesperson on advanced projects. Acts as an advisor to management. Sets a clear direction for improving project design / outcome within the framework of the division strategy.

Complies with all regulations and standards for quality, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Energy (EHS&E)

Global Policies, JJVS Engineering Standards, and other governance areas as applicable.


Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineer is required.

A minimum of 10 years industry experience is required.

A minimum of 5 years management experience with direct reports is required. 

Working in highly regulated industry is required.

Strong knowledge of Design Controls is required.

Proven project management experience is preferred.

Demonstrated research experience is preferred.

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills is required.

Demonstrated management skills is required.

Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment is required.

Strong problem solving skills is required.

Proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, Powerpoint, Excel is required.

Experience with software language is preferred.   This is position requires up to 10% of travel. This position is located in Santa Ana, CA. 

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United States-California-Santa Ana
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