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Test Engineer, Product Engineering (R466918)

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer



San Jose, California, United States

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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We are proud to be named one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

Our benefits include bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs; stock based plans; paid time off plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias; discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards – not to mention various social and recreational activities.

Who We Are:

Stryker’s Sports Medicine business delivers a wide range of innovative sports medicine solutions – from implants and biologic products for soft tissue repair and healing, to pre-operative surgical planning software and surgical tools for accurate soft tissue and boney resection. Our focus is on minimally invasive and open approaches to the shoulder, knee, hip, and small joints. Our goal is to restore someone’s normal lifestyle after an injury, explained in our motto of “motion regained, life renewed”. As one of the fastest growing businesses at Stryker, this is an exciting and impactful time to join our team! 

Position Summary

As a Test Engineer, you will be an integral part of the product team and sustaining process to drive design changes on commercial products to improve upon performance, safety, compliance, or cost. These changes include material changes, compliance to new testing standards, improvements to the product to address issues, implementing new test methods, supporting process improvement efforts, managing product line extensions or manufacturing transfers of critical components for the Sports Medicine business.

Who We Want:

  • Achievers: Goal oriented engineers who are committed to the project objectives and are driven to launch new, winning technologies to the market that help change patients’ lives.
  • Influencers: People who constantly challenge themselves and each other to achieve more and win the right way.
  • Teammates: Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts, and work together to improve their team.
  • Creative problem solvers: People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and implement hard to find solutions to improve outcomes for patients.

Here at Stryker, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.

What You Will Do: Responsibilities

Technical Responsibilities

  • Understand the intended use and functional specifications of a device.
  • Lead testing activities for design changes. Accountable for test strategy and execution and testing on a product from experimentation to design verification.
  • Improve and/or develop new test methods using latest technology that are accurate, time-efficient, and cost effective.
  • Design tests to fully measure requirements listed in the functional specifications, including automated test fixtures to execute tests
  • Create and verify fixtures and qualify test methods used for verification and validation.
  • Generate documentation for supporting verification and validation activities including test methods, test protocols, and test reports. Draw conclusions from test data.
  • Lead product and process improvements by ensuring solutions are cost efficient, manufacturable, and reliable.
  • Partner with design to select components and equipment based on analysis of specification, reliability, and regulatory requirements.

Business Responsibilities:

  • Advance solutions by applying knowledge of customer needs, market, and competitive offerings.
  • Coordinate cross-functionally with Design, Regulatory, Quality Assurance, Production, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain to implement design changes.
  • Support Regulatory filing by providing technical input and responding to questions from Regulatory agencies.
  • Apply understanding of clinical procedures to enhance product and patient outcomes.
  • Demonstrate developing financial acumen.
  • Communicate plans and technical information to team members, leaders, and project managers.

Medical Device Compliance Responsibilities

  • Understand fundamental industry standards, design requirements and test strategies which align with regulatory requirements.
  • Learn R&D procedures like design controls and risk management, per the Quality Management System.

General Responsibilities

  • Work cooperatively with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Clinical, Marketing and Project Management to ensure project success and contribute to the project as a team member.
  • Learn procedures, policies, processes, systems, and technology required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must Have Experience and Physical Requirements.

Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related curriculum.
  • 2+ years of test engineering experience, or equivalent.
  • Electrical Engineering background. (degree or direct work experience)
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluently in English about technical subject matter.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to operate small hand tools (e.g. pliers, screwdrivers, hammer, wrenches, etc.), power tools and test/inspection equipment.
  • Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, etc.
  • Must have the ability to work with and assemble small objects and component parts.
  • Must have good visual acuity and demonstrate fine motor skills.
  • Must be able to observe and correct minute inconsistencies. (e.g. in the printed word, product appearance, etc.)


  • Experience working in a regulated environment; knowledge of medical device quality systems, manufacturing, and design controls.
  • Knowledge of analysis tools and statistical methods.
  • Ability to analyze and correct complex designs.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong technical writing skills for reports, protocols, procedures, and correspondence.

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About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

We are proud to be named one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting