Product Development Leader

United States of America, Arizona, Tucson

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Serves as the technical and administrative lead in Product Development to develop and commercialize new medical diagnostic automated systems for slide-based staining and imaging. Understands implications of the work and makes recommendations for solutions. Serves as the single point of contact for the Lifecycle team(s). Assists in determining methods and procedures on new assignments. Monitors work to ensure quality, and continuously promote Quality First Time.


•Oversees all technical and administrative aspects of assigned project, including hardware & software systems and associated testing.

•Directs and coordinates the development of new platforms; works with engineering teams to develop platforms to meet project timelines.

•Ensures technical integrity of project deliverables, including compliance to applicable standards for medical diagnostic systems.

•Applies engineering concepts and principles in creative and effective ways on both new and existing products.

•Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of engineering principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems.

•Maintains broad knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theory in order to identify and recommend emerging technologies of relevant company interest and proposes development strategy on cutting-edge trends and developments in area of expertise.

•Provides input to Project Development plan to establish project contract on development interface.

•Manages third party development resources contributing to project.

•Provides Project Leadership with work break down for all development deliverables and associated resource requirement and schedule input and budget (FTE & Expenses) for all development deliverables.

•Provides regular project updates to senior leadership.

•Represents Product Development at all phase gate reviews.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the responsibilities.


Master's Degree

in Science with 12 years of related engineering/science experience

Bachelor's Degree

with 14 years of related engineering/science experience.


12 years

of related engineering/science experience (with M.S.)

14 years

of related engineering/science experience (with B.S.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proven ability to work on extremely complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an

evaluation of intangible variables.

Ability to exercise independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for

obtaining results.

Demonstrated skill in technical proficiency, engineering creativity, collaboration with others and

independent thought.

Expert knowledge of engineering principles and concepts related to assigned project.

Proven ability to present and discuss data, present alternative action plans (and consequences), and

clearly communicate recommendations to any level of the organization.

Proven ability to contribute and interact productively with project teams as a creative, innovative engineer; accountable for development milestones and budgets.