Allergan Product Development Engineer IV in Bridgewater, New Jersey

Product Development Engineer IV

Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States at

3 days agoPost Date

180646Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

Supports and potentially leads the ideation, design and development of medical devices addressing unmet clinical needs.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

For projects within the Growth Product Flow (GPF) stage gate process, typically serves as a technical team member and may serve as the Product Development Core Team Member; establishes project level timelines with project teams and contributes to or leads the development of technical strategies and executes against them

  1. Establishes user requirements and translates them into clinically relevant technical requirements through research and customer interactions

  2. 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 design problems associated with product performance

  3. Designs products, including prototype development of devices, fabrication, verification testing and analysis; applies understanding of surgical procedures, products and trends in related therapeutic area to product design

  4. Develops technical specifications (design and test, and test method development) to meet product requirements; applies fundamental engineering principles to the design, fabrication, testing and evaluation of products and when resolving technical challenges

  5. Prepares and delivers technical presentations to internal and external customers, including senior management

  6. Identifies outside vendors and consultants to ensure the delivery of supplies or services needed to meet scheduled timelines

  7. Participates in or leads technical reviews; coaches and mentors more junior staff

  8. Provides technical/design control support to Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales as needed

  9. Supports Change Control Assessments

  10. Investigates and evaluates existing technology; designs and implements new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products

  11. Executes against the Plastics and Regenerative Medicine Franchise overall strategy


  • Medical device experience or experience in a regulated environment

  • Experience developing products within a business stage gate process (preferred)

Preferred Skills/Qualification

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to exercise judgment within defined procedures and policies and balanced across technical and business needs

  • Ability to support diverse, simultaneous projects

  • Self-motivated; ability to execute under limited supervision

  • Identifies, understands and mitigates technical/product risk

  • Ability to communicate technical information in a clear and easy-to-understand way (both verbally and in writing)

  • Experience working on or leading a team

  • Demonstrated understanding of statistical analysis; experience using Minitab is preferred

  • Exhibit a thorough understanding of engineering principles and practices

  • Design Control knowledge

  • Experience with experimental design

  • Product development experience is required

  • Understanding and experience using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) / Computer-Aided Design (CAD) programs


  • PhD with 1-3 years of Product Development experience

  • Master’s degree with 3-5 years Product Development experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering with 5-8 years Product Development experience is required*LI-LI-DM1DM1

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.