Principal Engineer

Molecular Devices

Molecular Devices

Software Engineering
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Mammotome associates know that every moment matters when it comes to advancing breast cancer diagnostics and surgical solutions. When you come to work at Mammotome, you’re collaborating with a global team of engineers, designers, communicators, strategists, and specialists to improve patient outcomes. If you want to be inspired to grow every day, join our diverse, hardworking, high-performing team.

Be part of a company that’s a trusted leader in breast cancer diagnostics and support products you can feel passionate about!

Mammotome is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

The Principal Engineer for Mammotome is responsible for preparing novel technologies for inclusion in new product development projects by working to reduce technical and customer acceptance risks, drive patent portfolio expansion to ensure market advantage by maintaining product differentiation.

This position is part of the Research & Development organization located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and will be a hybrid position. At Mammotome, our passion is driving innovative technologies that create efficiencies, while never forgetting that at the heart of every breast cancer journey is a patient.

You will be a part of the Research & Development Organization and report to the Director of Innovation responsible for identifying future pipeline technologies. If you thrive in a fast-paced, technical, transformational role and want to work to build a world-class Innovation organization—read on.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Have a deep understanding of the current and future directions of our markets, clinical workflow, our customers’ needs and a broad range of technologies. Guide and educate the R&D and other cross-functional teams with this information.
  • Anticipate industry trends and provide recommendation for technology solutions and/or innovative direction.
  • Complete detailed investigating and testing of new technologies utilizing the TRL (technology readiness level) process to understand capabilities and reduce the risk of incorporating them into a new product development project.
  • Partner with R&D and Strategic Marketing leadership to ensure alignment between technology roadmap and product roadmaps.
  • Ensure technologies and solutions are sufficiently protected through proactive evaluation and capture of IP. Work closely with Innovation Leader and IP counsel to support the strategy and ensure proper patent coverage.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) in engineering discipline required. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related work experience required; experience must include New Product Development experience.
  • Experience with development of new products that incorporate aspects of mechanical, electrical, software and human factors engineering.
  • Medical Device Experience is required, with experience in developing medical device sterile disposables preferred.
  • Up to 10% travel with a mix of domestic and international locations; occasional overnight trips are required.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Experience working in an innovation or front-end technology investigation role.

At Mammotome we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Mammotome can provide.

The salary range for this role is $160,000 - $190,000 annually. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

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