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Lead Engineer

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    Full-Time Job

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    Dev / Eng


At Smithwise, Lead Engineers define system architectures, manage complex multi-disciplinary projects, scope new projects, provide technical leadership, and mentor other engineering team members.  As technical leaders within the organization, our Lead Engineers strike a balance between setting technical direction on projects and ensuring that client, internal team, and business needs are met.

Following are the responsibilities and requirements for the position:

  • System Architecture Definition: Defining critical system functionalities, key components, specifications, manufacturing and assembly strategies.
  • Project Management: Managing multi-disciplinary internal team members (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, quality engineering, industrial design) to efficiently achieve project deliverables; aligning client expectations with project scope; managing timelines and budgets.
  • Quality Management: Ensuring that quality procedures are being followed, and documentation (design control, risk management) is in-place for all projects; propose suggestions for process and documentation improvements.
  • Supplier Management: Qualifying, engaging and managing key suppliers for specialty technical work, component fabrication, assembly, and other services needed for medical device developments.
  • Sales Support and Project Scoping: Work with sales personnel to engage new prospects and define project scopes; Assist with proposal development process and addressing technical issues during project discussions.
  • Team Mentorship: Spread knowledge and capabilities to junior engineers; coach team members in technical and interpersonal areas.


  • 8+ Years of new product development experience
  • 3+ Years of experience in medical devices
  • 2+ Years of project management experience
  • Bachelors of Science in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering



  • Competitive Salary
  • 60% Company Paid Health Insurance (Blue-Cross Blue Shield)
  • 50% Company Paid Dental Insurance (Delta Dental)
  • Simple IRA with 1:1 employer match up to 3% of salary
  • Short & Long-term Disability Policy
  • Life Insurance Policy

About Us

Smithwise is a medical device development firm with offices in Philadelphia and Boston.  Our team consists of engineers, designers and industry specialists, collectively working together to address some of the toughest challenges in healthcare.   We manage device developments from napkin sketch through bench prototypes, clinical builds and full-scale manufacturing.  Our work spans surgical instruments, wearables, drug delivery systems, and therapeutic devices.  Our Philadelphia office is located directly across the street from 30th Street Station.  We offer a creative work environment, exciting projects, flexible schedule, competitive salary and bonus structure, and a friendly team that enjoys time both inside and outside of the office.

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If you are interested in this position, please respond with the following: - Email cover summarizing your background and interests - Resume - Portfolio (or website) representing your prior work. Please send these items to hr@smithwise.com.  No phone calls please.  Thank you for your time and interest in the position.

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