Electrical Design Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Fueled by the success of the business, the ZOLL R&D team is growing rapidly. ZOLL’s ongoing investment in Research and Development aims to further increase the array of clinical products and applications in tandem with expanding the population of cardiac patients that may be helped by our products.  Our Pittsburgh based R&D group is comprised of an exceptional team of talented, collaborative, and driven individuals focused on developing real world solutions through the creative and intelligent use of technology that helps to improve patient lives.

Position Summary: We are actively seeking technical contributors at all levels and across many disciplines (including enterprise/web and embedded software, electrical/hardware, mechanical/industrial, test, systems engineering, project/program management, human factors, systems analysis, and technical writing among others). You will be developing new and improved products and services, solving technically challenging problems, and working with an outstanding team of technical professionals who are dedicated to protecting patients from sudden cardiac death and saving lives.

The specific duties vary across roles. However, there are some common traits applicable to all:

  • You need to be well grounded in your technical discipline, ideally through a mix of education and a demonstrated successful track record of performance.
  • Your passion for your craft will be obvious. You need to be able to juggle multiple responsibilities at once in an exciting, invigorating environment of rapid growth.
  • You must be able to achieve timely results under high standards of workmanship that are accountable to both regulatory agencies and ultimately our patients.

Here are some specific opportunities currently available at ZOLL LifeVest. We have multiple positions open at each level. If any of these positions sound like a fit for you, please send us a paragraph or two with specific examples explaining why along with your resume.

Electrical Engineer responsible for the design, debug, and support of electrical hardware features implemented in the LifeVest system.   Additional responsibilities include development and maintenance of design documentation, test execution, and providing technical support to other departments within the organization.  This is a mid-level engineering position that will work under supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Electrical Engineer working on a team on research, development, and sustaining projects.
  • Performs electrical design work that may include analog, digital, power, high voltage, and/or wireless circuitry.
  • Designs, fabricates, and evaluates components or circuitry for use in electronic equipment.  
  • Conducts design studies for future generation products.
  • Supports engineering and other departments on sustaining activities.
  • Conducts root cause failure analysis on devices.
  • Produces design documentation and executes test procedures.
  • Works under supervision with work checked on a regular basis. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None.

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

Required Education and Experience:

  • BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 3-6 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in electrical hardware design, troubleshooting, and testing.
  • Technical experience or training in at least a subset of the following areas:
  • High precision analog
  • EMC / EMI
  • High voltage / high current defibrillation circuitry
  • Digital
  • On-board IC-based power supplies
  • Sensors
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Wireless communication
  • Firmware
  • Hardware / Software integration
  • Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • This position may be available at different career levels depending on experience, education, etc.

Preferred Experience:

  • Medical devices
  • Handheld or wearable devices
  • Regulatory compliance standards
  • Demonstrated ability to complete product designs from the requirements phase to production.
  • Proficient in the use of general engineering lab equipment including soldering stations, oscilloscopes, waveform generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, multimeters, power supplies, etc.

Language Skills:  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems and make appropriate judgment calls to insure the correct outcome.

Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, talk and hear.  Employee may occasionally be required to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.