Verathon, Inc.

Director, Central Engineering

Job ID 2024-1201
Work Model

Company Overview

Verathon is a global medical device company focused on supporting customers by being their trusted partner, delivering high-quality products that endure over time and ensure clinical and economic utility. Two areas where Verathon has significantly impacted patient care, and become the market leader in each, are bladder volume measurement and airway management. The company’s BladderScan portable ultrasound and GlideScope video laryngoscopy & bronchoscopy systems effectively address unmet needs for healthcare providers and meaningfully raise the standard of care for patients. Verathon, a subsidiary of Roper Technologies, is headquartered in Bothell, Washington, USA and has international subsidiaries in Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit


Verathon® is seeking a Director, Central Engineering, to become the newest member of our Visualization Business Unit R&D Team in Burnaby, BC. The Director, Central Engineering, plays a critical role in leading the research and development efforts within Verathon. This position involves overseeing Systems and Human Factors Engineering, Verification Engineering, and Sustaining teams from product conceptualization to commercialization, ensuring that innovative and high-quality medical devices are brought to market. The director collaborates closely with cross-functional teams, including design, regulatory affairs specialists, and quality managers, to drive innovation, meet regulatory requirements, and achieve business objectives.


How will you add Value?

  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement R&D strategies aligned with organizational goals, market trends, and technological advancements in the medical device industry.
  • Management: Lead support for multiple R&D projects simultaneously, establishing timelines, milestones, and resource allocation to ensure on-time delivery and budget adherence.
  • Product Development: Oversee product requirement, risk analysis and mitigation (FMEAs), and Verification and Validation testing of medical devices, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, such as FDA regulations and ISO requirements.
  • Innovation and Ideation: Foster a culture of innovation within the R&D team, encouraging creativity, idea generation, and exploration of novel technologies and process improvements to address unmet clinical needs and improve patient outcomes.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate closely with other departments, including regulatory affairs, quality assurance, manufacturing, and marketing to integrate diverse perspectives and ensure seamless product development and commercialization processes.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate technical, regulatory, and business risks associated with R&D projects, employing proactive risk management strategies to minimize project delays and ensure product safety and efficacy.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay abreast of regulatory requirements and industry standards for medical devices, ensuring that all R&D activities and product designs adhere to applicable regulations and guidelines.
  • Talent Development: Recruit, mentor, and develop R&D team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning, professional growth, and knowledge sharing within the department.
  • Budgeting and Resource Allocation: Manage R&D budgets and resources effectively, optimizing investments to maximize ROI while maintaining high-quality standards and project deliverables.


Who are we looking for?


Key Attributes:

  • Successful candidates will possess a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and strategic vision to drive innovation and achieve success in the dynamic and highly regulated field of medical device development.
  • You are passionate about medical technology to improve and save patient lives.


The Basics:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, biomedical engineering, or related field; advanced degree (e.g., MS, PhD) preferred.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in R&D leadership roles within the medical device industry, with a track record of successfully bringing innovative products to market.
  • In-depth knowledge of medical device regulations and quality standards (e.g., FDA 510(k), ISO 13485), with experience navigating regulatory pathways and obtaining regulatory approvals.
  • Strong management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and deliver results on schedule and within budget.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on driving innovation, mitigating risks, and achieving business objectives.
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to inspire and motivate team members, foster a culture of innovation and excellence, and lead by example.
  • Analytical mindset, with the ability to analyze market data, interpret trends, and make data-driven decisions to inform R&D strategies and product development priorities.

Salary range – $152,500-229,800 (Compensation will vary based on skills, experience and location.  If this position is filled outside the Greater Vancouver, BC area, this salary range will vary depending on the specific hiring location.)


Full-time non-sales employees are eligible for Verathon’s annual bonus plan based on company and individual performance.


Verathon provides a competitive benefits package including a generous HCSA, paid holidays, paid time off and a retirement matching plan


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