Cantel Medical

  • Global R&D Director, Healthcare Information Technologies

    Location US-MN-Plymouth
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Research & Development
    Cantel Medical
  • Company Overview

    At Cantel, preventing infection is our business. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, innovative solutions that help our customers improve patient care. Choosing a career with Cantel means joining a company that’s driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and the passion to shape the future of infection prevention. If you want to be inspired by your work and have a hand in shaping the future of infection prevention, we want to meet you. Come and see why people love working here.


    Cantel is a leading global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers which improve outcomes, enhance safety and help save lives.  Our products include specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, advanced water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, sterility assurance monitoring products for hospitals and dental clinics, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products. Additionally, we provide technical service for our products. Cantel medical is a leading provider of infection prevention products and services in the healthcare market, specializing in the following operating units:



    Endoscopy procedure disposables include single-use valves and irrigation tubing. Medical device reprocessing systems, disinfectants, detergents and other supplies are used to disinfect high-level endoscopes. This segment is operated through MEDIVATORS.


    Life Sciences 

    Water purification systems for dialysis facilities, including hemodialysis dialyzer and reprocessing systems, as well as sterilants and filtration products. This segment is operated through Mar Cor Purification, Inc. and MEDIVATORS.



    Single-use, infection prevention products used primarily in the dental market including face masks, sterilization pouches, towels and bibs, tray covers, saliva ejectors, germicidal wipes, plastic cups and disinfectants. This segment is operated through Crosstex International, Inc.

    Job Overview

    Provide leadership in research and development for new and existing products in the health care industry, focused in the GI and infection control areas globally. Ensure quality in all research and development activities by managing a technical team to develop new and innovative hardware and software products. Expertise in the development of FDA and ISO regulated software is required.

    Main Responsibilities

    • Develop short and long range plans projecting research and development programs and objectives including capital and operating budget proposals.
    • Lead and develop staff to ensure clear communication, meaningful employee development, and motivation.
    • Coordinate research and development efforts in area of responsibility with other operations of the Company such as marketing, sales, finance, quality, regulatory, and manufacturing globally.
    • Responsible for creating and maintaining complete and accurate documentation which meets FDA, ISO, and other global requirements.
    • Direct the efforts of a software team to develop software from embedded, real time software operating on microcontrollers to software solutions operating on networks.
    • Strong project management capabilities to proactively plan and implement complex, cross functional new product teams.
    • Lead and coordinate team efforts of software/firmware and electrical engineers to meet new project requirement and development goals.
    • Assist in the development of software requirements and product specifications for new products acting as the technical expert with regard to the latest technologies applicable to the product design.
    • Ensure that software engineering, electrical engineering and healthcare information systems tasks on all approved R&D projects, for both new and sustaining engineering initiatives, are completed on-time, within planned expense and capital budgets, and meet targeted Performance Specifications.
    • Is an effective mentor and coach to team members.
    • Respectful of, and actively solicits, team member opinions.
    • Has the ability to implement change to positively affect results.



    • Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering Electrical Engineering, or related Engineering field, or Physics.
    • 12+ years of experience with a BS Degree / 10+ years with a MS (or higher) Degree
    • 5+ years of experience leading medical device software and software-containing hardware development projects, and/or leading electrical engineering and firmware development teams in a regulated setting.
    • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing people via project and/or functional leadership.
    • Strong people leadership skills with strong collaboration and cross-discipline focus in a matrix organization.
    • Project Management experience.
    • Understanding of the electrical design and product development process from design inputs through execution, leading or actively partnering with software development functions, contract and outsourcing vendors, and gaining internal and regulatory approval.
    • Understanding of the software and product development process from design inputs through execution, leading or actively partnering with electrical engineering or hardware development functions, working with contract and outsourcing vendors, and gaining internal and regulatory approval.
    • Knowledge of FDA Quality Systems Regulations (QSR), ISO/EN and Quality Systems standards (e.g., 13485, 62304, TIR-45, etc.).
    • Good balance of high level strategic and detailed tactical thought processes and judgment.



    • 8+ years of experience in design and development of Medical Devices Software systems using C/C++ or .NET technologies.
    • Hands-on product development experience using the following Medical Quality Management standards - ISO 13485, 21 CFR Part 820, IEC 62304, along with good knowledge of FDA and other Medical regulatory submission requirements.
    • At least 5 years of experience in developing medical device software systems and defining technology solutions in the medical capital equipment space.
    • Familiarity with Java and J2EE.
    • Knowledge of HL7 and healthcare data transfer standards.
    • Familiarity with database management systems.
    • 3+ years of developing firmware/embedded software for a variety of micro-controllers/micro-processors, DSP or similar.
    • 3+ years of working experience in programming in C and/or C++.
    • Experience with developing multi-threaded applications for Linux or other embedded/real-time operating systems.
    • Experience developing device drivers for I2C, SPI, UART, and other similar peripherals.
    • Experience with a variety of software development tools, such as defect tracking, code review, debugging, and revision control.
    • Knowledge of / experience with networking protocols and wireless standards such as IEEE 802.11 is a plus.
    • Knowledge of / experience with electrical engineering design (wiring, board design, electromagnetic compatibility, power requirements, etc.) is a plus



    • Exhibits a positive outlook
    • Looks for and takes advantage of business growth opportunities
    • Self-evident ability to develop a plan, implement effectively and deliver results
    • Exhibits sounds and accurate judgement



    • Driven to achieve results
    • Works to do what’s right; trustworthy, open and honest
    • Displays a commitment to excellence

    Minimum Qualifications

    Cantel Medical company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.


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