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R&D Development Engineer

Symetis SA
Vaud (Région lausannoise)
Date de publication


Symetis is a Swiss Company developing innovative minimally invasive heart valve replacement therapies for patients suffering from heart valve diseases.

R&D Development Engineer

Role purpose

  • The R&D department of Symetis is looking for a Development Engineer driven by solving complex-problems through FEA calculation. This position requires a solid FEA background in the development and validation of innovative products. The Engineer will be responsible of a series of activities such as computer simulations and performance testing to ensure that a future product meets its requirements.



  • Development, documentation and conduction of computer simulations to evaluate different stent designs.
  • Development and documentation of internal in-vitro test procedures, design of test setups, realization of bench tests and analysis of results.
  • Participation and/or support to external in-vitro and in-vivo product evaluations/testing.
  • Contribution to the patent portfolio development.                   



  • 2 years of relevant work experience.
  • FEA software (Abaqus preferred).
  • Metallic materials (experience with Nitinol preferred).
  • Statistics.
  • 3D CAD software (e.g. Inventor).
  • Ideally risk management and quality system regulated environment.



  • Degree (MSc or equivalent) in mechanical, micro-technical, biomedical, material science, physics or equivalent.


Specific skill

  • Knowledge in structural engineering.
  • Proficiency in the use of FEA for the purpose of design optimization, testing verification and validation.
  • Ability to run in-vitro bench tests.
  • Prepare reports and presentation to communicate technical assessments and analysis results.
  • Fluent in French and English.


Specific competencies

  • Able to work in a “start-up’’ high pace environment.
  • Self-starter, energizing, results oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Excellent teamwork, coordination and communication skills.
  • Ability to deliver reliable results in tight development timelines.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, committed to moving projects forward.



Contact :


Symetis SA

HR Department

Chemin de la Venoge 11

1024 Ecublens – VD



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