R&D Director/Manager, Electrical Systems – F/M


Compensation and Logistics

  • Contact type : Full-Time Permanent Contract (CDI)
  • Statuts:  Executive
  • Location: Clichy (subway line 13 or subway line 14, high-speed train service linking Paris to the suburbs : line RER C, train L, bus 74 or 341…)
  • Benefits: luncheon vouchers (€8.50 per day worked), health insurance (employer pays 50%), provident fund (employer pays 100%), travel pass (employer pays 50%), 8 to 12 days RTT/year, 25 days CA/year.
  • Recruitment context: job creation
  • Partial teleworking possible (90 days/year)
  • Available from May 2024.

Please send your CV to: careers@corwave.com, reference « R&D Director/Manager, Electrical Systems – F/M ».

Company description

CorWave is a medical technology startup, developing biomimetic implantable heart pumps with the goal of improving the survival and daily lives of patients with heart failure. 🫀

The CorWave pump with undulating membrane is a disruptive technology protected by over 50 patents and 20 years of research. Funded by leading international investors, supported by renowned surgeons, with more than 80 employees of more than 13 different nationalities, CorWave aims to become a global leader.

The “EPIC” values are at the heart of the company’s success and drive CorWavers in this scientific, medical, industrial and profoundly human adventure: Each other together, Persist with passion, Innovate for patients and Cultivate trust.

Recruitment context

Are you looking for an exciting professional adventure within a dynamic company? We’re a passionate team that has made the leap from R&D 🔬 to industrial production. 🏭

Join us to be part of a committed industrial team, where innovation is our driving force and excellence our destination. 🤝

Our mission? To manufacture ultra-high-performance, ultra-reliable heart pumps to improve the lives of patients suffering from advanced heart failure. 👨‍⚕️

If you are ready to take on the challenge with determination, professionalism in an agile environment then this is the opportunity for you.

Welcome to the team where every beat counts!


Job description

This is a unique opportunity to lead the development of electronic systems for one of the most complex and technically demanding medical devices.

Your knowledge and experience of a range of technologies will enable you to select design solutions to develop a well-integrated, highly reliable system with an intuitive human interface.

As R&D Director/Manager, Electrical Systems – F/M, you will oversee the design, manufacture, verification and validation, culminating in a successful human clinical trial of this game-changing technology.

You will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Steering the development of all electronic components for the CorWave LVAD
  • Preparation and execution of the project plan for electronics development, including internal and external resources, schedules, milestones and budget
  • Evaluation and determination of sub-project and task allocation between internal team members and external consultants
  • Coordination and selection of subcontractors for the development and manufacture of discrete components, such as batteries, chargers and power supplies.
  • Management of all aspects of day-to-day team operations, resource planning and prioritization
  • Build and manage teams on site and potentially in remote locations
  • Setting clear expectations and creating a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with engineering and management teams (hiring, mentoring and coaching electronics development teams).
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of product development processes by collaborating with cross-functional teams.


  • You have at least 5 years’ higher education from an engineering school specializing in electronics and electrical engineering, or electrical engineering and industrial computing, or electronics and electrical engineering
  • You have at least 8 to 10 years’ experience in a similar position in the development of critical electronic systems.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential for this position (international environment).
Specific knowledge
  • You have multifunctional knowledge (electricity, software, manufacturing).
Technical skills
  • You have at least 5 years’ experience in team management (team building and leadership).
  • You have experience in the development of medical electronics systems or in the design of critical analog and digital systems.
People skills
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to delegate and place trust in others
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize
  • Team spirit
  • Good leadership skills.

Recruitment Process

  1. Pre-qualification (telephone or on Teams)
  2. Manager interview (on Teams or on site)
  3. Workshop + HR interview (on site)
  4. Taking up references.