Why did you join Globus?
I joined Globus because I wanted a fast paced product development atmosphere that would really allow me to contribute to the way patients are treated. I knew I wanted to go into the musculoskeletal department and design new products. I wouldn’t have such an opportunity with other companies straight out of school.
How is the Rod Link Reducer different that the competition?
The Rod Link Reducer is a novel form of deformity manipulation with not much like it on the market right now. It enables correction through the convex pedicle screws where before correction could only be achieved through concave pedicle screws. It uses temporary rods to manipulate the segments above and below the apex of the spine for a more powerful correction on a challenging curve that can be harder to correct with traditional techniques.
What was the most challenging part of this project?
This was a different type of project because we began with something already partially developed. It was a challenge to learn the technology and understand the techniques that would specifically meet the patient and surgeon needs. We had to make sure we knew all the details before we really started digging into the design.
What would you tell someone thinking about joining Globus as a Project Engineer?
Every day is different and it allows me to use a wide span of skills. I am constantly learning and expanding my skill set. Globus is also unique compared to other companies in the way Engineering, Software, Clinical, and Field Service teams interact. It makes for an excellent solution database and an enjoyable team environment.
What would you tell someone looking to get into this type of career?
The culture at Globus is very fast paced, especially in product development. We really strive to act with a sense of urgency to treat the needs of our patients and the needs of the surgeons. It’s a lot of commitment but very rewarding.
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