Vertos Medical

Recruiter Contact
Darwin Shurig

Chief Executive Officer


Medical Equipment Manufacturing

interventional pain company committed to developing innovative, minimally invasive treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Mild®

Company Size

175+ employees


Aliso Viejo, CA


Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Spine, Minimally Invasive Treatment, Interventional Pain Management , Medical Procedure, Stenosis, LSS, Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression, and Pain Medicine

Vertos Medical is an interventional pain company committed to developing innovative, minimally invasive treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Mild®, its proprietary technology, is an image-guided outpatient procedure that removes a major root cause of LSS through an incision smaller than the size of baby aspirin and doesn’t require implants, general anesthesia, or stitches. The Mild Procedure has been clinically demonstrated to have a safety profile equivalent to epidural steroid injections with durability out to 5 years, and patients typically return to activities of daily living within 24 hours with no restrictions.* Mild is nationally covered by Medicare and has been performed on thousands of patients.

The Opportunity

Director of Research & Development

Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Video - A message from David Lalor, VP of Operations/R&D

  • Overview

    Vertos Medical is looking for a Director to lead and manage product development cycles, including ideation, technology, and product development/advancement through team efforts, coordinating cross-functional partnerships, and ensuring team understanding and accountability to project investments and timelines.

  • Responsibilities

    Assume complete responsibility of projects to ensure on-time, on
    budget, per plan delivery of quality products including development,
    product verification, and validation testing. The leadership includes
    overall design, requirement development, design for manufacturing,
    and test methods.
    • Develop, manage, and maintain up-to-date project timelines
    inclusive of all critical milestones, key interdependencies and
    resource constraints, while applying appropriate project scheduling
    • Guide project team activities to meet project and business objectives
    including approval of project recommendations through governance;
    drive team accountability for deliverables and ensure projects meet
    • Lead cross-functional team.
    • Create Design History file that complies with FDA and ISO medical
    device requirements.
    • Define scope and ensure stakeholder alignment, resource and risk
    management, project leadership, team development and
    • Proactively identify and escalate risks and issues to relevant
    stakeholders; lead development and delivery of tactical and
    achievable mitigation and contingency planning.
    • Deliver transparent, timely, and effective verbal and written

  • Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
    • A minimum of ten years’ relevant experience or advanced degree.
    with a minimum of eight years’ relevant experience, both including a minimum of three years’ experience managing people.
    • Experience in managing Class II device development programs in the medical device space with knowledge of regulatory and quality requirements.
    • Experience in product development from early feasibility to commercialization and in managing complex tasks and delivering innovative solutions.
    • Strong multidisciplinary background with comprehensive knowledge of systems engineering.
    • Strong understanding of quality systems, regulatory requirements, development, and manufacturing processes.

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