Aidan - Senior Project Analyst - Diabetes

Aidan

Senior Project Analyst – Core Team Lead
Diabetes
Northridge, CA

Why do you enjoy working at Medtronic?

I enjoy working at Medtronic because I am surrounded by passionate people. The days fly by while we are working diligently to integrate the latest innovations into our products. I have been given some incredible opportunities in my short time here having worked in R&D, Operations, and most recently PMO.

What do you love about your job?

I chose to study biomedical engineering because I wanted to apply my interest in math and science toward helping people. Working at Medtronic Diabetes has given me the confidence that every day I am achieving that goal. Diabetes is such a prominent disease and I am honored to be a small part of the team that is continuously working to make each patient's life a little easier.

What is challenging about your job?

The most challenging part about my job is knowing the type of technology that exists and not being able to get it in the hands of our customers today. We must continue to work toward quality-driven, efficient product development processes to ensure that the benefits of each innovation can be experienced by our patients in a timely manner.

What do you love about your current location?

Having grown up in the Midwest, I am so appreciative of the continuous warm weather in Southern California. It's beautiful here, and because we are so close to the ocean I have acquired a new favorite hobby – whale watching!

What advice would you give to job candidates?

Get involved and offer to help (even if the activity isn't in your job description). The more you branch out and experience the different aspects of an industry, the better suited you will be to accomplish your long-term goals, whatever they may be.

What is your favorite quote?

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." – Albert Einstein