Careers Professionall Engineers


Professional Returnship

Did you take a break from the professional world to pursue other priorities like caring for your family or trying your hand at entrepreneurship? Do you want to get back to your technical background and develop products and solutions that significantly improve patients’ lives? If you are an experienced, STEM professional eager to return to your technical career after a break of two or more years, this returnship program is for you.

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • A current career break of two or more years
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in a STEM field 
  • Minimum of four years of relevant professional work experience, excluding internships

Returning to work after a significant break in your professional career can be difficult. This six-month, paid returnship will refresh your technical skills while you work with a market leader in healthcare. In addition to key job responsibilities, we provide technical training, professional development, and peer mentoring with full access to the engineering and scientific community at Medtronic.

If you are ready to relaunch your career and are looking to grow and stretch with new opportunities, Careers 2.0 is for you.

Engineers Change Lives
The following video is a moving testament to how a return to work can change lives.

Our Careers 2.0 returnships run June through December or January through June. Please apply now to be considered in our next round of hiring.

To see all our current openings, search “professional returnship.”

Here are some of the types of openings we have:

  • R&D Engineer — design, development, and testing of cutting-edge medical devices

  • Reliability Engineers — predictive engineering during development and compliance during verification and validation activities

  • Software  Engineers — development of product software, data management software, or improvements to processes, systems, and products
  • Continuous Improvement Quality Engineers — systems engineering and Six Sigma DMAIC tools to make product or process improvements


A career at Medtronic is like no other. We’re purposeful. We’re committed. And we’re driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people worldwide.