Principal Design Quality Engineer

Job Title

Principal Design Quality Engineer

Job Description

You are responsible for

  • Key member of product design and development project teams, including HW and SW development
  • Independently audits the adequacy of design specifications, V&V test plans and reliability test plans for software validation
  • Ensures that appropriate quality plans are made that include all stages of the life cycle of the product and supports Quality Plan design.
  • Validates key design inputs like: usability, reliability, performance, supportability, manufacturability, localizability, safety, security, privacy, serviceability, sustainability and costs
  • Provides effective oversight of the execution of the Quality Plan, any Risk Management activities, and of all design related activities during the product/system lifecycle
  • Performs independent technical assessment on product quality performance and post-market product quality analysis
  • Can Lead quality related problem solving and root cause analysis during design and manufacturing
  • Uses post-market analytics and statistics to report on product quality performance in the field (provide feedback to manufacturing, suppliers or design teams) and initiates field actions when required
  • Act as a single point of contact (person assigned to project team) responsible to ensure that product design meets quality and compliance standards for every milestone
  • Independently produces and completes Quality Engineering Documents.
  • Responsible for performing timely, quality engineering tasks like: Assessing quality plans, assessing product designs and reviewing test and other performance data, analyses market feedback, lead root cause analysis and quality problem solving.
  • May also provide other quality engineering support, including assisting organizational units in leading quality engineering improvement efforts
  • Ensure the maintenance of the original configuration of requirements documentation, design documentation, software and related documentation in accordance to IEC62304 and QMS processes
  • Sign-off on and ensure completion, compliance, and auditability of all QMS-relevant requirements (incl. review and verification of documentation and metrics) at Product Realization Process milestones
  • Develop / update process and identify tools required to ensure completeness and auditability of all QMS compliance criteria at PRP milestones
  • Actively educates and promotes the QMS to achieve a quality and regulatory compliance culture throughout the organization
  • Advise on approval, regulatory compliance and quality management related topics, in order to achieve timely releases of innovative products that deliver high quality and outstanding reliability to the lives they will improve.
  • Oversee quality and risk management throughout the software lifecycle
  • Support maintenance and updates as necessary of the Quality Management System (QMS) procedures
  • Assist in managing Philips relationships with notified bodies and approval agencies such as the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

You are a part of
The successful candidate will be a highly valued member of the Aging and Caregiving business within Philips HealthTech organization located in Framingham, MA and also supporting design team in Vancouver, Canada.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
  • US work authorization is a precondition of employment. The company will not consider candidates who require sponsorship for a work-authorized visa.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years work experience in regulated Medical Device Quality Assurance environment
  • Experience working with a software development teams using SAFe/Agile methodology
  • Skilled in the preparation of Regulatory Assessments and Regulatory Plans
  • Development and maintenance of product risk management files
  • Experience with international product compliance testing requirements
  • Understanding of and experience with the regulations and standards:
    • FDA Quality Systems Regulations
    • ISO 13485
    • ISO 14971
    • IEC 62304
    • IEC 60601 (including collateral standards for EMC and medical devices intended for home use)
    • UL 1635/1637
    • Telecommunications regulations for operator safety (FCC and cellular provider Certifications)

Why should you join Philips?
Working at Philips is more than a job. It's a calling to create a healthier society through meaningful work, focused on improving 3 billion lives a year by delivering innovative solutions across the health continuum . Our people experience a variety of unexpected moments when their lives and careers come together in meaningful ways.

To find out more about what it's like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions .

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