Quality Engineer, Medical Devices
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: September 21, 2023
Forward is on a bold mission to make high quality healthcare
available to a billion people across the globe. We're building the
world's most advanced healthcare platform from the ground up,
combining hardware, software and doctors under one roof. As a
Quality Engineer, you will help shape the revolution of our
country's most important and most broken industry from first
principles. You'll drive every part of the product lifecycle, from
inception through manufacturing, and build processes to ensure our
products are of the highest quality.Forward was founded in January
2016 by former executives and engineering leaders from Google and
Uber. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and
entrepreneurs including Founder's Fund, Khosla Ventures, First
Round Capital, Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet Chairman), Marc
Benioff (Salesforce Founder), Joshua Kushner (Oscar co-Founder) and
Garrett Camp (Uber co-Founder).Press and Videos:Virtual Tour of
Forward [YouTube]Health Moves Forward [CEO Blog Post]Series D
Funding Funds Doctor-led Programs [TechCrunch]Forward - What
Quality Healthcare Should Look Like [Mashable]Primary Care
Start-ups Vying for 170B Market [Business Insider]The Pivot to
Virtual Care [Chief Medical Officer @ Stanford Medicine]The Meaning
of Trans Broken-Arm Syndrome [USA Today]WHAT YOU'LL DO:
- Sample size estimation and justification for design
verification and product validation.
- Test plan creation.
- Test tooling specification.
- Gauge R&R on any test tooling, as needed.
- Test execution and analysis.
- Consult on fleet quality management approaches.
- Develop quality engineering methodologies to support
manufacturing changes and/or retrofit procedure and
- Supplier audit and basic project management to support builds
as well as online testing.
- Serve as a cross-functional technical lead in statistical
analysis techniques, experimental design, data analysis, sampling
techniques and other traditional QA Engineering areas of
- Create statistical plans to validate intermediate outputs.
- Contribute to hardware scalability improvements.
- Support documentation efforts for regulatory submissions.
- Your work will directly contribute to improving and saving
lives. For real.WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
- Extremely comfortable solving difficult & complex problems from
first principles, overcoming ambiguity, willing to assume many
roles (even the less glorious ones), & working with a team
(assertively, yet kindly & humbly).
- Minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience in quality
assurance, failure analysis or product development.
- Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015, ISO13485:2016, and 21 CFR Part 820
quality systems is required.
- Six Sigma experience.
- In-depth understanding of statistical techniques such as
normality analysis, confidence intervals and should be able to
analyze and interpret data with high confidence.
- Able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, backing up
rationale with analysis.
- Experience working at a high-performing hardware-focused
startup and/or top-tier device manufacturer shipping multiple
complex high-quality low & medium volume products.
- Dedicated to the audacious & long-term mission of providing the
best healthcare to everyone in the world. The base salary range for
this full-time position is $100,000-$220,000, plus equity and
benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the
minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position
across all locations. Within the range, individual pay is
determined by factors including job-related skills, experience,
relevant education or training, and location. WHY JOIN FORWARD? The
healthcare industry is broken. We refuse to just move dollars
around the healthcare industry. We will rebuild it and fix it. All
of it. You will be a major part of the story behind one of the most
ambitious startup attempts of the past century. You will work with
an expert, highly curated team who not only want to use their
talents for good, but in a meaningful, scalable, and sustainable
way that will yield global impact. We won't finish until a billion
people have access to the highest quality healthcare.Forward was
founded in January, 2016 by former executives and engineering
leaders from Google and Uber. We are funded by some of the world's
best investors and entrepreneurs including Founder's Fund, Khosla
Ventures, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet
Chairman), Marc Benioff (Salesforce Founder), Joe Lonsdale
(Palantir Founder), Joshua Kushner (Oscar co-Founder) and Garrett
Camp (Uber co-Founder).You can read our story here and some recent
press USA Today , Forbes & TechCrunch .We are an equal opportunity
employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the
purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates.
We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and affords
equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability
status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law. We conform to the spirit as well as to the letter
of all applicable laws and regulations. Pursuant to the San
Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance
Initiative for Hiring, we will consider for employment qualified
applicants with arrest and conviction records.Information collected
and processed as part of any job application you choose to submit
is subject to Forward'sPrivacy Notice to California Job Applicants
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