Jobs – February, 2013 — (Software, Hardware, Quality, Clinical)


For the opportunities below, please send resume at wd_darshana at hotmail dot com.  Please indicate in the email how closely the job description matches your background and identify gaps, if any.  Also, indicate your current compensation and compensation expectations.

Prototype Hardware/Firmware Design Engineer – SF — full time

There is an immediate full-time opening for Prototype Hardware/ Firmware Design Engineer in San Francisco, CA to join a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, designers and experts from the entertainment, healthcare, research, and biotech industries. This opportunity requires MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering and excellent sensor design skills plus 5+ years extensive HW/FW design experience for consumer products in integrating and developing novel sensor applications, especially in wearable consumer or medical devices. Also required, expertise in design, prototyping and miniaturization of analog and digital circuits, and proficiency in development of embedded firmware and implementation of embedded DSP. Consumer health industry and wearable device experience, a huge plus.

Responsibilities include: Conceive of and prototype novel sensing technologies, and demonstrate proof-of-concept in wearable form factor; Design, assemble, test, analyze, debug, and rework prototype sensor circuits that interface with and/or include microcontrollers or other embedded processors; Capture schematic circuit diagrams, design printed circuit boards and facilitate their fabrication and assembly; Develop, prototype and debug embedded firmware and code architecture; Interact with device development team to productize new sensor technology.

Machine Learning Specialist

Requirements: Minimum 5 years experience in creating high-performance classifiers, preferably working on biological data.  Deep knowledge, skills and experience in machine learning techniques, in particular for processing large databases of biological information. Should be proficient and able to design, operate and validate intelligent systems from scratch. Excellent written, verbal and teamwork skills. Highly preferred: Relevant bio experience, such as working with biological signal databases; Experience in engineering for consumer devices/services; and Python expertise.

Responsibilities: Lead the development of algorithms based on the signals from our advanced multi-sensing device, both in real time and on databases of saved sensor data; Work on top secret projects pertaining to future product offerings; Work closely science and devices teams to integrate the work into our consumer products.

Quality Engineer with Injection Molding Experience- Soquel, CA — permanent, full-time

Responsibilities: Write FEMAs, review and write protocols and reports for new products; Be involved with the design, procurement, validation and qualification activities including test, inspection and medical device contract manufacturing service processes, Maintain facility measurement equipment calibration program; Collate and analyze manufacturing data for warranty and nonconformance to determine and report product quality trends; Conduct analysis of inspection and tests of a routine degree of complexity & provide recommendations; Develop quality control inspection requirements & techniques to achieve measured improvement; Implement the Failure Analysis Process for internal and external nonconforming product to determine appropriate corrective action; Support receiving, in-process and final inspection of various components & subassemblies for medical device products to support quality compliance & shipment goals; Assist in development & implementation of quality systems processes; Attend product meetings with engineering, sales, support, marketing, and customers to address product requirements, customer concerns and training issues; Work toward & support Company/Department goals including QSR and ISO compliance, revenues, training utilization, customer satisfaction, and others as appropriate; Qualify and implement document changes involving product or process changes; Coordinate reporting, analysis, & resolution of material non-conformance incidences; Provide support in the timely resolution of product complaints and/or safety issues; Conduct quality audits and develop subsequent preventive action programs; Assist Regulatory Affairs Department in the preparation of audits and reports for regulatory agencies; Perform Supplier Quality Audits and as appropriate Internal Quality System Audits; identify root cause of non-compliance and ensure timely/ effective corrections and/or corrective / preventive actions are implemented; Drive effective root cause corrective action through internal and supplier surveillance and corrective action requests; Report MRB performance metrics and maintain corrective action database; Review and report in-process data from manufacturing processes and facilitate corrective and preventive actions.

Requirements: Bachelor of Science in Quality, Business, Mechanical Engineering, or related field, plus 5-7 years experience in Medical Device Quality, Regulatory, or Manufacturing environment is required. Also required, hands-on manufacturing experience in mechanical or medical device assemblies and working knowledge of desktop computer office software, Visio Tools, CAD software and e-mails. Experience as an ISO Lead Auditor and working knowledge of US and international medical device regulations, desirable and CQE, CQA certification, a plus.  Experience with plastics and injection molding a HUGE plus.

Digital Signal Processing Specialist with Time Series Signal Processing of Biological Data- SF, CA 

There is an opening for Digital Signal Processing Specialist, with excellent DSP skills to join a multi-disciplinary engineers, designers and experts from the entertainment, healthcare, research, and biotech industries – for revenue generating consumer oriented medical device.
Required Skills & Experience: Excellent skills and eagerness to expand knowledge around DSP for consumer products, the consumer health industry and wearable devices; Deep skill set and experience in DSP techniques, in particular for biological signal processing. A signal processing specialist with a minimum of 5 years experience in digital signal processing, preferably including experience relating to biological data; Proficiency in common DSP techniques including adaptive filters, noise cancellation and pattern recognition. Preferred skills include: Experience in algorithm development based on physiological parameters such as heart rate, temperature, GSR or body motion; Experience working with optical sensing technologies and engineering for consumer devices; and Python expertise.  Experience in time-series signal processing of relevant biological data is required.  Image processing with bio or medical experience without a time component is not sufficient.  Communication and A/V have the component, but are not biologically relevant and therefore not suitable for this opportunity.

Responsibilities: Lead the development of algorithms based on the signals from existing advanced multi-sensing device, both in real time and on databases of saved sensor data; Work on top secret projects pertaining to future product offerings; Work closely science and devices teams to integrate the work into consumer products.

Software Developer with Cloud Experience – Detroit, MI (12 mo. contract opportunity)

This position requires at least 2 years of experience with RedHat products in “cloud” (Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software that are delivered as a service over a network) typically the internet.
Responsibilities:
*Help build out a new Red Hat Enterprise Linux/JBoss set of capabilities and applications. This role will help with JBoss EAP configuration through tooling Production, QA and Dev environment builds.
*Part of a small team responsible for migrating to Java, JBoss, Linux platform from Weblogic and Sun Solaris.
*Design and assist in building new capability architecture
Skills:
*Experience with RedHat Enterprise Linux platform (RHEL)
*Thorough understanding of the entire Web Technology Stack
*Experience in Java environments running on JBoss EAP in High Availability configurations.
*Experience with “JON” – JBoss Operations Network
*Experience scaling virtual web infrastructure.
*Excellent scripting skills in bash, python, perl, ruby, or like languages.
*Experience with agile and DevOps methodologies and philosophies.
*Experience with automated provisioning solutions, particularly OpsCode Chef.
*Comfortable in UNIX command line environments.
*Experience with webservices and enterprise level web applications
*Experience with rapid release software development practices (Agile/Scrum)
*Solid understanding of testing components and deliverables within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Education: Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent

Guidewire Developer: Washington DC

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience: Experience with Guidewire application integration or alternatively, 3 or more years experience to include the following – Web developer with strong knowledge of Java, JavaScript, JSP, HTML, XML, and SQL Server 2000/DB2, Spring web services, Industry standard development tools, preferably IntelliJ System Development Methodology, tools, and techniques experience Property and Casualty Insurance industry experience Experience working as a part of an Agile development team. Also Preferred – Experience with Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) technology, preferably Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Essential Functions include: Estimating effort required for each integration point, Designing the overall integration architecture in conjunction with experts in target systems, Designing and coding integration programs including plug-ins, message sinks (and supporting business rules), and programs that call the Guidewire application APIs, Setting up and managing automated build and testing processes (if included in project scope), Resolving issues identified in testing.

C, C++ & MQ Software Engineer Opportunity – Boston

There is an immediate opportunity for software engineer with 5+ years experience in C/C++ and MQ, at Boston location. Some exposure to Java is required. Job function involves MQ setup, configuration work, but primary requirement is experience with C/C++ coding for business logic and use C/C++ MQ libraries to talk to MQ. When sending a resume (as an attachment), please indicate in the email how closely your experience matches the description above and where the gaps are. Also, please indicate your compensation expectations.

Clinical Data Manager – Medical Device Company — San Carlos, CA

There is an immediate opening for Clinical Data Manager for San Carlos, CA based medical device company. Responsibilities include, design, develop and enhance clinical databases and data reports and perform validation of databases and reports to ensure data accuracy, completeness and integrity of data entry, discrepancy database management, study documentation and data auditing. Job functions include, participating and providing support for data management activities, investigator meetings, DSMB meetings and regulatory submissions, assisting study team with the preparation of data collection forms and charts for the reporting of research data, supporting international and FDA regulations and company goals, policies and procedures, and complying with Quality System.

Requirements include, knowledge in regulatory requirements, FDA, ICH, GCP etc. guidance, experience using Commercial Off the Shelf Clinical Data Management and/or Electronic Data Capture products (e.g. Clindex, Oracle Clinical, Phase Forward, eTrials, etc.) is required. Experience using relational databases (e.g. MS SQL Server, MS Access, or Oracle) is a plus. Also required, a Bachelor’s degree in related field with minimum 3 years experience in clinical data management supporting clinical trials, including experience in regulatory submission of drugs or medical devices.

HP Extream Architect – LA: 12 month contract opportunity with insurance client  

This opportunity requires 12+yrs experience in software architecting  with Java platform and content management, including output management.  Experience as a Technical Architect and provided advisory services around technical architecture and design. Should be able to design applications which leverage BPM and SOA tools along with CCM Tools. Also required, knowledge of BPM and SOA tools and knowledge of Portals and Content Management systems. Good understanding of Insurance domain, preferred.

Job functions include: Analyze the requirements, technical design and documentation and accordingly raise queries and provide critical inputs; Undertake Solution Design, Technical Architecture and Design of Dialog Applications; Work in Business transformation projects; Handle Pre-Sales and Estimation and Engagement Design for the CCM Practice; Undertake development of new templates; Create new builds and action amendments using HP Exstream; Define Migration Strategy to HP Exstream from other CCM tools like Documerge; Experienced Roadmap visualization and roll out planning and strategizing; Create builds, Supervise Unit Testing and System Testing; Testing and troubleshooting as well as documentation of designs; Train and Groom a team on HP Exstream and bring them to speed; Work with Client and Internal Stakeholders to manage timelines, critical KPIs and deliverables to the client during the course of project; Help in identifying testing procedures and define development standards for performing CCM Application Development on products like Oracle Documaker,Thunderhead, HP Exstream, Papyrus, Doc1 etc.

Clinical Study Manager – CO — requires Medical Device Clinical Study Management Experience, preferably with cardiac valve devices

Project Manager – Albany, NY (full-time, H1B ok)

Job functions: Overall, the project manager oversees a project over the full life cycle, from origination through close out, using a formal project management methodology. He/she takes ownership of the project and provides leadership to the team.

Specific tasks include: develop the project plan, build the project team, develop the schedule using MS Project, maintain the schedule using MS project to track progress, manage resources, manage issues, manage risks, manage changes through a formal change management process, manage user acceptance of deliverables, facilitate meetings, prepare status reports, give presentations to management, and ensure adherence to project management standards and methodologies.
Required skills & Experience: Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills. The project manager must be a team player, who is flexible, has a positive attitude, and is focused on customer service.

84 Months of experience in engaging in project communication including leading regularly scheduled project team meetings, preparing meeting summaries, facilitating meetings to resolve project issues, preparing clear and concise status reports, presenting project status briefings to IT leadership, presenting project status briefings to project steering committees and/or agency executive management. 7.5 10
84months of experience in developing and maintaining schedules in Microsoft Project.
48 months of experience in managing projects using a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) based project management methodology containing well defined and documented processes, templates, and guidelines for all project phases, the adherence to which is required and managed by a formal Project Management Office.
48 months of experience in managing COTS software implementation projects and in-house application development (SDLC) projects.
48 months of experience in facilitated elicitation and documentation of business requirements.
24 months of experience in managing projects for New York State agencies.
12 months of experience in managing projects involving multiple entities not belonging to the same organization, e.g, State Agencies, Federal agencies, and Corporations.
Bachelor’s degree.
Project Management Professional Certification.

Net Developer with Oracle – Albany, NY

Daily Tasks will include but not limited to the following:

1. Prepare database scripts for the purpose of creating new Oracle tables, modifying the structure of existing tables, creating indexes, constraints, triggers, etc

2. Maintain .net applications that integrate Microsoft Sharepoint and Excel.

3. Use Microsoft Visual Studio and write code using C# .NET, Java, Ajax, HTML, XML and WCF

4. Use Team Foundation Server as a repository for the source code, for checking code in and out, branching off new versions of the source code, and for tracking project work items

5. Use Crystal Reports to create new and enhance existing reports

6. Develop and maintain .net applications that utilize Microsoft Biztalk to transfer data to and from Oracle/IBM and 5010 billing partners.

7. Create detailed instructions for, and use HP Service Center software to set up change requests for migration of new versions of the application.

8. Monitor and troubleshoot OMH Billing via the SFS bulk load interface.

60 months Demonstrated experience with Oracle: PL SQL coding, stored procedures, packages, indexes, triggers, creating tables, etc, plus a tool to write and test SQL code and manipulate data (such as Toad).

60 months Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Visual Studio 7.5 10

60 months Demonstrated experience programming web based applications in C# or VB .Net in a Multi-Tier environment

6 months Demonstrated Knowledge of the 5010 EDI Transaction set.

60 months Demonstrated experience developing Financial Applications for complex Health related agencies.

6 months Demonstrated Experience developing .Net applications that utilize Microsoft Biztalk to move or translate data in near real time.

6 months Demonstrated Experience integrating custom billing applications into the SFS bulkload process.

6 months Demonstrated Experience developing .Net applications that integrate Microsoft .net, excel, and sharepoint.

Requested Qualifications Must Always Total 80 Points

Mainframe Developer – Albany, NY (full-time, H1b ok)

Responsibilities: Expert analysis, support, development, reengineering, and implementation of multiple business applications. Support is required for specific programming languages (COBOL, SQL, and Java), for specific DBMS’ (DB2 for z/OS, DB2 for LUW, IDMS), and using specific technologies (MQ Series, CICS, Sort, JCL, VSAM, AQT, DBI performance tools, ERwin, TSO/ISPF, Data Studio, z/OS, AIX).

• Provide performance analysis and tuning, troubleshooting, capacity planning, benchmark design, and job scheduling policies.

• Implement backup and recovery strategies, and phased implementation/conversion planning for new and converted applications.

• Design methodologies for data synchronization from operational data stores to a data warehouse across multiple database platforms and varied DBMS’.

• Planning, interfacing, and usage between application databases, data warehouse, Cognos, Identity Systems, Vality, Finalist, and eCommerce.

• Act as liaison between Data Management, business customers, and application development staff to ensure that recommended performance considerations are included in reviews, designs, development, and implementation of applications.

• Proven experience in utilizing database structures, application methodologies, and coding techniques resulting in cost efficient and timely solutions to the strategic business requirements.

• Serve as a subject matter expert on production DTF application systems (e.g., Returns Processing, Taxpayer Identification for fraud prevention, Imaging, reciprocity applications between Federal and State agencies (SWOP, FROP, LOP, IFTA), electronic filing, Withholding Tax).

84 months of DB2 for z/OS programming experience using COBOL and/or Java, including logical design, database navigation, analysis, writing application specifications, testing, and documentation

At least 84 months of programming experience using COBOL and/or Java, including database navigation, analysis, writing application specifications, testing, and documentation with database management systems other than DB2 for z/OS.

At least 24 months of DB2 for LUW programming experience using COBOL and/or Java, including database navigation, analysis, writing application specifications, testing, and documentation.

At least 24 months of IDMS programming experience using COBOL and/or Java, including database navigation, analysis, writing application specifications, testing, and documentation.

At least 84 months of database administration experience (including database performance analysis and tuning, capacity planning, SQL tuning, buffering, physical design, data storage, and interfaces) on DB2.

Also required, minimum 24 months experience with performance analysis and tuning on large complex applications, minimum 24 months experience with performance analysis and tuning on large complex applications utilizing IDMS, minimum 84 months experience working in Federal, State, or City Taxation institution(s) as a lead technical expert on large, complex applications and/or as a lead DBA in support of such applications, minimum 84 months experience in developing, and/or tuning 24/7 transactional environments for high-volume/high-risk applications that contain WEB interfaces, CICS (APS) components, and batch processing.

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