JOBS – March, 2013


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.

 

Machine Learning Specialist – San Francisco, CA

A revenue generating, remote health monitoring company in San Francisco Bay Area, has an immediate opening for 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.

 

Senior Manufacturing Engineer – Fremont, CA

Market leading company in providing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products & services, located in Fremont, CA, has an immediate opening for Senior Manufacturing Engineer.  

Responsibilities: Provide manufacturing expertise in the area of transducer wafer fabrication, PZT wafer processing. Use hand on skills to perform engineering work typically including one or all of the following: process/product improvements, test of materials, preparation of specifications, process study, evaluation of process materials, product design, report preparation and ECO documentation. Develop methods and tools to create processes and designs that are robust and able to be manufactured economically. Implement process changes manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production process and design releases in accordance with business goals. Implement statistical process controls, Six Sigma tools and methodologies.

Projects – Manufacturing Engineering in Transducer Production

  • Plan and coordinate manufacturing development activities around the existing transducer manufacturing process and design
  • Coordinate the installation of new process equipment for transducer manufacturing which includes IQ, OQ & PQ of equipment
  • Support the manufacturing operation on a daily basis to assure production of product. Provide ongoing manufacturing support in order to help the team meet its business objectives of quality, output and costs
  • Represent manufacturing engineering on a project, product, and/or process development activity by bringing forth the utilization of GMP and DFMA methodologies to ensure and improve efficiencies and product designs
  • Execute the functional deliverables associated with the PDP/TDP, Project Management, and Quality Systems where applicable

Production Support

  • Apply Six Sigma tools and methodologies within transducer manufacturing to reduce cost and improve yields
  • Troubleshoot design and process issues, implement improvements, and support all other daily activities such as NCMR (non-conforming material review), re-work, and change orders
  • Analyze processes and create methods for process and quality monitoring including development of and reporting of metrics.

Technical Documentation and Training

  • Write and review documentation: Manufacturing Process Instructions (MPI’s) Test Process Instructions (TPI’s), test protocols, validation protocols, new processes as well as all applicable documentation
  • Provide reference to technical resources (technicians, engineers and assemblers) to ensure drawings, work instructions, methods are fully defined and validated and able to be effectively conveyed to the production staff

Requirements: BS in Engineering plus 5-9 years experience as Manufacturing Engineer is required.  Also required, ability to assimilate technical concepts quickly and present technical information clearly; moderate to high level of computer proficiency including MS Office & SolidWorks; demonstrated expertise in a variety of process technologies and manufacturing environments; ability to lead & manage initiatives and small scale projects, experience & understanding of abrasive cutting process, wafer dicing and wafer back thinning; Ceramic or PZT processing experience; and some knowledge of acoustics.

 

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.

 

Prototype Hardware/Firmware Design Engineer – SF

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.

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