JOBS – May, 2013

For the opportunities below, please send resume to wd_darshana at hotmail dot com.

Python Programmer – Sunnyvale, CA

Python programmer needed for approximately one week of work on a virtual machine running Linux. The work is to add database access to an existing program. The database is in Access on a remote PC.

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.

Quality Engineer – SF, CA

This position reports to the Vice President of QA and Regulatory Compliance and supports Design Control, Manufacturing and Quality System for compliance to FDA and ISO requirements.

The candidate for this position will be on a team including members from Engineering, Development, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research and suppliers on quality-related issues.

Essential Functions:  Identify and participate in implementing proactive quality improvements; Understand, communicate and integrate US and OUS regulatory standards (GMP, QSR, ISO, MDD and AIMDD) in V&V and operations; Manage supplier approval process and supplier audit program to ensure high-quality manufacturing capabilities; develop supplier relationships and perform source inspections; Investigate and drive closure of CAPAs for product and Quality System improvements; Manage complaint process; drive investigations and address failure root causes; Establish and revise specifications, interpret requirements to develop product test plans and specification documentation; Evaluate existing processes for process improvements and economy-of-scale efficiencies to improve cost-savings and product quality while managing technical and compliance risks; Write, review and approve validation documents related to product, processes, facilities and equipment; Participate as an audit team member for internal audits; assist in FDA, State, and ISO Inspections; Support risk management; perform risk analyses and track to requirements; Support company goals and objectives, policies and procedures; Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills & Experience:  BS in Engineering, Chemistry, Biology or related field.  MS desirable; Minimum 5 years’ experience in medical device Quality Engineering, manufacturing scale-up or process engineering; Thorough understanding of FDA QSR and ISO 13485 requirements; experience with AIMDD desirable; Exhibit good problem solving and analytical skills; Skilled in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.), Visio and statistical software; Self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced environment and independently manage work priorities; Working knowledge of design control, process validation and statistics, including DOE; Knowledge  of  electronics assembly, testing  and experience with clean rooms preferred; Effective  interpersonal skills, ability to guide and influence others; Effective  verbal and written communication skills.


Growing demand has been in the area of Software and Hardware Engineering for remote health companies and for trained IT workers in the healthcare sector.  Jobs are coming faster and getting filled faster.  By all accounts, there will be a great shortage of people, this sector.

I do not see as much growth in jobs for Mechanical Engineers and for scientists in Life Science industry right now.  But I expect jobs in these areas to grow soon.

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