Senior Quality Engineer in Seattle, WA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 9/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Apex Life Sciences is looking for a Quality Engineer for a biotech client located in Seattle! Please see below and apply if interested!


  • Serve as Quality representative on product development and sustaining engineering projects as a core team member to ensure work products comply with procedures, acceptable qualitative and quantitative criteria, and global standards, regulations, and guidance.
  • Lead and facilitate Risk Management activities during product development as well as product lifecycle, and maintain Risk Management file (RMF, RMP, HA, FMEAs, RMR).
  • Review and approve project deliverables with cross-functional teams (e.g. plans, requirements, specifications, product risk management, test methods, hardware/software validation, traceability, design reviews, reports, process validation, etc.).
  • Collaborate on resolution of product related issues and root cause analysis for non-conforming material (NCR), root cause investigation for corrective and preventive actions (CAPA). 
  • Collaborate in efforts to resolve complex technical and Quality-related problems for Sustaining Engineering.
  • Lead quality process improvement initiatives.
  • Train and coach cross-functional peers on maintaining compliance to internal and external Quality requirements and regulations.
  • Participate in support of external regulatory agency audits and inspections.
  • Work under consultative direction toward long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated. Determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results with guidance from superior as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • BS in Life Science or Engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in regulated industry including pharmaceutical and/or medical device, preferably with IVD (in vitro diagnostic devices).
  • Knowledge and experience to ensure quality in new product development and product lifecycle.
  • Strong working knowledge of Quality System from design control to release of finished product, including FDA 12 CFR 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971.
  • Strong working knowledge quality processes and principles, with a focus on development and verification/validation activities.
  • Ability to perform risk assessment and maintain risk management files (RMP, HA, FMEAs, RMR).
  • Ability to author and implement standard operating procedures.
  • Ability to develop and drive to completion quality process improvement initiatives.
  • Working knowledge of software development for medical devices a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, meet/exceed deadlines and hold themselves, and others accountable.
  • Self-Starter with the ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to mentor and provide guidance to junior members of the QE staff.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate at multiple hierarchal levels in the organization.
  • ASQ certification or CQE a plus.

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