Senior Quality Engineer (m/f/d) in Munich, Germany at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/19/2019

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Job ID: BEC014997

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
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Beckman Coulter is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Reporting to the Design Quality Manager, the Sr. Quality Engineer supports new product development (laboratory automation and related software) from a QA perspective. He/she provides guidance to the core team to organize project structure and documentation to meet design control requirements. This person will also support design changes to established products.

Goal of the Position:

• Closely engaged in R&D projects towards introduction of new products as quality lead
• Partner with Risk Manager and Complaint Manager to ensure compliance  
• Proactively provide guidance to maintain and improve compliance of development projects with global and local processes
Specific Responsibilities:

• Ensure conformity of the design process with applicable regulation 
• Represent QA function within the core teams in charge of the development process 
• Review and Approve design and development documentation related to the products he/she’s in charge
• Develop and execute validation plans and protocols
• Responsible for DHF completeness and maintenance 
• Generate and maintain the risk management files
• Drive risk assessments 
• Contribute to risk management activities: Identify sources of risk such as ergonomics, use error and risks associated with product characteristics 
• Support post-market surveillance activities

Job Requirements


• Degree in sciences, life sciences, engineering or quality management or equivalent education gained through work experiences 
• 5 years+ experience within the regulated environment of in vitro diagnostics or medical devices 
• Fluent in English (written and verbal); German is a plus
• Experience in design verification and/or validation and generation of associated protocols gained either from in house testing simulating end use or actual end use in a clinical environment 
• Software development process experience or practical experience with product software verification and/or validation 
• Practical experience of workflows in laboratory environments is a plus
• Knowledge of EN62304, ISO14971, EN62366, EN61010 
• High level of autonomy and critical thinking is required. Teamwork oriented
• Computer skills (MS Office products) 

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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