Career | Senior Supplier Quality Engineer | Element Science

Senior Supplier Quality Engineer

Element Science

Redwood City, CA, US

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering QA
  • Industry: MedTech
  • Post Date: 09/19/2023
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 200 Kansas Street, Suite 210, San Francisco, CA , 94103

About Element Science

Element Science is a San-Francisco based medical device and digital health start-up that develops lifesaving wearable solutions designed to deliver an outstanding experience.

Job Description

Element Science, Inc. is a medical device and digital health company focused on developing solutions at the intersection of clinical-grade wearables, machine learning algorithms, and lifesaving therapies in order to address leading causes of death and hospitalization in patients with heart disease, primarily as they transition from the hospital-to-home. By putting the needs of patients and physicians first, our personalized digital devices, which are designed for function, comfort, and ease-of-use, aim to redefine the paradigm of care for these patients.  Our first product, a wearable patch defibrillator, is initially targeted at treating the more than 500,000 patients in the US with an elevated temporary risk of potentially experiencing a lethal heart rhythm.  Based in San Francisco, our funders include Third Rock Ventures, Google Ventures, Deerfield Healthcare, Qiming Venture Partners USA, Cormorant Asset Management, and Invus Opportunities.


Element Science is building a world class medical device design and manufacturing team. We are looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer with a passion for working on devices that save lives. This individual will support the product development and operations team in identifying, qualifying and developing suppliers in accordance with ISO 13485 requirements. This individual will be responsible for providing quality support and oversight to ensure that the products are developed in compliance with company SOPs and other regulatory requirements. The candidate shall have excellent people skills and a can-do attitude to deliver solution.


  • Manage control of external suppliers and contract manufacturers to ensure supply of quality materials.
  • Act as the quality representative in external supplier communications.
  • Lead supplier qualification program and maintain an up-to-date Approved Supplier List.
  • Generate supplier related metrics and execute data driven improvements.
  • Communicate supplier related issues to responsible supplier representative and facilitate the resolution of supplier issues through quality process e.g., SCAR.
  • Support improvement of supplier processes through audits and feedback to suppliers.
  • Collaborate with suppliers on creation and maintenance of quality tools such as FMEAs, control plans.
  • Support improvement of Standard Operating Procedures and/or Work Instruction as part of the Quality System procedure.


  • 2+ years of relevant experience in Medical Device environment.
  • Working knowledge of current ISO 13485 standard, QSR, and ISO 14971.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Engineering, Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, manage multi-tasking, and disciplined in completing tasks on schedule.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Element Science offers a very competitive salary and benefits package including, but not limited to:

  • Stock Options
  • 90% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Company-paid Basic Life Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan (Traditional and Roth)
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts)
  • HSA (Health Savings Account)
  • Employee Assistance Program through PEO
  • The salary for this exempt-level position will be based on experience and qualifications within an established pay range.
  • Salary Range: $100,000 - $120,000

Element Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit-based factors prohibited by local, state, or federal law. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job.  

At this time, we are unable to offer relocation assistance at Element Science. 

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