Element Science

Redwood City, CA, US

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • 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

About Element Science: We develop technologies at the intersection of wearable devices, precision medicine, and life-saving therapeutics. Our first product – funded by Google Ventures and Third Rock Ventures – aims to redefine treatment of sudden cardiac death. Come join our growing team of engineers, successful entrepreneurs, and medical device professionals if you are interested in making a real difference in patients' lives and shaping the future of med tech in Silicon Valley.


We are looking for a Senior Electrical Quality Engineer with passion for creating devices that save lives. The Senior Electrical Quality Engineer filling this role will be supporting various elements of the Quality System such as Complaint investigations, Non-Conformance Investigations and general failure analysis highly focused on electronics and system analysis. If you have a proven track record of handling and managing those Quality System elements, we would love to talk to you.

The primary responsibilities will be leading the Electrical sustaining project(s) focused on diagnosing and resolving technical issues. Issues may arise from both internal and external customers, including, but not limited to Product Lifecycle Management, Customer related, and Reliability. The role focuses on medium and highly-complex issues requiring a quick turnaround time and providing key feedback.


  • Establish failure analysis process and procedure. 

  • Write work instructions and processes for Failure Analysis investigation, tracks failures and provides metrics.

  • Responsible for root cause identification for failures seen in reliability testing, design validation, and product validation.

  • Lead root cause analysis and use a wide range of techniques and expertise to tackle challenging issues with components, modules, and systems.

  • Participate in cross-functional project teams with scientists, technical support, and other engineers to create new and resolve determined root-cause issues.

  • Collaborate with manufacturing, operations and engineering functions to troubleshoot and resolve product issues. 

  • Perform electrical and physical fault isolation to identify root cause of failure in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Draft comprehensive failure analysis report and communicate findings with project teams and management.

  • May work directly with CMs and their suppliers to resolve project related issues.

  • Take part in continuous improvement activities and support corrective & preventive actions.


  • 10 + years proven track record in failure analysis of IC devices in medical devices preferred. 

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, advanced degree preferred.

  • Familiarity with electrical fault isolation tools and techniques.

  • Familiarity with CAD layout, ATE and bench test datalogs, digital and analog circuits, device physics, IC fabrication and assembly.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, manage multi-tasking, and discipline in completing tasks on schedule.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to mentor junior QE or EE in the electrical fault analysis.

  • Possesses strong organizational skills to manage and prioritize multiple tasks while meeting delivery dates.


  • 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: $140,000 - $160,000.

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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