Principal Quality Engineer, Design Assurance and Risk Management

Beckman Coulter

Boulder, CO

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

This position is part of the Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Department and will be hybrid based in Boulder, CO. At IDT, we are one global team. We celebrate our differences, engage in healthy debate, and are inclusive. Together, we accomplish great things.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • support all phases of product development, including software as a medical device, through design controls, risk management, usability, systems engineering, architecture, design verification and design validation and as the Design Assurance representative on cross-functional team ensure compliance of these activities with applicable regulatory agency requirements, published standards, company policies/procedures, local procedures/work instructions, and project specific plans.
  • work closely with Regulatory Affairs in preparation of global regulatory submissions, including FDA pre-submissions, 510k, IVDR CE certifications technical files, etc. and completes documentation and deliverables as required.
  • facilitate and participate in product risk management process supporting documentation compliant with ISO 14971 such as hazard analysis, FMEAs, risk assessments, etc.
  • work independently and with project team members to develop and improve product and processes to reduce variability and increase robustness throughout the development cycle for multiple projects; includes assisting technical teams in the assessment of design changes; including assessment, planning, verification and validation of the change and documentation, including appropriate selection of acceptance criteria and sampling plans, as required.
  • audit, identify and support implementation of Design process improvements and act as resource for colleagues in explaining design control and risk management concepts and requirements; may include coaching and developing proficiency in the use of design control and risk management principals/ processes to establish the best approaches to problems.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, medical, or technical field required.
  • minimum of 7 years of experience supporting design controls related to development of regulated medical devices with integrated software or software as a medical device required.
  • strong working knowledge of ISO 13485, 21 CFR 820 and ISO 14971 required.
  • demonstrated understanding of technical/scientific principles that relate to multiple and diverse product lines or manufacturing processes.
  • highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Adobe Acrobat.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • software design and development process (highly preferred).
  • experimental design and assay development process.
  • identifying, analyzing and mitigating risk.

At IDT we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for IDT can provide.

The salary range for this role is $115,000.00 - $125,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and Retirement Benefits to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

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