Staff Quality Engineer, Advanced in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/25/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    San Jose, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/25/2018
  • Job ID:
    R404154

Job Description



Who we want

Patient-oriented achievers. Engineers with an unparalleled work ethic and customer-focused attitude who bring value to their partnerships.

Charismatic networkers. Relationship-savvy people who intentionally make connections with both internal partners and external contacts.

Challengers & Influencers.  People who constantly challenge themselves and each other to achieve more & to win the right way.

Teammates.  Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward.



What you will do

As part of the Endoscopy Quality team, customers and patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our Staff Quality Engineers maintain our brand of high quality products. In this role, you will:

  • Define User Needs by translating the voice of customer feedback to design user needs.
  • Define Functional Specifications by understanding how to take a user need to a quantifiable specification.
  • Conduct Risk Assessments by working with current product quality data, FDA MAUDE database, and other sources to find issues with currently marketed products, assess clinical risk to customer and patients, and offer design recommendations to improve product safety, reliability, or performance.
  • Benchmark Designs by Gathering and analyzing data to benchmark and compare the performance of multiple products using specifications or empirical test data.
  • Develop, research, and identify methods for inspection of raw materials, components, and finished products at suppliers and within internal manufacturing facilities.
  • Provide Usability / Human Factors Engineering to Identify areas for improving intuitive use, usability of products through usability protocols, formative studies - executing studies with actual users (surgeon, nurse, technician, specialists).
  • Design prototypes and debug solutions of simple complexity.
  • Work with mechanical and software engineers to ensure that all modules will integrate properly.
  • Present designs for peer review to improve the quality of a design and share best practices.
  • Partner with PCBA manufacturers to give guidance for Design For Manufacturability and Design for Test design optimization.
  • Reviews design documentation and creates inspection requirements for new products via the use of an inspection requirements form attached to product drawings. Key reviewer of project documentation relating to design, compliance, and product testing. Final approver on product launch documentation, sending request to senior management to approve product release for sale.
  • Potentially work with customers to help solve any technical issues that arise in the field.
  • Act as a technical resource to troubleshoot problems and ensure that customer satisfaction is achieved through issue resolution.
  • Attend tradeshows related to current product lines to gather information/knowledge concerning technology and industry trends to resolve current design problems and create new opportunities.
  • Visits customer sites to observe OR workflow, surgical procedures, and products in use as required to support concept development or issue resolution.


What you need

  • 4+ years of related experience,
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Science


Who we are

At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system. We are passionately driven to produce remarkable results and seek team members who exhibit accountability, integrity, and credibility to join us in a highly-engaging, fast-paced environment. We are tight-knit group who frequently enjoy team building activities in and out of office – some of latest activities include pasta-making, cycling trip across the Golden Gate bridge, and a brewery tour!

Come join a group comprised of talented individuals who move faster, act quicker, and are empowered to do more as a team!

    Work From Home: No

    Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

    Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

    Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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