Cantel Medical

Design QA Engineer- Software

Location US-MN-Plymouth
Job ID
# Positions
Quality / Regulatory
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Job Overview

The Software Design Assurance Engineer supports Cantel Medical’s New Product Development and Sustaining Engineering teams and plays a key role in Cantel’s Product Development and Design Control processes. Product Design QA Engineers are responsible for engineering activities including review and gap assessment of design requirements, development, execution and maintenance of risk management plans and activities, identification of applicable standards, review of component and system level specifications, test method development, test plan and protocol development for Design Verification and Design Validation activities, data review and analysis from key testing activities, participating in Design Stage Reviews and process validation activities related to Design Transfer to Manufacturing.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work with Cantel Medical Product Development team to execute risk based approach/procedure/plan to develop/design requirements/specifications, technical standards, test methods, test plans, test protocols and test data analysis.
  • Responsible for Software Quality testing of Embedded Firmware and Enterprise Software with complex SQL databases for regulated medical device product development.
  • Develop Test Plans and protocols independently and/or in partnership with R&D subject matter experts, conduct test execution and report generation.
  • Create and document all aspects of the software engineering processes for products, incorporating the highest quality standards in accordance with the QMS, cost effectiveness, and measurable efficiency.
  • Build design assurance plans for electrical and hardware – including Board level design, DSPs and FPGAs.
  • Provide quality assurance & technical support for Track & Trace software and work closely with Technical services group for Pre-testing prior to deployment at Beta sites and the Field.
  • Familiarity with standards used in medical grade software development, and apply them for Design Assurance.
  • Responsible for the identification of technical standards against QSR, EPA, EU MDD and other target market regulatory and clinical requirements.
  • Responsible for partnering with Product Development teams and Supply Chain personnel in the assessment of component and system level specifications relative to customer needs and product performance specifications.
  • Apply Design for Reliability and Manufacturability tools and techniques to ensure Cantel product designs are robust, fit Cantel’s manufacturability model, and meet customer needs.
  • Provide effective Quality Engineering support for multiple projects, balancing priorities and resources appropriately to meet both project and management expectations.
  • Collaborate with R&D, Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain and Manufacturing to ensure effective and robust risk management, testing, verification, validation, IQ/OQ/PQ as applicable for products and processes in the concept to market phases of product development.
  • Assist in continuous improvement activities as necessary and as driven by product lifecycle management that generate Sustaining Engineering projects.
  • Prepare oral and/or written reports of analysis for Design Verification, Design Validation and other critical testing and evaluation activities, as required by the project or department management.
  • Update job knowledge by keeping abreast of trends and developments in design quality assurance, statistical analysis, test development, ISO 13485, MDD, TGA, Health Canada and FDA quality systems, and participating in educational opportunities.


  • BS degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science required. MS degree preferred.
  • 5 plus years of Software Engineering experience in a regulated medical device environment, specifically in a product development support role.
  • Prior experience in verification & validation of software products and connectivity products for medical grade software.
  • Prior experience in Embedded firmware design & testing.
  • Design experience in electrical engineering and hardware – including Board level design, DSPs and FPGAs.
  • Experience in responsibility for compliance to FDA, MDD and ISO regulations
  • Experience in responsibility for medical device Design Verification and Validation activities
  • Experience in and responsibility for product and process risk analysis/FMEA, specification writing, test method development, statistical analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, test report writing and medical device design reviews.
  • Previous work experience in life science products or medical device fields is required
  • Proficient in computer skills such as MS office programs


Ideal Candidate Profile:

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong written and oral skills
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications

Cantel Medical company is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities as well as other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or other protected class status.




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