Careers

Kardium is developing a medical device that will revolutionize the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

We have built an exceptional team with expertise in medicine, business, engineering, and manufacturing. We hire only the best individuals whom are highly motivated and strong team players and we trust them to make the right decisions to achieve our goals. We also believe in having fun while working hard.

Kardium is located in greater Vancouver, Canada, a vibrant and diverse urban centre surrounded by abundant natural attractions and ranked globally as one of the best cities to live.

We are consistently named one of the top companies in British Columbia to work for and in 2015, we were awarded “Medical Technology Company of the Year” by LifeSciences BC.

We offer a flexible work environment, a comprehensive salary and benefits program, and the ability to participate in equity through a stock option plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Current Opportunities

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Production Technician

Electronics Engineer (FPGA)

Software and Systems Test Engineer

Quality Control Technician

Quality Assurance Specialist

Logistics and Trade Compliance Manager

Quality Engineer

Electronics Engineer (General)


Production Technician

Kardium is looking for talented and driven production technicians to join our manufacturing team in a permanent capacity. The technician will work in a multi-disciplinary environment with other members of the manufacturing team in the preparation, assembly, and testing of medical devices.

Kardium offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits program, and the ability to participate in equity through a stock option plan. Essential abilities of the successful candidate include strong technical aptitude and hands-on skills, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of electrical and mechanical parts required for assembly of medical devices using an array of hand and power tools as well as custom jigs and fixtures
  • Assembly of miniature precision components using a variety of methods including adhesives, fasteners, and laser-welding
  • Conducting tests to assess quality and reliability of device components and documenting the results
  • Detailed adherence to standard operating procedures for assembly and testing of device components
  • Working with engineering team to pilot novel manufacturing process technologies
  • Occasional operation of manual machine shop tools
  • The ability to work both morning and afternoon shifts

Experience

  • Excellent hand-eye coordination especially when working with a microscope
  • Experience with assembly of miniature mechanical components
  • Experience with basic electro-mechanical parts assembly, such as soldering and crimping
  • Experience with machine-tool operation

Personal Attributes

  • Highly dedicated, self-motivated and self-managed
  • Able to work with minimal supervision in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Excellent problem solving abilities and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills, including maturity, teamwork, respect, courtesy, tact, and discretion
  • A strong drive to succeed with a track record of being highly productive
  • Ability to deal with changing priorities and requirements
  • Strong leadership skills with experience in delivering training

Desired Assets

  • Familiarity with assembly and testing requirements of medical devices and associated documentation
  • Prior exposure to Good Manufacturing Practices and working in a clean room

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “071 Production Technician” as the subject line.


Electronics Engineer (FPGA)

Kardium is looking for an experienced electronics engineer to join our medical device development team. The successful candidate will have previous experience taking electronic systems all the way from concept to production, and will be responsible for developing key components of a tissue ablation system used to treat atrial fibrillation.

We are looking for an individual who is eager and interested in taking on a diverse set of challenges including: designing digital logic circuits for FPGAs, designing complex PCBs, implementing control electronics, and qualifying electronic systems for review by the relevant regulatory agencies. The successful candidate will have advanced skills in FPGA design and will have a sufficient understanding of other areas of electronica engineering to successfully integrate their work into a complex multidisciplinary system.

Responsibilities

  • VHDL coding of synthesizable control electronics and test benches.
  • Analog and digital circuit design, including: specification, documentation, schematic capture, and PCB layout.
  • Testing prototypes of custom electronics.
  • Interfacing with third party certification labs for safety and EMC testing.
  • Supporting design transfer to manufacturing and service.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical or electronics engineering.
  • FPGA design skills and knowledge normally acquired through at least eight years of experience.
  • Electronics engineering skills and knowledge normally acquired through at least five years of experience.
  • Experience with a hardware description language, both for synthesizable hardware and non-synthesizable test bench design.
  • A track record of taking products from concept to production, including design, testing, and manufacturing.
  • Proficiency with electronics CAD tools.
  • Proficiency with test and measurement equipment.
  • Board level analog and digital circuit design experience.
  • Experience designing high reliability systems.

Personal Attributes

  • A strong drive to succeed with a track record of being highly productive.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
  • Able to deal with changing priorities and requirements.
  • Able to execute tasks with minimal instruction and guidance.
  • Able to rapidly understand new concepts and acquire new skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including: maturity, teamwork, respect, courtesy, tact, and discretion.

The successful candidate will preferably have:

  • Experience developing electronics for a medical device.
  • Experience with safety and EMC standards, particularly IEC 60601.
  • Experience with Altium Designer.
  • Experience with VHDL and Xilinx FPGA workflows and tools.
  • Experience with MATLAB.

Why work at Kardium?

  • Work on medical devices that will improve people’s lives.
  • Work with smart, friendly, and helpful people.
  • Competitive compensation, including equity participation.

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com using “074 Electronics Engineer (FPGA)” as the subject line. Indicate in your cover letter why you are interested in Kardium and in this specific position.


Software and Systems Test Engineer

Kardium has a unique opportunity for a Software and Systems Test Engineer. As a member of the Engineering Testing team, the Software and Systems Test Engineer will be a key member of the team responsible for specifying, performing, and overseeing verification and validation activities for Kardium’s medical device projects.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in creating the verification and validation strategy for in-house software and systems
  • Provide guidance to design team to ensure that design specifications and requirements are adequately written to support verification activities
  • Become familiar with, and stay current on, relevant medical device software standards and regulations
  • Write test protocols
  • Execute software and systems verification and validation tests
  • Write test reports to document the results of the software and systems testing

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in engineering or computer science
  • Minimum 2 years of combined engineering-related experience through work experience and extracurricular project work
  • Experience with writing specifications, test protocols, and test reports
  • Practical knowledge of medical device regulatory requirements and standards such as IEC 60601 and ISO 62304 is preferred

Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Sound ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate
  • Proven ability to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “076 Software and Systems Test Engineer” as the subject line.


Quality Control Technician

As a member of the Quality Assurance function, the Quality Control Technician will have direct responsibility for daily quality control activities at Kardium to support product release.

Responsibilities

The Quality Control Technician will be responsible for:

  • Sampling, inspection, and measurement of incoming raw materials according to established material and component specifications.
  • Sampling, inspection, and measurement of in-process and finished devices according to applicable quality control specifications and procedures.
  • Formal reporting of inspection and measurement results.
  • Initiation of non-conformity reports (NCR).
  • Cleaning, maintenance, and calibration of measuring equipment.

Education and Experience

  • Associate degree or diploma in a technical field, or equivalent combination of education, technical training, and/or related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of quality control experience in a biotech field.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) principles and terminology.
  • Good understanding of ISO 13485, cGMPs, and regulatory requirements pertaining to quality control.
  • Experience and proficiency with statistical analysis applications an asset.
  • Working knowledge of medical device cGMPs, standards, and regulatory requirements pertaining to quality control.

Required Skills

  • Ability to interpret mechanical drawings to understand specified dimensional and functional characteristics to be measured, tested, or inspected.
  • Proficiency with standard measurement tools/systems (calipers, micrometers, height gauges, dial indicators, force gauges, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency with advanced measurement tools/systems such as vision-based systems and CMMs an asset.
  • Ability to appropriately interpret and follow detailed inspection and test procedures, and to document results accurately.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
  • Ability to conduct MSA, such as Gauge R&R studies, an asset.
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “081 Quality Control Technician” as the subject line.


Quality Assurance Specialist

Position Posted Date: June 8, 2017

Term: Permanent, full-time

Compensation: $51,500 or higher depending on education and experience, plus extended health and participation in equity through a stock option plan

Job Duties

Quality Assurance (QA) support to Manufacturing team:

  • Conducting the QA review of production Device Master Record documentation, including work instructions and traveller templates
  • Conducting the QA review of production documentation pertaining to quality issues, including nonconformities, deviation permits and reworks
  • Executing the QA release of incoming and in-process goods
  • Conducting the QA review of Device History Records (DHRs) to support finished goods release
  • Ensuring adequate material status labelling throughout production
  • Root cause investigation support (e.g., targeted DHR review)

QA support to Engineering team:

  • Conducting the QA review of Device History File documentation, such as test protocols, test reports, investigation reports, engineering change requests, etc.
  • Conducting the QA review of Process Validation and Software Tool documentation, such as test protocols, test reports, etc.
  • Participate in the QA coordination of Engineering Change Request approval, implementation and closure activities

Quality Management System support:

  • Participating in Kardium’s Internal Audit program as needed
  • Performing Document Control tasks such as documentation completeness verification and release of approved documents
  • Performing any other QA tasks as required

Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office, Excel)
  • Able to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to resolve conflict with poise, diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and collaborate with staff at all levels
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, physics, etc.).
  • At least 3 years’ QA experience in a biotech manufacturing environment. Experience in QMS planning and implementation an asset
  • Strong, in-depth, working knowledge of ISO 13485, FDA QSR and QMS requirements of the European MDD
  • Experience with electronic document and electronic record management systems

Application Process

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “082 Quality Assurance Specialist” as the subject line.


Logistics and Trade Compliance Manager

The Logistics and Compliance Manager will provide the leadership and support to deliver a world-class logistics system for an advanced cardiac ablation system. The Manager will develop a distribution logistics strategy that meets customer delivery expectations and regulatory requirements in the most cost-effective manner. Seamless integration between shipping, receiving, and all other Kardium operations processes is a key objective of the role. The successful candidate will demonstrate superior leadership skills in logistics acumen, supplier relationship management, project management, and team building. The role is a full-time, permanent position.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead all shipping, distribution logistics, trade compliance, and receiving department resources and activities
  • Evaluate existing transport and customs brokerage arrangements and implement a strategy to provide the most cost effective end-to-end supply chain logistics solution
  • Develop and drive implementation of Kardium’s global distribution logistics strategy
  • Source, qualify, and manage performance of all logistics providers and engage in continuous improvement both internally and externally to maximize supply chain value and sustainability
  • Ensure accuracy of import and export declarations, as well as compliance with all trade and regulatory requirements
  • Verify product qualification for free trade agreements and ensure Kardium takes advantage of such agreements
  • Manage all receiving activities for incoming goods
  • Manage the organization and efficiency of the shipping and receiving areas
  • Develop and manage standard operating procedures for all logistics, trade compliance, and receiving activities
  • Proactively identify need for resources and lead hiring, training, and retention of top talent

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a logistics management role covering transportation, operations management, distribution logistics, and trade compliance
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ of team management and leadership experience
  • Experience sourcing, qualifying, and developing 3PL providers
  • Proven track record implementing continuous improvement programs and driving ongoing cost reduction
  • Bachelor degree in supply chain management, logistics, engineering, or a related field
  • Experience working in regulated environments such as ISO 13485 and/or AS9100 is desirable

Personal Attributes

  • Superior organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple, competing deliverables effectively in a fast paced, schedule-driven environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to grow relationships across multiple functions and at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both internally and externally
  • Ability to travel worldwide as required
  • Strong desire to contribute positively in a stressful and demanding, but also motivating, energetic, and fun, working environment

Application Process

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “086 Logistics and Trade Compliance Manager” in the subject line.


Quality Engineer

Kardium has an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated Quality Engineer to join our world-class team in the development of Kardium’s novel catheter for percutaneous treatment of atrial fibrillation.

As part of the Quality Assurance team, and in close cooperation with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams, the Quality Engineer will be responsible for quality planning and implementation efforts to support successful new product launches and ongoing production. The position offers an opportunity to plan aspects of quality assurance, and a chance to be involved in hands-on quality engineering of cutting-edge medical devices.

The role will evolve over the product life cycle with the initial focus on planning for, and ensuring consistent quality of devices produced for pre-clinical and early clinical testing, then shifting to manufacturing and operations support in the later stages of the commercialization process. The successful candidate will apply their ISO 13485 and US FDA QSR experience and their quality engineering knowledge to assist the Quality Assurance, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams in the identification and resolution of quality issues.

Responsibilities

In the design transfer phase, collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing to ensure products are effectively and appropriately transferred to production. Specifically:

  • Support the development and implementation of Control Plans
  • Collaborate with the Risk Management Team in the conduct and documentation of process risk analyses
  • Support the planning and implementation of process capability and stability assessment and monitoring systems
  • Assist the Quality Control and Engineering teams in the development and optimization of incoming and in-process quality control procedures

In the production and post-production phases:

  • Support production change control activities, including maintenance of Control Plans
  • Participate in the review of nonconforming product and materials as required
  • Monitor and evaluate product quality, and process stability and capability
  • Based on monitored data, identify trends, and provide solutions for corrections or improvements
  • Work with Manufacturing to solve in-house quality issues by participating in the conduct of nonconformity investigations and root-cause analysis, and recommending corrective action to prevent recurrence
  • Participate in the assessment of post-market surveillance feedback and implement any resulting corrective and preventive actions, and necessary improvements to process controls

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree (mechanical, applied physics, etc.) or equivalent engineering degree
  • At least 3 years of quality engineering experience in a multi-disciplinary environment in a regulated industry, preferably in the area of high-risk medical devices
  • In-depth knowledge of metrology as well as quality planning, execution, coordination, and documentation
  • Sound knowledge of statistics, SPC, FMEA, and process capability
  • Experience working in environments compliant with ISO 13485 and US FDA Quality System Regulation

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface effectively across multiple functions and at various levels of the organization
  • Flexible and adaptable to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

Application Process

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “087 Quality Engineer” in the subject line.


Electronics Engineer (General)

About the Position

Kardium is looking for an electronics engineer (general) to join our medical device development team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and performing testing of components of a tissue ablation system used to treat atrial fibrillation.

We are looking for an individual who is eager and interested in taking on a diverse set of challenges including: designing analog and digital circuits, investigating technical failures, and performing data analysis. The successful candidate will be familiar with the basics of electrical engineering and will be able to complete electronics design tasks under guidance. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability and potential to eventually become a fully independent senior engineer.

Responsibilities

  • Analog and digital circuit design, including: documentation, schematic capture, and PCB layout.
  • VHDL coding of synthesizable control electronics and test benches.
  • Testing prototypes of custom electronics.
  • Supporting design transfer to manufacturing and service.
  • Investigating and determining the root cause of technical failures.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical or electronics engineering.
  • Electronics engineering skills and knowledge normally acquired through at least three years of experience.
  • Experience with electronics CAD tools.
  • Proficiency with test and measurement equipment.
  • Board level analog and digital circuit design experience.

Personal Attributes

  • A strong drive to succeed with a track record of being highly productive.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
  • Able to deal with changing priorities and requirements.
  • Able to execute tasks with minimal instruction and guidance.
  • Able to rapidly understand new concepts and acquire new skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including: maturity, teamwork, respect, courtesy, tact, and discretion.

The successful candidate will preferably have:

  • Experience developing electronics for a medical device.
  • Experience with safety and EMC standards, particularly IEC 60601.
  • Experience with Altium Designer.
  • Experience with VHDL and Xilinx FPGA workflows and tools.
  • Experience with MATLAB.

Why Work at Kardium?

  • Work on medical devices that will improve people’s lives.
  • Work with smart, friendly, and helpful people.
  • Competitive compensation, including equity participation.

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, using “088 Electronics Engineer (General)” as the subject line. Indicate in your cover letter why you are interested in Kardium and why you are interested in this specific position.


 

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