Careers

Kardium has built an exceptional team with expertise in medicine, business, engineering, quality 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 in.

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

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


Working at Kardium

Working at Kardium provides:

  • A positive impact every day helping treat a condition that debilitates millions worldwide
  • The ability to be involved in the development of a sophisticated medical device
  • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge
  • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and career growth
  • Supportive colleagues and fun social events to foster teamwork

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Current openings

Production Technician
Software Engineer
Quality Assurance Specialist
Biomedical Research Engineer
New Product Introduction Manager
Systems Engineer


Production Technician

Kardium is looking for talented and driven Production Technicians to join our manufacturing team in a permanent capacity. Our Production Technicians 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

How to Apply

Recruitment is ongoing as there are multiple positions. You are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com. Please use “071 Production Technician” as the subject line of your email.


                    Software Engineer

                    Your opportunity…

                    By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. We are developing a ground breaking medical device for minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

                    As a part of our team, your challenge is to develop innovative, user-friendly software features for our revolutionary Globe® Mapping and Ablation System. You will work collaboratively within the software team to develop high quality Java and C/C++ code for our new product features and you will have the opportunity to directly influence our product development through our software engineering practices.

                    What you’ll be doing…

                    You will help implement new features and improve usability and performance of existing functionality. In partnership with your team, you will focus on feature development, optimization, code quality, UI/UX design, and support tools. In addition, you may participate in:

                    • Requirements and design specification
                    • Investigations of reported anomalies
                    • Code inspections
                    • Design, specification, and risk reviews
                    • TDD/unit testing
                    • Test platform and integration test development
                    • Professional skills development, site visits, and/or usability testing

                    What you bring to the team…

                    Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about creating a cutting edge medical device to help improve people’s lives. We work within a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. And we understand that only by working together can we solve the unsolvable. You bring to the team these characteristics, plus:

                    • A love of coding, where through your 5 to 10 years of experience you have gained advanced programming skills in any object-oriented language such as C++, Java or C#
                    • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering
                    • Proven ability to be a valued contributor in a disciplined, software development process
                    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
                    • Well-developed written and verbal technical communication skills
                    • The willingness and ability to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate
                    • And experience with one or more of:
                      • Basic engineering such as electronics, signal processing, thermodynamics, control theory, UI/UX design, and/or GUI development
                      • Software development in the medical device or other regulated industry
                      • 3D graphics applications using OGL
                      • Embedded, real-time applications
                      • Algorithmic and system optimization to drive ever better responsiveness for our computationally intensive 3D visualizations

                    What do you get out of this?

                    A meaningful career working with a truly innovative technology and an ambitious team, combined with:

                    • Knowing every day you are making a difference in people’s lives by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions worldwide
                    • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge
                    • Opportunity to extend your knowledge beyond software development by interacting with other team members in a multi-disciplinary environment that includes electronics and mechanical engineers, biologists, and specialists in human factors, clinical and regulatory affairs
                    • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers
                    • Supportive and fun colleagues with plenty of social events to encourage people connections
                    • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more

                    How to apply…

                    If this position tweaks your interest, apply today! Please send your cover letter and résumé to jobs@kardium.com using “160 Software Engineer” as the subject line.


                    Quality Assurance Specialist

                    Your opportunity…

                    By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. Kardium is developing a ground breaking medical device for the non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

                    Take the next step and grow your career as our Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist. In this role, you provide direct QA support to our manufacturing and engineering teams and contribute to the effective operation of Kardium’s Quality Management System (QMS).

                    What you’ll do…

                    • Working collaboratively with our manufacturing team to conduct the QA review of production Device Master Record documentation, including work instructions and traveller templates, and reviewing production documentation to resolve any quality issues, including non-conformities, 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
                    • Root cause investigations (e.g. targeted DHR review)
                    • Conducting the QA review of equipment documentation
                    • Working closely with the engineering team to conduct the QA review of the verification and validation documentation, such as test protocols, test reports, investigation reports, and engineering change requests
                    • Conducting and managing the QA review of process validation and software tool documentation, such as test protocols and test reports
                    • Using your judgment within undefined practices and procedures that may be incomplete or complex and bring gaps to management’s attention
                    • Participating in the QA coordination of change control activities
                    • Other QMS support, such as contributing to Kardium’s internal audit program
                    • Performing document control tasks such as documentation completeness verification and release of approved documents

                    What you bring to the team…

                    Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about creating a cutting edge medical device to help improve people’s lives. We work within a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. And we understand that only by working together can we solve the unsolvable. You bring to the team these characteristics, plus:

                    • At least 3 years’ quality assurance experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally in the biotech industry where you have preferably gained experience in QMS planning and implementation, including the documentation required for a product release such as Certificates of Conformances and Device History Records
                    • Bachelor of science degree in a technical discipline (e.g. engineering, physics, etc.)
                    • Hands-on experience with QA review and approval of:
                      • facility and equipment qualification protocols and final reports
                      • design verification and validation protocols and final reports
                      • cleaning validation protocols and final reports, and
                      • analytical test method validation
                    • Ideally in-depth knowledge of ISO 13485, FDA QSR, and QMS requirements of the European MDD
                    • Proficiency with electronic document and electronic record management systems
                    • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking that can be applied to understanding and analyzing technical documents, processes, regulations, industry standards, and procedures
                    • Well-developed written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
                    • Demonstrated ability to operate independently with minimal direction, coupled with an organized and detail-oriented approach to track and follow-up with the outstanding actions of your internal customers
                    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to resolve conflict with diplomacy and tact
                    • The flexibility and adaptability to take on additional responsibilities as needed to achieve the team’s goals
                    • The ability to represent compliance requirements for document review and product release to internal stakeholders.

                    Why work at Kardium?

                    We know you are looking for a meaningful career. We can offer you that, and more:

                    • Every day you know you are making a difference by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions of people worldwide
                    • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge while working with cutting-edge technology
                    • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers
                    • Supportive colleagues and plenty of fun social events to encourage employee interactions
                    • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more

                    How to apply…

                    Apply today by sending your résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “161 QA Specialist” in the subject line. Please note only candidates who are currently legally authorized to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

                    Thanks in advance for your interest in working at Kardium!


                      Biomedical Research Engineer

                      By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. Kardium is developing a ground breaking medical device for the minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

                      As our Biomedical Research Engineer, you join the research team, which is unique as it bridges the domains of engineering and medicine to drive developments related to ablations, electrophysiology, mapping, algorithms and other contributing fields to clinical safety and efficacy. You would have the opportunity to bring your creative and innovative ideas to help Kardium achieve its goal of helping improve people’s lives.

                      What you’ll do…

                      • Applying scientific investigation methods to drive product innovations in design and analysis algorithms
                      • Systematically analyzing large multivariate data sets of electrophysiological and procedural data
                      • Completing algorithm design and numerical analysis for contact assessment, electrophysiology, and ablation-related design improvements
                      • Conducting literature search and review
                      • Fulfilling procedural data review and investigation
                      • Creating technical documentation of analyses, experiments, and results
                      • Designing and/or performing bench tests experiments as needed

                      What you bring to the team…

                      Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about creating cutting-edge medical devices to help improve people’s lives. We work within a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. And we understand that only by working together can we solve the unsolvable. You bring to the team these characteristics, plus:

                      • Either a bachelor or graduate degree in engineering, biophysics, or equivalent field addressing quantitative biology and ideally, you have experience within the medical device industry
                      • A solid understanding of the principles of experimental design
                      • Extensive MATLAB programming experience, as well as experience with other data analysis languages, such as R, Python or Java
                      • An excellent understanding of multivariate and time-series statistical analysis methods
                      • The ability to perform finite element analysis with COMSOL
                      • Hands-on experience broadly surveying or performing a focused search of scientific literature with the ability to apply critical thinking to correctly interpret the published ‘state of the art’
                      • The demonstrated ability to interpret results and translate them into actionable recommendations
                      • The aptitude for working independently and balancing multiple tasks while maintaining your attention to detail
                      • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
                      • Highly beneficial is an in-depth understanding of electrophysiology and the biophysics of cardiac conduction and ablation

                      Why work at Kardium?

                      We know you are looking for a meaningful career. We can offer you that, and more:

                      • Every day you know you are making a difference by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions of people worldwide
                      • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge while working with cutting-edge technology
                      • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers
                      • Supportive colleagues and plenty of fun social events to encourage employee interactions
                      • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more!

                      How to apply…

                      Apply today by sending your résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “162 Biomedical Research Engineer” in the subject line.

                      Thanks in advance for your interest in working at Kardium!


                        New Product Introduction Manager

                        Kardium has a unique opportunity for an experienced New Product Introduction (NPI) Manager. As a member of the Manufacturing team, the NPI Manager will be responsible for coordinating the transfer to production of product design and process changes and for ensuring that changes are implemented in an organized and timely manner. This position will report to the Manufacturing Team Lead.

                        Duties and Responsibilities

                        The NPI Manager will be responsible for the following areas:

                        Change management:

                        • Ensure, in collaboration with QA and Engineering, that the appropriate pre-production design activities, including all necessary design reviews, are completed, documented, and approved by the relevant functions prior to the transfer to production of changes to product design and manufacturing processes
                        • Ensure, in collaboration with Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Quality Assurance (QA), that action items pertaining to Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) are completed according to scheduled commitment dates
                        • Drive all product and process change implementations in accordance with priority set by the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Supply Chain teams
                        • Create and coordinate cross-functional project teams for major product and process changes to ensure that change implementation timelines are achieved
                        • Ensure that production build requirements from engineering and testing teams related to change implementations are communicated to Production Planning (e.g. PV and DVT sample builds); provide input for other testing-related production build requirements as needed (e.g. process monitoring, cleanliness monitoring, etc.)
                        • Collaborate with QA and Testing to ensure that appropriate verification and validation activities required for the implementation of a change are completed, documented, and approved by the relevant functions to support the release of product

                        Change control analysis and reporting:

                        • Track pertinent information relating to change control, to permit efficient retrieval and audit of information
                        • Develop and maintain metrics on the effectiveness of change implementation activities
                        • Develop a dashboard status of manufacturing processes and generate periodic reports for senior management and the Change Control Review Board; ensure Production Planning is up-to-date on manufacturing process status

                        Change control system maintenance and improvement:

                        • Develop a business process for prioritization of Engineering Change Requests and ensure that the process is implemented and adhered to across all functional areas of the company
                        • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to change control activities, and provide training on any revised procedures
                        • Assist with the planning and execution of validation of software tools used to support change control processes

                        Experience and Qualifications

                        • Bachelor degree in a technical or science field
                        • Minimum 5 years’ experience in plant operation and change control management in a regulated manufacturing environment, preferably in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, or medical devices industry
                        • Strong, practical knowledge of R&D, NPI, supply chain, and quality control
                        • Practical knowledge of worldwide cGMPs, regulatory requirements, and quality management systems for medical devices, in particular pertaining to change control
                        • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness

                        Skills and Attributes

                        • Ability to communicate project timelines and priorities to a wide range of audiences
                        • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
                        • Able to operate independently with minimal direction
                        • Ability to shift priorities as needed in a fast-changing development environment
                        • Detail-oriented
                        • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cross-functionally within an 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 “164 New Product Introduction Manager” in the subject line.


                        Systems Engineer

                        Your opportunity

                        By joining the Kardium team, you can help make a difference in the lives of millions around the world. Kardium is developing a groundbreaking medical device, called the Glode, for the minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other conditions affecting the quality of life.

                        As an integral member of the Quality Engineering team, you will bring your interdisciplinary skills of engineering, risk management, and cross-functional leadership and coordination to focus on the electrical and software subsystems of the Globe. Specifically, you will apply your systems engineering experience to coordinate the risk management activities in close cooperation with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams to ensure the accurate evaluation and effective management of risk.

                        What you’ll do

                        • Collaborate with the electrical team on root cause investigations and corrective and preventive actions (CPAs)
                        • Utilize your high attention to detail to author and maintain the design and process Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (dFMEAs and pFMEAs) and associated documentation including manufacturing process requirements related to electrical subsystems
                        • Apply your strong analytical skills to create and oversee the system-level software hazard analyses
                        • Author the risk assessment of change control documentation and of deviation permits
                        • Participate in electrical and software design reviews to ensure integration of risk management
                        • Work closely with the engineering and testing teams in the design of test plans and protocols based on the associated risks analyses
                        • Conduct the risk review of work instructions, material reworks, and design changes
                        • Ensure regulatory compliance while applying risk management processes

                        What you bring to the team

                        Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about creating cutting-edge medical devices to help improve people’s lives. We work within a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. And we understand that only by working together can we solve the unsolvable. You bring to the team these characteristics, plus:

                        • Bachelor of science or engineering degree (electrical or electronics engineering is preferred) combined with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a regulated industry, preferably in biotechnology
                        • Working knowledge of risk management process (e.g., ISO 14971) and hands-on experience with risk management tools (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, etc.)
                        • In-depth experience in analyzing risks using probability and statistics as related to risk management
                        • High attention to detail combined with excellent written and verbal communication to create and maintain technical documentation
                        • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
                        • Ability to come up to speed quickly on complex subject matter
                        • Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of varying production schedules, and to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

                        Why work at Kardium?

                        We know you are looking for a meaningful career. We can offer you that, and more:

                        • Every day you know you are making a difference by helping treat a condition that debilitates millions of people worldwide
                        • A great working environment with opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge while working with cutting-edge technology
                        • An engaged leadership team who believes in mentoring and growing employees’ careers
                        • Supportive colleagues and plenty of fun social events to encourage employee interactions
                        • And our employees think we are great too – check out Glassdoor to learn more!

                        How to apply

                        If this position appeals to you, apply today by sending your résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “170 Systems Engineer“ in the subject line. Please note only candidates who are currently legally authorized to work in Canada will be considered for this position.

                        Thanks in advance for your interest in working at Kardium!