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
Quality Assurance Specialist
Mechanical Designer
Senior Electrical Verification Engineer
Mechanical Risk Management Engineer
System Risk Management Engineer
Quality Control Engineer
Software and Systems Test Engineer
Senior Technical Writer
Manufacturing Engineer
New Product Introduction Engineer
Quality Control Technician
Systems Biomedical Engineer
Electronics 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.


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!


Mechanical Designer

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 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.

We are excited to add a Mechanical Designer to our team.

In this role, you will work in a multi-disciplinary environment with other members of the engineering and research teams in the conceptual development, detailed design, verification and validation testing of percutaneously delivered medical devices. Your hands-on mechanical design abilities, combined with your well-developed analytical skills, will allow you to succeed as Kardium’s Mechanical Designer.

What you’ll do

  • Working collaboratively with the team you will establish design specifications required to meet overall product requirements
  • Using your hands-on skills, you will build proof of concept models to quickly and efficiently verify design ideas
  • Applying your strong mechanical aptitude to transform conceptual designs into working prototypes
  • Producing prototypes forin-vitroandin-vivotesting using in-house manufacturing capabilities
  • Designing and building jigs and fixtures required for production
  • Ensuring a smooth transition of design to manufacturing by supporting risk management, verification testing, and training of manufacturing staff
  • Contributing to required documentation for outsourcing components as well as regulatory submissions
  • Travelling occasionally within and outside North America

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:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical engineering, or an equivalent mix of education and experience, coupled with previous practical engineering experience in a product development environment
  • Ideally, you have prior engineering experience in bringing a product to market with high volumes along with the design and testing requirements of medical devices
  • Previous on the job experience with precision mechanics and a high level of familiarity with machine shop tools, and parametric modelling software (Solidworks)
  • Exposure to different manufacturing techniques
  • Proven problem-solving abilities and attention to detail while working in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • The ability to effectively manage changing priorities and requirements

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 “173 Mechanical Designer“ 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!


Senior Electrical Verification Engineer

Kardium has a unique opportunity for a Senior Electrical Verification Engineer. As a member of the Engineering Testing team, the Senior Electrical Verification 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. Verification and validation necessitates interactions with all parts of the company including design engineering, clinical research, field operations, regulatory affairs, and manufacturing. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of medical device R&D on a leading-edge and complex product, provide technical leadership, and perform detailed technical work.

Responsibilities

Technical leadership of electrical and systems verification and validation team:

  • Lead development and validation of electrical test methods and software analysis tools to be used in system characterization, verification, and validation
  • Assist in creating the verification and validation strategy for the electrical and system components
  • Provide guidance to design team to ensure that design input requirements are adequately written to support verification and validation activities
  • Specify, design, and commission necessary electrical test fixtures and jigs for test automation
  • Implement changes to verification and validation test methods and procedures to maintain compliance with updated medical device standards and regulations

Experience and Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience with electrical and electronics hardware design and verification
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical engineering or engineering physics
  • Medical device regulatory experience, including application of standards such as IEC 60601
  • Digital and analog signal processing and signal conditioning
  • Statistics as applied to verification and validation testing
  • Experimental design and measurement systems analysis

Skills and Attributes

  • Strong electrical aptitude
  • Strong written communication, verbal communication, and technical documentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Scripting experience is an asset
  • 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

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, with the job title “201 Senior Electrical Verification Engineer” in the subject line.


Mechanical Risk Management 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 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 part of the Quality Engineering team, you will coordinate risk management activities related to mechanical subsystems of the company’s products in close cooperation with the Engineering and Manufacturing teams, and assure the timely and accurate evaluation of risk in engineering projects. Critical to the success of this function is strong analytical skills and high attention to detail and rigor in analyzing risks and ensuring all regulatory standards are met.

What you’ll be doing…

As the Mechanical Risk Managment Engineer, your responsibilities include:

  • Authoring and maintaining design hazard analysis and process Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (pFMEAs) and associated documentation including process requirements.
  • As a member of the Material Review Board, participating in the review and disposition of non-conforming products and material.
  • Conducting the risk review of Work Instructions and material reworks.
  • Participating in (mechanical system) design reviews to ensure that risk management is an integral part of the reviews. Assisting in establishing and reviewing traces between risk items and process and product specification items in order to maintain consistent forward and backward traceability.
  • Providing assistance and guidance to the Engineering and Testing teams in the design of test plans and protocols based on the associated risk analyses.
  • Assisting the Mechanical and Manufacturing teams with root cause investigations and corrective and preventive actions (CPAs).

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 (Mechanical Engineering is preferred)
  • 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.)
  • Knowledge of probability and statistics related to risk management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and 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 “203 Mechanical Risk Management Engineer” in the subject line.

This position is located in Burnaby, BC.


System Risk Management 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 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 part of the Quality Engineering team, you will coordinate risk management activities related to software and system usability of the company’s products in close cooperation with the Engineering teams and assure the timely and accurate evaluation of risk in engineering projects. Critical to the success of this function is strong analytical skills and high attention to detail and rigor in analyzing risks and ensuring all regulatory standards are met.

What you’ll be doing…

As the System Risk Management Engineer, your responsibilities include:

  • Authoring and maintaining design and process Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (dFMEA and pFMEAs) and associated documentation including process requirements related to product software
  • Authoring and maintaining system-level Software Hazard Analyses
  • Authoring the risk assessment of Change Control documentation and of Deviation Permits
  • Participating in Software system-level design reviews to ensure that risk management is an integral part of the reviews; assisting in establishing and reviewing traces between risk items and process and product specifications in order to maintain consistent forward and backward traceability
  • Providing assistance and guidance to the Engineering and Testing teams in the design of test plans and protocols based on the associated risks analyses
  • Participating in the review and assessment of software bugs
  • Conducting the risk review of Work Instructions and material reworks
  • Assisting the Software team with root cause investigations and corrective and preventive actions (CPAs)
  • Authoring and maintaining design Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (dFMEAs) relating to system usability
  • Working closely with the usability team to review risk aspects of usability requirements and user needs and related test protocols and test reports

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 (Software, Electrical or Electronics Engineering is preferred)
  • 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.)
  • Knowledge of probability and statistics related to risk management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • 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 “204 System Risk Management Engineer” in the subject line.

This position is located in Burnaby, BC.


Quality Control Engineer

Kardium has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Control Engineer as we make the transition to commercial production.

As a member of the Quality Control Team, you will collaborate with the Supply Chain, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Risk Management teams in planning and executing our quality assurance program. Critical to the success of this function is your high attention to detail and rigor to follow established protocols to ensure all regulatory standards are met.

Responsibilities

As the Quality Control Engineer, your responsibilities include:

  • Creating and maintaining quality control specifications for incoming components and in-process inspections in collaboration with Engineering and Risk Management teams.
  • Write technical documentation related to quality control, such as quality control work instructions and quality control test protocols.
  • Develop and qualify new testing methods using measurement system analysis methodologies, such as gauge repeatability and reproducibility (gauge R&R).
  • Contributing to the identification of quality control indicators, such as first-pass yield, scrap rate, and rework rate.
  • Participate in non-conformance investigations and recommend corrective actions.
  • Perform incoming and in-process inspections as required.
  • Perform trend analysis and implement continuous improvement programs to improve the quality of products manufactured in house.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Must have a technical degree (preferably in mechanical engineering) and relevant working experience in quality control.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of SPC and its applications.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of measurement systems analysis, mainly gauge R&R.
  • Must be able to show a good knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of measuring equipment and measuring techniques.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent mechanical aptitude and 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.

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 “205 Quality Control Engineer” in the subject line.


Software and Systems Test 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 ground-breaking medical device for diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. In this role, you will gain hands-on experience in the development and commercialization of complex and leading-edge medical devices.

What you’ll be doing…

You will engage in activities such as:

  • Execute software and systems verification and validation tests
  • Draft regulatory-facing test protocols and test reports
  • Assist in creating the verification and validation strategy for in-house software and systems
  • Provide guidance to the 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
  • Contribute to design, development, and implementation of software test automation

What you bring to the team…

Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about developing cutting-edge medical devices to help improve people’s lives. We work in a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. We understand that only by working together can we solve what was thought unsolvable. You are suited to our approach and possess these attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with software verification and validation testing
  • Experience with writing specifications, test protocols, and test reports
  • Keen interest in software test automation; experience using test automation tools and frameworks such as Robot Framework and Sikuli is an asset
  • Proficiency in Python or other scripting languages
  • Practical knowledge of medical device regulatory requirements and standards such as IEC 60601 and ISO 62304 is preferred
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Positive and proactive attitude with the ability to execute tasks with an appropriate level of independence
  • Enthusiastic about seeking innovative solutions to unforeseen challenges
  • Flexibility and adaptability to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate

Why work 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 high-complexity 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
  • Competitive compensation, including equity participation

How to apply…

If this position appeals to you, apply today by sending your résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com. Please use “206 Software and Systems Test Engineer” as the subject line of your email. And if you are a recent grad, please attach your most recent transcripts.


Senior Technical Writer

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 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 the Senior Technical Writer, you will work with cross-functional teams to effectively communicate the safe usage of the Globe, our trademark device. Critical this role is the ability to communicate complex material clearly for healthcare professionals while ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, standard operating procedures, and industry best practices. You will also be responsible for managing the internal processes for documenting the requirements for the product documents, the formal review and approval process, and the formal verification process.

What you’ll do…

  • Develop and maintains the standard operating procedures and the project plans for managing the product documentation.
  • Drive the development, review, and approval of the requirements for the product documentation.
  • Plan, write, illustrate, edit, and maintain product documentation, including instructions for use, product labels, training manuals, operator’s manuals, release notes, manufacturing instructions, and service manuals.
  • Create clear and easy-to-follow labels while maintaining all regulatory requirements.
  • Manage the review and approval process of the product documentation.
  • Manage the translation of instructions for use, software, and labels.
  • Oversee all contract illustrators and writers.
  • Maintain and improve the technical publications infrastructure, including style guides, product templates, work instructions and guidelines, authoring tools, and documentation processes.
  • Assist with the internal documentation for manufacturing and testing.

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:

  • A degree in sciences or engineering with additional courses in writing, or an equivalent level of related experience
  • A minimum of five years’ experience developing technical documentation in a regulated industry, preferably for medical devices where you developed exemplary writing skills
  • Strong interviewing and research skills coupled with a strong attention to detail
  • Previous experience with or exposure to XML, single-sourcing, content management, and requirements management
  • An expertise with Madcap Flare, Microsoft Office, Git, Subversion, and BarTender
  • A well-developed ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and work on several projects concurrently while having the capability to manage to change effectively
  • The aptitude for working within a regulated environment.

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 “207 Senior Technical Writer” 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!


Manufacturing Engineer

Kardium has a unique opportunity for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer. As a member of the Manufacturing Engineering team, you will be expected to have a wide breadth of knowledge of all production processes and act as the first point of contact for any feedback or problems raised by the Manufacturing team.

In this role, you will also be responsible for optimizing workflow of production processes in order to maximize process throughput and yield. Having developed a keen knowledge of production processes, you will be well positioned to identify areas for process and product enhancement. You are expected to triage, design and implement process enhancement projects as well as collaborate with the design engineering team to provide DFM input and develop solutions.

This position reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Team Lead.

Duties and Responsibilities

In your role as the Manufacturing Engineer, you will be responsible for:

Manufacturing process support and improvement:

  • Providing front line response for production process and equipment issues
  • Working with design and quality engineering teams to determine root causes for ongoing quality issues and driving implementation of solutions
  • Performing process capability studies on critical manufacturing processes to identify opportunities for process improvements
  • Driving the business case for process improvements to increase throughput and yield and reduce cost while maintaining or improving product quality
  • Designing and implementing process improvement solutions
  • Planning manufacturing workstation layouts and maximizing efficiency through lean manufacturing methodologies.
  • Developing and driving implementation of WIP and finished good product storage solutions
  • Driving process layouts for current and future product designs to support ongoing manufacturing floor expansion
  • Identifying and communicating workstation utility requirements to facilities team
  • Developing detailed cycle time and process flow models for current manufacturing processes and developing strategies for removing line capacity bottlenecks

New product and process development:

  • Providing input into product design to ensure design is optimized for manufacturability
  • Working with Engineering teams to develop suitable processes for next-generation products
  • Serving as process subject matter expert (SME) and assisting with identification and delivery of technician training requirements

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in design or manufacturing engineering in a regulated manufacturing environment, preferably in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, or medical devices industry
  • Strong experience with value stream mapping, design for manufacture, and change control management
  • Experience with, and solid understanding of, statistical process controls, lean manufacturing, six-sigma implementation is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness
  • Experience in developing manufacturing floorplan layouts based on activity relationship analysis is desirable

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve and to lead root cause analysis of quality issues in a design or manufacturing environment
  • Strong aptitude for mechanical and electrical systems
  • Experience in use of parametric modelling tools, especially SolidWorks
  • Effective written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Strong, practical knowledge of R&D, supply chain, and quality control
  • Able to operate independently with minimal direction
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Flexible and able 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 “209 Manufacturing Engineer” in the subject line.


New Product Introduction Engineer

Kardium has a unique opportunity for an experienced New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer. As a member of the Manufacturing Engineering team, the NPI Engineer will be responsible for smooth transfer of new or updated product designs and processes into production and for ensuring that changes are implemented in a coordinated and organized manner that meets project timelines. This position reports to the Manufacturing Engineering Team Lead.

Duties and Responsibilities

In your role as the NPI Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Initiating Engineering Change Orders (ECO) and driving manufacturing related change control activities
  • Identifying process parameters and drafting process requirements and control plans
  • Compiling a complete list of required process equipment and fixtures and initiating all equipment IQ protocols
  • Coordinating and driving process validations, process requirements, and risk review activities across multi-functional teams to ensure timely process transfer to manufacturing
  • Generating work instructions and production travellers
  • Coordinating sample builds with Planning and Manufacturing for all Process Validation (PV) activities and ensuring input part designs and build instructions are available
  • Ensuring that any issues encountered during sample build are fed back to the design team
  • Maintaining technology transfer progress dashboards and providing updates on a periodic basis
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to improve the efficiency of the technology transfer process to manufacturing

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, technical, or scientific field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a technology transfer, manufacturing operations or engineering change management role in a regulated manufacturing environment, preferably in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, or medical devices industry
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to understand and communicate complex technical issues
  • Strong, practical knowledge of R&D, NPI, supply chain, planning, and quality control

Skills and Attributes

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to drive decisions and work cross-functionally within an organization
  • Proven project coordination and management skills
  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Adept with MS Office and strong ability to swiftly come up to speed with new software tools
  • Able to operate independently with minimal direction
  • 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 “210 New Product Introduction Engineer” in the subject line.


Quality Control Technician

Main Responsibilities

  • Sampling, inspection, and measurement of incoming raw materials, inprocess, and finished devices according to established specifications and procedures.
  • Producing formal reports of the inspection and measurement results and initiating non-conformity reports (NCR) when required.
  • Conducting the cleaning, maintenance, and calibration of measuring equipment.
  • Assisting the QC Manager in the development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of the quality-related processes.
  • Assisting the QC Manager in the definition of reliable measurement systems for new products.

Qualifications Required

  • At least 2 years of hands-on quality control or metrology lab experience, preferably in regulated manufacturing industries, such as medical devices or automotive.
  • An ability to interpret mechanical drawings to understand specified dimensional and functional characteristics to be measured, tested, or inspected, including the basics of GD&T.
  • A high level of proficiency with standard measurement tools/systems (calipers, micrometers, height gauges, dial indicators, force gauges, etc.). CMM and optical measurement systems knowledge are preferable.
  • Proven competence in interpreting and following a detailed inspection and test procedures, as well as documenting results accurately.
  • An associate degree or diploma in a technical field, or equivalent combination of education, technical training, and/or related experience.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills.
  • The willingness and ability 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 “211 Quality Control Technician” in the subject line.


Systems Biomedical 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 systems biomedical engineer, you will work an integral part of our multidisciplinary engineering team and have the opportunity to work across the biomedical research, mechanical, electrical, software, usability, and risk management domains. Your daily activities will center around supporting product design and process development through system requirement generation and analysis. Your tasks will also include usability work such as design, documentation, execution, and analysis of usability testing to inform design and validate that the user interface (GUI and physical) is safe and effective.

What you’ll do…

  • Author and maintain system requirements across disciplines including mechanical, electrical, software, and usability.
  • Lead and participate in system-level design reviews to ensure that requirement management is an integral part of the reviews.
  • Assist in establishing and reviewing traces between user needs, risks, requirements, and design outputs in order to maintain consistent forward and backward traceability.
  • Provide assistance and guidance to the engineering and testing teams in the design of test plans and protocols based on the associated requirement analyses.
  • Develop and maintain usability documentation.
  • Plan, document, execute, and analyze formative and summative usability studies.
  • Root cause analysis of factors leading to use errors or close calls.
  • Brainstorm of training, documentation or design changes to reduce or eliminate use errors.
  • Provide logistical support for external testing activities.

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’s degree in science or engineering
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a regulated industry, preferably in biotechnology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and technical documentation skills
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to identify, acquire, and utilize resources and information needed to resolve issues outside the candidate’s core knowledge base
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of varying project schedules, and to take on additional responsibilities as appropriate
  • Hands-on experience assembling, configuring and troubleshooting mechanical, electrical, and software systems is a plus
  • High degree of drive and motivation

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 “220 Systems Biomedical Engineer” in the subject line.

Thanks in advance for your interest in working at Kardium!


Electronics 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 ground-breaking medical device for diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that can cause strokes, heart failure, and other heart-related complications.

In this role, you will gain hands-on experience in the development and commercialization of complex and leading-edge medical devices.

What you’ll be doing…

Depending on your previous experience and particular area(s) of expertise, you will engage in a diverse set of activities including some or all of the following:

  • System level design (e.g. architecture design for multi-board systems, design for safety, design for EMC, etc.).
  • 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.

What you bring to the team…

Our Kardium team is smart, creative, and passionate about developing cutting-edge medical devices to help improve people’s lives. We work in a collaborative environment based on trust and respect. We understand that only by working together can we solve what was thought unsolvable.

You are suited to our approach and possess these attributes:

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

Working at Kardium provides:

  • Involvement in the development of a high-complexity medical device that will improve people’s lives.
  • 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.
  • Competitive compensation, including equity participation.

How to apply…

To apply for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@kardium.com, using “221 Electronics Engineer” as the subject line. Indicate in your cover letter why you are interested in Kardium and why you are interested in this specific position.