Quality Assurance / Product Engineer

Developing and maintaining our Quality Management System including developing procedures, systems, and auditing per medical device regulations

Job Description

This position is for a hybrid Quality Assurance / Product Engineer role at our Oakland, CA office. Our company needs a product engineer who can manage NextGen Jane’s product pipelines, including supplier evaluation, manufacturing, troubleshooting, and testing. This role also includes developing and maintaining our Quality Management System including developing procedures, systems, and auditing per medical device regulations (21CFR820 & ISO13485), including design and document controls.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

(1) Lead multi-collaborative relationships in every stage of manufacturing from vendors to consultants and contractors involved in the product lifecycle (2) Lead cross-functional teams to find and manage contract manufacturers for NGJ’s medical devices and laboratory tests. This will include troubleshooting efforts of NGJ’s products and manufacturing processes - Maintain Quality Management System, including writing and updating product documentation as necessary as well as developing systems to appropriately handle documentation, product and vendor relationships - Lead design verification and validation testing efforts including developing appropriate testing protocols based on written specifications and design input requirements - Coordinate builds of NGJ’s devices, ensuring sufficient quantity and quality of product is manufactured - Manage product inventory, both at NGJ and at external vendor sites


A master’s degree or equivalent work experience is required (undergraduate degree and 1-2 years of work experience is sufficient). Experience in a regulated product environment (i.e., medical devices, contract manufacturing for medical devices, pharma). Interest in developing systems in an innovative company environment. Preferred candidates will be adaptable, with strong cross-functional communication skills and an interest in reproductive health.

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Our story

At its core, NextGen Jane’s organizing principle has always been the same: this shouldn’t be so hard.

Whether “this” is navigating excruciating period pain, inexplicable infertility, the amorphous transition to menopause, or a difficult pregnancy, it should be easier to find answers. But it’s not. The impediments to receiving care range from cumbersome, expensive procedures required to make a full diagnosis (laparoscopy for endometriosis) to a lack of tests available to help make decisions (are you entering menopause?). If you are lucky to get an appropriate diagnosis, you are often left with poor treatment options (hysterectomy, drugs that induce menopause) or diagnoses that arrive too late (ovarian cancer). At Jane, we are building a foundation of knowledge to impact all of these areas and transforming obstetric and gynecological health through molecular insight.