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Senior Design Assurance Quality Engineer



Design, Quality Assurance
Cincinnati, OH, USA · Dayton, OH, USA · Mason, OH, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Senior Design Assurance Quality Engineer

Cincinnati, OH, USA ● Dayton, OH, USA ● Mason, OH, USA Req #2148
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Afib and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure’s Isolator® Synergy™ Ablation System is the first medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of persistent Afib. AtriCure’s AtriClip® Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System products are the most widely sold LAA management devices worldwide. AtriCure’s Hybrid AF™ Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a lasting solution for long-standing persistent Afib patients. AtriCure’s cryoICE cryoSPHERE® probe is cleared for temporary ablation of peripheral nerves to block pain, providing pain relief in cardiac and thoracic procedures. For more information, visit AtriCure.com or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.

We foster a culture of inclusion by embracing diverse experiences and individuals where everyone’s authentic self is welcome. We offer supporting programs and resources that provide enriching and equitable opportunities for each person to contribute professionally and personally.


This position will be part of one or more product development teams where they will responsible for contributing to the on-time development of high-quality products. This position will also be responsible for supporting and leading activities related to trending quality field performance. This will position will be responsible for subsequent improvements for marketed products and optimization of design control processes as needed.


  • On time quality delivery of assigned product development team deliverables
  • Ensure assigned design control procedures are compliant with FDA, GMP, ISO and other applicable standards and regulations.
  • Optimize existing processes to maximize efficiencies and continue to identify, plan and execute continuous improvement activities.
  • Drive continuous improvements through observation, measurement and root cause analysis/resolution
  • Develop new processes which support speed, cost reductions and quality improvements
  • Provide subject matter expertise for assigned processes to users as necessary.
  • Responsible for cross functional collaboration with manufacturing operations, marketing, sales, regulatory and clinical functions
  • Provide guidance for development of manufacturing test/evaluation methods and process validation
  • Provides investigative support/leadership for product quality issues
  • Work with product development teams to help cascade requirements from VOC through manufacturing requirements and link to production controls
  • Work with product development teams on timely use of Risk Management activities including supporting and leading FMEAs and essential requirements analysis including standards review and evidence of conformity.
  • Serve as technical resource for problem investigations to guide root cause analysis and corrective action development.
  • Provide mentorship to junior level design assurance engineers in design control and product development
  • Ensure commitment to functional excellence and the ability to execute positive changes


  • Regular and predictable work performance
  • Ability to work under fast-paced conditions
  • Ability to make decisions and use good judgment
  • Ability to prioritize various duties and multitask as required
  • Ability to successfully work with others
    • Additional duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in an engineering role in the medical device industry
  • Experience with business process development
  • Working knowledge in statistical analysis techniques including Reliability assessment
  • Experience in test method strategies, development and validation including GR&R
  • Experience with risk management methodology
  • Knowledge of Design Controls and experience with FDA QSR 21 CFR Part 820 and ISO 13485
  • Ability to create and manage key internal and external partnerships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Familiar with product safety and standards
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in issue resolution.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with little direction
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Familiar with product safety standards
  • Ability to travel 10%


  • 7 years or more experience in an engineering role in Medical Devices
  • 5 or more years’ experience working with Product Development
  • Experience in processes related to Design Change Control, Design Reviews, Requirements Management
  • Certification in ASQ, Six Sigma/Design for Six Sigma


  • Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as needed
  • Ability to occasionally bend and push/pull as needed
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check


AtriCure has a variety of benefits available for US based employees and their families. Examples include Medical & Dental beginning day 1 of employment, 401K plus match, 20 days of paid Parental Leave, in addition to maternity leave, for new moms and dads, Volunteer Time off, Pet Insurance, and more. Corporate-based employees also have full access to our on-site fitness center and cafeteria. To see a complete list of our benefits, please visit our careers website: https://www.atricure.com/careers-atricure/benefits. AtriCure participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity of and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here https://www.e-verify.gov/ AtriCure is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides Drug Free Workplaces. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law(s).

Other details

  • Job Family Design Assurance
  • Job Function Quality
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Non Manager