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Software Design Assurance Engineer



San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024


  • Act as the primary Quality reviewer on software verification and validation (V&V) documents

for accuracy, clarity, consistency, completeness and compliance to applicable regulations

and industry standards. Documents may include protocols, reports (unit tests to system

validation), requirement specifications, development specifications, etc.

  • Provide strategic and content recommendations for software verification and validation

protocols and reports – testing to requirements, equipment qualifications, tool qualifications,

etc.; support V&V activities by providing insight on techniques, testing methodologies, etc.

  • Identifies and escalates opportunities for streamlining existing test procedures and quality


  • Develop and update SOPs and Work Instructions in compliance with Cytovale’s QMS and

other regulatory standards

  • Investigate non-conformities and implement corrective and preventive actions in coordination

with relevant cross-functional teams

  • Lead and participate in product risk assessments
  • Support transfer of product software and internal tools to manufacturing
  • Other relevant duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant science or engineering discipline (e.g., bioinformatics,

computer science, biomedical engineering) is strongly preferred

○ Other educational backgrounds may be considered with relevant industry experience

  • 4+ years of experience with product development in a regulated environment (e.g., medical

devices, pharmaceuticals, aerospace, semiconductors). Ideal candidate will have experience

with medical device and/or pharmaceutical development.

  • Significant experience with evaluating product test strategy development and test case


  • Demonstrated abilities with root cause analysis techniques (5 Why, Ishikawa / fishbone

diagrams, and similar)

  • Demonstrated abilities with risk management techniques (FMEA, fault tree analysis, and


  • Knowledge of 21 CFR 820.30, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 62304, GAMP 5, ANSI/CAN/UL

2900-1, ANSI/NEMA HN 1, ANSI/AAMI/ISO 80001 strongly preferred

  • Familiarity with Python, JavaScript, and C/C++ preferred
  • Familiarity with Linux preferred


  • This position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Ability to work in the United States
  • Role is 2-3 days / week onsite to support software development and testing efforts,

possibility of remote work dependent on project objectives. Fully remote work available for

exceptional candidates.

  • Up to 10% domestic travel

Additional Details

  • The compensation plan includes a generous base salary, a yearly cash bonus based on

corporate and individual goal attainment, and an equity stake in the organization.

  • Cytovale has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Who you are

  • Fast learner with a “can-do” attitude and an ability to work independently
  • Desire to work in a high velocity startup where collaboration is prized
  • Excellent communicator, detail-oriented, and an avid GDP practitioner
  • Able to influence without direct authority