Posted to MedZilla on 9/22/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Principal Design Quality Engineer (DQE) SR0040670-MZ



The Principal Design Development Quality Engineer will provide technical quality leadership and support for Takeda s medical device and combination product development efforts throughout clinical development, design transfer, and commercialization. This role will work collaboratively with internal and external partners, on efforts such as design inputs, quality planning, risk management, design verification and validation testing, design reviews, design transfer, and design changes. This role will ensure Takeda develops medical devices and combination products in accordance with global regulatory requirements and international standards (e.g., ISO, AAMI, ANSI).

  • Work cross-functionally to provide product quality requirements and quality standards into design inputs, design outputs, product specifications, and to conduct design verification and validation activities.
  • Develop risk-based sampling plans for design verification and validation testing
  • Lead risk management and quality planning activities.
  • Lead design control gap assessments, remediation planning, and remediation execution as required.
  • Support maintenance of product compliance to CE marking requirements.
  • Partner with external design/development and/or manufacturing partners on development activities, including risk management, quality planning, and design transfer.


  • Design Development and Risk Management oversight
  • Statistical development for product specifications
  • Internal and external audit support including site readiness as Design SME.
  • Partner with Device QA, Device RA and CMC teams to provide technical quality support for regulatory filings.
  • Drives quality improvement initiatives and design improvements for lifecycle management of DCP portfolio
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the specified technological field
  • Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones. Establishes priorities of project assignments
  • Development of Next Generation technology
  • Ensure compliance to 21 CFR Parts 4 and 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971, and other relevant global regulations and international standards


  • BS and/or MS in engineering or equivalent technical discipline required
  • 10+ years of device product development and/or quality engineering, including a minimum of 4 in design quality, required
  • Extensive knowledge of both US and International Design Control and Risk Management requirements (specifically 21 CFR Part 820, ISO 13485, ISO 14971), as well as other applicable global regulations as required
  • Experience in leading design quality activities and influencing senior management required
  • Experience with statistical and six sigma methods required
  • Experience with risk management processes and tools required
  • Experience with sustaining engineering preferred
  • Experience with Class I, Class Is, Class II or III medical devices required, and experience with implantable devices preferred
  • Experience working with external contract partners for design, development, manufacturing, and/or testing required
  • Experience through interacting and collaborating with cross-functional global teams; project/program management and operational excellence preferred;

Desired: Advanced Degree preferred; extensive experience in Design Development for combination products and implantable devices

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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