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Validation and Verification Engineer - Palo Alto, CA (In-Office) 

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Category Engineering  

Position Description

This Software V & V Engineer assists with the software quality assurance efforts related to new product development and product modifications for the Research and Development group. The position is responsible for ensuring that new products have been effectively and efficiently verified and validated prior to their release for shipment and that these designs meet documented and implied user needs and requirements. Software quality assurance efforts are lifecycle-oriented beginning during product requirements development and continuing throughout its lifetime.


This position will also be part of implementing software development tools to improve the overall quality of software, including peer reviews, software risk analysis, requirements traceability, defect tracking, configuration management and software tool validations.


In this role, you will:

  • Develops test plans and protocols for proof of performance for medical devices.
  • Executes test plans and write reports to meet design control standards.
  • Extends plans and protocols as device features evolve.
  • Works closely with the software team to identify and correct defects that are found.
  • Performs risk analysis on software requirements and requested changes with the software team before the Implementation phase.
  • Communicates significant issues identified during validation activities and provides recommended process improvements to management.



Position Requirements

Essential Requirements:

  • BS in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or similar field.
  • 2 years of related experience in validating software in an FDA regulated industry required.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze software programming languages, preferably in C.
  • Must understand FDA software validation and life cycle requirements.
  • Proven record developing and executing software test protocols for complex medical devices.
  • Experience in Software Risk Analysis with medical devices is strongly preferred.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills and able to interface with cross functional teams.
  • Strong technical writing skills; able to explain technical terminology in layman’s terms to Product Development groups, peers, and senior management.
  • Possess critical thinking skills and able to be assertive and challenge the process in a diplomatic manner.
  • Experience working with products from the prototype through 510(k)/ISO clearance and commercialization is preferred.



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Jr. Software Validation & Verification Engineer  
Location Palo Alto (HQ)  
About the Organization

SCITON is an industry leader and manufacturer of medical aesthetic lasers and light source technologies. With a vision to improve people's lives, our top-tier devices are built to order with integrity by pioneering, customer-focused, and results-driven individuals.

At the heart of it, innovation is a fundamental cornerstone of our culture. We strongly believe that new ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time and embrace an open-door culture that welcomes and fosters individuals who are creative, driven, passionate, and willing to take the lead with us. Join us for an opportunity to grow and make an impact.

Life at Sciton:

At Sciton, people matter. We are more than a company; we are a family, which is why we give all our employees:
• The support, recognition, and room to grow their careers within Sciton.
• Empowerment to develop their creative genius and encouragement to be lifelong learners.
• Incentives for creativity and innovation across the organization.

What Sciton offers you:

• Competitive health benefits
• Profit-Sharing Bonus
• 401(k)Employer Match
• Time off
• Professional Development
• Stock Options
• Employee Referral Bonus

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