Shire Device Quality Regulatory Compliance Engineer (Manager level) in Lexington, Massachusetts

Primary Duties

This role will provide comprehensive support and compliance monitoring for Medical Devices and Combination products to all applicable regulations but not limited to: 21 CFR 4, 820&803, ISO13485 & 14971, MDD/MDR, IVDD/IVDR, CMDCAS, Australia, Japan etc…

cGMP compliance for Device Combination Products(DCP) QMS including processes but not limited to Management Review, Measurement, Analysis, Improvements, Post Market activities, Product Vigilance, Clinical Evidence, DMR, Customer Focus, Product Realization, CAPA and Risk Management.

Interfaces with and provides guidance to cross functional stakeholders on matters pertaining to Device Quality Assurance activities, DCP Compliance, Regulatory Compliance.


30%: Assures functionality and maintenance of the certified DCP QM system in compliance with applicable regulations and standards. Ensures that all processes needed for the QM system are maintained and inspection readiness is maintained.

20%: Support for other quality systems processes including but not limited to

  • Customer complaints,

  • Incident management,

  • CAPA

  • Deviation

  • Change control support

  • Supplier Quality Management

15%: Support for management review process in compliance with applicable regulations and standards.

15%: Coordination and support for DCP post market activities, vigilance activities and/or clinical evidence as required per market.

10%: Influences QMS strategy to enhance and execute sustainable Device Quality support for internal and external manufacturing, packaging, testing and release of device and combination products. Launch activities.

10%: Participates in ongoing Quality initiatives, Integration support and Operational Excellence.

Education and Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Natural Science and/or Medical Degree or equivalent technical discipline required,

  • At least 5 years of experience working with medical devices and/or combination products in a regulated healthcare industry, with a minimum of 3 years in Quality Assurance/Engineering

  • Knowledge of international regulations for Device and Combination Products particularly Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, US 21 CFR Part 4, 820, 803, ISO 13485, ISO 14971 and ISO 15223.

  • Experience with Class I & II & III sterile and non-sterile medical devices;

  • Experience interacting and collaborating with cross-functional global teams;

  • Experience working with external manufacturing partners;

  • Strong operations background to ensure value added and effective quality operations;


  • Advanced Degree;

  • Experience working in a post-market quality support function preferred

  • Knowledge of in-vitro diagnostics

  • Experience assessing root cause analysis and effective investigation practices;

  • Understanding of GDPs and global supply and distribution networks.

Other Requirements

International travel up to 15% for business meetings with local staff, Inspection support, corporate peers/collaborators, Contract Manufacturing Qualifications and to stay current with professional development opportunities.

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