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Senior Quality Engineer I

Employer
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location
Foster City, CA
Start date
May 18, 2024

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Discipline
Engineering, Quality, Quality Control
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay, Best Places to Work

Job Details

Senior Quality Engineer I
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:

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At Gilead, we're creating a healthier world for all people. For more than 35 years, we've tackled diseases such as HIV, viral hepatitis, COVID-19 and cancer - working relentlessly to develop therapies that help improve lives and to ensure access to these therapies across the globe. We continue to fight against the world's biggest health challenges, and our mission requires collaboration, determination and a relentless drive to make a difference.

Every member of Gilead's team plays a critical role in the discovery and development of life-changing scientific innovations. Our employees are our greatest asset as we work to achieve our bold ambitions, and we're looking for the next wave of passionate and ambitious people ready to make a direct impact.

We believe every employee deserves a great leader. People Leaders are the cornerstone to the employee experience at Gilead and Kite. As a people leader now or in the future, you are the key driver in evolving our culture and creating an environment where every employee feels included, developed and empowered to fulfil their aspirations. Join Gilead and help create possible, together.

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:
  • Contributes as core member of the global Quality Center of Operational Excellence, driving and supporting QA process improvements across the network.
  • Leads DMAIC projects and facilitate workshops throughout the continuous improvement lifecycle, from ideation to change sustainment.
  • Facilitates process mapping sessions through collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Trains classes developed by the Quality Engineering team (e.g. LSS Yellow Belt, Process Mapping, Acceptance Sampling, SPC).
  • Provides mentorship to candidates pursing their Lean Six Sigma certifications.
  • Supports Quality Metrics Programs across the organization to develop KPIs for monitoring Quality System health and drive improvements.
  • Analyzes data to provide key insights and support decision making.
  • Monitors overall quality engineering project portfolio to review improvement ideas, track progress, and communicate project outcomes.
  • Guides junior QA staff, fostering a culture of quality excellence, accountability, and continuous improvement.
  • Stays current with industry trends, regulatory changes, and best practices in quality assurance/operational excellence to proactively apply knowledge to enhance QA processes


Knowledge and Skills:
  • Demonstrates knowledge in Quality Engineering principles (ASQ Body of Knowledge), concepts, industry practices, and standards.
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and excellent written & oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in Lean Six Sigma, Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) methodology, performance measures, and quality improvement.
  • Certification by ASQ (Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Quality Engineer) or other industry-recognized professional organizations.


Typical Education and Experience:
  • 6+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry and a BS or BA in engineering or a science related degree.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience and a MS.


The salary range for this position is: $133,280.00 - $172,480.00. Gilead considers a variety of factors when determining base compensation, including experience, qualifications, and geographic location. These considerations mean actual compensation will vary. This position may also be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, discretionary stock-based long-term incentives (eligibility may vary based on role), paid time off, and a benefits package. Benefits include company-sponsored medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans*.

For additional benefits information, visit:

https://www.gilead.com/careers/compensation-benefits-and-wellbeing

* Eligible employees may participate in benefit plans, subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact ApplicantAccommodations@gilead.com for assistance.

For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the 'Know Your Rights' poster.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

For Current Gilead Employees and Contractors:


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Company

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. Headquartered in Foster City, California, Gilead has operations in North America, Europe and Australia.
 

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Location
333 Lakeside Drive
Foster City
California
94404
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