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Quality Assurance Specialist

$85k – $110k AngelList Est.
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Over the next 10 years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing and cell therapy will dramatically change how we treat cancer and other major illnesses. Biofuels and biomaterials will transform the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science and synthetic biology will produce sustainable and ethical food. Benchling’s mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this future, and magnify its impact, through modern software.

Every day, scientists around the world use Benchling in their efforts to solve humanity's most pressing problems. For these scientists, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research.

Benchling was founded by a team of MIT graduates and has raised funding from Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and Y Combinator. Our customers include pharmaceutical giants, leading biotechs, and the world's most renowned research institutes.



As a Quality Assurance Specialist at Benchling you will lead the formal Verification and Validation procedures at Benchling to help deliver a validated product offering for our GxP compliant customers. You will be an integral part of our Quality team and partner with Product Managers, product & quality focused Software Engineers, and Quality Systems Specialists.


* Review and approve software requirements, technical designs, and test plans
* Create, review, and approve Verification and Validation plans
* Review and approve Engineering test plans and results
* Create IQ/OQ/PQ protocols, User Acceptance Tests, and results reports
* Ensure traceability of requirements to V&V plans, technical designs, test plans, test cases and test results
* Lead quality-related activities to support SOPs and software development
* Participate in the development of SOPs and ensure adherence to internal standards and guidelines
* Identify, lead, and report findings and progress against CAPAs, retrospectives, and audits
* Evaluate existing Quality System processes and implement continuous improvement efforts
* Establish, monitor, evaluate and report on defect trends within Engineering and inbound from Customers
* Create risk analysis (FMEA) reports for change requests, code changes, software defects and releases
* Establish quality gates and quality metrics for software releases
* Create Pareto failure reporting, metrics and monitoring across releases for key product components
* Support internal and external audits as needed


* Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
* 3-5+ years of total experience in Quality Assurance, Quality Systems, or Quality Engineering
* Experience developing a QMS and operating within FDA regulated environments



* Empower through information. We explain the “why” behind every decision, unless there are highly sensitive circumstances. We're honest about how we're doing, especially in difficult times. We believe that sharing information builds trust and enables better decision-making.
* Rely on tenacity. Hard work is one of the greatest factors to determine success and is fully under our control. We must make the most of every day by bringing the highest level of determination. Dreaming big is not enough.
* Raise the bar. Pushing ourselves and others to improve will be uncomfortable and at times result in failure. However, it's critical to our success. We're dedicated to creating a place where everyone feels challenged to improve.
* Build a lever. We choose to build tools and infrastructure that will help others make world-changing innovations. There's less glory in it, but in the words of Archimedes, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."



* Beautiful, light-filled office in the Financial District of SF
* Monthly health & wellness stipend
* Work with a talented yet humble team
* Meals and snacks covered
* 401k
* Medical, dental, and vision insurance
* Commuter benefits
* Happy hours, company and team wide social events

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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