Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

How to Apply:

 

To apply, please send an email to ops@cosm.care. Please include the title of the position you are applying to in the subject line and attach your resume.

Description:

 

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Head of Engineering will be responsible for strategic planning, performance, and growth of our engineering team for product development in medical diagnostics, AI-driven cloud software, and 3D printed patient-specific vaginal devices.  

On the heels of the success of our 1st clinical studies alongside closing a seed round of investment, Cosm is looking for a motivated player-coach that enjoys a fast-paced impact-focused start-up environment as the Head of Engineering.  They will lead our growing engineering team to achieve our first Health Canada and FDA market approvals in 2023 while developing plans to expand a new product category in personalized medicine.

We are looking for an innovation, quality and customer focused engineering lead that aligns well cross-functionally and has proven experience achieving major milestones in medical device R&D.  This is a Toronto-based role with a minimum of 3 days in office per week in a mixed work environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead growth and project execution of Cosm’s engineering team in R&D of proprietary diagnostic imaging methods and personalized medical devices

  • Identifies areas of project and product risks, escalates issues and risks in an expedient manner, and actively proposes mitigations and solutions

  • Lead the development of Design History Files and Design Master Records alongside risk analysis and systems maps while helping to establish company following ISO 13485 / 60601 / 62304

  • Lead engineering aspects of the company to achieve quality certifications, market approvals and successful product launches

  • Collaborate with research team to translate research results into product decisions with cross-functional alignment

  • Partner with CEO to develop 5-year product roadmap while expanding Cosm’s IP strategy

  • Collaborate with leadership team on developing budgets and board packages

  • Work alongside all team members to further develop a fun, productive, data-driven and customer-focused culture 

  • Comply with the Health & Safety policies of the company and proactively works to eliminate unsafe working conditions

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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  • Expert level experience in medical device system with area technical expertise in hardware, systems and/or software engineering

  • Practical experience in the following areas will be an asset: ultrasound development, medical imaging, AI/ML algorithms, and/or personalized therapy 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of internal and external teams including research organizations, suppliers, contractors, nurses and physicians 

  • Excellent conflict resolution, team building, and interpersonal skills

  • Expert level knowledge of ISO13485 and other Quality Management System standards as it pertains to medical devices; MDSAP experience considered an asset

  • Gathers, organizes and presents information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.

  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelors of Engineering (B.Eng) required in mechanical, systems, electrical, biomedical or software; P.Eng certification considered an asset

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in medical device product development having at least taken 2 products categorized as Class 2-3 medical devices from concept to post market surveillance

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in medical diagnostic imaging and/or software as a medical device

  • Minimum 2 years of project management experience

  • Proven ability to work with great efficiency and to perform multiple concurrent tasks

  • Experience in women’s health, urology or gynecology will be considered an asset

  • Multilingualism considered an asset

Physical Requirements and Environmental Conditions:

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  • May require hands-on handling of equipment and devices

  • May require some lifting

  • Light to moderate work with 30 pounds maximum weight to lift and carry

  • Occasional travel (<10%)

Company Description:

 

Cosm Medical is a medical device company building a platform for Personal Pelvic Health to improve the lives of women affected by pelvic floor disorder. Pelvic floor disorders, including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence, drastically decrease quality of life. These disorders are common (affects 1 in 4 adult women), growing (affects half of all women by 80 years of age) and underserved. The current non-surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse is the use of pessaries, which are intravaginal inserts that come in 100+ different sizes and shapes and are fit by trial and error, resulting in a relatively low success rate and quality of life.


At Cosm, we are developing Gynethotics™, or made-to-measure gynecological prosthetics, to replace pessaries and manage pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and more. Our goal is to transform the art of pessary fitting into the science of Gynethotics™ by leveraging cutting-edge technologies like 3D printing, AI, cloud software, and point-of-care diagnostics. 

This is an opportunity to join our growing team that is leading the way in creating a new personalized medical devices category for underserved women’s health conditions. Join our mission for Personalizing Pelvic Health!


COSM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.