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Senior Quality Engineer



Quality Assurance
Redmond, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024
At Aigen, our mission is to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture—with a pesticide-free, solar powered robotics platform.
Do you have a track record of solving complex engineering and quality challenges and delivering incredible products? Join us to make a real world impact at the confluence of cutting edge robotic technology, agriculture, AI, and climate. 52% of agricultural land is degraded by current management practices, and 60-75% of original soil carbon has been lost in lands used for agriculture (according to the IPCC).
With $19M raised to date, we are backed by a suite of investors including NEA,GFC,AgFunder, and Bessemer Ventures
Your role will be to manage and oversee both internal quality of Aigen’s assembly processes and relationships with suppliers to ensure the delivery of high-quality components. In doing this you lead all aspects of developing a quality product and processes in a rapidly growing company. This role involves working closely with internal stakeholders such as engineering and manufacturing as well as external suppliers to establish and maintain strong relationships, monitor performance, ensure delivery certainty and identify areas for improvement.
Aigen celebrates diversity in all its forms, and is an equal opportunity employer.
Coverage: CNBC | NEA | Geekwire | AgFunder
Tools: Onshape, ERP, PLM and statistical analysis tools
Statistical Process Control (SPC), Capability Analysis, Design of Experiments (DOE’s), Process Control Plans (PCP), CAPA, Root Cause Analysis


  • Work closely with design and manufacturing engineers to develop drawings and documentation for quality control
  • Assist in the development of quality management system (QMS) processes and procedures
  • Conduct Quality assurance checks of both incoming product and internally produced products including disposition of non-conforming product
  • Lead and/or support continuous improvement activities
  • Lead and/or participate in CAPA investigations
  • Managing flow down of quality and technical requirements to suppliers: ISO, design specifications, approved processes, etc.
  • Responsibility to develop performance improvement plans for poor or negative trends in performance and managing those plans to completion
  • Executing oversight of key supplier operations and activities, documenting results and taking appropriate actions
  • Conducting overall supplier assessments, evaluating suppliers capabilities for highly complex technical products, processes and systems, and ensuring that a supplier manufacturing facility has all the machines, spare parts, material, components, and supplies required to operate
  • Travel up to 25% of the time [both nationally & internationally] to meet with suppliers as needed


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering (mechanical, material, electrical or similar), and 5 - 10 years of experience as a quality engineer
  • Experience in manufacturing of electrical or mechanical components
  • Familiarity with quality engineering concepts and tools
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and quality plans, DFMEAs & PFMEAs
  • Experience in DFSS [Green or Black Belt Certification preferred]
  • Experience with sheet metal stamping, injection molding, PCBAs, wire harnesses and other high volume manufacturing processes
  • Confident conducting supplier audits and assessments
  • Strong problem solving, root cause analysis and analytics skills
  • Understanding of GD&T & ASME Y14.5
  • Open to travel up to 25% of the time [both nationally & internationally] to meet with suppliers as needed


  • We’re a start-up, so we all need to wear a lot of hats! This means you’ll probably do a lot of things you’ve never done before, and learn some new things too.
  • Willing to make major contributions at an individual engineering level where needed, especially early on.
  • Stay lean with an agile, scrappy team.


  • Stock options
  • Flexible (WFH) Mondays
  • Unlimited paid time off (15 days minimum)
  • Healthcare - 100% coverage for employee
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401(k)
  • Work on a team in which the qualities that diverse team members bring to the table are appreciated