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Director of Quality

Tarana Wireless

Tarana Wireless

Quality Assurance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, September 4, 2023
Tarana is seeking a Director of Quality to further develop of our quality systems and related business processes as the company transitions to mass production. The ultimate goal of this effort is to achieve external certification of its quality systems to ISO 9000 standards within the next 12-18 months. The Director of Quality will be responsible for assessing the company requirements in all facets of quality management, from product design control through production to customer order acceptance, customer service, corrective action and internal audit.

Close collaboration with Tarana’s product development, operations, customer support and product management teams will be required. This role requires deep knowledge of quality systems and system implementation to train company employees and guide the creation and implementation of effective systems appropriate to Tarana’s growing business.

Qualified applicants with strong project management, people management, and communication skills will have a hands-on approach to leading quality system creation and implementation. The person for this position has a positive, team-first attitude, leads by example, enjoys sharing knowledge to advance the team, and is willing to learn and master new technologies. The person will be working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist the executive management team with the development of a corporate quality plan
  • Quality management of the company’s products, including developing and managing measurement systems that incorporate Customer’s View of Quality in-process manufacturing quality and machine capability
  • Acts as corporate interface to customers on quality related topics
  • Oversee and direct the overall quality direction of the corporation and the effectiveness of the quality management system, including future implementation of the ISO 9001 program
  • Develop Quality organization and infrastructure
  • Develop and implement Quality metrics systems, tools, etc
  • Further development of the company's supplier quality system
    • Supplier audit systems
    • Continuous improvement programs
    • First article process development
  • Develop corrective actions to support supplier problems and failures, suggesting modifications and corrective actions by suppliers to meet customer specifications and standards
  • Maintain a quality assessment system to monitor corporate objectives
  • Provide training and leadership at all levels of the company to build understanding and create a quality culture within Tarana
  • Ensure that products and services meet customer needs and expectations to fulfill corporate quality objectives
  • Create and sustain a culture that is based on continuous improvement
  • Develops and implements a quality production program to ensure conformity of purchased material and final products to quality standards
  • Identify areas where product or service quality requires corrective action

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree in a science or engineering field
  • 10+ years experience in quality systems for electronics manufacturing
  • Significant prior team leadership experience in broad quality system creation and implementation programs in products based on functional materials, chemicals, and electronics assembly
  • Experience and understanding of electronic product development milestone gate processes
  • Demonstrated ability to define, build and manage an electronic OEM quality organization
  • Significant and direct roles in the implementation of more than one major ISO 9000 certification program
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience implementing quality systems in contract manufacturing environments
  • Prior experience working with CM partners, including process transfer between plants.
  • Prior wireless and Rf experience preferred
  • Ability to build and encourage a culture of teamwork
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

The salary range for this position is: $180,000 to $220,000

Compensation will be determined based on several factors including, but not limited to: skill set, years of experience and the employee’s geographic location.

Tarana provides competitive benefits to employees in this role including: Medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K match, flexible time off and stock option.

Since our founding in 2009, we’ve been on a mission to accelerate the pace of bringing fast and affordable internet access — and all the benefits it provides — to the 90% of the world’s households who can’t get it. Through a decade of R&D and more than $400M of investment, we’ve created an entirely unique next-generation fixed wireless access technology, powering our first commercial platform, Gigabit 1 (G1). It delivers a game-changing advance in broadband economics in both mainstream and underserved markets, using either licensed or unlicensed spectrum. G1 started production in mid 2021 and has now been installed by over 160 service providers globally. We’re headquartered in Milpitas, California, with additional research and development in Pune, India.

G1 has been developed by an incredibly talented and pioneering core technical team. We are looking for more world-class problem solvers who can carry on our tradition of customer obsession and ground-breaking innovation. We’re well funded, growing incredibly quickly, maintaining a superb results-focused culture while we’re at it, and all grooving on the positive difference we are making for people all over the planet. If you want to help make a real difference in this world, apply now!