Project Quality Engineer at Baraja

Quality, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia engineering
Posted 10 days ago

About Baraja

Baraja is changing the world of self-driving cars through the invention of a new type of LiDAR called Spectrum-Scan™ that delivers ultra-high performance at high resolution, even at incredibly far distances. Today, Baraja LiDAR is already deployed in multiple verticals, working with global automotive and industrial partners. 

Originally founded in Sydney, Australia, we also have offices in San Francisco, China and Europe. We are funded by Sequoia, Blackbird and Main Sequence Ventures and we are excited to continue growing the team, so if you are looking for a fast-paced, dynamic role in a start-up we are keen to hear from you!

The Opportunity

If you are interested in an opportunity to make a difference within a growing business wanting to ensure all suppliers, and materials they provide, are in compliance with engineering and manufacturing specifications and company standards, then this could be the role for you! You will be responsible to ensure that the products that we deliver to our customers comply with both customer and company requirements, keeping in mind the applicable standards and regulations.  

You will act as an expert for the project team and support in identifying and resolving problems, assuring that the relevant processes, practices and standards have been followed during the project execution, and that the products/services delivered to our customers meet the defined requirements. You will be reporting into the Quality Manager in our growing NPI / Advanced Manufacturing team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain the project quality management plan to sustain the quality management system, and to ensure the planned product development process meets the required standards: IATF 16949/ ASPICE/ISO-26262
  • Set up and own quality metrics and quality control measurements/checklist for our product development 
  • Conduct project quality audits to ensure that project execution adheres to quality process and project deliverables to meet the quality requirements  
  • Drive project process improvement, corrective action and preventive action to address identified gaps and quality alerts.  
  • Contribute to identify structural risks for suppliers involved in collaboration with supply chains 
  • Interact with engineering, production, purchasing and customer service to maintain compliance of quality processes 
  • Change management control and supervision to guarantee that all changes proposed will not affect the product quality and quality controls 
  • Liaison with customer’s auditors and ensuring the execution of internal corrective actions, customer complaint responses and supplier corrective actions. Ensure proper transfer of products/processes to the NPI/Pilot manufacturing team 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience in project quality management (preferably in automotive context) and knowledge in project management
  • Technical knowledge experience with Quality Management System ISO 9001
  • Experience working within automotive Quality management Standards (ASPICE/ISO 26262/IATF16949)
  • Knowledge of quality plan/quality inspection & test plan
  • Auditor experience in both internal and external (supplier) audits.
  • Strong FMEA and risk management knowledge (DFMEA, PMMEA, project risk, product risk and process risk)
  • Preferable experience of quality tools: APQP & PPAP
  • Strong analytic and problem solving skills, methodologies knowledge. e.g. root cause analysis tools (RCA), 8D, and/or product/process/supplier validation
  • Experience in capturing and resolving quality Issues ( NCR, Complaints Management)

Our Culture 

We believe that our culture is one of our most important assets and we’ve wrapped it up with three key values that we do our best to live up to every day: 

  • Hustle to deliver on hard and meaningful problems - Passion to achieve. Resilience & learning. What's the next challenge?
  • Build the machine that builds the machine - It’s not enough to design amazing products, we need to design the means to manufacture these products, at scale. 
  • Develop sustained high performance - Great teams make great things. They also respectfully challenge each other to reach the next milestone. 

We work towards our goals by being in constant communication in person and through a range of technologies. We also have big ears for feedback from customers to help us continually improve the Baraja experience. We are pretty good at what we do (but definitely not perfect), so you’ll be learning from and working with a top-flight team on a mission to be better every day. 

The Benefits We Can Offer You 

  • ESOP (Employee Share Option Plan)
  • Healthy lunch provided onsite, daily
  • Wellness Allowance
  • Learning & Development Allowance
  • Nanny Care Service
  • Monthly social events
  • Monthly team lunch
  • Baraja’s Clubs (e.g. Coffee, Physics, Robotics, Brewing, etc)
  • Social sporting teams (e.g. Hiking, Basketball, Soccer, Frisbee, Table tennis)
  • Volunteering day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Program

The recognition we gathered 

We've recently been the recipient of the following: 

  • Finalist in the 2021 InnovationAus Awards for Excellence in 3 categories: People's Choice, Advanced Manufacturing & Wild Card
  • 2021 NSW Premier's Export NSW Awards
  • iAward for Automation Technologies Innovation of the Year 2019