Nia Therapeutics is developing brain stimulation devices to restore memory function after brain injury and degenerative disease. Our team includes leaders in the fields of engineering, cybersecurity, neuroscience, and neurosurgery, and our core technology has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of patients with memory loss.

We are looking for a Head of Systems Engineering for our Boston, MA office. In this role, you will lead engineering and systems integration efforts across the business, taking our prototype device into clinical manufacturing and through commercialization.


  • Plan, evaluate, and develop the Company’s medical device products.
  • Assess existing system architecture and recommend improvements.
  • Direct the integration of all technical aspects of the device, including hardware, firmware, and software.
  • Define the scope of design verification and automated testing, and provide key support for verification and validation activities.
  • Maintain Design History File (DHF) documentation and support regulatory submissions.
  • Maintain risk register and oversee risk reduction.
  • Ensure devices conform to established requirements and specifications and are built following validated processes to meet customer needs.
  • Lead manufacturing improvement activities and manage supplier relations.
  • Drive system-wide troubleshooting and root cause analysis investigation across the Company.
  • Develop strategies to monitor device reliability and performance in the field.
  • Mentor other engineers in technical and professional development.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressive experience in medical device industry (Class II or III).
  • Minimum 3 years of prior management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with FDA Quality Systems Regulations and ISO 13485; experience with neurostimulator device development (ISO-14708) preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated ability to create momentum and deliver business results.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Proven project management skills; highly developed problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, meet deadlines, and hold others accountable.
  • Understanding of mechanical, electronic, and software design principles.
  • Knowledge of electronics assembly required; familiarity with test systems a plus.
  • Ability to take designs from prototype through clinical manufacturing.
  • Ability to travel domestically.


Our engineering office is in the Back Bay, Boston, MA. Must be eligible to work in the US.