Senior Systems Engineer
The Senior Systems Engineer works in our San Jose, CA engineering facility and is responsible for guiding the requirements and design decisions of new products in our revolutionary optical sequencing technology. The person in this role will be a senior member of the Systems Engineering group and will be responsible for ensuring that designs are compatible with technical goals and marketing requirements. The position requires solid technical background in engineering and technology and direct experience with successful NGS products. Good problem solving abilities, hands-on design and lab skills, creativity and collaboration are essential.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Expected to have strong instrument/platform development backgrounds, capable of troubleshooting complex systems, identifying opportunities for quality improvements, provide root cause analyses, and communicate results and plans to the rest of the Engineering team.
Formulate System Requirements that ensure satisfaction of marketing goals
Plan and execute hardware/software integration testing, performance characterization, requirements analysis, and risk analysis.
Plan and execute automated chemistry testing protocols, analyze and interpret results, and communicate results through written reports and design reviews.
Actively participate in project planning. Troubleshoot, and Coordinate meetings and activities as needed to ensure project success.
Perform other work related duties as assigned.
M.S. degree in Bio-Engineering, Mechancial Enginering, Physics, or Optics, Ph.D. preferred
4 years experience developing Life Sciences products.
Expertise and hands-on experience with prototyping tools.
Knowledge and experience with basic NGS technology.
Hands-on experience with building NGS systems, optical alignment, building test setup and performing mechanical tolerance analysis.
Previous experience in product development of complex, precision instruments from concept through production.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Fluent in Mandarin.
Willing to travel up to ~20% time.
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