Senior Systems Engineer

San Diego, California, United States Engineering Full-time
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We are passionate about our mission to develop high performing products to study genomics in an unprecedented flexibility and to understand biology for the improvement of healthcare. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment.  We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.   We offer excellent benefits, which include a 401K plan, competitive health benefits, flexible vacation, and equity incentives.


  • Support Engineering Ops department in providing front line instrumentation and test fixture support for internal R&D and operations teams
  • Work closely with optical, mechanical, fluidic, electrical, and other engineering teams to troubleshoot and repair instrumentation and text fixture issues and provide design feedback
  • Drive and execute instrument and subsystem reliability tests
  • Collect and analyze large data sets to interpret system performance
  • Contribute to overall integration of instrument mechanical, electrical, motion, fluidic and thermal design
  • Interface with systems integration, chemistry, commercial, and operations teams to provide system level subject matter expertise
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners on subsystem design and transfer to manufacture
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners on engineering text fixture design and troubleshooting
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Hands-on hardware troubleshooting and repair ability
  • Advanced statistical analysis in excel, JMP, or other statistical analysis software
  • Scripting analysis in MATLAB, Python, R, or other comparable language
  • Familiar with reliability engineering concepts (MTBF, Preventative Maintenance Optimization, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment and adjust to rapidly evolving technology

Education and Experience

  • Minimum BS degree in Mechanical/Systems/Bioengineering or similar field
  • 5+ years related work experience in a similar field required
  • History of working in multidisciplinary field including biochemistry, biology, optics, mechanics, fluidics, electrical, and software
  • Experience with data analysis in LabVIEW, MATLAB, python or other programing languages or statistics software
  • Experience presenting data in a peer design review format
  • Experience troubleshooting electrical components (PCBA, cabling, etc.) a plus
  • Experience with image analysis and signal processing