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Process Engineer - Software

Natera, Inc.

San Carlos, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Process Engineer - Software
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Software, Software Development,

Job Description

Job Summary:  The Software Process Engineer within the Process Engineering Group contributes to the development and implementation of automation systems and workflows to support the processing of samples in a clinical diagnostics laboratory environment.
This individual collaborates within a team of scientists and engineers upon projects to conceptualize, design, develop, and implement software tools designed to run and manage the flow of samples throughout the CLIA labs.
Eight or more years of experience in biotechnology diagnostics labs or similar high-tech companies are required, with emphasis on software development and systems integrations skills.

Principal responsibilities include:
•   Leading the integration of hardware and software automation solutions.
•   Incorporate user and workflow requirements into machine UI, and collaborating with others involved in the implementation and deployment of these solutions.
•   Coordination and collaboration with cross functional teams including the LIMS, Software, Bio-informatics, Research and Product groups, as well as with third party vendors.
Secondary responsibilities include:
•   Building and maintaining rapport with end-users and process owners.
•   Documentation for equipment validation and operating procedures, and ensure successful implementation in the labs.
•   User training, troubleshooting, optimizing the automated systems, and on-going support for the end-users.


•   Experience working in the life-science industry such as biotechnology, diagnostics, medical or pharmaceutical companies.
•   BS or MS degree in software or Bio-medical engineering or similar technical fields with strong emphasis on software development.
•   Technical proficiency and experience with the following tools: Java, C# and VB.Net, and WPF, XML and SQL.
•   Solid background in the integration of complex automation systems such as robotic and material handling platforms.Developing run managers, User Interfaces, drivers, scheduling and communication tools necessary for the integration and operation of these systems.
•   Experience preparing User Requirements, Testing Procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, and related documentation.
•   Strong Project management, organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
•   Flexibility and self-initiative required to support several simultaneous projects in a collaborative environment.
About Natera
The mission of Natera is to help doctors give couples the best chance of having a healthy child. Our company was formed in 2004 by a team of doctors, geneticists, statisticians, and software engineers who embarked on developing a technology called Parental Support™, to enable highly reliable testing of multiple genes and chromosome copy number from minute amounts of DNA. Natera has helped thousands of families with its one-of-a-kind testing.
Natera is funded by the National Institutes of Health, and top Silicon Valley VC firms including Sequoia Capital, Claremont Creek Ventures, and Lightspeed Ventures.
Equal Opportunity
Natera affords equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, veteran or marital status.
Natera participates in E-Verify in the United States.

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