Senior Manager / Director, Electrical Engineering

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Jan 19, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Manager / Director, Electrical Engineering

Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACB) is helping scientists forge a better understanding of biology by providing a unique long-read sequencing technology that generates more complete and accurate data, giving them more insights. Our sequencing systems allow scientists to characterize genomes, transcriptomes, and epigenomes from any organism. Scientists use our technology in areas such as human biomedical research, plant and animal sciences, and microbiology and infectious disease studies. Become part of the new paradigm in long-read sequencing and help shape the future of genomic study by joining the Pacific Biosciences team.

Pacific Biosciences is looking for an experienced electrical engineering leader to oversee the development and upkeep of the electronic subsystems for our next generation SMRT sequencing instruments. This person will coordinate a cross disciplinary electrical and FPGA engineering team that is architecting, developing and integrating complex and high-performance subsystems integral to our DNA sequencing products. This person will orchestrate hardware research and development activities related to low level embedded control, high performance sensor data capture and high-performance computing. This successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to effectively interface with mechanical, optical, software and systems leaders within the department as well as cross departmental leaders in manufacturing and program management.

  • Lead the design and development of the instrument electronics architecture.
  • Work with stakeholders across the company to understand product needs and implement solutions that meet business goals for quality, schedule, and cost.
  • Develop plans and timelines, work with program management to integrate plans into a larger program.
  • Participate in crafting budget for area of responsibility.
  • Transition deliverables to mass production in collaboration with manufacturing NPI.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing on product sustaining activities
  • Select and manage external technology development partners.
  • Attract, develop, and retain an engaged electrical and FPGA engineering team.

  • Bachelors and/or Masters in Electrical Engineering or related discipline with 10+ years of work experience.
  • Possess an analytical mindset and experience with electronic and FPGA design.
  • Experience managing and architecting complex high performance embedded systems.
  • Demonstrated competency in electronics and computer architecture and transitioning products to manufacturing.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, a strong team player, able to take initiative, detail-oriented, and able to work effectively as part of a management team.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, interacting with scientists and engineers from a variety of disciplines.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.