Senior Staff Engineer, Embedded Systems Architect

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Apr 29, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pacific Biosciences is looking for an experienced instrument systems engineer to architect and implement hardware subsystems for our next generation SMRT sequencing systems. This person will work with R&D Engineers and outside suppliers to understand and refine requirements, document and champion hardware architecture options, drive interdisciplinary design reviews and implement solutions from an optimal blend of performance and cost trade-offs. This person should be comfortable implementing complex hardware to control complex opto-electronic/ fluidic /thermal and mechanical devices.

The successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills and excel in effective collaboration with electrical, optical, software, manufacturing, and systems subject matter experts within the department as well as program management. The candidate must have experience with advanced embedded technologies (FPGAs, microcontrollers, internal communication infrastructure, sensors, GPUs, Linux nodes, computer vision, etc.), or similar products.

  • Present and champion compelling solutions to both business and technical audiences.
  • Leverage technology trends and their applicability to Pacific Biosciences next generation products.
  • With deep technical expertise across multiple disciplines, make appropriate trade-offs based on accurate models and data to bring value to our customers
  • Design and implementation of advanced embedded control systems wrapped around a SW architecture that are reliable and low cost.
  • Transition deliverables to mass production in collaboration with manufacturing NPI.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing on product sustaining activities.

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.

  • Bachelors and/or Masters in Electrical Engineering or related discipline with 10+ years of work experience.
  • Possess an analytical mindset and extensive experience with designing with CPUs. ARM-based controllers, FPGAs, ASICs, etc.
  • Demonstrated competency in embedded systems and transitioning products to manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with high-speed transceivers is desirable.
  • 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 strong hardware team.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, interacting with scientists and engineers from a variety of disciplines.

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.