Senior Software Integration Engineer II

San Diego, CA
Jun 03, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Element Biosciences is a multi-disciplinary startup focused on innovating genetic analysis tools for the research and clinical markets. The Company's technology will broaden the end user experience through improved data quality and simplified workflows to benefit discoveries and diagnosis in healthcare.

Element is actively looking for an experienced Software Integration Engineer to join the Software Product Design team. The Software Product Design team’s goal is to define, guide, and verify seamless end-user experiences.

The Integration Engineer is expected to move projects along at an aggressive pace – keeping track of program milestones and deliverables and pulling together the contributions of many teams into a cohesive final product. The Integration Engineer is also expected to get their hands dirty in the details of their sub-systems – digging through source code, root causing issues and proposing solutions to complex problems, as well as testing prototype software and firmware implementations on-instrument.

·       Work as part of a team to design, implement, integrate and test the software/firmware/hardware that enables the development and use of Element’s sequencing instrumentation.
·       Work cross-functionally across mechanical, electrical, system architecture, firmware development and software development teams to understand new component-level hardware changes which are being developed and how to support them – both in manufacturing and for customer use – so that they can be seamlessly introduced to our instrument platforms
·       Manage software and firmware configurations across a suite of instrumentation, software, and hardware offerings
·       Work with manufacturing and with service engineers to ensure the function(s) are rolled out and functioning properly. This can include development of processes, diagnostic tools and methods, and root-cause diagnosis for product issues.
·       Develop troubleshooting and service guidelines for field engineers
·       Be the integrated system-level SME, able to quickly triage, troubleshoot, and organize stakeholders to timely resolutions when issues arise
·       Develop prototype test setups to integrate new subsystems with simulated and actual instrument components.
·       Perform manual test cases as needed, serving to test and confirm software and systems integration, as well as validating user needs and touchpoints
·       Assist in troubleshooting problems during development and product sustaining
·       Own and develop the integrated software and firmware design verification test plan, protocol, and reports
·       Other duties as assigned

·       3-8 years in the Life Science Industry with knowledge of DNA sequencing
·       Experience with SaaS and PaaS software development teams
·       Experience working with Ubuntu, MicroK8s, FPGA, and embedded systems
·       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
·       Strong verbal and written communication skills
·       Be able to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
·       Experience in participating in cross-organizational or inter-company collaboration

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field or equivalent field of study, with 3 years of relevant experience (an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered)

·       Must be able to lift 15 pounds

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. 

We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.