Senior Systems Engineer

San Diego, CA
Aug 23, 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.


  • 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 chemistry, development, 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 external partners on engineering text fixture design and troubleshooting

  • Other duties

  • History of working in multidisciplinary field including biochemistry/chemistry/biology/optics/mechanics/fluidics/electrical/software
  • Familiarity and experience with motion control systems and instrument automation
  • Experience with image analysis and signal processing
  • Data 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.)


  • Minimum BS degree in Mechanical/Bioengineering or similar field
  • 5+ years related work experience in a similar field required
  • Hands-on experience with optics, mechanics, fluidics, electronics, software, metrology, and automation
  • Experience with data analysis in LabVIEW, MATLAB, python or other programing languages or statistics software
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment and adjust to rapidly evolving technology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities

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.