Field Performance Engineer

Menlo Park, CA
Nov 27, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Field Performance Engineer

Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, proof of COVID vaccination is required for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions).

  • PacBio is looking for an experienced systems engineer that can build an understanding of our integrated product, with a focus on the integrated semiconductor consumable component. They are able to analyze complex sequencing data metrics from external and internal customer sites and drive understanding for process improvements within chip manufacturing.
  • Key skills should include complex problem solving, team and project management in large matrix environment, statistical design of experiment and analysis, and excellent communication skills.


  • Data analysis
    • Able to draw conclusions from large datasets with many variables and able to break down analysis into components
    • Able to lead teams to root-cause findings
    • Drive solutions and fixes
    • Focus is on SMRT Cell assemblies and performance, but ideal candidate is able to differentiate between root cause effects across many different factors
  • Deep dive into Cell manufacturing metrics to build understanding of the influence of chip metrics on final customer sequencing performance
    • Understands the impact of different process parameters
  • Able to multitask across multiple platforms and products, able to work cross-functionally

Position Requirements:        

  • PhD or equivalent experience in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Physics.
  • Understanding of genomic data and systems; instrumentation, reagents and cell manufacturing processes. A deep understanding of PacBio systems is preferred
  • Familiarity with development and lifecycle for assembled semiconductor devices
  • Proficiency with JMP, Excel, Database query, and data mining ability
  • Good communication skills and able to bring a team together to solve problems
  • Able to recruit and build the right experience for a larger team

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.