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Lead Engineer, Electronic Systems Engineering

Sherlock BioSciences
Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Sep 21, 2022

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Information Technology, General
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description


The Lead of Electronic Systems Engineering will be responsible for the design and development for a novel diagnostic platform. The primary responsibility is to design and lead development efforts in a broad range of areas including electronics design, software interfaces, optics, and hand-held instruments. The successful candidate must possess advanced knowledge in a particular field of engineering and have experience driving the completion of projects of high complexity, ideally in FDA regulated environments. To succeed, the candidate must have well developed leadership qualities and exhibit creativity, foresight, and mature judgment. The candidate must have excellent organizational skills, including the ability to evaluate, prioritize, and handle multiple subprojects and priorities. The candidate must have a hands-on approach, including getting in the lab to troubleshoot and assist as may be needed.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Lead hardware development and new product design for a complex hand-held device with a broad range of engineering areas including electronics design, microprocessor programming, optoelectronics design, cost engineering, and device control
  • Collaborate with OEM partners to define optimum product configuration and manage integration
  • Integrate hardware solutions with assay and software development teams
  • Design and develop microfluidic based diagnostic platforms
  • Write requirements and develop specifications
  • Provide leadership and architectural insights to enable design trade-off decisions
  • Anticipate potential problems that may impact system performance and drive the development and implementation of risk mitigation plans.
  • Lead identification of solutions to complex technical issues by root cause analysis procedure and propose potential design modifications as they pertain to system and assay performance.
  • Verify, validate, and troubleshoot a diagnostic instrument with a system level mindset
  • Manage the interfaces between instrument and reagent disposable devices


  • Communicate with Impact
  • Decision Making & Problem Solving
  • Taking Initiative and Follow-up
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Building Effective Partnerships
  • Adaptability
  • Technical Skills/Professional Knowledge

 Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Yes

 Work Environment

  • Office, laboratories, engineering prototype shop

 Physical Demands

  • The physical demands require the ability to lift 25 lbs.

 Travel Required

  • Occasional and up to 5% travel

 Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • 5+ years industry experience in life sciences instrumentation, IVD, or medical device space
  • Hands-on experience building and testing electromechanical systems including electronic, measurement, software, fluidic, optical, and thermal control subsystems
  • Track record of developing a technology product through to successful product launch
  • Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic team environment
  • Familiarity with PCR and optical detection methods
  • Ability to develop plans and schedules for a complex project and lead them through completion
  • Schematic and PCB design experience (preferably Altium)
  • Understands the use of agile and Scrum methods
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written

 Work Authorization/Security-Clearance Requirements

Must be eligible to work in the United States.

 Affirmative Action/EEO Statement

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are not merely trendy buzz words to us; they are part of our core values.  We are committed to creating a community of well-rounded professionals from all ethnicities, nationalities, educational backgrounds, and genders.  This “melting pot” of differences is what fosters ideas and innovations. Our beliefs span beyond our walls and into the world, as reflected in outreach to various underserved domestic and global communities.

 Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Sherlock requires employees to be fully vaccinated pursuant to Company policy (policy allows for potential exemptions for medical or religious reasons, consult with Human Resources for more information)


Sherlock Biosciences is dedicated to providing global access to the simplest and most accurate diagnostic tests that empower individuals to control their own healthcare. We are creating a new generation of CRISPR and Synthetic Biology-based molecular diagnostic technology platforms that can rapidly deliver accurate and inexpensive results in any setting. We envision a world where Sherlock’s products will enable users to make more effective decisions in any environment, including hospitals, industrial settings, low-resource settings, and at-home. Successful candidates will join an exciting, collaborative, and fast-paced company that seeks to disrupt diagnostics and change the trajectory of human health.

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