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Senior Staff Electrical Engineer

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, California
Start date
Nov 9, 2022

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Engineering, Electrical Engineer
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay, NextGen Bio
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Job Details

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


The Hardware group at Eikon Therapeutics develops super-resolution, high-throughput optical instrumentation. The Hardware team is seeking an Electrical Engineer to participate in future instrument development. The candidate will become a part of a small engineering team designing super-resolution microscopes, including motion control, robotics and system automation that enables Eikon’s scientific achievements.

About You

You are an adventurous, passionate, and creative electrical engineer eager to apply your talents to empower a new way of discovering medicines in a highly interdisciplinary biopharmaceutical environment. You are excited about the challenges of developing cutting-edge hardware from the ground up to enable novel technologies and solve real-world problems, and you will bring to these challenges enthusiasm, high energy, intellectual curiosity, and technical excellence.

What You’ll Do

  • Contribute to system design architecture of instrument control systems
  • Controlling motors of robots and positioning systems, light sources, and temperatures in closed control loops
  • Design, prototype, and test control systems. Select and integrate off-the-shelf control components and work on a fully custom design where applicable
  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines on design validation, implementation, and design improvements
  • Release assemblies to manufacturing, creating a full suite of documentation and test procedures


  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field
  • At least 12 years of industry experience designing complex digital and analog circuity
  • Systems design experience contributing to design architecture
  • Ability and desire to bring your design through all stages including directing PCBA layout, working with contract manufacturers, testing, debugging and rework of high density PCB assemblies with fine pitch components
  • Strong experience debugging systems using oscilloscopes and logic analyzers
  • Experience in high-speed circuitry design such as DDR memory interfaces
  • Proficiency with CAD systems for schematic capture and experience in directing and reviewing PCB layout for signal integrity and EMI
  • FPGA design and debug experience is a must, Intel/Altera Quartus experience is strongly desired
  • System Verilog proficiency is a plus
  • Experience in debugging and design validation of microcontrollers or System-on-Chip (SoC) based systems
  • Experience creating and implementing software and hardware test benches
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analog circuit design, analysis, and simulation/modeling
  • Strong communication skills, presenting design ideas and receiving input from internal customers and product marketing
  • Good documentation practices
  • Capable of operating autonomously and disciplined enough to follow established best practices and guidelines required
  • Interest in systems design, optics, biology, drug discovery and design of experiments
  • Team oriented, flexible, able to adapt to rapidly evolving goals and challenges

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to have received both an FDA-approved primary vaccine series and at least one booster vaccine against COVID-19 as of their start date. If you are unable to meet this requirement due to a disability or serious medical condition, or due to a sincerely held religious belief, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation. 


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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3929 Point Eden Way
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