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Staff Engineer, Instrument Software

Menlo Park, CA
Start date
Mar 8, 2023

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Personal and Professional Attributes:

  • You have a talent for architecting software abstractions that focus on being clean, robust, and maintainable
  • You have significant experience writing production software in a real-time control environment
  • You have created quality code in an agile software environment with an emphasis on automated testing
  • You are able to perform root-cause analysis and debug software systems
  • You have a strong desire to achieve commercial success with your company’s products


  • Design and code across the entire software stack in our DNA sequences
  • Collaborate with engineers, scientists, and program managers to create instrument control software features
  • Communicate and document designs using behavioral and structural diagrams
  • Quickly create proof-of-concept prototypes and evaluate feasibility


  • Typically requires 7-10 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 5-8 years with a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience
  • Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related disciplines, or equivalent
  • Excellent coding skills and fluency in managed runtime environments, such as .NET or Java
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to be able to effectively interact with mechanical, electronic, quality, and manufacturing engineers
  • Diagnostic equipment or services in the life sciences industry knowledge/experience preferred


Salary Range:

$162,600.00 - $220,000.00

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