Mechatronics Engineer

  • Stealth Mode Startup Biotech
  • Newark, CA, USA
  • Jan 07, 2022
Full time Biotech

Job Description

High growth, pre-IPO company in stealth mode

Join a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies that will push the boundaries in the clinical, life sciences research and therapeutic fields. We are well-funded by global top-tier investors, including venture capital firms and growth equity investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond.  We are a collaborative group of more than 200 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Play an important role in the development and commercialization of technology and products that will accelerate our understanding of life, biology and disease and transform large industries.

We are looking for a highly motivated Mechatronics Engineer to join our team!

You will have a mix of electrical, mechanical, and software engineering education and experience. You will be part of a team responsible for precise control and high-speed synchronization of robotics and data acquisition and all hardware and software that supports this.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Work on the development, testing, and troubleshooting of a highly automated robotic instrument.
  • Define the hardware and software requirements for the instrument motion platform and drive the selection, design, and integration effort.
  • Develop and execute test plans to validate prototypes meet design criteria and risks are retired.
  • Tune motion and process control loops for optimum performance and fleet stability and understand design or manufacturing issues that limit control performance.
  • Automate measurements used to qualify optical/mechanical/electrical sub-system performance and perform accelerated lifetime testing to prove the reliability of these sub-systems.
  • Balance design and development with supporting field and manufacturing issues.
  • Collaborate with the software team to integrate your designs into the instrument application.

 Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of industry experience or Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Software Engineering.
  • Demonstrated experience controlling hardware from software (Python, C#, or C++).
  • Understanding of classical motion control (PID, lead-lag controller, feedforward) and experimental tuning methods (step or frequency response).
  • Programming and data analysis skills in Matlab or Python are strongly desired.
  • Hardware or embedded system programming experience (FPGA or microcontroller) desired.
  • Experience designing custom PCBs and electronics for mixed-signal processing a bonus.
  • Hands-on and independent work style, with excellent organizational and communication skills.

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