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Staff Systems Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA 94089 | Direct Hire

Post Date: 02/15/2018 Job ID: 18079 Industry: Biotech/R&D/Science

Position Title:  Staff Systems Engineer

Position Description:  Protingent Staffing has an exciting direct hire opportunity with our client in Sunnyvale, California for an experienced  Staff Systems Engineer.   Our client  seeks a highly motivated candidate to join our R&D System Engineering team.  This position involves the development of new liquid handling instrumentation, process optimization, acoustic transfer optimization, and sustaining engineering for our client' s capital equipment and consumable products. Qualified candidates must be able to work independently and as a member of multi-disciplined development teams, executing tasks on-time and to spec. Development responsibilities may include system specification and design, signal processing, algorithm development, design verification testing, and technology transfer to Manufacturing.

Job Qualifications:
  • BS with > 10 years experience, MS with > 6 years, or PhD with > 3 years in Physics or Engineering (BioMed or EE)
  • 5-10 years of experience in the development, test, and analysis of analytical instrumentation or complex electromechanical equipment.

Skills and Attributes Required:
  • Superior problem solving skills
  • Analytical, methodical, and detail-oriented in planning, experimentation, and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate, test, and troubleshoot electronic, mechanical, and software subsystems
  • Experience with a compiled programming language such as C, C++, or C#
  • Experience with scripting languages such as python or MATLAB
  • Experience with statistical analysis, data analysis and data reduction techniques
  • Tenacious and deadline driven
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated contribution in delivering capital equipment instrumentation from concept to market
  • Experienced with lab measurement tools for electrical, optical, and mechanical technologies
  • Detail and quality oriented
  • A `can do` attitude and the desire to learn

Desirable Skills and Attributes:
  • Modeling of physical systems
  • Machine Learning Experience
  • Understanding of fluids, and fluid/solid interface issues.
  • Good understanding of image or signal processing
  • Experience using statistics and DOE methods for process optimization
  • Ability to design test fixtures
  • Project management experience
  • Some knowledge of chemistry and good lab practices

Job Responsibilities:
  • Work with team to define detailed technical specs
  • Participate in research and design targeting new features and methods
  • Support engineering team in testing of subsystems
  • Lead system integration planning and execution
  • Define and execute design verification test plan
  • Define and execute product validation test plan
  • Develop procedures and required tools for Manufacturing and Service system test
  • Train Mfg. and Service personnel on system test procedures
  • Support Mfg. personnel during production ramp-up

About Protingent:  Protingent is a niche provider of top Engineering and IT talent to Software, Electronics, Medical Device, Telecom and Aerospace companies nationwide. Protingent exists to make a positive impact and contribution to the lives of others as well as our community by providing relevant, rewarding and exciting work opportunities for our candidates.

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Nick Vella

In 9 years of recruiting my style can be described as being direct, detailed, persistent. I will provide you with all necessary info needed to make the best decision for yourself. Each of my candidates that I’m representing is my #1 priority. I work around the clock to move a process along, to search and network for other potential opportunities to pitch a candidate to. The entire recruiting cycle process is all about creating a smooth experience for both the candidate and client. I feel I do that by my attention to detail, organization and ability to communicate effectively with each individual candidate. On my time off, I love to cook for my wife and 2 kids and ran my first Triathlon this April in Napa.

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