• R&D Systems Engineer (Engineer III)

    Location US-CA-Pleasanton
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  • Overview

    Bio-rad is looking for a Systems Engineer (Engineer III) to support its global organization. You will be part of the Systems Engineering team developing instrument systems solutions for the Next Generation ddPCR instrument systems. You’ll report directly to the head of Systems engineering. Come join us and be a key player in our next breakthrough product. At our Pleasanton R&D center, you can have big company impact while working at a small, nimble and dynamic site.


    Bio-Rad leads the digital PCR market with digital droplet PCR platform. You will be part of a multidisciplinary R&D team revolutionizing biological research and healthcare by developing new products in our droplet microfluidics portfolio. You will work with engineers, chemists, and molecular biologists to develop integrated chemical and fluidic systems for reactions in emulsions. This work will span from the research stage through product launch.


    • The successful candidate will:
    • Provide technical knowledge of system engineering principles and their application to developing cost-effective, reliable and high-quality systems that satisfy customer needs and business requirements.
    • Reviews and analyzes customer and business requirements, and articulates and documents system requirements and functions.
    • Generates, analyzes and developing robust architectures, communicating and coordinating with marketing and cross-functional development teams, and assisting the development team of the balance between development cost, schedule, quality and performance.
    • Participates or leads Cross-Functional Teams in system requirements definition, system functional decomposition and requirements allocation, system architecture definition, system modeling, and requirements traceability and compliance including verification plans and reports.
    • Continuous development of skills and technical expertise required in order to support product development initiatives.
    • Assist in the adoption and execution of Systems, Reliability, Risk, Usability, Utilities and Requirements engineering.
    • Maintains extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art principles, theories, and practices around all things Systems and Reliability engineering related activities.
    • Works with the development teams in identifying and recommends long term tools, standards and methods to drive continual Systems and Reliability Engineering improvement.
    • Conducts and participates in design/project technical reviews.
    • Works to ensure quality and continuously promote Right First Time.
    • Ability to thrive in a multi-disciplinary team setting collaborating with senior and junior scientists and engineers.
    • Demonstrated innovation and initiative in dealing with technical challenges and assignments.
    • Strong focus on results and achieving goals.
    • Ability to identify internal customers and use their needs and perspectives in driving decisions and activities.
    • Flexible and adaptive to a rapidly changing environment.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.


    • BS in Engineering. MS desirable.
    • Training in Design for Excellence principals preferred. DFSS Green Belt certification is desirable.
    • 5 years’ experience in the engineering/development of complex systems.
    • IVD experience, QSR/ISO regulations & standards, risk management (ISO14971) and Usability Engineering (IEC62366) in medical devices in a regulated environment.


    About Bio-Rad:


    Bio-Rad is a global leader providing a broad array of clinical diagnostics and life science research products. With a team of more than 7,800 employees and a global network of operations serving our customers, we help people live longer, healthier lives.


    Bio-Rad was founded over six decades ago and has continued to provide the healthcare industry with innovative and useful products that help life science researchers accelerate the discovery process and medical diagnostic labs obtain faster, better results.


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    Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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