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Sr. Staff Technology Development Engineer

Company: Cepheid
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

At Cepheid , we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world's most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we're working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges.

The Sr. Staff Technology Development Engineer is responsible for driving the exploration of hardware, consumables, and software advancements to expand Cepheid's capabilities. This position is part of the Engineering Department and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA . Our Technology Development Engineers will work multi-functionally within the Engineering organization to catalyze early-stage development projects and activities as well as collaborate with other business functions to accelerate Engineering-related technological development activities.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to: Prototype new sensing technologies, create novel modifications to existing hardware and/or firmware, and develop new test and measurement methodologies
Lead multi-functional teams comprising engineers from diverse skill sets (Mechanical, Electrical, Optical, Firmware) to explore and advance new diagnostic system capabilities
Collaborate cross-functionally with non-Engineering Associates to develop new algorithms and analytical methods to further Cepheid's diagnostic capabilities

The essential requirements of the job include: Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Physics, Applied Physics, Biology, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Fluidics, etc, with 8+ years of related work experience
Experience with prototyping sophisticated instrumentation systems that incorporate a mix of optical, mechanical, electrical, thermal, and firmware components
Data analysis expertise and experience with data analytical software packages such as Origin, Matlab, Mathematica, Minitab, or other
Validated understanding of design of experiments, interpretation of test results, failure investigation, and root cause failure analysis
Consistent record of understanding and aligning with applicable industry regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies, and tasks

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or other biological diagnostic methods
Applications of chemistry and physics disciplines such as spectroscopic techniques, organic chemistry, electromagnetic theory, and thermodynamics
Programming experience in C/C++, Python, or other

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.
Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we'll empower you to push the boundaries of what's possible.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. - Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here .

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Cepheid, Sunnyvale , Sr. Staff Technology Development Engineer, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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