Hardware Engineering Manager in Fremont, California at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 11/9/2018

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Job ID: MOL002229

About Us

Molecular Devices, LLC creates innovative, high-quality bioanalysis solutions that increase our customers’ productivity.  By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose, to be our customers'  first choice for systems, consumables, software, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery.  Our core values are critical elements of our past and future success -- The best team wins.  Customers talk, we listen.  Continuous improvement is our way of life.  Leading edge innovation defines our future.  We compete for our shareholders.

Molecular Devices offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.

Molecular Devices is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • ForteBio is looking for a candidate to join the R&D team to manage the hardware engineering group.
  • The candidate will be a member of a R&D team and works with associates and customers to define and develop solutions that give Molecular Devices a unique position in this market.
  • The candidate for Manager Hardware Engineering will be responsible for communicating with cross-functional teams to identify requirement gaps in order to define and prototype new products to meet customer requirements. 
  • The successful candidate will need to have in depth knowledge of technology, instrumentation for use in laboratories.
  • The right candidate can drive product development to further grow the strategic position of Molecular Devices in this market.
  • Efficiently works under pressure and deadlines, and works to complete assigned tasks on time and on budget.
  • Ability to lead and mentor team in the design, build and  testing of instrumentation for the Life Sciences.
  • Provide technical oversight, monitor progress, identify risks/issues and work with Project and Product Managers  to oversee the hardware team in order to deliver high quality products on schedule.
  • Work with cross functional teams to identify gaps in customer workflow.
  • Evaluate new technologies, and provide a technical point of view for feasibility.
  • Effectively communicates (verbal and written) new insight and ideas with cross-functional team.
  • Investigate new technologies, and work with marketing to identify gaps, based on VOC, and turn them into proposals for new technologies that solves customers challenge better than any competitors.
  • Ability to work with other engineering groups, product management and scientists to define and prototype solutions.
  • Ability to work and apply the Danaher Business Systems approach to development technologies

Job Requirements


  • Advanced degree (Bachelor of Science degree minimum, PhD preferred) in Life Science, Biology, Microbiology or related subject with hands-on knowledge of cell biology and cell analysis techniques and applications.
  • Prefer 5+ years experience in product development for Life Science Research. Market, customer and technology knowledge in the development of scientific and Life Sciences instruments. Ability to transfer final designs to manufacturing and operations, including packaging, transportation/shipping requirements, standards testing and QC testing requirements
  • Prefer 3+ years’ experience managing a team of local engineers, developing resource plans and timelines.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate innovation along with research and development of new break-through products and features
  • Understand complex instrumentation and system designs involving optic, electrical, mechanical and firmware with the ability to analyze and document the system
  • Ability to author and present complex data to engineering, marketing, scientists and management.
  • Experience leading a development team in the prototyping and development of instrumentation in the life sciences market.

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
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