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Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, California at Molecular Devices

Date Posted: 4/9/2019

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Job ID: MOL002368

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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As part of the Biologics Product Development group, the Sr. Systems Engineer will have an exciting opportunity to utilize their systems knowledge to contribute to the design and development of solutions that give Molecular Devices a unique position in the life sciences market. This role requires thorough understanding of system design and system integration tools and methodologies to bring together pieces from across the different functional elements i.e. Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Fluidics, Optical engineering. This position will lead the development and review of engineering requirements, perform systems integration and test, and provide technical direction and guidance for projects from conception to completion.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have a strong, multi-discipline technical background with direct experience in the development of instrumentation for use in laboratories. 

  • Design and conduct system level characterization and verification of complex systems; collect, organize, analyze, and document test results.
  • Lead/perform integration of analytical and performance related elements with mechanical hardware, electronics, and software.
  • Lead/perform definition of product requirements, system architecture, risk analysis, and system verification and validation.
  • Develop and conduct experiments utilizing scientific methods and DOE principles
  • Lead/perform risk assessment.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of system, hardware and software solutions for product enhancements, new product development, and critical sub-systems.

Job Requirements


  • Demonstrated ability to apply an expert understanding of systems to issues in order to bring tasks to resolution within assigned projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively integrate information from varied disciplines including Systems Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Software.

  • Have basic working knowledge of optic principles. Experience with fiber optics is a plus.  

  • Strong analytical skills, use of data to drive decisions, including Design of Experiments.

  • Strong preference for candidates with previous experience in regulated industries (medical, industrial, automotive, etc) and product verification and validation.

  • 5+ years of related systems engineering experience. 

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Engineering, or Science. 

Diversity & Inclusion

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 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.