Staff Systems Engineer in Redwood City, California at SCIEX

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

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Job ID: SCI003454

About Us

SCIEX – An operating company within Danaher’s Life Sciences platform

SCIEX helps to improve the world we live in by enabling scientists and laboratory analysts to find answers to the complex analytical challenges they face. Our leadership in LC-MS and CE-MS have made us a trusted partner globally to those who are focused on basic research, drug discovery, food and environmental testing, forensic toxicology, clinical research and diagnostics. With over 40 years of innovation, we continue to redefine what is achievable in routine and complex analysis.

We are seeking smart, team-oriented people who have purpose and are committed to helping us deliver Answers for Science. Knowledge for Life. ™ Our global team, located on every continent, is our greatest strength, bringing diverse perspectives and breakthrough thinking. With the power of the Danaher Business System behind us, it’s our people who have made us the industry leader. Come join our winning team. Visit us at

Sciex offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. 

Sciex 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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We are seeking a Staff Systems Engineer in our Liquid Chromatography Research and Development (R&D) group. 
  • Work within the R&D team to define and design innovative products for the LC and LC-MS markets.
  • Design, build, and test breadboard and prototype systems and subsystems to address identified needs and requirements.
  • Collaborate with marketing and application associates to identify new features and requirements for products.
  • Translate customer, marketing, and business needs into User Needs and System Requirements.
  • Convert prototype demonstrations into system design architectures, (DFR, DFM, DFS).
  • Lead the development and execution of architecture and design controls for new products.  
  • Identify risks and make recommendations for risk response strategies, (FMEA), including reliability test and measures.
  • Lead the planning and execution of integration level activities from breadboard, through prototype and pilot.
  • Provide guidance and support for systems engineering approaches and activities within the organization.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor degree or higher in an appropriate discipline (Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, etc…) with a minimum of 9 or more years of relevant industry experience with typically 15 years of practical experience OR Master’s degree in field with 7 or more years of relevant industry experience. 
  • Knowledge of Life Science and analytical instrumentation systems required, preference will be given to candidates who possess experience in liquid chromatography, or mass spectrometry. 
  • Experience in architecting instruments in an R&D environment and moving designs from R&D to Manufacturing.
  • Experience with Product Development Life Cycles and Manufacturing principles.
  • Strong understanding of and experience implementing control systems (PID, thermal designs, and noise filtering).
  • Demonstrated history of driving projects to completion in schedule driven environments.
  • Demonstrated history of creativity, innovation, and troubleshooting.
  • Additional Requirements: 
  • Understanding of associated disciplines in the product development process; Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Firmware and Software Engineering, Analytical Chemistry.
  • Ability to critically analyze and evaluate data.
  • Methodical troubleshooting and debugging capabilities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a commitment to documentation.

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.
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