Systems Integration Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 9/14/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP003877

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Job Description:

The System Integration Test Engineer will work side-by-side with Consumables, Firmware/Software, and Hardware Engineers to design, develop, and test new molecular diagnostic platforms, including the development of novel new consumables and instrumentation.  Specifically the Test Engineer will design, develop, and validate test methods and protocols for performance verification and validation of hardware and consumables designs, including IQ/OQ/PQ activities as necessary, and will execute testing, perform data analysis, and provide feedback to the team regarding system performance relative to defined metrics.  Responsible for compliance with FDA, ISO, and internal Quality System requirements.


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree plus two years of progressive experience in the fields of Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or a related field.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience designing, validating, executing, and documenting test methods and protocols, including IQ/OQ/PQ testing and Design Verification testing.
  • Root cause failure analysis and hands-on troubleshooting
  • Data analysis using MiniTab, Origin, Mathematica, Matlab, or equivalent software.  Experience with basic statistics.
  • Hands-on experience building and testing hardware (mechanical, optical, electrical) instrumentation, consumables, and systems
  • Clear and concise technical writing for the documentation of experiments and test reports.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills for clear communication to highly cross-functional teams
  • High degree of organization and efficiency in multi-tasking to support concurrent project priorities

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in an FDA/ISO regulated environment
  • Experience with PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and PCR-based testing systems
  • Experience working with optical systems
  • Machining skills (mill, lathe, CNC, 3D printing)
  • Solidworks, pro-E, or other CAD design software
  • Knowledge of optics and optical systems
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Macro coding (e.g. Excel), C, C++, Python, or other

Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

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.
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