Senior Systems Engineer

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About the role

The systems performance and reliability group is responsible for ensuring that we deliver best-in-class hardware products. As a performance & reliability (P&R) engineer, you will be involved in all aspects of the product development process, from the initial prototyping to launch. P&R engineers conceptualize and implement custom hardware systems and test plans to support R&D activities, as well as verification, validation, qualification, and acceptance testing.

Ideal candidates will thrive in demanding multidisciplinary environments, enjoy hands-on hardware and software development, and have strong data analysis and presentation skills. Sophisticated and robust testing is the underpinning of key architectural downselections and the primary determinant of system performance and reliability. As a senior member of the team you will help set the high standards of our technical development processes.


What you will be doing


Collaborate with engineers and scientists to develop custom test fixtures, software, and protocols

Lead development and execution of verification, validation, qualification, and acceptance testing

Conduct reliability, robustness, and sustainability tests (including MTBF / HALT)

Troubleshoot complex electromechanical, optical, and fluidic systems

Develop, document, maintain, and execute test software / scripts

Identify and implement test and development process improvements

Assist in transfer of test protocols to external test and manufacturing partners

Implement and standardize test data reporting tools and report templates


To be successful, you will need


Bachelors in an engineering discipline (systems, software, mechanical, biomedical, etc); masters preferred

5+ years of industry experience (design, test or systems engineering role)

Hands on experience performing independent design, assembly and/or testing of complex electromechanical systems

Fluency in Python; C/C++ experience is very nice to have

Experience with JMP or Minitab; working knowledge of good design of experiment

Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills

Excellent visual & oral communication and presentation skills

Ability to pick up new technologies quickly

Self-motivated; able to work independently in a fast paced, dynamic environment


Nice to have skills & background


Experience troubleshooting PCBs (reading schematics, operating oscilloscopes & multimeters, basic firmware debugging)

Proficiency in SolidWorks; experience designing simple and complex mechanical parts for manufacturing

Foundational understanding of GD&T and DFM

Specific experience in life sciences / laboratory instrumentation product development

Technical proficiency in one or more of the following disciplines: optics, fluidics, precision motion, embedded electronics

Classroom or professional experience with system modeling

Experience developing and/or testing products in a regulated environment (e.g., ISO 13485, minimally ISO 9001)



About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.

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