Vice President, Instruments

We are building custom instrumentation that will enable DNA synthesis at scale. As a Vice President, Instruments, you will lead the development of Ansa’s proprietary DNA synthesizers that will power our DNA synthesis service, including a 384-plex synthesizer and an ultra-scalable array-based synthesizer. You will be responsible for coordinating Ansa’s Mechanical Engineering, Fluidics, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Surface Chemistry, and Systems Integration teams to ensure that deliverables are met and the individuals on the team thrive. You’ll be at the forefront of the DNA synthesis revolution, growing and leading the best engineering team in the industry.

If you get goosebumps when you think about building a top-performing team of scientists and engineers to tackle an incredibly complex challenge, then we want to hear from you!


Lead and manage a team of 15+ talented contributors with deep technical knowledge in the following teams: Hardware (mechanical, fluidic, electrical, systems and software engineering), Systems Integration, and Surface Chemistry.
Providing operational leadership, technical expertise, and proven people development skills to align technical work with business strategy.
Work directly with Executives and other VPs to develop and execute on a clear technical roadmap for DNA synthesizer development.
Develop and own project plans, providing prioritization and execution guidance to project teams.
Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in engineering and development related to the biological instruments industry.
Build relationships and deliver on project plans with contract engineering to supplement internal R&D and ensure cost effective and timely instrument development.
Ensure that departmental decisions such as staffing, development, organization, hardware acquisitions, and facilities are aligned with operational goals.
Collaborate within the organization to understand, develop and document the internal customer requirements for Ansa’s DNA synthesis platform.

10+ years of experience guiding engineering focused teams of >15 individuals.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering required, advanced engineering degree preferred.
Exceptional organizational skills, including project and people management to build quality organizational teams and systems that will drive success in meeting deliverables
Demonstrated ability to transition instrument development projects from concept to commercial scale.
Technical expertise in microfluidics, automation control, related to biotechnological applications such as sequencing, DNA synthesis, or diagnostics.
Ability to learn new technical areas quickly to collaborate and thrive in a multidisciplinary environment.
Great analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving.
Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
Successful experience in helping to scale start-up operations is a plus
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