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Sr. Systems Engineer

Berkeley, California

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Strategy & Innovation
Requisition Number: 222989
Primary Location: United States-California-Berkeley
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 15%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

 With 45,000 employees Siemens Healthineers is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technology to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and healthcare IT. All supported by a comprehensive portfolio of clinical consulting, training, and services available across the globe and tailored to customers’ needs. So that more people can have a life that is longer, richer, and more filled with happiness.

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Job Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that such resources provides. Siemens Healthineers is developing a major new platform and has established a start-up environment within Berkeley to contribute to this major initiative.


Siemens Healthineers are currently seeking an experience Systems  Engineer to contribute to new platform development within their Molecular Diagnostics Business. Contributions are expected at the individual level. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment. Capable of integrating requirements from the various stakeholders and have  ability to balance the needs of cost, quality and time-to-market.


Position Background

This role will work to understand, develop, and where necessary troubleshoot multiple steps in a molecular diagnostic (sample prep plus PCR) system.  This system will take a variety of input sample types, extract relevant biological material, run a PCR test on the material, and analyze resulting data.  In order to develop the system, we seek to model each step in the process, and understand the effectiveness of and variation in each step.  Some steps are biological, some are mechanical, some are chemical, some are electrical, some are implemented in software. 


A good hire will be strong and comfortable in their understanding of some of these steps and confident in their ability to learn more where necessary and desired.  As most of the activities for this role will be model-building and testing of the instrument we’re developing against the model, strength in formal methods for modelling and analysis will be helpful – this could be programming languages, MATLAB, Excel, Simulink, pen and paper.


Professional  experience should include 3-7+ years working with at least some of: cell lysis and DNA extraction, sample purification, PCR assay development, DNA extraction, PCBA design and debug, mathematical modelling of biological processes, mechanical and thermal design.

As this is a very broad role, relevant academic experience could be gained in any engineering physical science discipline and most of the biological sciences.  In particular: chemical engineering, systems biology, bioengineering, molecular and cell biology.

Additional Skills Sought.

The engineer /scientist will support the development of detailed requirements, engineering specifications, verification and validation , and supporting regulatory submissions of these devices.

Participate in FMEA, worst case analysis and verification/validation of product/design


•           Ability to understand scientific and systems-level engineering questions and propose and deliver solutions.


•           Ability to work independently and in project teams.


•           Excellent communication skills

-       Strong interpersonal skills.

-       Self-driven and creative team player, with strong startup mentality. Must have strong problem solving skills and be willing to learn on the job.


Some other topics to consider:

•           Performs analysis, evaluation and planning for methods of approach, and organizes means to achieve the solution to complex problems.

•           Designs and  participates  in  investigations pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials, or processes and investigates possible application of results.

•           Contributes to and may  lead the development of reports, charts, graphs, and other documents and makes recommendations.

•           Authors and submits experimental reports, analysis and specifications .

•           Develops specifications and directions to team members, suppliers, outside consultants and development partners.


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