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Electrical Engineering Manager

Berkeley, California

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Healthineers (HC)
Requisition Number: 234424
Primary Location: United States-California-Berkeley
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 25%

Division Description:


At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.


Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.

Job Description:

Lead  Electrical Engineer /Manager  to contribute to new platform architecture definition and development.  Contributions are expected at the individual level and also at the strategic product definition level.  The person will represent the electrical engineering   discipline for the organization and lead and mentor junior engineers. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment. Capable of integrating requirements from the various stakeholders and have demonstrated judgement to balance the needs of cost, quality and time-to-market. 

Skills Sought

Experienced  in  RT-qPCR  and sample preparation  instrumentation  development -  through education or experience is highly desired.   Experience delivering automated fluorescent microscopes for biological applications is also desired.


Experience delivering successful commercial products where the individual made important contributions. 



Experience designing and delivering products  with  electro-optic -optomechanical assemblies and subassemblies – including as many of the following   detectors and light sources, low-cost  lasers, CMOS cameras, diodes, PMT’s.and LEDs.


Additional desirable experience Includes:


Product  development  covering  green-field  concept to manufacturing and service support.

Manage and guide design for regulatory compliance to UL/CSA/TUV/CE with in-depth knowledge.

Application and selection of APD/photodiode/ thermal sensors and circuits, lamps/laser/LED light sources and circuits, high end/low end FPGAs, various levels of ARM application processors.

Classical and modern control theory applied to data acquisition and laboratory system/subsystem control.

Ability to develop primitive firmware and work closely with firmware engineers to rapidly develop  design iterations.

 Lead and work with junior  engineers  and quality and regulatory  staff  for EMC and safety compliance – such as   IEC61326 and IEC61010,  IEC60601, IEC62304 etc.

Circuit board material selection and detailed design  and layout  both internally and working with outside firms.

Detailed design to manage EMI  

Familiarity  with PCBA manufacturing  process, understanding ICT and function test requirement and fixtures.

Work with internal and external ICT test fixture developers and proven design for test experience. 

Experience with EDA  tools – simulate and design high speed digital and  low noise high bandwidth analog circuits – experience with SOM  design and procurement. Multilayer design and test - > 1 Ghz processors, nano-fempto amp  current control

High performance A/D circuits- transimpedance amplifier design

Linear and high speed efficient   switching power supply design and selection. Familiar with sourcing power supplies, vendor qualification 

Data Acquisition System with USB interfaces,   DSP,  FPGA, instrument grade amplifiers,  isolated differential analog input channels with isolated DC/DC power supply.

Communication protocols/technologies   such as CANopen  and CAN  BUS , I2C and SPI 


Analog and/or digital control of - temperature, pressure, flow, mass, current, light, force, charge & pH.

Develop   work effort and scope estimates, efficient resource assignment.

Lead  electrical engineering efforts mentor junior  electrical  engineers, contractors and collaborate with outside development partners.  Build talent.

Design and develop specialized test fixtures, as needed,   to support design and for manufacturing.

Work closely with program managers, scientists, firmware,  mechanical and optical engineering teams.

Create technical specification and  subsystem   requirement specification documents.
Create design documents, design history files, verification test plans. 
Participate in FMEA, worst case analysis and verification/validation of product/design.
Transfer of designed products to manufacturing and support any post-launch and service issues.


Must have experience designing instrument systems that have sold at least roughly  500 systems at a profit.


Experience  in development of products  in a life sciences  or regulated (CE-IVD, FDA)  diagnostic environment is highly  desirable.


Strong ability to problem solve  - both defining the problem and ability to demonstrate solutions compatible with business objectives.


Hands-on experience ramping up designs in manufacturing including design and delivery of manufacturing  test fixtures and calibration systems.



Desire to join a start-up effort within a major multi-national corporation.

Should be able to draw on first principles to figure out effective solutions.


•           A degree in engineering or physics and a track record of contributing to commercially successful products.

•           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 (written and spoken or most importantly, through demonstration of beautiful designs


Some other topics to consider:

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

•           Designs and leads the testing or investigations pertaining to the development of the most complex new designs, methods, materials, or processes and investigates possible application of results.

•           Leads the development of reports, charts, graphs, and other documents and makes recommendations.

•           Reviews and approves related inputs such as  experimental reports, analysis and specifications prepared by technical support personnel.

•           Leads the delivery of specifications and directions to team members, suppliers, outside consultants and development partners.


 Experience requires 10 years of relevant experience 


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