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Systems Engineer - Software/IT

Company: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Location: South San Francisco
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Location/Division Specific Information

Join the forefront of innovation in genetic analysis for research & clinical applications. Our teams develop platforms, consumables, and reagents that help bring criminals to justice, ensure reproductive health, accelerate disease research, advance methods for syndromic testing of infectious diseases and viruses, and keep the world's food supply safe. As the leading provider of genetic analysis solutions and leveraging the resources of a $24B enterprise, our technologies have great impact worldwide. And as a member of our team, you can play a critical role in helping us fulfill our global mission of making the world healthier, cleaner, and safer.

How will you make an impact?

You will be key to defining and developing instrument and consumable products in the Genetic Sciences Division. Working alongside a senior systems engineer, you will assist with system definition & system integration aspects of product development in collaboration with highly technical and specialized engineering professionals and scientists to develop instruments and applications for our world class qPCR, Capillary Electrophoresis, Rapid DNA, and Microarray platforms in both RUO and IVD markets.

What will you do?

  • Partner with our Product Management teams to define system architecture and integration design, development, feasibility testing
  • Understand clinical customers and effectively translate their needs to product requirements, experience in usability engineering is a plus
  • Work with cross-functional subsystem owners to design and develop integrated systems from beginning to end of the clinical sample workflow(s) including leading stage gate design reviews, d/pFMEA processes, and design documentation
  • Plan, develop, and analyze system integration in order to maintain requirement traceability through various subsystems and verification activities in collaboration with subsystem requirements owners
  • Contribute to data-driven decision making by designing experiments, analyzing, and presenting results
  • Work hand-in-hand with the Operations team to transfer your products into manufacturing

How will you get here?


Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering or related discipline; Master's degree is preferred


  • 3+ years experience in a life science instrumentation, consumables, and assays in R&D setting, preferably in genomics
  • 2+ years of relevant industry/academic wet lab experience using a variety of laboratory techniques
  • Familiarity with networking protocols (TCP/IP, HTTP) and standard network architectures
  • Working knowledge of C, Java, and scripting languages such as Python, Perl, etc.
  • Experience with software architecture and development process
  • Highly data-driven/detail oriented and ability to understand individual's results effect on a systems level
  • Experience in systems engineering processes, from requirements gathering and risk analysis to statistical power in validation is a plus
  • Previous experience in developing moderate complexity integrated life sciences or clinical instrumentation, consumables, and software in RUO and IVD environment is highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong understanding of genetic analysis tools, workflows, and chemistry in at least one of these areas: CE Sanger sequencing, qPCR, microarray, or sample preparation
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple and changing programs/projects and priorities
  • Foster collaborative relationships and builds credibility across functions/teams
  • Maintain a high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current engineering/scientific literature, competing technologies, and/or products as well as attendance of seminars and meetings

Relocation assistance may be provided to those that qualify.

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services and Patheon. For more information, please visit

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