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Do you want to make a significant difference in how the world is looking tomorrow and contribute to the innovation of state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology products?

Do you like to make things move?  Do you enjoy working closely with a robust cross-functional team of engineers to create complex electro-mechanical systems that make a difference in diagnostics and research?


Want to be able to say “I saw my product on the news last night“?  Are you a technical visionary who thrives on solving problems?  Do you enjoy working closely with customers to define requirements and make sure they are met?


Then look no further and join our R&D team at Morgan Hill, CA as


Senior Manager, Electrical Engineering


Primary Job Function

Lead and organize the Electrical Engineering Group to support the business in the design and development of life science analytical, in vitro diagnostic and medical instrumentation, ranging from components and sub-systems to complex standalone workstations. Serves as a “hands-on” manager to ensure timely accomplishment of goals and project milestones. 

Reports to the Senior Director, R&D.

Responsibilities include the mechanical design and development of mechanical parts and sub-systems that make up the component products and medical instrumentation.

Lead the electrical engineering group in a functional matrix organization to support multiple component and instrument projects in parallel. Competencies of the group include digital & analog circuit board design and manufacturing / PCBA testing / BOM management / motion control electronics / opto-electronics such as laser control and camera readout electronics

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Line management for members of the electrical engineering group, including contractors.
  • Presents and explains engineering concepts, results, and progress to customers
  • Develop and keep the Electrical Engineering standards on a best-in-class level thus system-, product-, module- and technology requirements fulfil the R&D-charter and the business needs.
  • Develop, train and maintain Electrical Engineering related processes, methods, and technologies in cooperation with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in technical and stage gate design reviews.
  • Contribute to project planning by recommending technology usage and providing effort estimations
  • Allocate resources to multiple product development projects going on in parallel together with project leads
  • Define and maintain turnkey and technology supplier portfolio in cooperation with External Services
  • Develop and test electronics circuits from prototype PCBAs to production PCBAs
  • Participate in and guide the electrical engineering team in the assembly, operation andengineering testing of prototypes
  • Ensure the quality of results generated by electrical engineering group members and adherence to Tecan guidelines and SOPs
  • Develop the electrical engineering group skill set to meet the product portfolio development requirements
  • Write and submit intellectual property

Position Scope and Accountability

  • Represent the subject matter expertise in the field of mechanical engineering, ensuring the highest standards in quality, customer service and, as needed, regulatory compliance are met
  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve critical organizational objectives and affect the image of the organization’s technological capability
  • Anticipates challenges and creatively applies knowledge of concepts, principles and theories

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or related field with 8 years of relevant product development experience
    BS in Electrical Engineering or related field with 10 years of relevant product development experience
  • Proven knowledge in electronics for motion control, opto-electronics, such as laser drive electronics or camera read-out electronics.
  • FPGA and RTOS experience
  • The ability to communicate technological concepts and progress to customers is essential.
  • Proven ability to innovate with a history of successful new or improved product releases
  • Listens and understands others’ points of view and articulates tactfully and respectfully one’s own perspective orally, in writing, and in presentations
  • Expert in working with ISO and MIL standards related to electrical engineering
  • Works well with other engineering functions in a collaborative, fast paced goal-driven environment
  • Technical background in healthcare products, laboratory diagnostics, IVDs, genomic sequencing, or medical devices


Preferred Qualifications

  • 15 years engineering experience in the life science or medical instrumentation industry
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Experience working in a start-up environment is advantageous
  • Knowledge with Altium layout software
  • Experience with optical instrumentation development
  • Track record of working with external component manufacturers to design, launch and improve vendor sub-systems used in production
  • Proficiency in engineering tools such as Matlab and LabView is highly desirable

Every lab. Every day. Empowered.
Our vision is to empower every laboratory, every day, around the world with Tecan technology, products and support. We will help to shape the future of automated workflows in life sciences and clinical diagnostics through unrivaled expertise, products and customer support.

We care about our culture.
Our values – trust, highest standards and ambition – are the cornerstones of our business, and give us the framework for the Tecan culture. We foster a positive and empowering environment, which allows us to bring our passion and energy to work. This helps us to deliver on our customer promise – ‘Always there for you’.

Legal entity:  Tecan Systems, Inc.
City:  Morgan Hill, CA
Country:  US

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto