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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?

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R&D Systems Engineer (Project Engineer)

What you will do

You will be the technical lead for development, modification or expert-level trouble-shooting of Cavro precision syringe pump and robot OEM component products.Our OEM components are key elements in many leading clinical and research instruments sold by both Tecan and our OEM customers to solve important questions in genomics, diagnostics and other life sciences areas.  For example, you may have seen some of our instruments as well as our OEM customers’ instruments in recent news reports about Covid 19 testing around the world.  In this dynamic and visible role, you will interact with customers, product managers and engineers to define requirements and user needs.  You will lead definition and selection of solutions based on requirements and user needs and provide a vision of technical solution to the project teams from concept through release. 


Responsibilities will include

  • Responsible for the technical success of assigned projects
  • Responsible for Requirements Engineering leading to meaningful and testable requirements
  • Identifies new and innovative solutions drawing on multi-disciplinary knowledge
  • Leads the creation of product concepts and COGS estimates
  • Selects appropriate technologies for implementation
  • Primary author of system architecture and documentation
  • Optimally partitions functionality between electronics, mechanisms and firmware or software and ensures that design solutions meet requirements and intended use
  • Creates and challenges error and tolerance budgets
  • Resolves design tradeoffs
  • Leads cost/benefit analysis to choose optimal design approaches
  • Technical lead for root-cause investigations
  • Leads design reviews
  • Champions DFx (manufacturability, assembly, cost, quality)
  • Travel required: domestic and international <20%


What you bring along

  • BS in a relevant engineering discipline and 8 years of relevant industry experience
  • Familiar with mechanical and electrical CAD software – Creo and Altium preferred
  • Experience creating tolerance and error budgets
  • Proven systems engineering or requirements management experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of electronics and firmware development
  • Working knowledge of precision mechanisms and motion control (stepper, servo, etc.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Hands-on multi-disciplinary problem solver
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • DFx training preferred
  • Proven experience developing precision bench-top instrumentation or equipment
  • Working knowledge of precision life-sciences liquid –handling systems a plus
  • Familiarity with ISO 13485 and FDA regulation/QSR requirements is a plus
  • Proactive, dynamic and persuasive


What you will get

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Progressive employment conditions
  • Exciting career opportunities
  • Wide range of training courses
  • International environment
  • Strong company culture with rich history


Look no further and apply now!

We are looking forward to receiving your application online. Please submit your resume.


Tecan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


We care about people - Join the market leader.
People every day all around the world will benefit from more personalized healthcare. The promise of better, faster, more cost efficient solutions is now within our grasp. And that’s the world in which Tecan plays a vital role – helping advance healthcare – through advanced life science research and diagnostic solutions. We constantly seek new ways to steer innovation.

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:  San Jose, CA
Country:  US

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