System Engineer II, Sequencing

United States, California, San Jose

The System Engineer II will be part of the system development team focusing on the development of an IVD prenatal diagnostics and screening system. The individual will be part of a team tasked with the development of an automated system for an innovative Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) in collaboration with both internal partners and external OEM vendors.



  • Expertise in medical device design and development is essential.
  • Experience in designing and execution of test cases to verify hardware, software and system performance.
  • Nucleic acid based diagnostics technology background and next-generation sequencing experience are highly desirable.



  • Works under general supervision, to conduct and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, and technical and theoretical understanding.
  • Hands-on with a strong instrument/platform development background, the candidate will be asked to troubleshoot systems, identify opportunities for quality improvements, provide root causes of complex HW-SW interaction problems, and communicate test results and corrective recommendations to the team.
  • Summarizes experimental results, and reviews conclusions with supervisor/project leader
  • Communicates results of experiments in the form of reports and presentations
  • Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g. OSHA)
  • Assesses results for applicability, validity, and conformance to Product Requirements
  • Works independently with general management direction. Work is reviewed in detail over a specific time frame.
  • Writes test cases, and implements and executes automated tests to verify the hardware, software and system performance.
  • He or she will work closely with external and internal design teams to understand and resolve product performance issues.