Staff Electrical Engineer

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

Pacific Biosciences is seeking a disciplined electrical engineer to design PCBAs for our DNA sequencer instruments. Good digital and analog design skills, FPGA knowledge, and experience with high speed digital signaling and design for signal integrity are essential. A strong work ethic and commitment to solid documentation practices are a must. Work is fast paced and multifaceted, touching on many additional engineering disciplines: thermal, electromechanical, chemical/biological, optics and software. The perfect candidate will be comfortable shifting priorities quickly and getting hands-on to diagnose and solve technical issues. They must be comfortable working closely with others and giving/receiving constructive design feedback.

The candidate will be one of the primary EEs on a small team responsible for delivering all of Pacific Biosciences’s PCBAs and associated firmware. The candidate will, among other things, design electronics to interface and optimize the response of a variety of sensors in noisy environments, implement analog signal processing circuits where high precision and accuracy are required over the entire operating environment, design high speed digital communication links and servo control systems. The candidate will work on cross-functional teams to gather requirements, write specifications and test plans, deliver on designs, work with external layout houses, bring up and debug boards, work with integration teams, and transition the designs to manufacturing. While the role will largely focus on upcoming products, there is also a need to support manufacturing, field service, and internal users. 


Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering or other related discipline; Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 5 years of industry or equivalent work experience
Experience in the area of high speed signaling and signal integrity 
FPGA design and debug experience is a must, Xilinx / Vivaldo experience is strongly desired
Demonstrated proficiency in analog circuit design, analysis and simulation /modeling
Design experience with motion control (servos, steppers, encoders) is strongly desired
Proficiency with OrCAD schematic capture and experience in directing PCB layout for signal integrity
Experienced in the use of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum- and network analyzers
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills in order to be able to effectively interface with software, hardware, quality and manufacturing teams

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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