Pacific Biosciences is seeking a disciplined optomechanical engineer with experience designing complex, multi-functional instrumentation for volume production. The DNA sequencing market that Pacific Biosciences is competing in requires continual development of novel concepts that can be proven and transitioned to manufacturing. The candidate will be responsible for creating and developing these new concepts for our existing and upcoming products. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable and experienced in defining instrument requirements, design, testing, and troubleshooting. 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, chemical/biological, optical, electrical, structural, and software. The perfect candidate will be comfortable shifting priorities quickly, developing creative solutions to challenging technical problems, 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 responsible for working on cross-functional teams to gather requirements, define specifications, diagnose issues, develop and test concepts, and execute on designs with input from many functional groups. The primary focus of the role is on the instrument optomechanics, although there will be ample opportunities to work on many other areas of the system as well. The candidate will be required to be a part of the supplier selection process, including writing interface control documents and performing NPI work. Additionally. this role will require providing support to manufacturing, field service, and internal users and contribute to efforts to improve reliability, manufacturability, and serviceability of our current and future products.