Staff Process Engineer

Complete Genomics
Job Location
Sunnyvale, CA
Job Description

Job Title:  Staff Process Engineer

Reports To:  Director, Bio-Chip Production

Department:  Flowcells


Job Summary

The position will be responsible for the design and development of the flowcell (microfluidic bio-chip), including the fluidics within the flowcell, associated with the company’s proprietary sequencing platform for fast and low cost genome sequencing.  The engineer will be an active and collaborative part of a team of engineers and scientists focused on developing the next generation technologies for the CGI platform.


Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs both independently and as part of a team to complete various assignments that may require knowledge of molecular biology and biochemistry concepts, and techniques.
  • Participate and contribute in group meetings on overall system design and performance, near term and long term activity planning, system integration, troubleshooting, and reporting experimental results.
  • Develop and execute project plans in collaboration with other group members, providing technical expertise, material and hands-on support as needed to achieve Departmental goals.    
  • Collaborate and communicate designs and experimental results with other research, development and production groups.
  • The ability to work within a team, with cross-functional partners, as well as ability to work effectively independently. Should be well organized, self-motivated and possess excellent time management skills.
  • The ability to become a credible in-house fluidics expert, taking ownership of major tasks and delivering to the requirements and on time.
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS/PhD degree in  Engineering with a focus on process development and design for microfluidic devices in fluid environments and 5-7 years of experience in a development environment with increasing responsibility; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Previous experience working in a cleanroom
  • Knowledge and experience using 3D modeling systems (SolidWorks)
  • Demonstrated experience in design, development and transfer of microfluidic devices to high volume manufacturing (>100K/year).
  • Experience with mask layout design for microfluidic devices, final tapeout and Ledit.
  • Experience with low volume fluid delivery systems; pumps, valves, tubing, fittings, etc. where avoiding contamination/cross contamination is critical.
  • Experience with molded microfluidic devices – design and manufacturing techniques.  Experience working with third parties in the production of high quality, functional microfluidic devices.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills, with great attention to detail and record-keeping in both lab notebook and electronic documentation.  Knowledge of Medical Device Design Controls (CFR 820.30) a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to rapidly changing requirements, priorities and tight schedules
  • Fluency in Mandarin preferred.


Other Requirements

  • 10% – 15% international travel required.


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Complete Genomics provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or uniformed service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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About Our Organization

Complete Genomics is an established technology leader in whole human genome sequencing based in Mountain View, California. Using its proprietary sequencing instruments, chemistry, and software, the company has sequenced more than 20,000 whole human genomes. Our company’s mission is to improve human health by providing researchers and clinicians with the core technologies to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and conditions.

Complete Genomics was founded in 2006 and in March 2013 was acquired by BGI-Shenzhen, the world’s largest genomics services company. BGI is headquartered in Shenzhen, China and provides sequencing and bioinformatics services and systems for research, medical, agricultural, and environmental applications. As part of BGI, Complete Genomics serves as a research and development center of excellence. Complete Genomics continues to focus on building next-generation sequencing systems and applications for the research, clinical, and consumer markets. For more information on BGI, please visit our website at

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