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System Engineer I
Ref No.: 18-35531
Location: Santa Clara, California
Position Type:Contract
Skill Type
Skill Type:Information Technology
System Engineer I, Sequencing
The System Engineer I in Roche Sequencing Solutions will be part of the system development team focusing on the development of a cutting edge next-generation sequencing (NGS) system for IVD applications.
Experience and Responsibilities:
  • Experience with all phases of technology development is desirable.
  • Experience in RUO or IVD product design and development is desirable.
  • Specific experience in Requirements Management as well as the Design Verification process for biomedical systems is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Risk Analysis methods, Reliability Engineering, or Design Transfer activities for product manufacturing is desirable.
  • Nucleic acid based technology background and next-generation sequencing experience are highly desirable.  Other system development experience in complex diagnostic development environments is a plus.
  • Knowledge of NGS workflows and data analysis is desirable. Experience with NGS systems development is a plus.
The individual responsibilities are:
  • After introduction to work processes, begins to organize, conduct, and monitor laboratory experiments utilizing established and published procedures, building technical and theoretical understanding.
  • Assumes responsibility for the accuracy, quality, and timeliness of experimental results.
  • Works with cross-functional teams to contribute to Risk and Requirements Management processes under design control procedures.
  • Exercises creative, imaginative thinking when required to resolve complex issues.
  • Makes recommendations to resolve issues encountered during experimental procedures.
  • Communicates results to supervisor and/or team via written reports and oral presentations.
  • Assesses results for applicability, validity, and conformance to Product Requirements.
  • Performs work according to established internal safety guidelines and procedures, and as specified by appropriate external regulatory agencies (e.g. OSHA).
  • Develops test plans, writes test cases, and implements and executes tests to verify hardware, software and system performance.
  • Hands on with a strong interest in instrument/platform development, 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.  He or she will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand and resolve product performance issues.
  • Bachelors in engineering, sciences, or related field required.
  • 0-3 years relevant industry experience; MS with fewer years of work experience may be acceptable.
  • Experience with experimental design, laboratory practice, data analysis, and data and concept presentation required.