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Senior Systems Engineer (4JH2018)United States

Mission Bio

Senior Systems Engineer (4JH2018)

United States

Mission Bio is looking for a senior systems engineer to advance our microfluidic-based instrument. As a member of a small but critical engineering team, this position will be responsible for characterizing system functionality as well as developing and executing verification and validation plans. They will root cause issues and then recommend improvements to development and manufacturing teams, while also supporting quality and customer-facing groups as necessary. Beyond that, they will be key to new product development by conducting feasibility studies and developing product requirements documents. The candidate must have experience with analytical lab systems and be adept at designing and executing analytical experiments, and they should furthermore feel comfortable modifying hardware and software to conduct their own studies. Lastly, they must have excellent problem-solving skills, a good work ethic, and an ability to clearly communicate in teams or with written reports.


• Manage instrument requirements and specifications, tracking deviations and gauging impact of fixes and improvements.

• Design and execute experiments for feasibility, system characterization, verification, validation, and reliability.

• Maintain system-wide expertise across electronics, firmware, and pneumatics.

• In charge of design and maintenance of circuit boards and firmware.

• Identify potential failure modes using FMEA and find root cause in observed issues. For both, evaluate risk and aid in resolution.

• Generate outward-facing analytical reports and regulatory documentation.


• At least five years' experience as a systems or hardware engineer.

• Demonstrate system engineering expertise on at least two analytical instrument projects.

• Demonstrate ability to develop, execute, and report on verification and validation studies.

• Demonstrate ability to design electrical circuit boards, and some programming.

• Fast learning, hardworking, an exemplary team member, and a strong communicator and writer.

• Experience in c oordination across teams, including R&D, manufacturing, quality, marketing, and support, as well as with vendors.

• Bachelor's degree in a related engineering or scientific field with an advanced degree preferred.

• Experience in a start-up or in life sciences is a bonus.

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