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12 Sep 2022

Full-Time Senior Staff Systems Engineer

Ultima Genomics – Posted by Ultima Genomics Newark, California, United States

Job Description

Rapidly growing life sciences technology company

Ultima Genomics is a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies. Our mission is to continuously drive the scale of genomic information to enable unprecedented advances in biology and improvements in human health. We have developed a foundational new approach to sequencing at scale that overcomes limitations due to the high costs of current technologies. We are well-funded and have raised approximately $600 million from global top-tier investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 350 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, chemists, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Join us to develop and commercialize technologies that unleash the power of genomics at scale and empower the future of human health.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Staff System Engineer to join our team!

The Senior Staff System Engineer plays a central role throughout the different phases of product development. This position is part of a team responsible for developing and supporting a complex high-throughput genomics system focused to product launch.

The position is responsible for managing complex system upgrades on the leading-edge sequencer product at the customer site, within specifications, on time, and within budget; all while exceeding customer expectations in terms of safety and quality performance. The position is a key role in next generation product introduction, from interfacing with multiple engineering disciplines for specifications development, product validation, verification, transfer to manufacturing and field, and support of customer ramp.

Must have the knowledge and experience to effectively work with team members in optics, fluidics, electronics, mechanics and software as required to resolve issues. Some travel may be required for support at customer sites.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Own creation and execution of critical field upgrade plans.
  • Work with engineers to establish root cause, corrective actions, and document issues and solutions to improve design and/or procedures so that they may be implemented across the fleet in a standard manner.
  • Provide project status updates towards customer, and coordinate customer-related activities with project team.
  • Effectively communicate complex upgrade and technical details to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Resolve inconsistencies between subsystems, identify high-risk areas, and develop mitigation strategies.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Scientific discipline
  • 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage complex products and teams.
  • At least five years of project management excellence in a complex and challenging high-tech environment, preferably with substantial customer interaction.

Ultima Genomics is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws. See also Ultima Genomics’ EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: 601. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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