Design Engineer

Full time
You rarely get the chance to change an industry. But that's position we find ourselves in.

We're developing a revolutionary new automated human cell growing system. Cells are key to every biotech and pharma company - from those developing new drugs, to those developing new cell-based medicines. And yet today they're all grown totally manually, the same as 100 years ago.

In the near future, our solutions will be growing cells for cell therapies - the best cancer cures ever created. Join us and help us get there! We have recently been featured in top lists from Labiotech as well as Forbes, and we're backed by Y Combinator, the most successful startup accelerator in the world which produced companies such as AirBnb, Dropbox, and Cruise.

You can learn more about what it's like to work at Cytera in this video: Link

Building machines that grow cells is hard and complicated - we have to combine mechanical, electronic, and fluidic systems. We are looking for an exceptional individual who has demonstrated an ability to design challenging physical and electro-mechanical solutions, and who'd be willing to continuously learn the new knowledge needed to design solutions for non-typical use cases.

You'll be both creating totally new early-stage solutions to upcoming challenges, as well as collaborating on refining our more mature solutions.

Early-stage solutions would typically consist of mechanical parts and sensors you've selected along with the physical body and basic firmware control loops to test the approach. Sometimes these solutions could require specialist materials and components used in a particular way for the first time, and you shouldn’t be afraid to try these approaches.

Must have

    • Experience designing and building electro-mechanical solutions
    • Ability to design systems that combine electronic and mechanical parts with control loops
    • Ability to pick suitable sensors for a use case, and write the basic proof of concept firmware to validate it’s the right sensor for the job
    • Experience designing in at least 1 CAD package
    • Experience physically modifying hardware with tools
    • Willingness to collaborate on and question own designs
    • Willingness to put designs through user tests very early in development

Nice to have

    • Electronics experience designing PCB
    • Experience designing physical products for biotech applications
    • Has worked on hardware that has gone to market
    • Experience designing for reliability and manufacture


    • Competitive salary with stock options
    • Lunch covered daily
    • Collaborative team environment with very high potential to learn new skills
Our solutions are going to transform the way every biotech works. Join us and help us get there!