Mechatronic Systems Engineer

Mountain View, CA /
Product Development /
About Deepcell
Interested in helping to develop cutting edge technologies to empower cell biology and save lives? If so, we'd love to talk to you!

Our company is focused on developing a new  technology to improve biological research and, ultimately, health outcomes, across all of biology, enabling previously impossible applications. We deliver detailed breakdowns on a cell-by-cell basis, by using deep learning to classify cells based on their morphology. We've launched an internal product and are working to develop a commercially releasable version.  

Come join Deepcell and make a difference!  We're a rapidly growing team of stellar innovators in biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, and molecular biology.  Our technology has won multiple prestigious awards and is backed by top-tier venture capitalists in Silicon Valley including Andreessen Horowitz and Bow Capital. 


    • Support instrument hardware design, create drawings, manage vendors and perform incoming inspection & tests of machined, optical, and electronic parts
    • Develop manufacturing processes and quality control methods for the components and assemblies of the products
    • Assemble initial Alpha and Beta prototype instruments, test subassemblies, and generate standard operating procedures (SOPs)
    • Ultimately, work with contract manufacturers to transfer manufacturing of the product to them (two years from now)
    • Assist in maintaining product definition documents, including Product Requirements Document (PRD), Specifications, and Test Plans
    • Work with other product development and R&D engineers to support and participate in defining new design and system requirements
    • Assist the definition, development and prototyping of biotech instruments based on system requirements.
    • Analyze design performance through 3D CAD and finite element analysis (FEA) simulations
    • Characterize solutions for optical stability, repeatability, and reliability through experiments and structured test plans
    • Characterize fluidics and pneumatics assemblies for stability and controllability
    • Report to senior management on results of test protocols
    • Design tools and fixtures to aid in alignment, fabrication, and assembly of optical and consumable components, as well as to perform life tests
    • Troubleshoot technical opto-electro-mechanical development and production problems.

Minimum Qualifications

    • This is an on-site position -- not remote. Work from home as appropriate.
    • BS in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
    • 2+ years of hands-on experience of precision opto-mechanical design and assembly, or equivalently demanding design, preferably in an instrumentation environment
    • Desire and ability to work in a lab environment, building up instrumentation, writing required code to get it to work, and testing against test plans that you have written
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills and ability to learn quickly in a dynamic, fast-paced and multi-disciplinary environment
    • Strong working knowledge of 3D CAD software (SolidWorks) is required
    • Experience with getting custom-to-print parts manufactured at machine shops, relationship sourcing from local machine shops
    • Experience scripting in python or other software development
    • Ability to understand and execute on the company’s mission and values
    • Maintain a high degree of ethical standard and trustworthiness
    • Strong technical written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

    • MS or Ph.D. in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
    • 4+ years of hands-on experience of precision opto-mechanical design and assembly, preferably in an instrumentation environment
    • Hands-on experience with 3D printers and rapid prototyping.
    • Experience working with vendors to get parts rapidly prototyped
    • Experience and knowledge of machine shop practices, practical use of tools 
    • Ability to do machining
    • Experience with some PCB design is a plus
    • Experience with Zemax optical design is not required but a plus
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