Senior System Engineer

Austin, TX /
Research & Development – Hardware Engineering /
/ On-site
At Pattern Bioscience, we’re tackling antibiotic resistance, one of the biggest public health challenges of our time.  Our technology rapidly identifies bacterial infections and predicts the most effective antibiotics to treat the infection. We’re building direct-from-specimen phenotypic rapid ID/AST assays using live cells on our proprietary instrument and consumable platform.

We are looking for a teammate, a problem solver, someone who is persistent, passionate, and loves to see projects to completion. As the Senior Systems Engineer, you will join our Hardware Engineering team working on our platform instrument and bring your deep experience in system engineering to support and lead efforts as we transition our diagnostic device from development to production. You will apply broad systems level knowledge in collaborations with design engineers, assay developers, the software team and manufacturers to improve product functionality, reliability, and manufacturability.
This position offers you the opportunity to join a mission-driven, entrepreneurial company that values openness and collaboration, where you can have ownership and make an impact on lifesaving technology, innovation, and your fellow teammates.

Goals (First 90 Days)

    • Lead design verification testing alongside our mechanical and electrical engineering teams
    • Analyze performance metrics across diagnostic devices to inform design changes and updates to the manufacturing processes
    • Guide and support qualification of diagnostic devices for clinical evaluations

How You Will Contribute

    • Track and trend performance data across prototype and production systems to support prioritization and planning for reliability improvement efforts.
    • Plan, coordinate, execute, and document verification and validation testing with support of the electrical and mechanical engineering teams.
    • Own the production and analysis of all instrument data.
    • Manage engineering technician tasks related to performance testing, verification testing, and reliability testing.
    • Update risk and hazard analysis documentation such as Failure Modes and Effects Analyses.
    • Formalize reporting for regulatory submission.

We'd Love to Hear from You if You

    • Are a team player with a bias for action.
    • Deeply enjoy solving problems and tracking down root causes.
    • Communicate technical and non-technical information well in both written and oral formats to individuals with a variety of technical backgrounds.
    • Have strong project management skills including planning and coordinating resources to reach deadlines.
    • Love data and driving changes based on analysis.
    • Understand and correctly apply design control and risk management practices.
    • Recognize and use statistics and experimental design appropriate for system engineering.

Desired Education and Experience

    • B.S. in Mechanical, Electrical, or Biomedical Engineering. M.S. is a plus.
    • 6+ years of industry experience including working on and leading new product design and development of robotics or electromechanical systems from concept phase through production.
    • Experience with development and integration of systems that require multiple engineering disciplines including optical, electrical, thermal, mechanical, and software.
    • Proficient in Python or equivalent language for data manipulation and visualization.

A Plus if You Have the Following

    • Experience developing products in an FDA regulated industry and industry standards such as ISO 13485 and ISO 61010.
    • Experience with FMEA.
    • Experience with SolidWorks.
    • Background in optical system design. 
This role is full-time, non-contract, onsite in Austin, TX.

Application Instructions: Instead of writing a cover letter or overly customizing your resume, we invite you to fill out the application questions. These allow you to speak directly to what we're seeking in the role, and the responses are reviewed by the hiring manager. Given the various differences among formatting for resumes, this also allows you to highlight the pertinent information to the hiring manager quickly. We promise, we are reading these responses.

Join us! We're excited for what you can bring to our team. Here are a few things we provide to make sure you have a great experience. Learn more about our team by visiting our website.
* Health insurance
* 401k Matching
* Paid Time Off
* The opportunity to make a global impact

To fulfill our mission and build world-changing technology, we’ve put together a diverse, multi-disciplinary top-notch team, a culture of innovation, learning, adaptability, and excellence and environment where people love coming to work.
We value diversity on our teams. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, neurodiversity, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, hair texture or protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by law.