Job Title: Director of Electrical Engineering
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
As the Director of Electrical Engineering within Paramit’s Product Development Group, you will lead a team of Electrical and Electronics Engineers responsible for the design, development and systems integration of electrical sub-systems for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices, as well as their associated consumables/cartridges. The Electrical Engineering Group owns several critical aspects of every project such electrical system architecture, PCBAs, displays, power supplies, sensors and harnesses.
As a product development firm, our primary focus is to help our clients develop and commercialize cutting edge technology and products. Our clients range from young start-ups to well-established companies. Projects are typically fast-paced, technically diverse and rely on a close-knit, interdisciplinary team comprised of a Technical Project Manager, Industrial Designers and engineers from a variety of disciplines: Systems, Mechanical, Optical, Electrical, Consumables, firmware (FW) and software (SW). These teams work with Paramit’s world class manufacturing group to seamlessly transition our client’s products into manufacturing using our transfer-less process, which results in reduced time-to-market and fewer issues.
- Oversee the development of electrical systems and sub-systems for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices
- Analyze existing product requirements and specifications. Generate additional requirements and specifications, as needed
- Lead or participate in all concept and architecture development activities as well as PCBA design reviews, board bring-up, integration, test, debug and verification activities
- Ensure that all requirements and specifications are being met and that all electrical systems, sub-systems and components are being designed or selected for performance, reliability, cost, manufacturability and serviceability
- Work closely with FW Engineers to define FW architecture, review code, and facilitate integration and testing activities
- Supervise a group of Electrical/Electronics Engineers, Test Engineers and Technicians
- Serve as an individual contributor to projects, as needed, by capturing requirements, defining system architecture, creating block diagrams and schematics, performing simulations, building breadboards, creating test plans, writing test protocols and driving systems integration efforts
- Assist in customer acquisition efforts, including proposal creation
- Lead or assist in improvements to processes and facilities. Help establish long term vision for the group
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Must be extremely hands on, as an individual contributor, and a technical leader in the engineering and development of all electrical/electronic elements and sub-systems for life science instrumentation or diagnostic equipment
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience in life science instrumentation or diagnostic/medical device development
- Contributed significantly to the design and development of custom PCBAs for at least three life science instruments or diagnostic devices, from feasibility through manufacturing
- A solid understanding of physics and electrical engineering fundamentals
- Proficiency with Altium for schematic capture and layout and Altium Vault for file/revision management
- Proficiency with integrated circuit simulation and analysis via SPICE, MATLAB, Simulink or similar tools
- Experience integrating touchscreen displays into instruments
- Knowledge of FW architecture and experience with structured FW development processes
- Experience with design control under ISO 9001/13485 and knowledge of IEC 60601/62304 standards.
- Knowledge of GD&T as it applies to PCBs and PCBAs
- Proficiency with test and measurement equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, function generators and spectrum analyzers
- Must have demonstrated proficiency in PCBA design and development in at least three of the following areas, in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:
- Motion control systems utilizing stepper and BLDC motors, servos and solenoids
- Fluidic control systems utilizing pumps, valves, regulators, flow meters, etc
- Thermal control systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs
- Optical systems consisting of lasers, LEDs, detectors (CMOS/CCD/MPPC/PMT) and auto-focusing systems.