Senior Electrical Engineer

Illumina   •  

Hayward, CA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


5 - 7 years

Posted 486 days ago

This job is no longer available.


  • Provide project leadership for electrical lifecycle team and support their product improvement efforts.
  • Troubleshoot system-level design and quality defects in existing and legacy products, including product defects in PCAs and electrical systems.
  • Design, develop  and maintain test protocols and test fixtures and process improvements for electrical systems and sub-systems
  • Conduct research that analyzes the design, operation and performance of equipment, electrical components and systems to improve product reliability.
  • Participate in NPI transfer efforts to manufacturing and in design reviews with Development core teams
  • Collaborate with Contract Manufacturers to assure successful product transfer in subsystem outsourcing efforts.
  • Provide DFx and test recommendations to CMs for instrument subsystems and sub-assemblies, including PCAs and electro-mechanical components
  • Perform verification protocols for test fixtures and product design changes prior to mfg release. Document and release protocol test reports.
  • Perform solving to improve process controls and resolve sources of non-conformances
  • Support Customer and Field issues pertaining to existing and legacy products
  • Support MRB by evaluating and dispositioning NCMs (non-conformance material) pertaining to electronics
  • Review and analyze NCM data to improve material yield and functionality
  • Implement ECO changes to product and manufacturing processes
  • Represent Life Cycle Management in Project Core Teams to release quality products into manufacturing and incorporate new designs into life sciences instruments.


  • Ability and proven experience in electronics and electromechanical manufacturing excellence.
  • Must demonstrate high energy and ability to work in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment
  • Skilled in trouble-shooting and debugging system-level and component-level design problems.
  • Candidate must be organized, a self-starter, highly motivated individual capable of multi-tasking
  • Effective communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics/drawings and BOMs
  • Competent in the use of common electronic troubleshooting tools and trouble-shooting of electronics designs.
  • Experience with Altium Designer and OrCAD design software as well as PCB layout CAD tools (PowerPCB, etc).
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, VISIO)
  • Demonstrated use and understanding of change management process (SAPpreferred)
  • Demonstrate GDP and GMP
  • Understanding of Quality process controls
  • Minimum physical requirements to perform all duties and responsibilities, as defined by management
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively across disciplines required.
  • Experience in biotech, biomedical, nanotechnology or semiconductor industries preferred.
  • Experience with FDA regulated medical device product development preferred.

BSEE/MSEE in Electrical Engineering:  
5+ years with BS and 3+ years with MS.