Sr Staff Engineer, Six Sigma Master Black Belt

8 - 10 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
San Diego, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


  • Working across departments to solidify a vision for tools that effectively integrate into today’s organization while also being poised to meet Illumina’s growing needs.
  • Building, maintaining, and improving an engineering body of knowledge including best practices, gold standards and training materials.
  • Leading, mentoring, and training other engineers and teams in these engineering tools.
  • Driving, leading and coaching teams through activities such as systematic problem solving, risk based decision making, and product and process characterization.
  • Expertise in multiple of the following tools: 6-sigma, DFSS, 8D, DMAIC, FMEA, FTA, Lean, Critical Parameters Management (CPM), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).
  • Ability to communicate clearly and convincingly across departments and levels.
  • Extremely good data analysis skills and a logical approach to problem solving.
  • Able to motivate, organize, and influence without needing authority.
  • Experience in innovative high tech environments with high rates of change.
  • Experience in high volume manufacturing supporting, sustaining, and transferring products from R&D to production.
  • Chemistry and biochemistry knowledge required.
  • Previous successful team leadership roles required.


  • FDA regulated production experience a plus.
  • Organizational Change Management (OCM) experience a plus.
  • Next Generation Sequencing experience a plus.
  • Big dataexperience a plus.


  • Degree in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Physical Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biomolecular Engineering, Biotechnical Engineering or related fields.
  • BS/MS with 8+ yrs of industry experience.
  • PhD with 3+ yr of industry experience.
  • Six SigmaBlack Belt or Master Black Belt.


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