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Sr. Systems Engineer



Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, October 22, 2023

A career at Resilience is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to change the future.

Resilience is a technology-focused biomanufacturing company that’s changing the way medicine is made. We’re building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions to better withstand disruptive events, serve scientific discovery, and reach those in need.

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RESILIENCE (National Resilience, Inc.) is a first-of-its-kind manufacturing and technology company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines and protecting biopharmaceutical supply chains against disruption. Founded in 2020, the company is building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions to ensure the medicines of today and tomorrow can be made quickly, safely, and at scale. RESILIENCE will offer the highest quality and regulatory capabilities, and flexible and adaptive facilities to serve partners of all sizes. By continuously advancing the science of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and development, RESILIENCE frees partners to focus on the discoveries that improve patients’ lives.

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The Sr. Systems Engineer will collaborate with others in Resilience to develop instrumentation solutions. You will analyze, model, characterize and specify our in-house instrument systems for advanced personalized medicine production. The role will be a key contributor applying extensive knowledge of system engineering principles, system architectures, system modelling and requirements management. The ideal candidate will have a track record in strong contributions to the development of state-of-the-art medical manufacturing or diagnostics instrumentation products. Besides deep technical knowledge, this role requires excellent communication skills and creativity, backed by a high level of velocity and rigor.

Resilience is looking for intelligent, motivated systems engineer who enjoys taking on complex challenges, works well in an agile, dynamic environment, and cares about high-quality engineering best practices.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work across teams in an Agile Engineering organization to gather product and system requirements

  • Define, model and analyze system workflows to identify critical parameters and to create system budgets

  • Negotiate system budgets with stakeholder inside and outside of Resilience’s development organization

  • Help sub-system owners to define and document sub-system requirements and specifications

  • Plan and execute experiments to support requirement and specification gathering activities

  • Support teams in planning and execution of system verification processes

  • Identify and document technical risks, and work with teams on defining mitigation strategies

  • Contribute to technical assessments in the fields of sensor technologies, control systems, signal processing and others

  • Contribute to architectural concepting, characterization and selection processes

  • Lead root cause analysis at system and sub-system levels

  • Own documentation of system requirements, specifications, models, budgets and system behaviors

  • Contribute to Resilience’s product development roadmap by exploring new technologies

  • Work with Quality Engineering group to ensure appropriate processes in GMP, design history file (DHF), device history record (DHR) and follow guidelines per FDA requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proven experience working in instrumentation and software development projects

  • Extensive knowledge of system architectures and design principles

  • Experience with risk analysis, FMEA analysis, system modelling and reliability test design

  • Proficient in requirements management, tradeoff analysis, traceability and verification testing

  • Experience with system usability aspects in an instrumentation and lab automation environment

  • Proficient in data analysis with MATLAB, Python or other programing languages required

  • Ability to work with cross-functional and interdisciplinary teams

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple fast-paced projects simultaneously

  • Effective communication across various technical disciplines and stakeholders including management, peers, customers, and suppliers

  • Initiative, curiosity, a bias for action, and a problem-solving attitude, and desire to bring innovative, simplified solutions to complex problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or biological discipline

  • Master's degree in an engineering or biological discipline

  • Previous experience as a technical lead or mentor

  • Experience in an instrumentation development environment

  • Experience managing cross-functional projects

  • Experience developing products from early-stage concept to volume manufacturing

  • Experience in developing medical devices or diagnostics instrumentation is a plus

  • Experience in an ISO 13485, ISO 9001, or medical device manufacturing environment is a plus

  • Prior experience with the Design Control processes for medical devices and Good manufacturing practice (GMP) is a plus

  • Knowledge in computational biology, immunology, wet-lab experimental procedures, and data analysis is a plus

Resilience is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or characteristic, or other non-job-related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state, and local laws. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process.

Resilience offers employees a robust total rewards program including equity, an annual cash bonus program, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and our benefits package which is thoughtfully designed to support our employees with great healthcare (including medical, dental and vision), family building benefits, life and disability insurance, flexible time off, paid holidays, other paid leaves of absence, tuition reimbursement and support for caregiving needs. Our target annualized base pay hiring range for this position is $140,000.00 - $192,500.00. Actual base pay is dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s geographical location, relevant experience, qualifications, skills and knowledge. Excited about Resilience and the biomanufacturing revolution? We encourage you to apply and start a conversation with one of our recruiters.