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Staff Electrical Engineer

Ultima Genomics

Ultima Genomics

Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Rapidly growing life sciences technology company

Ultima Genomics is a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies. Our mission is to continuously drive the scale of genomic information to enable unprecedented advances in biology and improvements in human health. We have developed a foundational new approach to sequencing at scale that overcomes limitations due to the high costs of current technologies. We are well-funded and have raised approximately $600 million from global top-tier investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 350 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, chemists, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Join us to develop and commercialize technologies that unleash the power of genomics at scale and empower the future of human health.

We are searching for a motivated Staff Electrical Engineer to join our Electrical Engineering team!

How You’ll Contribute

  • Design PCBs and electrical harnesses for our fully automated sequencing and support instruments, encompassing precise robotics to high-speed data acquisition systems.
  • Develop custom electrical/firmware/software solutions to replace Off-The-Shelf (OTS) components, aiming to reduce cost, footprint, and enhance reliability.
  • Validate custom electronics through lab-bench testing and facilitate their transition to scaling manufacture.
  • Implement automation for measurements that qualify component and sub-system level performance, conducting accelerated lifetime testing to ensure reliability.
  • Design the electrical interconnect system to facilitate modularity between sub-systems, focusing on reducing cable volume, complexity, and enabling seamless integration of sub-systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • BS and 10+ years of experience or an MS degree and 8+ years of experience.
  • Experience in designing custom PCBs and electronics for mixed-signal processing, with a strong understanding of practical design considerations to ensure both signal and power integrity.
  • Proficiency with Electrical CAD packages such as Altium, or KiCAD for PCB design.
  • Demonstrated experience in industrial electronics, including power supply sizing, wire harness design, part layout, and selection.
  • Knowledge of harness component selection, EMI/Shielding strategies, communication protocols (CAN, Ethernet), and analog/digital signal processing.
  • Ability to troubleshoot electrical issues on complex multi-disciplinary instruments.
  • Familiarity with Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principles in PCB and harness design is advantageous.
  • Hands-on and independent work style, coupled with excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in programming and data analysis using Matlab or Python is a plus.

At Ultima Genomics, your base pay is one part of your total compensation package. This role pays between $150,000 and $175,000, if performed in California, and your actual base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending & health savings account; paid holidays; paid time off; employee assistance program; and other company benefits.

Ultima Genomics is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws. See also Ultima Genomics’ EEO Policy and Know Your Rights. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting recruiting@ultimagen.com.