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Senior Staff Optical Engineer

Company: Cepheid
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world's most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we're working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.Learn about the which makes everything possible.The Senior Staff Optical Engineer is responsible for opto-electronic components and systems that drive significant impact to the organization. Within Engineering R&D there are opportunities to learn about our technology and develop your skills in analysis and modeling.This position is part of the Engineering R&D organization, Optics team member, and will be in in Sunnyvale, CA with full time and some remote work as appropriate for the position and timing. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work on engineering designs for current and future systems
  • Develop a deep system level understanding of qPCR.
  • Work on Sustaining projects
  • Evaluate optical systems for improvements.
  • Understand FDA requirements.The essential requirements of the job include:
    • Degree in Optics, EE, Physics, Fluidics or related disciplines with 8+ years of professional experience OR a Master's Degree with 6+ years or Doctoral with 3+ years of experience
    • Advanced experience with opto-electronics systems, and knowledge of fluorescence processes, molecular biochemistry, biomed materials and processing, optical elements sourcing, and fabrication, and PCR fundamentals. -
    • Ability to collaborate, learn, evaluate, analyze, and implement solutions.
    • Strong skills in component and subsystem testing via automated measurements.It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
      • Zemax
      • Solid Works
      • MS products
      • AgileCepheid, a Danaher operating company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at .The salary range for this role is $190,000 to $220,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.This job is also eligible for annual bonus/incentive pay.We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow's science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what's next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit .Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.

Keywords: Cepheid, Santa Clara , Senior Staff Optical Engineer, Engineering , Santa Clara, California

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