29 days old

Software Engineer, Instrument Engineering

Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA 94025
The Pacific Biosciences instrument engineering team is looking for a talented and self-motivated SW engineer with a broad range of skills.  The candidate must be a highly effective C#/.net developer with substantial machine control SW development and system integration experience.  The candidate should also have significant data analysis, image acquisition/processing and MATLAB experience.  This unique role will require a candidate with the desire and ability to work cross functionally and independently to define/document requirements and create high quality solutions in a timely manner.   The candidate must be comfortable and highly effective working in a very hands-on HW SW development role. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop SW solutions in the following areas.

    • HW control, automated test, diagnostics and calibrations.

    • Opto-mechanical stand-alone calibration, alignment test fixtures.

    • A wide variety of instrument, chip and reagent production automation projects.

  • Mentor junior SW engineers.

  • Support production and suppliers.

  • Produce and release required SW development lifecycle documentation (requirements, test plans/report).

  • Comply with established ISO 2001, 13485 and 62304 related processes.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.



  • BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other relevant discipline.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.

  • Extensive SW development experience using C# is a must.  MATLAB development experience is a big plus.

  • Hands on HW SW integration and sub-system/system level troubleshooting experience is a must.

  • Experience developing device control, servo control and sensor calibration SW is a must.

  • Experience with data and image processing is a must.

  • Experience with Linux OS is a must.  Working knowledge of Linux network administration, shell and python scripting is helpful.

  • Must be a constructive team player, self-motivated and able to work independently.

  • Must work well with a wide variety of people and across several engineering disciplines.

  • Quality focus is a must.

  • Experience developing SW life cycle documentation is a must.

  • Experience working in a production environment is a plus.

  • Experience working in an efficient ISO and/or FDA regulated development environment is a plus.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.


Posted: 2021-01-31 Expires: 2021-03-02

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