Principal Engineer
Laboratory Automation Development
Posted on 4/4/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Genetic testing medical care company
Company Overview
Invitae believes that good health is possible—and that genetic information has the ability to transform the way medicine is practiced, making what once seemed impossible possible, as they empower people to make decisions about their health through the power of genetics.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience Level
Software Engineering
Biology & Biotech
  • 10+ years related experience building automation platforms and leading teams. Ideally you have experience with high volume laboratory or sample automation processes
  • Typically requires a minimum of 15 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 12 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 8 years experience. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Highly collaborative work style and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Background in successfully mitigating risks during development and managing process changes
  • Proven track record of implementing scalable and extensible integrations with LIMS or operational software systems
  • Proven understanding of data provenance, on-prem vs. cloud infrastructure and compliance policies
  • Deep understanding of hardware engineering, custom firmware, and embedded systems
  • Expertise crafting and implementing business process for high-throughput sorting and movement of specimens, labware, or similar items
  • Developing in regulated environments such as FDA, ISO, CAP/CLIA
  • Hands on experience with laboratory automation including integrated systems or workcell concepts, orchestration or scheduling software, liquid handlers including Hamilton systems, Agilent Bravos, Dynamic Devices and others
  • Ability to lead a team through a product life cycle of conception, deployment, maintenance and improvement
  • Define the technical approach to deliver Invitae's next generation of automated sample and business process flows across multiple product lines
  • Partner with product and project leadership to define requirements and the path to deliver on both platform- and commercial product-focused projects
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to define software requirements and scalable interfaces
  • Model and support best practices for technical documentation and reproducibility
  • Design and implement custom hardware and embedded systems solutions as appropriate
  • Mentor and train the next generation of highly skilled automation development engineers