Staff Optomechanical Engineer
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Element Biosciences

201-500 employees

Genetic analysis biotechnology research
Company Overview
Element Bioscience’s mission to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate collective impact on humanity. The company has developed a modular and high performing DNA sequencing platform that delivers quality data, workflow flexibility and makes next-generation sequencing technology more accessible.
Hardware
Biotechnology
B2B

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding

$415.6M

Founded

2017

Headquarters

San Diego, California

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

2%

1 year growth

3%

2 year growth

41%
Locations
San Diego, CA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
SolidWorks
FEM/FEA
CategoriesNew
Mechanical Engineering
Requirements
  • BS required (MS preferred) in Mechanical Engineering and 8+ years of relevant work experience (or equivalent combination of education and industry experience)
  • Proven track record as a lead optomechanical engineer on development programs spanning from concept to commercialization
  • Solid understanding of the fundamentals of optomechanical design including kinematic mounts, exact constraint, tolerance analysis, material selection, and thermally stable design
  • Expertise and proficiency with SolidWorks required. Familiarity with SolidWorks FEA packages a plus
  • Experience with component and assembly metrology methods required
  • Familiarity with Structural-Thermal-Optical-Performance (STOP) analysis a plus
  • Excellent first-principles-focused mechanical engineer with insight into optomechanical design challenges
  • Proactive self-starter who drives action, investigations, and delivers results without task-level structured guidance
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate uncertainty in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary environment and quickly adjust to evolving technology and priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of clearly explaining technical issues and ideas to peers and management
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds
Responsibilities
  • Drive the design, prototyping, and commercialization of new optomechanical solutions in close collaboration with the optical system design team
  • Design mechanical structures to interface with and integrate the optical system into advanced desktop scientific instruments
  • Manage internal and external optomechanical development projects
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary root cause analysis involving structural tolerance loops, material and thermal sources of variation, and other optical considerations
  • Translate market requirements into optomechanical architecture, product requirements, module designs, and component selection
  • Develop test protocols, metrology tools and methods, and calibration/adjustment approaches to achieve optical performance targets
  • Verify and transfer reliable optomechanical designs from R&D to Operations. Support existing product line and cross-functional troubleshooting as required
  • Lead design reviews, sourcing and procurement, and integration of proof of concept and prototype optomechanical assemblies
  • Contribute to the company's product development roadmap by exploring new technologies and design concepts
  • Other duties, as assigned