Senior Electrical Engineer - Culture Biosciences
April 27, 2021
South San Francisco, California
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Culture Biosciences is looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer. Your focus will be on designing, building, installing, and testing new bioreactors. You will be the most experienced Electrical engineer on the team and you will be responsible for building and delivering large parts of our hardware roadmap.


What you'll do

Help define our hardware engineering culture.
Lead the electrical & embedded systems design of new bioreactors.
Write embedded code to control actuators and read sensors.
Design and install custom robotic automation systems
Learn about fermentation, cell culture, and biomanufacturing

In return, we will support you by:

Placing a high degree of trust in your ideas and execution.
Bringing you up to speed in the domain of biomanufacturing.
Providing a low-stress work environment.
Making ourselves available for collaboration.
Caring about you as a whole person, not a “resource”.

Projects on our horizon

Building new electrical components of existing, installed bioreactors to improve quality and robustness.
Collaborating with mechanical engineers to design and build new types & sizes of bioreactors.
Developing new lab automation systems, such as auto-sampling systems and shake flask monitoring, that improve the quality & efficiency of our operations.

About you:

At least 6 years of work experience designing, building, and testing electronics.
You’re proactive and a self-starter
You’re kind, curious, and enjoy learning new things.
You value communication and connection on a multidisciplinary team
You care that you’re building something that solves a problem and helps end-users
You are highly proficient in at least one EDA platform (e.g. Altium, EAGLE).
You are comfortable working with PCB fabrication and assembly manufacturers.
You are familiar with best practices for mixed-signal design, EMI, and power supply design.
You are comfortable working with common embedded communication protocols (e.g. SPI, I2C, and RS232).
You have experience working with sensors (e.g. optical sensors, encoders, and scales).
You have experience working with actuation (e.g. motors, linear rail, robotic arms).
You’re not a pure software engineer, but you’re able to write embedded software like device drivers (mostly in C/C++) and you’re familiarly working with git and CI/CD.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Robotics, or Mechatronics or a related field. If you have a Ph.D., only 3 years of work experience are required to be eligible for this role.

About Culture

Competitive salary and equity.
Health insurance (PPO), Dental, Vision, and Life.
PTO: 3 weeks and 10 days of company holidays.
Parental leave policy: 12 weeks. Full salary paid.
We have a machine shop onsite for rapid prototyping --  Haas CNC, manual mill, lathe, laser cutter, 3D printers, vacuum former and more.
We offer free, onsite breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee as well as a gym with showers and classes.

We seek to build a company that promotes inclusion and improves the diversity of our industry as a whole. We look forward to working with scientists and engineers from all walks of life. Culture Biosciences provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.

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