Senior Electrical Engineer
DNA Script

DNA Script

Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Permanent contract 
  • South San Francisco
  • > 5 years

The company

DNA Script

DNA Script

  • Pharmaceutical / Biotech, Health
  • From 50 to 250 employees

The job

Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Permanent contract 
  • South San Francisco
  • > 5 years

Who are they?

DNA Script is a leading company in manufacturing de novo synthetic nucleic acids using enzymatic DNA synthesis (EDS) technology. The company aims at accelerating innovation in life science and technology through the decentralization of rapid, on demand and high-quality DNA synthesis. DNA Script’s approach leverages nature’s billions of years of evolution in synthesizing DNA to set a new standard for customizing nucleic acid synthesis thus accelerating discovery in genetics, genomics, and synthetic biology. Discovery disciplines with profound impacts upon humanity such as biopharma, translational genetics and even molecular information storage all start with synthetic DNA. The company has recently initiated the commercialization of its first EDS powered platform, the SYNTAX system.

To date, DNA Script has raised over $315M of financing, with leading investors such as Coatue Management, Fidelity Management and Research, Catalio Capital Management, Casdin Capital, LSP, Bpifrance Large Ventures, Danaher, Illumina Ventures, Agilent, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Kurma Partners and Eurazeo.

DNA Script also partners on technology and product development with leading organizations such as DARPA, IARPA, Moderna Therapeutics, GE Research, Illumina, the Broad Institute, Harvard University, Institut Pasteur and the French Department of Defense.

DNA Script has its research and manufacturing facilities headquartered in Paris, France, and is in the process of expanding its commercial and development teams in South San Francisco.

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Job description

DNA Script

DNA Script is a leading company in manufacturing de novo synthetic nucleic acids using enzymatic DNA synthesis (EDS) technology. The company aims at accelerating innovation in life science and technology through the decentralization of rapid, on demand and high-quality DNA synthesis. DNA Script's approach leverages nature's billions of years of evolution in synthesizing DNA to set a new standard for customizing nucleic acid synthesis thus accelerating discovery in genetics, genomics, and synthetic biology. Discovery disciplines with profound impacts upon humanity such as biopharma, translational genetics and even molecular information storage all start with synthetic DNA. The company has recently initiated the commercialization of its first EDS powered platform, the SYNTAX system.

To date, DNA Script has raised over $315M of financing, with leading investors such as Coatue Management, Fidelity Management and Research, Catalio Capital Management, Casdin Capital, LSP, Bpifrance Large Ventures, Danaher, Illumina Ventures, Agilent, Merck Ventures, Sofinnova Partners, Kurma Partners, T Rowe Price, Baillie Gifford and Eurazeo.

DNA Script also partners on technology and product development with leading organizations such as DARPA, IARPA, Moderna Therapeutics, GE Research, Illumina, the Broad Institute, Harvard University, Institut Pasteur and the French Department of Defense.

DNA Script has its research and manufacturing facilities headquartered in Paris, France, and is in the process of expanding its commercial and development teams in South San Francisco.

Opportunity and Challenges :

We are looking to assemble a team of best-in-class, innovative and passionately eager people. We want to gather their talents and skills to achieve one goal: unlock the power of “DNA-write.” We offer the opportunity of joining a dynamic, international, and highly skilled team in a pioneering startup. Our DNA On Demand platform not only has the potential to change the way the world makes and uses synthetic DNA, but also to accelerate the rate of discovery by delivering upon the promise of same-day results.

This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company and to have a large impact on developing a technology that will have far-reaching impacts across biological sciences.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop hardware architectures for next generation biotechnology device
  • Lead and perform design reviews for electrical and electromechanical systems
  • Work closely with mechanical, software, hardware integration, and biochemistry teams
  • Lead regulatory conformity efforts of electrical system. (Safety, EMC, etc.)
  • Perform schematic capture, layout multi-layer and stacked PCBAs, develop parts libraries, and manage BOM (Altium Designer preferred)
  • Draft, prepare, and release technical documents (work instructions, technical presentations, wiring diagrams, and PCBA manufacturing files)
  • Work closely with contract manufacturers and suppliers
  • Identify and interact with vendors to obtain engineering materials, processes, and equipment
  • Provide hands on leadership in designing, prototyping, integrating, and testing a wide range of electromechanical systems.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, or higher, in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Robotic Engineering or related field ideally with 5+ years of industry or related experience
  • Brought products through full life cycle – prototyping to production
  • Exceptional prototyping and debugging skills using standard electromechanical bench tools (crimp tools, rework station, soldering iron, power tools, etc.)
  • Experience with embedded systems (ARM Cortex MCUs) and programming skills (C/C++, Python)
  • Experience designing power electronics and power distribution.
  • Proficiency in both digital and analog circuit design including selecting, designing, and integrating sensors.
  • Experience owning designs, specifying system interfaces, and architecture with diverse teams under tight timelines.
  • Extensive experience with motor systems (linear motion controllers, brushless DC motors, brushed DC motors, and stepper motors)
  • Broad knowledge of component types, including availability and supply chain concerns
  • Board bring up and troubleshooting
  • Development of test rigs
  • Standard lab bench equipment (Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzer, Power Supply, Programmable Loads, etc.)

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • M-CAD proficiency (Solidworks preferred)
  • Experience with PLM (eg Arena) and ERP (eg Netsuite) systems for product management and purchasing
  • Experience with ISO 9001 or 13485 quality management for manufacturing and development
  • Cable assembly and harnessing design
  • Experience in the biotech/medical/life science industry

Miscellaneous

  • Job located in our South San Francisco offices
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Travel to Paris Office up to 10%

Benefits

  • Health, Dental, Vision. Company pays 80% of premiums for employees and dependents. We have lots of plans available including HMOs, PPOs, HDHPs, etc.
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k) with 4% match
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Other employee-funded plans including pre-tax commuter, HSA, and FSA
  • EAP
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