Hardware Test Engineer

San Diego, CA (On-site) /
Hardware – Systems /
/ On-site
We’re on a mission to put super-resolution microscopy into the hands of researchers everywhere. We’re doing this now with our Nanoimager microscope, and we work hard to ensure each new feature is as reliable as the last. So we’re looking for a Hardware Test Engineer to join our team and drive the next generation of our Hardware platform.

Your responsibilities will include;

    • Design and execute tests to advance the development of fluidic, consumables, optical, and/or electronic components and subsystems
    • Perform wet lab testing using reagents and biological samples to mimic the workflow of a life science customer
    • Support integration testing of high-precision microscope subsystems
    • Perform thoughtful DOE, consulting with stakeholders and domain experts to extract necessary inputs and review test plans to get team alignment prior to test execution
    • Summarize and report results, providing clear conclusions and recommended next steps
    • Become a super-user and provide insights to inform design improvements and next-gen systems
    • Operate proactively and independently to overcome challenges as they arise
    • Execute rigorous verification testing of systems and subsystems to identify technical issues early in the development process, and ensure quality in later stages
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement including test automation to improve efficiency
    • Contribute to complex problem solving / root-cause analysis efforts
    • Create software and/or hardware test fixtures to facilitate consistent, repetitive testing
    • Document test plans/protocols/specifications
    • Support the development of functional requirements and corresponding test cases


    • 2+ years of industry experience as an Engineer
    • Bachelors or Masters degree in relevant technical discipline e.g. Mechanical/Optical/Electrical Engineering
    • Have carried out verification testing on a system containing fluidic consumables, preferably for a life science tools product
    • Experience with DOE, preferably with JMP or equivalent software packages
    • Development of test fixtures and/or automated test scripts
    • Development of functional product requirements and test cases
    • Supported the advancement of prototypes into products that were successfully transferred to production and delivered to customers
    • Preparation of technical documentation e.g., requirements, system diagrams, flow charts, standard operating procedures
    • Clear and effective presentation of data summaries
$80,000 - $95,000 a year
If you think this role is a fit for you, and you want to be a part of our mission to improve our understanding of details of life, then we’d love to hear from you, which you can do by applying here.