Open Positions in Product Development

Our product development group is made up of highly creative and exceptionally skilled engineers who are passionate about designing and building medical devices and life science instruments. Our work encompasses everything from flow cytometers to blood-based diagnostic tools to automated digital pathology systems. In Paramit’s fast-paced, high tech environment, there is plenty of opportunity to continually grow and learn – all while providing new, life-changing products and solutions to an ever-expanding health and scientific community.

Since Paramit offers both design and manufacturing services, we are uniquely positioned to follow a product’s entire life cycle, from concept through production. Not only is it rewarding to track a product from start to finish, it’s also advantageous in other ways. Paramit’s “transfer-less” process brings manufacturing into the creative process early, making the handoff from design to manufacturing seamless. As a result, our time-to-market is substantially shortened.  

We work hard to excel at what we do, but we also know how to have fun and to enjoy each other’s company. It’s not uncommon to see Paramit employees going on a lunchtime bike ride, participating in a game of ping pong or hanging out together after work. We place a high value on our professional relationships, which shows in Paramit’s friendly and relaxed atmosphere where our employees feel comfortable to collaborate and work their best together.

Please email your resume and any inquiries to design-mfg@paramit.com

Director of Mechanical & Systems Engineering

Description:

As the Director of Mechanical & Systems Engineering within Paramit’s Product Development Group, you will lead a team of Mechanical Engineers, Optical Engineers, Consumables Engineers, Systems Engineers and Product Development Engineers responsible for the design and development of life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices, as well as their associated consumables/cartridges. The Mechanical Engineering Group owns several critical aspects of every project such as mechatronics, fluidics, disposable cartridges, pneumatics, thermal control, optics, chassis and enclosures.

As a product development firm, our primary focus is to help our clients develop and commercialize cutting edge technology and products. Our clients range from young start-ups to well-established companies. Projects are typically fast-paced, technically diverse and rely on a close-knit, interdisciplinary team comprised of a Technical Project Manager, Systems Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Software/Firmware Engineers, Consumables Engineers, Industrial Designers, Product Development and Test Engineers. These teams work with Paramit’s world class manufacturing group to seamlessly transition our client’s products into manufacturing using our transfer-less process, which results in reduced time-to-market and fewer issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the design and development of mechanical and optical systems and sub-systems for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices
    • Analyze existing product requirements and specifications. Generate additional requirements and specifications, as needed
    • Lead or participate in all concept and architecture development activities
    • Lead or participate in all design reviews
    • Ensure that all requirements and specifications are being met and that all systems, sub-systems and components are being designed or selected for reliability, manufacturability and serviceability
  • Supervise a group of mechanical, systems, optical, consumables, product development and test engineers
    • Provide technical mentorship and oversight on all architecture and concept development efforts, designs and testing
    • Provide career development advice and help set and achieve individual goals
    • Prepare and deliver performance reviews
    • Help resolve conflicts when they arise
  • Oversee the allocation of resources across multiple projects and phases within a given project
  • Manage both customer and internal projects, when needed
  • Serve as an advisor to project managers, clients and to the internal and external technical team members
  • Serve as an individual contributor to projects, as needed, by defining system architecture, developing concepts, creating CAD models and drawings, building breadboards and prototypes, creating test plans and/or writing test protocols
  • Facilitate regular engagements with our manufacturing engineers, at all stages of development
  • Assist in recruiting, hiring and onboarding strategies and processes
  • Help build, develop and nurture a world-class technical product development team
  • Assist in customer acquisition efforts, including proposal creation
  • Lead or assist in improvements to processes, laboratories and facilities, including the expansion capabilities and the addition of new equipment
  • Help establish long term vision and direction for the group and organization
  • Provide regular project status reports to the VP of Engineering, CFO and CEO

Education:

At least a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering with a minimum of 10 years of relevant industry experience in life science instrumentation or diagnostic/medical device development. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are highly preferred. Candidates with exceptional aptitude and experience from other fields or disciplines will also be considered.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Must be:
    • A technical leader in the engineering and development of life science instrumentation or diagnostic equipment
    • Hands on, as an individual contributor, whether it be defining system architecture, developing concepts, creating CAD models and drawings, building breadboards and prototypes or documenting test protocols
    • Willing and capable of managing projects when needed, as a technical project manager
    • Capable of providing oversight and guidance to concept and architecture development as well as on detailed design, risk mitigation, systems integration and test plan/protocol development
    • Experienced and successful technical and people managers, in areas including, but not limited to:
      • Technical mentorship/oversight on all concept development, designs, testing, etc.
      • Career development
      • Creation of goals and objectives
      • Performance reviews
      • Conflict resolution
    • Customer focused and business savvy
  • Must have:
    • Contributed significantly to the design and development of at least three major life science instruments or diagnostic devices, from feasibility through manufacturing
    • A high degree of energy, motivation, creativity, and resourcefulness to help solve challenging problems and develop cutting-edge products
    • A solid understanding of biology, chemistry, physics and engineering fundamentals
    • A positive, can-do attitude
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated success leading and working in multidisciplinary team environments
    • Proficiency with SolidWorks for 3D modeling and 2D drawings
    • Proficiency in the design of machined parts, sheet metal parts, frames and other assemblies, injection molded parts and complex plastic consumables, cast parts and weldments
    • Proficiency with FEA/CFD simulations via COMSOL, Ansys, Autodesk Simulation or Abaqus software
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
    • Experience interfacing directly with customers and clients
    • Understanding of basic design control under ISO 9001 and ISO 13485
    • Knowledge of GD&T and have experience performing tolerance stack analyses
    • Understanding of the properties, chemical compatibility and appropriate uses of a variety of different metals, alloys, ceramics, elastomers and plastics
    • Understanding of a variety of manufacturing, processing and finishing methods
    • Proficiency with rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling machines
    • Proficiency with shop tools such as drill presses, lathes and band/table/miter/jig saws
    • Proficiency with test and measurement equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, force/temperature/pressure gauges, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, etc.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in at least four of the following areas, in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:
    • Design and integration of mechanisms such as drawers, lids, clamps and grippers that utilize linkages, gears, racks/pinions, slides, bearings, bushings, springs and cams
    • Design and integration of motion control systems utilizing stepper and BLDC motors, linear actuators, belt drives and ball-screw drives
    • Design and integration of complex plastic disposable cartridges, flow cells or disposable devices used for diagnostics, sample processing or assay automation
    • Design and integration of micro-fluidic, fluidic and/or pneumatic system designs utilizing pumps, valves, accumulators, regulators, pressure sensors, flow meters and manifolds
    • Design and integration of thermal systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs
    • Design and integration of optical systems such as light sources (lasers, LEDs), objectives, lenses, filters, mirrors, detectors (CMOS/CCD/MPPC/PMT) and auto-focusing systems

This position is located in Morgan Hill, CA. Please send your resume to design-mfg@paramit.com

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Description:

As a Sr. Mechanical Engineer (ME) within Paramit’s Product Development Group, you will lead design and development efforts in a broad range of areas such as mechatronics, fluidics, pneumatics, thermal control, optics, chassis and enclosures for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices, as well as their associated consumables/cartridges. The Sr. ME is a critical part of a cross-functional team that develops complex instrumentation for customers ranging from young start-ups to well-established companies.  Projects are typically fast-paced, technically diverse and rely on a close-knit, interdisciplinary team comprised of other Mechanical Engineers and Designers, a Technical Project Manager, System Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Software/Firmware Engineers, Consumables Engineers, Industrial Designers and Product Development/Test Engineers. These teams work with Paramit’s world class manufacturing group to seamlessly transition the products into manufacturing using our transfer-less process, which results in reduced time-to-market and fewer issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and development of mechanical systems and sub-systems for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices. These may include robotics, mechatronics, optical, thermal, fluidic and micro-fluidic aspects
  • Analyze existing product requirements and specifications as well as generating additional specifications, where appropriate.
  • Ensure all requirements and specifications are being met and that all systems, sub-systems and components are being designed or selected for reliability, manufacturability and serviceability. This will require regular engagement with our manufacturing engineers, at all stages of development
  • Present concepts, designs and data in formal concept/design review meetings and regular status update meetings
  • Develop, document and execute processes and procedures needed for breadboard, prototype and pilot evaluation and integration stages. This includes writing test protocols and test reports
  • Design and build fixtures, breadboards and prototype systems
  • Mentor less experienced engineers as well as supervising Product Development and Test Engineers that may be assisting in breadboard and prototype testing and verification

Education:

At least a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering with a minimum of 8 years of relevant industry experience in life science instrumentation or diagnostic/medical device development. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are highly preferred. Candidates with exceptional aptitude and experience from other fields or disciplines will also be considered.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Must have contributed significantly to the design and development of at least one life science instrument or diagnostic device, from feasibility through manufacturing
  • A high degree of motivation, creativity, and resourcefulness to help us solve challenging problems and develop cutting-edge products
  • Solid understanding of physics and engineering fundamentals
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated success working in multidisciplinary team environments
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks for 3D modeling, 2D drawings and FEA/CFD simulations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in at least three of the following areas, preferably in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:
    • Design of mechanisms such as drawers, lids, clamps and grippers that utilize linkages, gears, racks/pinions, slides, bearings, bushings, springs and cams
    • Design of motion control systems utilizing stepper and BLDC motors, linear actuators, belt drives and ball-screw drives
    • Design of micro-fluidic, fluidic and/or pneumatic system designs utilizing pumps, valves, accumulators, regulators, pressure sensors, flow meters and manifolds
    • Design of thermal systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs
    • Integration of optical systems such as light sources (lasers, LEDs), objectives, lenses, filters, mirrors, detectors (CMOS/CCD/MPPC/PMT) and auto-focusing systems
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in the design of at least three of the following:
    • Machined parts
    • Sheet metal parts and assemblies
    • Injection molded parts
    • Cast parts
    • Weldments
  • Preferred:
    • Experience interfacing directly with customers and clients
    • Understanding of biochemistry, molecular biology and diagnostic assays
    • Understanding of techniques such as microarrays, DNA sequencing, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, HPLC, electrophoresis and fluorescence microscopy
    • An understanding of basic design control under ISO 9001 and ISO 13485
    • Knowledge of GD&T and have experience performing tolerance stack analyses
    • Experience with productivity, communication and analysis tools such as Visio, Teams, Project, ImageJ, R, JMP, Matplotlib, Mathcad and MATLAB.
    • Experience with instrument/hardware control tools such as Python and LabVIEW
    • Experience with rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC machining
    • Experience with shop tools such as drill presses, band/table/miter saws, lathes and tap wrenches
    • Experience with test and measurement equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, force/temperature/pressure gauges, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, etc.

This position is located in Morgan Hill, CA. Please email your resume to design-mfg@paramit.com

Mechanical Engineer

Description:

As a Mechanical Engineer within Paramit’s Product Development Group, you will participate in design and development efforts in a broad range of areas such as mechatronics, fluidics, pneumatics, thermal control, optics, chassis and enclosures for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices, as well as their associated consumables/cartridges. Mechanical Engineers are a critical part of a cross-functional team that develops complex instrumentation for customers ranging from young start-ups to well-established companies.  Projects are typically fast-paced, technically diverse and rely on a close-knit, interdisciplinary team comprised of other Mechanical Engineers and Designers, a Technical Project Manager, System Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Software/Firmware Engineers, Consumables Engineers, Industrial Designers and Product Development Engineers. These teams work with Paramit’s world class manufacturing group to seamlessly transition the products into manufacturing using our transfer-less process, which results in reduced time-to-market and fewer issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop mechanical systems and sub-systems for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices. These may include mechatronics, optical, thermal, fluidic and micro-fluidic aspects
  • Ensure all requirements and specifications are being met and that all systems, sub-systems and components are being designed or selected for reliability, manufacturability and serviceability. This will require regular engagement with our manufacturing engineers, at all stages of development
  • Present concepts, designs and data in formal concept/design review meetings and regular group meetings
  • Develop, document and execute processes and procedures needed for breadboard, prototype and pilot evaluation and integration stages. This includes writing test protocols and test reports
  • Design, build and operate fixtures, breadboards and prototype systems

Education:

At least a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or Bioengineering with a minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience in life science instrumentation or diagnostic/medical device development. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are preferred. Candidates with exceptional aptitude and experience from other fields or disciplines will also be considered.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Contributed to the design and development of at least one life science instrument or diagnostic device, from feasibility through manufacturing
  • A high degree of motivation, creativity, and resourcefulness to help us solve challenging problems and develop cutting-edge products
  • A solid understanding of physics and engineering fundamentals
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated success working in multidisciplinary team environments
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks for 3D modeling, 2D drawings and FEA/CFD simulations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in at least one of the following areas, preferably in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:
    • Design of mechanisms such as drawers, lids, clamps and grippers that utilize linkages, gears, racks/pinions, slides, bearings, bushings, springs and cams
    • Design of motion control systems utilizing stepper and BLDC motors, linear actuators, belt drives and ball-screw drives
    • Design of micro-fluidic, fluidic and/or pneumatic system designs utilizing pumps, valves, accumulators, regulators, pressure sensors, flow meters and manifolds
    • Design of thermal systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs
    • Integration of optical systems such as light sources (lasers, LEDs), objectives, lenses, filters, mirrors, detectors (CMOS/CCD/MPPC/PMT) and auto-focusing systems
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in the design of at least two of the following:
    • Machined parts
    • Sheet metal parts and assemblies
    • Injection molded parts
    • Cast parts
    • Weldments
  • Preferred
    • Experience interfacing directly with customers and clients
    • Understanding of biochemistry, molecular biology and diagnostic assays
    • Understanding of techniques such as microarrays, DNA sequencing, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, HPLC, electrophoresis and fluorescence microscopy
    • An understanding of basic design control under ISO 9001 and ISO 13485
    • Knowledge of GD&T and have experience performing tolerance stack analyses
    • Experience with productivity, communication and analysis tools such as Visio, Teams, Project, ImageJ, R, JMP, Matplotlib, Mathcad and MATLAB.
    • Experience with instrument/hardware control tools such as Python and LabVIEW
    • Experience with rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC machining
    • Experience with shop tools such as drill presses, band/table/miter saws, lathes and tap wrenches
    • Experience with test and measurement equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, force/temperature/pressure gauges, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, etc.

This position is located in Morgan Hill, CA. Please send your resume to design-mfg@paramit.com

Sr. Technical Project Manager

Description:

The Technical Project Manager leads and manages entire technical teams (typical four to ten engineers) for scientific and IVD instrumentation and associated consumable/cartridge development projects. These teams will typically consist of engineers, scientists and specialists in a variety of disciplines such as systems engineering, mechanical engineering, fluidics/microfluidics, optics, electrical engineering, consumable development, firmware and software engineering, industrial design and biochemistry/molecular biology. This is a hands-on technical management role, providing direction, guidance and mentorship to team members as well as contributing to and approving system architecture and designs. The Technical Project Manager serves as the team’s primary point of contact for the client and is ultimately responsible for the delivery of the project’s technical content in a manner that meets or exceeds our client’s expectations. The Technical Project Manager must also ensure that the project is successfully executed within the overall constraints of the program, specifically the schedule and budget, with the help of supporting staff.

Education:  

B.S., M.S., Ph.D. or equivalent in an engineering discipline such as Bioengineering, Biophysics, Mechanical, Electrical or Biomedical Engineering. Advanced degree a plus.

Requirements / Qualifications:

All candidates shall have experience working with medical or biotech/life science products and at least five years of relevant industry experience leading/managing interdisciplinary teams to develop complex instrumentation and/or consumables/cartridges. It is also highly desirable for candidates to have five or more years of direct experience designing and developing complex optical, thermal, robotic, electrical and/or fluidic sub-systems for commercial instrumentation. Candidates must also have:

  • Excellent scientific and engineering knowledge and aptitude.
  • Knowledge of FDA design control processes and quality systems.
  • Understanding of the complete development process from concept development through manufacturing transfer.
  • Prior IVD instrument experience through clinical trials a plus.
  • Extensive experience designing, building, programming, testing and debugging of complex electro-mechanical, opto-mechanical, fluidic, microfluidic, electrical and thermal systems.
  • Extensive systems engineering experience, system architecture development and risk analysis experience.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Prior customer interface and presentation experience.
  • A positive, energetic, can-do attitude.
  • Proven ability to interact with key stake-holders to understand project scope and product requirements as well as resolve conflicts.
  • Extensive experience with a majority of the following software tools: MS Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Visio), Atlassian (Jira, Confluence), SolidWorks, SolidWorks PDM (or similar PLM), LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python and Altium.

This position is located in Morgan Hill, CA. Please email your resume and any inquiries to design-mfg@paramit.com

Sr. Firmware Engineer

Description:

The Senior Firmware Engineer will be responsible for all firmware development of a product development project.  This position will work with a team of electrical, mechanical, optical, software engineers, and others to ensure all features of firmware have been implemented.  This is including but not limited to firmware/software architecture, structural implementation, documentation, test and debug, verification and validation at system level as well as module level and manufacturing supporting codes.

The position required firmware coding experience in instrumentation projects which covered some of the below, and familiarity with majority of the remainders:

  • Motor, robot control
  • Fluidic control (pumps, valves, solenoids, pressure, vacuum sensors, …)
  • Thermal control (thermal cycler, PID, temperature, …)
  • Data acquisition, digital filtering, signal processing
  • Desirable if familiar with VHDL or Verilog
  • Desirable to know other languages such as Labview, Python, Ruby, …

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in cross-functional team to develop firmware requirements.
  • Generate approach / plan with time line to input to project management.
  • Develop communication interface protocol between sub-systems and PC.
  • Design firmware block diagram / flow chart for the firmware.
  • Implement firmware design (coding) in C.
  • Test and integrate sub-system into system.
  • Generate all required documents to transfer to production.
  • Assist customer in getting product into production.

Education:

MSEE (or related technical discipline) and 10+ years of directly related experience or BSEE (or related technical discipline) and 15+ years of directly related experience. May have another equivalent level of education and concrete experience.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Experience with design and development of system control firmware for instrumentation of medical device or life science applications.
  • Strong background in hardware, capable of extracting needed information for the firmware development from schematics and datasheets as well as providing feedback to HW design engineer to improve firmware control of system.
  • Experienced in using a major commercial tool chain such as IAR, Keil, gcc, … for ARM embedded controller (preferably, the ARM implementation from ST Microelectronics).
  • Analytical skills; written and oral communication; strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills; creativity to develop an original solution; ability to work in a cross-functional team; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; ability to estimate and negotiate project schedules with management and then adhere to those schedule; experience in design for testability, serviceability, and manufacturability.

This position is located in Morgan Hill, CA. Please email your resume and any inquiries to design-mfg@paramit.com

Sr. Optical Engineer

Description:

The Optical Engineer will be part of a small optics team and will be involved in all levels of product development for optics-related systems. The level of work on a given project can vary from a few simple experimental tests for evaluating a new sensor to full product development, from R & D through design for manufacturing. Through collaboration within a multidisciplinary team, the Optical Engineer will be expected to achieve solutions to various optical design challenges. He/she will also be expected to participate in systems-related activities such as identifying issues, developing requirements, participating in planning meetings, and presenting weekly progress reports usually in the form of powerpoint slides to show the optical design progress and to identify any outstanding issues and optics-related risks to the project to assist our customers in deciding which paths to take. The Optical Engineer will generally be involved in component testing and system-related activities, and will not usually be involved in device-related activities: e.g. we are not in the business of designing lasers or spectrometers, but in using or specifying those devices to appropriate manufacturers to meet a need within the instruments we design.

Responsibilities:

  • Technically lead and/or execute engineering projects with an optical emphasis.
  • Present architecture design choices and tradeoffs to internal teams and to Customers.
  • Will develop a broad background in many applications, as our contract work frequently varies across the optical subjects.
  • Design optical systems, test mockups and design prototypes, oversee fabrication and assembly, conduct system level integration and testing.
  • Define specifications and develop test plans and procedures for the optical systems.
  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary teams and provide optical support to solve complex technical issues.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Must be a proactive self-starter and a team player and be able to thrive in a fast-paced, technically challenging environment.
  • Problem identification and troubleshooting.
  • Technically lead and/or execute engineering projects, including development of key suppliers.
  • Interface with internal and external customers regarding issues for specific projects.
  • Provide mentoring for less experienced engineers and technical staff.
  • Specify, supervise, or perform optical engineering analysis of complex scope. Define, coordinate, perform, and generate optical engineering test reports.
  • Specify and review documentation.
  • Project leadership.
  • Experience with: Instrumentation, and Medical devices are a plus.

Education:

A formal education (BS, MS, or PhD) in optical design with 5-10+ years experience with hands-on optical design, build, and test, or 8+ years working in related fields.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • An opto-mechanical background is required due to how the engineer will integrate into the teams.
  • Proficiency in relevant software packages: Zemax, a math program/programming language (MathCAD, Matlab, Mathematica, etc.), MS Office suite, etc.
  • Experience with optical system design, test and analysis
  • Experience working with lens fabricators
  • Experience with image quality and data analysis
  • Experience evaluating/developing optical systems requirements
  • 5+ years biomedical optical development including fluorescence, luminescence, microscopy, tolerance analysis, etc.
  • Proficient with Solidworks
  • Experience with LabView

This position is located in Morgan Hill, CA.  Please email your resume and any other inquiries to design-mfg@paramit.com

Sr. Systems Engineer

Description:

As a Sr. Systems Engineer (SE) within Paramit’s Product Development Group, you will lead the generation of systems level requirements, specifications and architecture for new life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices, as well as their associated consumables/cartridges. You will also be responsible for risk assessment and mitigation, as well as systems integration, test and verification planning and execution for sub-systems, cartridges and complete instruments.

The instruments we design typically encompass a broad range of sub-systems such as mechatronics, fluidics, pneumatics, thermal and optical. The Sr. SE is a critical part of a cross-functional team that develops complex instrumentation for customers ranging from young start-ups to well-established companies.  Projects are typically fast-paced, technically diverse and rely on a close-knit, interdisciplinary team comprised of a Technical Project Manager, Mechanical Engineers and Designers, Electrical Engineers, Software/Firmware Engineers, Consumables Engineers, Industrial Designers and Product Development Engineers. These teams work with Paramit’s world class manufacturing group to seamlessly transition the products into manufacturing using our transfer-less process, which results in reduced time-to-market and fewer issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage system-level requirements and specifications for life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices. These systems may include robotics, mechatronics, optical, thermal, fluidic and micro-fluidic aspects
  • Collaborate with scientists as well as electrical, mechanical and software engineers to create subsystem requirements, specifications and test plans/protocols
  • Define system architecture to ensure all requirements and specifications are being met and that all systems, sub-systems and components are being designed or selected for reliability, manufacturability and serviceability. This will require regular engagement with our manufacturing engineers, at all stages of development
  • Present architecture, concepts, designs and data in formal review meetings and regular status update meetings
  • Develop, document and execute processes and procedures needed for breadboard, prototype and pilot evaluation and integration stages. This includes writing test plans, protocols and reports
  • Design, build and support fixtures, breadboards and prototype systems
  • Mentor less experienced Systems Engineers as well as supervising Product Development Engineers and Test Engineers that may be assisting in breadboard and prototype testing and verification

Education:

At least a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering, with a minimum of 8 years of relevant industry experience in life science instrumentation or diagnostic/medical device development. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are highly preferred. Candidates with exceptional aptitude and experience from other fields or disciplines will also be considered.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Contributed significantly to the design and development of at least one life science instrument or diagnostic device, from feasibility through manufacturing
  • Created and managed requirements, specifications and test plans/protocols for the at least one life science instrument or diagnostic device
  • A high degree of motivation, creativity, and resourcefulness to help us solve challenging problems and develop cutting-edge products
  • Solid understanding of biochemistry, physics and engineering fundamentals
  • A positive, can-do attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated success working in multidisciplinary team environments
  • Proficiency with SolidWorks for 3D modeling, 2D drawings and FEA/CFD simulations
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in at least three of the following areas, preferably in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:
    • Design/Integration of mechanisms such as drawers, lids, clamps and grippers that utilize linkages, gears, racks/pinions, slides, bearings, bushings, springs and cams
    • Design/Integration of motion control systems utilizing stepper and BLDC motors, linear actuators, belt drives and ball-screw drives
    • Design/Integration of micro-fluidic, fluidic and/or pneumatic system designs utilizing pumps, valves, accumulators, regulators, pressure sensors, flow meters and manifolds
    • Design/Integration of complex plastic disposable cartridges, flow cells or disposable devices used for diagnostics, sample processing or assay automation
    • Design/Integration of thermal systems utilizing TECs and resistive heaters and thermistors/thermocouples/RTDs
    • Design/Integration of optical systems such as light sources (lasers, LEDs), objectives, lenses, filters, mirrors, detectors (CMOS/CCD/MPPC/PMT) and auto-focusing systems
  • Preferred
    • Experience interfacing directly with customers and clients
    • Understanding of molecular and diagnostic assays, as well as tools and techniques such as microarrays, DNA sequencing, cytometry, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, HPLC, electrophoresis, mass spectrometry and fluorescence microscopy
    • An understanding of basic design control under ISO 9001 and ISO 13485
    • Knowledge of GD&T and have experience performing tolerance stack analyses
    • Experience with productivity, communication and analysis tools such as Visio, Teams, Project, ImageJ, R, JMP, Matplotlib, Mathcad and MATLAB.
    • Experience with instrument/hardware control tools such as Python and LabVIEW
    • Experience with rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC machining
    • Experience with shop tools such as drill presses, band/table/miter saws, lathes and tap wrenches
    • Experience with test and measurement equipment such as multi-meters, oscilloscopes, force/temperature/pressure gauges, calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, etc.
    • Knowledge of instruments and technologies developed by companies such as Thermo Fisher, Qiagen, Roche, Abbott, Illumina, Fluidigm, Cepheid, BD, Affymetrix, BioRad, Tecan, Hamilton, IMI, Agilent, Formulatrix, IDEX

This position is located in Morgan Hill, CA. Please send your resume to design-mfg@paramit.com

Product Development Engineer

Description:

As a Product Development (PD) Engineer within Paramit’s Product Development Group you will play a critical role in the development of life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices, as well as their associated consumables/cartridges. The PD Engineer works closely with other engineers to design and build fixtures, breadboards and engineering prototypes. The PD Engineer would also own the operation and optimization of these systems to demonstrate proof-of-concept, mitigate risks and evaluate components/designs. PD Engineers are part of a cross-functional team that develops complex instrumentation for customers ranging from young start-ups to well-established companies.  Projects are typically fast-paced, technically diverse and rely on a close-knit, interdisciplinary team comprised of Product Development Engineers, a Technical Project Manager, Mechanical Engineers and Designers, System Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Software/Firmware Engineers, Consumables Engineers and Industrial Designers. These teams work with Paramit’s world class manufacturing group to seamlessly transition the products into manufacturing using our transfer-less process, which results in reduced time-to-market and fewer issues.

Responsibilities:

  • Characterize, test and optimize life science instrumentation, diagnostic tools and point-of-care devices that encompass mechanical, optical, thermal, fluidic and microfluidic sub-assemblies and components
  • Develop, document and execute test, verification and validation processes and procedures needed for breadboard, prototype and pilot evaluation and integration stages. This includes writing test protocols and test reports
  • Participate in and contribute to the:
    • Development of detailed design specifications for mechanical, electrical and optical subsystems based on the system requirements
    • Design, assembly, and operation of breadboard and prototype systems
    • Configuration management of breadboards, prototypes and pilot systems
    • Technical design review meetings by presenting observations, test data, analyses, recommendations and solutions
    • Hazard and risk identification, assessment and mitigation activities
    • Troubleshooting activities
  • Drive continuous process improvement, with a specific focus on product development engineering related processes

Education:

At least a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Bioengineering with a minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience in life science or medical device product development. M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are highly preferred. Candidates with exceptional aptitude and experience from other fields or disciplines will also be considered.

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Must have contributed to the design and development of at least one life science instrument or diagnostic device, from feasibility through manufacturing
  • A high degree of motivation, creativity, and resourcefulness to help us solve challenging problems and develop cutting-edge products
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • A solid understanding of molecular assays and engineering fundamentals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills
  • Demonstrated success working in multidisciplinary team environments
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of GLP (Good Laboratory Practices)
  • Experience with Python, JAVA or VB scripting for hardware and instrument control
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in at least two of the following areas, preferably in the context of life science/biotech/biomedical device development:
    • Building and testing fixtures, breadboards and engineering prototypes utilizing motors, pumps, valves actuators, thermal control and optical components and subsystems
    • Script development and optimization for controlling complex instruments and automating workflows
    • Assay development, characterization, testing and optimization, especially on disposable cartridges/consumables
    • Understanding of techniques such as microarrays, DNA sequencing, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, HPLC, electrophoresis and fluorescence microscopy
    • Nucleic acid, protein and cell analysis tools and instrumentation such as sequencers, PCR/qPCR systems, synthesizers, fragment analyzers, quantification equipment, cytometers, liquid handlers and optical microscopy
  • Preferred:
    • Experience with DOE methodologies
    • Familiarity with Six Sigma methodologies
    • Experience with formal troubleshooting techniques such as fishbone analysis
    • Experience with test equipment such as multi-meters and oscilloscopes
    • Experience with rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC machining
    • Experience with analysis tools such as matplotlib, Jupyter Notebook, JMP, R or MATLAB

This position is located in Morgan Hill, CA. Please send your resume to design-mfg@paramit.com