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Danaher Corporation Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, California

Do you have experience in automating life science research or a passion for robotics?

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences’ mission is to empower those seeking answers to life’s most important scientific and healthcare questions. With a legacy spanning 80+ years, we have long been a trusted partner to our customers, who are working to transform science and healthcare with the next groundbreaking discovery. As part of our team of more than 2,900 associates across 130 countries, you’ll help drive our vision of accelerating answers—and our commitment to excellence.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Project Examples:

  • New laboratory instrument development (e.g. centrifuge, liquid handler, sample preparation)

  • Hardware and software integration of laboratory equipment

  • Electromechanical assemblies

  • Robotics and automation in the life sciences

  • Software to automate devices, collect scientific data, or scripting to aid in custom developments

  • Data handling software and custom scripting


  • BS in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Biology or equivalent

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • 4+ years of experience with systems engineering or life science research

  • Flexibility, hands on, broad skill sets, proven interpersonal skills

  • Comfortable with PC hardware, networking, and basic programming tasks

  • Experienced in creating user needs, translating into quantifiable design inputs, performance specifications, and ensuring all requirements are testable

  • Solid negotiation and decision-making skills (esp. for design decisions)

  • Experience with Labcyte Echo or Tempo software a plus.

  • Travel: up to 15%.

    When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

    Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.


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