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Danaher Corporation Manager, Systems Verification in Sunnyvale, California


The Manager of Systems Verification is responsible for the development and validation of new molecular diagnostic platforms, with elements related to hardware, consumables, software, and assay interoperability, with the goal of achieving overall system performance requirements for Cepheid’s diagnostic platforms. In this hands-on role, you will work with Bio R&D, Failure Investigation, Firmware, Mechanical, Optical, and Electrical Engineering, Software, NPI, Consumables, and other interdisciplinary groups to design, refine, and test various instrument components/systems for in vitro diagnostic projects. This role is responsible for the planning, execution, analysis, and reporting of system verification experiments in support the development and sustainment of new and current Cepheid molecular diagnostics systems. The ideal candidate will have an engineering background with additional experience working in biological settings in a regulated, medical device environment. Learn more about the magic happening at Cepheid: https://www.youtube.com/user/CepheidNews


  • Leads a System Verification team; handles the hiring, development, performance and engagement of current and future System Verification Engineers. Must be a hands-on leader with a people-first approach to leadership

  • Works closely with Systems Engineers, Systems Integration Engineers, and Reliability Engineers to ensure products in development are tested against requirements, are safe for users and patients, and are thoughtfully evaluated for risks and issues throughout an iterative development process. Relays findings articulately and quickly to design teams.

  • Overall owner of the design and development of test methods and test protocols specific to system verification within new product development and VAVE efforts

  • Executes test reviews, gap analyses, and data reviews; responsible for development of product test plans, schedules, allocation of resources, prioritization of activities, and project tracking

  • Defines and drives team to execute on verification plans to meet project timelines

  • Performs hands-on design and execution of sophisticated test methods to assess hardware and system performance per Design Input Requirements

  • Works independently in a cross-disciplinary environment to plan and execute experiments using niche test equipment; performs experimental data analysis

  • Supports and leads solving efforts with multi-functional teams

  • Embodies the core value of continuous improvement to review and optimize current testing and verification practices

  • Communicates optimally across functions; collaborates with teams to come up with creative solutions to meet timelines

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 9+ years of experience or Master’s degree with demonstrated ability; at least 2 years' experience directly leading people and forming teams

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Test Engineering.

  • Confirmed basic laboratory skills, including pipetting and reagent handling techniques

Knowledge and skills:

  • Must have experience with developing and integrating sophisticated instrumentation systems which incorporate optical, mechanical, thermal, and firmware components

  • Extensive data analysis expertise and experience with various data analysis and programming tools such as Origin, Matlab, R, Python, Mathematica, Minitab, or other

  • Well-developed mathematical and statistical analysis skills

  • Strong integration analytical and troubleshooting skills to understand system interfaces and be able to quickly analyze, fix, and resolve system interoperability problems

  • Experience with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or other biological applications of fluorescence

  • Strong leadership and people management skills; confirmed ability to build positive relationships with other teams and departments


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 Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Operating Company: Cepheid