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Danaher Corporation Staff Engineer/Solutions Architect (MES) - Hybrid in Sunnyvale, California

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

The Staff Engineer, Manufacturing Applications is responsible for designing, building, and testing of complex or large-scale, systems, ensuring that the components of the system are integrated and function as a whole for all of Cepheids Manufacturing and Operations applications. As Cepheid manufacturing footprint continues to expand, you will be a part of a team that delivers world class application and system deployments across the enterprise, as well as sustaining and enhancing existing applications and systems.

This position is part of the Operations Business Solutions and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA (Hybrid). At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with manufacturing and operations to understand and document user requirements for our Manufacturing Applications.

  • Work with development and engineering team to document functional requirements and design software solutions for manufacturing applications team.

  • Lead architecture and design discussions to come up with the most effective technical solution.

  • Provide technical thought leadership to development, engineering as well as support teams within system engineering.

  • Communicate effectively, lead initiatives and drive necessary actions to completion to ensure that organizational goals are met.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of relevant work experience OR Master’s degree with 6+ years of relevant work experience.

  • Strong knowledge of Camstar / Opcenter MES.

  • Strong judgement and decision-making skills including resilience, sense of urgency, remaining calm under pressure, influencing skills, interpersonal skills and having a sense of ownership/accountability.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, organizational, and project management skills with the ability to work with associates across the company to manage expectations and establish priorities.

  • Experience doing high level software designs for MES to provide scalable and sustainable solutions.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Familiarity and experience with Danaher Business Systems principles.

  • Knowledge and experience with Good Documentation Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Familiarity with Manufacturing Batch/Device History Records in Medical Device manufacturing.

  • Experience in Quality System Regulations (QSR) 21 CFR 820; Design Control: ISO 13485:2003, and FDA regulations.

  • Implemented systems with either 21 CFR Part 11, Annex 11, GAMP5, and regulations and guidelines pertinent to Data Integrity.

Cepheid, a Danaher operating company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.

At Cepheid we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part of the time at the Company location identified above and part of the time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cepheid can provide.

The salary range for this role is $131k-$180k. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.


This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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 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