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Danaher Corporation Systems Hardware Engineering Manager in Vista, California

Leica Biosystems’ mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. We’re a global leader in cancer diagnostics with the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence.

Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you’re helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.

Leica Biosystems is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

Location: This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Vista, CA location and part-time from your home.

You will lead the Systems Hardware Engineering team through design, development, integration, test and release of new products! As the manager, you will also run the Sustainment, Reliability Improvement and Value Analysis / Value Engineering (VAVE) activities for our products. You will operate in a regulated environment and contribute to the technology roadmap, new product development and support of sustainment activities.


  • Manage and establish project plans, objectives and report on and drive development activities of the team

  • Coordinate and lead multi-functional teams in manufacturing, quality and operations and collaborate with the Systems Software team throughout development

  • Drive product development Design History File (DHF) items including plans (project management), crafting design specifications, developing design output work, design verification & validation protocols and reports all according to Leica Quality Management Systems Processes

  • Establish objectives and development plans for associates and mentor individuals to accomplish their career goals as well as project objectives

  • Build, develop and engage diverse teams while contributing to an inclusive work environment where individuality is valued and supported


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or other equivalent field and 5+ years of experience in a related field

  • 3+ years of experience as a technical lead, technical project manager or people leader

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the technical specialties needed to develop a sophisticated electromechanical and automated system: development of requirements, system architecture, hardware design, manufacturability and serviceability, hardware and software interfacing

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and maintain a hardware development environment using computer aided design (CAD) software packages, issue tracking and release

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead product development within a regulated medical product development environment (FDA, ISO)

  • Expertise and experience in Brightfield or Fluorescence Digital Imaging or other medical imaging modalities

  • Knowledge of agile hardware development methodology

  • Expertise in hardware and system development for high precision automated vision systems

What we have to offer:

Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA (Starting on Day 1)! Highly Competitive Compensation, Paid Parental Leave, Company Sponsored Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401k Match, Adoption Assistance, Pet Insurance. Learn more at www.DanaherBenefitsInfo.com


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.

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