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System Engineer

System Engineer

Job Info

Job Title: System Engineer
Job ID: KRC412c
Company: Kinetic River Corp.
Location: Mountain View, Calif., USA
Job Type: Full-Time
Status: Active

Job Description

The System Engineer will report to the company CEO. The purpose of the position is to lead development and production of the Company’s cell analyzer products, and to lead research projects in related technologies. The System Engineer will be the key person responsible for engineering development of our analyzers. The main functions of the job concern production and development activities, including but not limited to:

  • leading and executing instrumentation development activities:
    • planning, supervising, and executing prototype and pilot unit development;
    • designing and modifying system and subsystem models (optical, optomechanical, functional);
    • detailed optical, mechanical, and electrical design of instrumentation systems and subsystems;
    • generating and modifying Bills of Materials, components lists, and subsystem interface requirements;
    • interfacing with vendors and suppliers to define requirements and evaluate specifications;
    • test procedure planning, supervision, and documentation;
  • managing and training junior-level engineers and technicians in development and R&D activities.

The successful candidate will be a quick learner, self-starter, motivated individual with solid engineering training, direct experience designing and engineering complex instrumentation, and an interest in the life sciences. The position will provide the candidate with a unique opportunity to have a direct impact on an innovative company, with 22 issued/allowed patents, dedicated to advancing biomedical research


  • (REQUIRED) authorized to work in the United States
  • (REQUIRED) 10 years in system design and engineering (e.g., flow cytometry, advanced microscopy, diagnostic instrumentation) or related fields
  • (REQUIRED) BA/BS in Systems, Biomedical, Optical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering; Applied Physics; or related fields
  • (highly desired) hands-on engineering experience (electronics, laboratory prototyping, module testing, system integration and testing); LabVIEW coding (instrument communication and control, data acquisition, data analysis); CAD
  • (desired) fluorescence; light scattering; cell biochemistry; flow cytometry; microfluidics


  • 401(k) retirement plan*
  • profit-sharing benefits*
  • bonuses*
  • health insurance
  • dental insurance
  • paid time off
  • development assistance

* eligibility requirements may apply

Salary range:               

$140,000–$170,000/yr., plus benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.

Contact Details

Please send resume and cover letter to info at KineticRiver dot com with your name and “Résumé” in the subject line.  We will contact you by phone or email if we need further information.

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