Senior Electronic Design Engineer - Massachusetts

hopkinton, Massachusetts
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Senior Electronic Design Engineer

Job Location:

Hopkinton, Massachusetts 

About PerkinElmer

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.


Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.


If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.


Perkin Elmer is seeking a highly motivated Senior Electronic Design Engineer to join the Hopkinton Applied Genomics R&D team.  This role will lead development of automated platforms for various applications within genomics field.  This position will require the ability to interface to a multi-disciplinary group as well as cross functions for the timely completion of projects. Additionally, the candidate is expected to have demonstrated experience in electrical engineering, specifically DSP, FPGA, and PCB design, High voltage circuit design, electromechanical systems experience, stepper, and servo motors.


The ideal candidate must demonstrate focused attention to detail, work well with others in a team environment, be able to motivate team members, and be able to define clear targets, and effectively communicate results and data interpretation to all team members.



  • Be the technical lead for multiple projects developing complex systems involving hardware, software, firmware.

  • Hands-on involvement in all phases of product development, including concept, planning, development, and validation.

  • Present experimental findings and interpretations to R&D team members, cross-functional leaders, and senior management.

  • Lead root causing activities to identify and alleviate roadblocks, to optimize s and products.

  • Determine design feasibility, evaluate design alternatives, and select optimum design approach.

  • Develop requirements, specifications, schematics, simulations (where applicable), assembly drawings, bills of material, and material cost estimates.

  • Specify the design of cables and cable harness assemblies. Utilize electronic design tools such as schematic capture.

  • Ensure component reliability based on technical evaluation of vendors’ designs and manufacturing processes.

  • Design architecture and circuits for manufacturability (DFM). Assist manufacturing in transition from development into production

  • Lead technical reviews to evaluate and analyze designs to assure performance and requirements are met.

  • Participate in Risk Management activities to ensure design shortcomings are identified and appropriately addressed.

  • Ensure electrical design and documentation complies with medical safety and EMC/EMI standards; strong understanding of IEC 60601-1, 3.1 edition Safety and Essential performance and IEC60601-1-2 4th edition Electromagnetic disturbances

  • Accountable for R&D DHF deliverables according to Perkin Elmer Design Control Process following ISO 13485 regulatory standard (product requirement specifications, technical feasibility plan/report, risk control record)



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in a relevant engineering discipline, with 5-7 years or 3+ years industry experience, respectively.

  • Industry experience in life sciences or molecular diagnostics field.

  • Track record of in-depth understanding of liquid handling automation technologies.

  • Digital, analog, and mixed circuit design experience; excellent knowledge of low-noise techniques for circuit design and board layout.

  • Experience with micro-controllers, electromechanical drivers, and electro-optics circuits

  • Experience in the use of advanced development/debugging tools; e.g., JTAG, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc.

  • Experience required in Altium Tools for PCB design.


Preferred Requirements:

  • High voltage (5kV and up) circuit design and power conversion experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in RUO product launch (IVD a plus).

  • Experience in requirement management tools (TFS, JIRA, Polarion, Doors) preferred.

  • Ability to work in fast pace environment.


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Paid Vacation, holiday, and sick time

Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage


Tuition Reimbursement

Parental Leave

Adoption Assistance

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.


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