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Engineer, Optical Systems

Location San Diego, CA, United States
Posted 15-November-2018
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Job Description

Agilent inspires andsupportsdiscoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwidewithinstruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek ---- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available atwww.agilent.com.

The Agilent Genomics group is an established leader in providing robust reagents and analysis solutionstothe next-generation sequencing (NGS) market. Our team remains committedtooffering our NGS customers cutting-edge products and workflow solutions through our continued development efforts. We are looking for new team members excited to join our cross-functionalprogramfocusedonexpanding Agilent NGS capabilities. This is your opportunitytoactively contribute in a fast-paced environment that encourages learning and expertise in thishigh-growth industry.

We are seeking ahighly-skilled Optical Systems Engineer responsible for construction and integration of the state-of-the-art optical and motion control assemblies of ourhigh-throughput DNA sequencer. The engineerwillmonitor productionatsupplier facilities and verify that subassemblies are being builttospecifications, while also contributingtolongtermdevelopment of manufacturing and testing capabilities. This positionwillbe responsible for optical sub-assembly performance during and after the integration process and assistingwithvalidation & verificationworkof completed prototype instruments.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Monitor and critically assess thestatusof sub-assembly and full instrument prototype buildsatexternal vendors' facilities. Candidatewilloccasionally be theonlyAgilent representative physically present at those sites. 2.Participate in design cycle iterations of critical optical, electrical and motion control hardware. 3.Perform bring-upwork, testing and documentation for full instrument builds. 4.Developworkinstructions and key parameter teststoqualify instrument builds. 5.Represent engineering during transfer of instrument buildstooperations. 6.AssistwithV&V experimentsonprototype instruments. 7.Assist lab personnel running instruments ininternaland external user facilities. 8.Design and modeling of optical and optoelectronic systems.

Additional Expectations:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experiencetocomplement data. Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and development areas; Pursues training and opportunities for growth; Strivestocontinuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertisewithothers. Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plansworkactivities; Usestimeefficiently. Completes administrative tasks correctly andontime. Follows instructions and respondstomanagementdirection. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for waystoimprove and promote quality; Accepts and applies feedbacktoimprove performance; Monitors ownworktoensure quality. Communication - Listens and gets clarification; Responds welltoquestions; Responds promptlytoquestions and requests from other team members Adaptability - Abletoadapttochanges in theworkenvironment; Manages competing demands. Changes approach or methodtobest fit the situation. Abletodealwithfrequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Ethics --Treats peoplewithrespect; Inspires the trust of others; Workswithintegrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

Secondary LocationsRequirements

M.S. or higher in Optical Engineering, Physics, Biophysics, or similar disciplines,with4+yearsof relevant experience in an industrial setting;B.S.with6+yearsof industrial experience considered. Experiencewithmicroscopes, microscope-like instruments or molecular biology instrumentation containing optical components is a majorplus. Demonstrated expertise in product development of complex optical assemblies involvingadvancedillumination, mechanical positioning, alignment methods and imaging. Experience writingworkinstructions and understanding of the challenges therein. Abilitytowrite and debug simple programs, particularly for data acquisition & analysis. Must be abletodescribe industry standard tests for imaging optical systems, lasers and cameras. Experience writing and using codetocharacterize and test complex optical assemblies is a majorplus. Understanding of optical engineering software (Zemax / CODE V / OSLO, etc.) workflows and methods and abilitytocritically examine outputstoreview designworkof others. Handsonexperience designing and tolerancing optical parts is a majorplus. Experience deploying motion control andworkingwithprecise positioning systems. Abletoquicklylearnand use standard laboratory test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, laser power meters, thermal imaging systems, etc. Experiencewithvendor/supplier management of complex sub-systems or OEM Experience in customer-facing technical roles is aplus.

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