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Sr. Systems Integration Engineer

Hopkinton, Massachusetts

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

Success Profile

We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in R&D at PerkinElmer.

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

Employee Quote

There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) Hopkinton, Massachusetts Status Regular Job ID JR-015798

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand requirements of the project manager, design engineer and custom to develop hardware and software specifications to fulfill project needs and determine a project schedule.

  • Participates in the design review to finalize the system specifications and project schedule.

  • Develops application level and module level software of Laboratory Automation Systems according to contemporary software techniques to ensure an overall standardized process and integrates the software with hardware at several levels with minimum supervision.

  • Reviews the application, hardware and software to perform system testing as defined in the specifications to achieve Factory Acceptance of a completed system.

  • Proactively communicates with project team, customer and project manager regarding development, testing and current status of systems under development.

  • Writes technical documentation as needed to communicate both internally and with customer.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5yrs experience in Systems Integration, Lab Automation and Robotics (OR) BS Degree in Computer Science, Biology or Automation and Robotics.

  • A minimum of 5yrs experience in Scripting language.

Preferred Qualification:

  • Experience in method development/programming, and assay application competency.

  • Experience with lab automation & robotics, integration, method development/programming, assay application competency

  • Must be technically competent and be able to communicate to a variety of diverse customers and a multidisciplinary application team of engineers, scientists, and managers.

  • Approximately 20% travel requirement, primarily domestic, some international.

  • Strong analytical skills, including instrumental methods of analysis, strong problem-solving skills, strong written and communication skills, understanding of GLPs & cGMPs, and ability to work independently.

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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