Sr. System EngineerĀ  (Contract, San Jose, CA)


6 - 36 months contract on W2.

Roche is looking for a Sr. System Engineer in San Jose, CA.

Please email your Resume attached as a Word Doc along with your desired Hourly Rate, your current location, visa status and date you are available to start a new position. Please make certain your resume clearly details your experience with the skills required for this requirement.

Also please provide a brief writeup about why you are a match for the position that can be passed along to the manager. If you have worked at Roche or Genentech in the past please provide your previous managers names, so they too can be passed along to the hiring manager.


  • The Senior Systems Engineer in Roche Sequencing Solutions will be part of the system development team focusing on supporting on-market liquid handling automation systems.
  • Major tasks will include instrument failure analysis/trouble-shooting, feasibility evaluations, testing, implementation and validation of changes, in collaboration with internal/external stakeholders. 

This position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Maintain and optimize automated systems to ensure the product continuously meet customer requirements as well as applicable standards and regulations;
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality;
  • Troubleshoot anomalies;
  • Perform failure/root cause analysis using tools such as FMEA;
  • Perform risk and impact analysis;
  • Perform feasibility evaluations or equivalency studies;
  • Implement changes;
  • Perform traceability analysis;
  • Verify and validate effectiveness of changes;
  • Create artifacts required per applicable procedures;
  • Track issues found according to company's defect/change tracking process;


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Automation, Mechanical Engineering or related disciplines. Advanced degree preferred;
  • 5+ years of professional experience preferably with liquid handling automation systems;
  • Hands-on experience with integrated pipetting systems such as Hamilton, Tecan, Beckman, or others is a plus;
  • Experience in reliability or life testing;
  • Experience owning and managing CAPA investigations;
  • Understanding of the mechanics of automated systems;
  • Familiar with compliance testing such as EMC/EMI is a huge plus;
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills;


capa, system engineer, pipetting, automation systems, liquid handling systems
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