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Systems Architect

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Posted on 07/28/2022


Hillsboro, Oregon, US


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $35 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Location/Division Specific Information
Hillsboro, OR / Analytical Instruments Group - Materials & Structural Analysis Division

Our Analytical Instruments Group offers customers in research, academic, industrial and applied markets a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software and services. Within this group, our Materials & Structural Analysis Division designs, manu¬factures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales. Our research combines hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, FTIR, NIR, NMR UV/VIS and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sci¬ences, electronics, and natural resources markets.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

How will you make an impact?
With your extensive experience in the design, modeling, characterization, and hands on approach in product development of system-level architecture, you will work with a distributed team of developers and collaborators in the United States and Europe to develop electron microscope products.

What will you do?
• Become the technical lead for product development projects as well as feasibility studies
• Develop project definitions with the product manager, project leader and specialists
• Translate market requirements into system requirements, system architecture, system design, and translate into function / module requirements
• Create high level system and sub-system design and architecture
• Conduct feasibility studies, including modeling and simulation, as appropriate to guide system architecture
• Consolidate and synchronize technology, platform and module roadmaps on the one hand and product roadmaps on the other hand
• Optimize system-level performance (resolution, quality, throughput, cost) during the product development phases via simulation and / or design of experiments data
• Communicate & document of own & teamwork, through presentations & reports
• Drive cost down and obsolescence removal and prevention as well as system design innovations
• Application of innovative principles and practices relevant to the area of system architecture and system design

Minimum Education & Experience

How will you get here?

MS degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline; PhD degree may be substituted for some years of experience

• 6+ years experience in leading the development of electron microscopes, complex electro-mechanical, and/or automation solutions including requirements management, system design and system analysis
• Experienced with modelling, simulation, design of experiments (DOE) and statistical analysis
• Working and fundamental knowledge of nanotechnology, particle physics and systems engineering
• Experience with charged particle beams, electron or X ray detection, imaging systems, high vacuum or cryo temperature, or similar would be a strong plus
• Prior experience working on diverse and broad problems where analysis of a situation or data requires an evaluation of variable factors. Able to act independently by using judgment and thinking within broadly defined policies and objectives within the area of expertise/knowledge under general direction

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Ability to collaborate with senior management customers, and peers between functional areas and other company divisions or business groups. Excellent skills in persuading, inspiring, developing and motivating stakeholders are required
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally

This position has been approved for relocation assistance.

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