Senior Electrical Engineer

DropGenie - Boston, MA

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
DropGenie envisions gene editing at the click of a button.
DropGenie is developing a bench top machine that enables scientists to make meaningful changes to genomes. We provide an automated and standardized alternative to existing CRISPR pipelines. We are accelerating the pace of discovery by building a gene editing community driven by high-quality data. DropGenie is a dynamic startup and successful candidates will flourish in a fast-paced environment.

You can learn more about our technology here (

What we're looking for
Currently, we are seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to architect and design our first-generation commercial digital microfluidics system, a bench-top machine to automate gene editing. You will take ownership of the inner workings of our automation system, and all electrical circuits present within.

What you'll do
Translate product requirements to specifications for the electrical system while working alongside scientists and microfluidics engineers.
Help evaluate tradeoffs in technical risk, time of development, and cost while defining the system.
Directly design the analog and digital electrical system: architecture, components selection, schematic capture, PCB design.
Integrate external equipment (cameras, sensors, etc).
Be hands-on in rapid prototyping and managing manufacturing.
Develop and execute validation plans for the hardware and help debug system-level issues.
Communicate results clearly and contribute data for making critical design decisions.
About you
Bachelor's or Master's degree in electrical or computer engineering or equivalent technical field.
5+ years of proven hands-on experience working with electro-mechanical devices with medium to high complexity, ideally through at least one full product cycle from concept to production.
Experience with mixed signal electrical design and system integration.
Experience in PCB design.
A thorough knowledge of prototyping and test equipment (solder/rework stations, oscilloscopes, function generator, power supplies, multimeters, temperature sensing devices, data loggers, basic hand tools).
Ability to offer, document, and test practical and creative solutions to issues found during development and assembly of devices.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Interest/knowledge of standard molecular laboratory equipment is a plus.
Ability to think outside the box.
Nice to have
Previous experience working in a startup environment.
Experience with high voltage power supplies (200V+).
Interest/knowledge of molecular biology pipelines and standard molecular biology laboratory equipment.
Experience with channel microfluidics, digital microfluidics and/or electrowetting.
Previous experience in the biotech industry.
Some programming knowledge with embedded software (C/C++) and/or higher level languages (Python, etc).
Experience with MATLAB (simulation, analysis, plotting and automation).
Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

Due to the stage of our company, we will be unable to apply for a visa for this role and will only accept candidates who are eligible to work in the US without the need for a working visa. For Canadian citizens only, we are able to help navigate the visa application process.

At DropGenie, we believe that everyone has the ability to make an impact. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, military or veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please mention it in your outreach email.