System Design Engineer

Peprotech, Inc

Peprotech, Inc

Ecublens, Switzerland
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024

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Job Description

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover meaningful work that makes a positive impact on a global scale. Join our colleagues in the Metals&Minerals R&D Team in Ecublens in the development of new XRF and OES spectrometers and the improvements of products already on the market.

The System Design Engineer plays a central role throughout the different phases of the product development and life cycle. The candidate will have a lead role in next generation product development, from technology evaluation and selection, specifications development, product validation, verification, transfer to manufacturing, and support of customer ramp.


  • Define requirements, design specifications, and performance parameters for spectrometer systems based on input provided by different collaborators
  • Conduct feasibility studies, prototyping, and testing to ensure their functionality, accuracy, and reliability.
  • Contribute to the development of innovative technologies and methodologies to improve performance and efficiency
  • Be responsible for troubleshooting and resolving technical issues, both in the laboratory and in the field.
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of components, instruments, and software relevant to spectrometer systems.
  • Stay updated with industry advancements and emerging technologies, and may contribute to the development of new product concepts or enhancements to existing spectrometer systems.
  • Drive good engineering practices on projects.
  • Drive resolution of technical issues that may impact product introduction and ramp.

Keys to Success:

  • PhD or equivalent experience in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related technical field.
  • 10+ years of technical leadership in requirements-based product development of complex equipment - spectrometer experience highly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability in leading multidisciplinary teams, developing system requirements and making system and process flow design decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability in driving collaborative and innovative solutions under fixed project schedules.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), Proven ability to communicate effectively within the organization and with customers.
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and internationally as needed (20% maximum)
  • English (must have), French is a plus

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. As one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

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