Hardware Engineer

Hexagon Bio

Menlo Park, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 03/01/2021
  • Website: www.hexagonbio.com
  • Company Address: 1505 Adams Drive, Suite A, Menlo Park, CA 94024, US

About Hexagon Bio

Hexagon Bio is a data-driven biotech developing targeted small molecule therapeutics. Our proprietary platform combines data science and synthetic biology to discover and engineer drugs from DNA sequences. We are mining fungal genomes for inspiration for the next generation of targeted therapies for diseases with unmet needs.

Job Description

As a Hardware Engineer at Hexagon Bio, you’ll leverage engineering principles to build custom hardware tools and integrated systems to automate our fungal genome discovery and automated molecular building block synthesis workflows. You’ll design and implement sophisticated test methods to assess hardware and system performance to meet Design Input Requirements. You will collaborate with the automation team to perform risk analysis, failure mode and effects analysis and manage ongoing change, release and configuration of the hardware systems. 

This is an exciting opportunity to onboard integrated systems and conduct structured verification and validation processes. You’ll work closely with our interdisciplinary team of scientists, computational biologists and software engineers to deliver automated platforms and instrumentation.


  • BS in Engineering (Biomedical, Electrical, Biochemical, Mechanical, Chemical, Systems) 
  • 3+ years of industry experience in system integration and instrument design
  • Experience in complex integrated systems (fluidic, mechanical, and optical) that require cross-functional solutions and collaboration
  • Experience in designing and building custom laboratory automation (XYZ gantry systems, simple devices, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of the fundamentals of design controls and engineering principles
  • Proficient with Solidworks and or CAD software
  • Proficient or basic knowledge of C#/++, LabVIEW, Python, or java
  • Knowledge of basic scientific principles in synthetic biology and chemistry a plus
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, start-up environment, and prioritize responsibilities
  • Available to work in Menlo Park, California

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