Manager, System/Test Integration

Eugene, OR
June 29 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.


  • Direct management responsibility for all research and product development support activities for the Platform Integration group.
  • Evaluates schedules, scope, cost and risk associated with supporting verification testing of research & development programs.
  • Prioritizes resources for testing of new and sustaining product releases that contribute to sustained growth for the business.
  • Works collaboratively with Senior Management and other R&D Managers to maintain alignment of resources on priority projects.
  • Supports other departments such as manufacturing, technical support and quality by providing scientific and/or technical guidance and assignment of resources to assist in troubleshooting.
  • Represents R&D group to other sites and divisions for cross-site collaborations and projects.
  • May represent company externally to commercial or academic partners.
  • Customer advocate to ensure ownership of customer issues resulting in timely feedback and appropriate attention
  • Continuous development of new methods, processes and special skills where they enhance group effectiveness in verification testing to achieve project and company goals
  • Supervises 8-12 direct reports from Scientist I/Engineer I to Sr. Staff Scientist/Sr. Staff Engineer level.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Application specific field, such as Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Biology (or equivalent work experience) with 10-12 years of relevant industrial experience.
  • Must have at least 3-5 years of previous management experience.
  • Mentors individual team members and effectively manages group activities.
  • Provides leadership and career development guidance.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a matrixed, team environment.
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills, and a demonstrated ability to manage and provide support to complex research and development programs.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills through formal and informal discussions with peers, team, colleagues, supervisor and upper management.
  • Displays leadership across the business unit and division.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of relevant fields and techniques
  • Ability to work independently to initiate, take ownership of, and lead verification testing of innovative cell-based assay analysis platforms.
  • Proficiency in Agile/SCRUM product development principles.
  • Previous experience supporting analytical instrumentation and software products.
  • Proficiency in application of automated test tools to hardware and software product solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate the testability of technical and customer requirements
  • Proficiency in risk assessment, troubleshooting, RCCA, or other established quality programs
  • Preferred Qualifications (nice to have):

    • Advanced knowledge on statistical analysis, experimental design (DOE) approaches and previous experience in software project management preferred
    • Working knowledge of flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, and/or quantitative imaging and analysis beneficial
    • Working knowledge of database systems (SQL Server or Oracle)
    • Experience with one or more programming languages
    At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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