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Systems Architect

Thermo Fisher Scientific
Hillsboro, OR
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Aug 8, 2022

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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, manufactures, 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 sciences, electronics, and natural resources markets.

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

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 modeling, 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.

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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