Instrument Control Integration Engineer

San Carlos, CA

This is an opportunity to play a significant role in helping Nautilus Biotechnology develop our single molecule proteomics technology. The core responsibilities for a successful candidate will be to ensure that the automated instruments which embody the Nautilus platform are functioning effectively and to work collaboratively with the Engineering and Software teams to design and integrate feature improvements into these instruments. The scope of the work will largely be focused on rigorously testing system components, reporting findings to team members and stakeholders, and will involve hands-on work with standard computer and custom hardware as well as software. This position will be highly dynamic and collaborative in nature, providing ample opportunity to solve system problems all while pushing the envelope on our platform’s capabilities.

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that we reach as high an uptime as possible on our automated instrument systems.
  • Debug and resolve any and all faults that may arise with our instrument systems, be they hardware issues, control computer issues, or even software issues.
  • Test improved instrument components from the Engineering and Software teams, measure improvements, and report findings to the team.
  • Work collaboratively with the Engineering and Software teams to design new features for our instruments and determine if a new feature should be included.
  • Testing, calibrating and repairing instrument and computer hardware, and testing and upgrading control software for the instruments.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • The successful candidate should have a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Biochemistry, Mathematics, or other related discipline.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues across a wide range of Engineering and Software disciplines.


Preferred Skills:
  • Previous experience building and repairing instrument and computer hardware is is highly preferred.
  • Experience coding in Python is highly preferred.
  • Systems integration experience is a significant plus.

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Organizational Values

At Nautilus, our core values are pretty simple...

  • Be Nice. No a**holes!​
  • EVERY voice matters​
  • Tackle the big, hard thing​
  • Do the right thing – act with integrity​
  • Be kind – take care of yourself and your teammates​
  • Approach every day with grit and urgency​
  • Have fun, enjoy the voyage, make a difference, be happy!


  • 401(k)
  • New Parent Leave
  • Commuter Benefits
  • 100% premiums covered for medical, dental and vision
  • Responsible PTO
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Team Events

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