Director, Mechanical Engineering

10X Genomics

10X Genomics

Software Engineering
Pleasanton, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023

About the role:

10x Genomics is looking for a Director, Mechanical Engineering to scale their mechanical engineering organization for the next phase of 10x’s growth.

The selected candidate will be responsible for managing a team of mechanical engineers for the development and commercialization of cutting-edge instrument platforms for breakthrough genomics applications. The individual must have the technical acumen, vision and passion to establish and grow a world class mechanical engineering organization and establish a culture of uncompromising excellence. They must also combine technical leadership and excellence in people management to operate successfully within a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary Product Development team.

What you will be doing:

The Director of Mechanical Engineering has both a strategic and a technical role in the company:

  • Direct the mechanical engineering team to lead instrument development, set goals for the team, hire top talent and prioritize projects.
  • Contribute to the foundational architecture of instruments and provide technical leadership on all mechanical aspects of the product.
  • Work closely with supply chain and manufacturing teams to ensure new products are scalable in production.
  • Coordinate efforts across Mechanical engineering organization and sister groups in Optical, Electrical, Systems Engineering, and the Manufacturing organization.
  • Ensure reliability, manufacturability, and standards compliance are designed into all hardware products.

To be successful, you will need:

  • 10 years of hardware engineering experience within a fast-paced-collaborative environment.
  • Hands-on experience building and commercialization complex instruments.
  • Experience scaling and building highly technical mechanical engineering team focused on product development.
  • Have a mindset of challenging the status quo with regards to established versus new processes/technologies balanced with a highly logical and disciplined approach towards down selection of the right solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract, develop and retain top talent while providing mentorship and career advancing opportunities to managers and subordinates
  • Leadership skills in a highly-matrixed environment, which involves project and functional organization; ability to motivate an organization to act.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines and to make progress with multiple project and functional priorities simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated listening and synthesizing skills.
  • Humble attitude.
  • Education: PhD/MS/BS in a mechanical engineering discipline

Nice to have skills & background:

  • Experience in the development of capital equipment for the life science or medical fields

Below is the base pay range for this full time position. The actual base pay will depend on several factors unique to each candidate, including one’s skills, qualifications, and experience. At 10x, base pay is also just one component of the Company’s total compensation package. This role is also eligible for 10x’s equity grants, its comprehensive health and retirement benefit programs, and its annual bonus program or sales incentive program. Your 10x recruiter can share more about the Company’s total compensation package during the hiring process.

Pay Range
$252,000$308,000 USD

About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.