Electrical Engineer (I,II,III)



Other Engineering
South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 7, 2022
Position Summary
We are seeking an electrical engineer passionate about electrical design and automation who will contribute significantly to the development of our advanced cell therapy manufacturing platform.
The primary focus of this position will be electrical design of industrial manufacturing equipment. Development tasks may include component selection, electrical interconnect and schematic design including DC and AC circuits, printed circuit board design, breadboarding, implementation, and testing. You will interface across many parts of the company to develop novel products used in the cell therapy and gene therapy world, and will have the opportunity to grow your career under the mentorship of a top-notch cross-functional engineering team.
Candidates should enjoy working in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment, and be prepared to tackle a broad array of challenges as the company grows.


  • Participate in the electrical design of complex automation equipment
  • Design power and signal distribution throughout industrial equipment using electrical panels, cables, PCBs, and off-the-shelf assemblies
  • Create detailed schematics and electrical drawings for electrical designs
  • Assist with the development of functional requirements and specifications
  • Design and implement test benches for characterization of hardware
  • Participate in design reviews and provide input to identify issues and drive design choices
  • Collaborate with controls, mechanical, systems, and software engineers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and at least 1 year of experience, or a Master’s degree
  • Experience working on a project incorporating electrical and mechanical components and general exposure to different types of sensors and actuators
  • Solid understanding of AC and DC power distribution, signal and control theory, and digital and analog electronics
  • Hands-on experience in digital and analog electronic circuit design, troubleshooting, and testing
  • Familiar with digital communication mediums such as Ethernet, RS-232, RS-485 and how they work at a physical level
  • Proficient with standard electrical test equipment such as DMM, oscilloscope, function generator, etc
  • Ability to build prototypes, construct electrical panels, perform wiring and cable routing
  • Some experience with a programming language such as Python, C# or C
  • Self-awareness, integrity, authenticity, and a growth/entrepreneurial mindset

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience with EDA or CAD software such as EPLAN, Zuken, OrCAD, Altium, etc
  • Exposure to 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks, Inventor, Fusion 360
This is Cellares
Cellares is the first Integrated Development and Manufacturing Organization (IDMO) and takes an Industry 4.0 approach to mass manufacturing the living drugs of the 21st century. The company is both developing and operating integrated technologies for cell therapy manufacturing to accelerate access to life-saving cell therapies. The company’s Cell Shuttle integrates all the technologies required for the entire manufacturing process in a flexible and high-throughput platform that delivers true walk-away, end-to-end automation. Cell Shuttles will be deployed in Cellares’ Smart Factories around the world to meet total patient demand for cell therapies at global scale. Partnering with Cellares enables academics, biotechs, and pharma companies to accelerate drug development and scale out manufacturing, lower process failure rates, lower manufacturing costs, and meet global patient demand.
The company is headquartered in South San Francisco, California with its commercial-scale IDMO Smart Factory in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The company is backed by world-class investors and has raised over $355 million in financing.
Leveling will be based on overall experience, education, and demonstration of knowledge throughout the interview process.