Jobs at Applied Cells

Applied Cells is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to select the best qualified applicant for any opening and to reward employees based solely on their performance and contribution to the business success of the company. Applied Cells was founded to create revolutionary cell separation and enrichment products. We are helping in battles against cancer by providing tools that are not only capable of isolating rarest tumor cells, but also capable of extracting highest quality cancer fighting immune cells to help achieve better immuno-therapy outcome. We are a team of versatile backgrounds. We come together for the goal of bridging our cross-boundary expertise into making better tools that ultimately help save lives.

Manager of System Engineering

Job Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA

Manager of System Engineering is responsible for product development, integration, validation, and manufacture support of Applied Cells cell separation products. This is a high visibility position for a proven team player with the ability to interact with suppliers, customers, and internal teams on a global platform and at all levels. This position comes with a wide range of duties and opportunities of fast career development path.


  • Manages both R&D and production engineering teams, including electrical and mechanical engineering and other technical roles, with focus on system level product development, product integration, and supportive operational responsibilities.
  • Recruit and develop engineering teams to achieve company product roadmap and milestones.
  • Responsible for the improvement of existing products, as well as the development of future products.
  • Manages the design, prototyping, assembly, testing, reliability, and production support of company current and future products.
  • Communicates with cross functional teams to coordinate and assure milestone completion.

Required Knowledge Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical, Biomedical, or Mechanical Engineering, related fields will also be considered. Master or Ph.D. preferred.
  • 5+ years of product development experience in medical related devices, cell handling devices. or IVD technology field.
  • Experience managing teams of various technical backgrounds.
  • Proven hands-on experience and knowledge of product development into commercialization
  • Excellent writing and verbal communications skills and polished presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Solid knowledge in quality and yield control
  • Strong data analysis and problem-solving skills, with analytical skills to identify appropriate courses of action for resolution of problems that are unique, diverse and time-sensitive
  • Available for up to 10% travel domestic and overseas

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Experienced leadership with a track record of increasing responsibility including leading and building teams of technical professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver products in a regulated environment.
  • Experience collaborating with external partners and contract manufacturers.
  • Experience of managing international teams preferred.
  • Ability to analyze, resolve and reconcile ambiguous or conflicting requirements.
  • Experience with electrical and mechanical systems and components relevant to cell separation processes, including fluidics system design.