Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Salt Lake City

Position Type: Full-time


Carterra is a fast-growing life science bio-tech technology company located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Carterra name is based on two core concepts: Cartography (mapping) and terra (worlds); literally meaning “mapping worlds.” This represents the Company’s exciting new high-speed, high-resolution label-free biosensor technology, which is being used by leading pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies to thoroughly explore new worlds in biotherapeutic drug discovery that were previously impossible to investigate. Our products allow researchers to identify potential targets early in the drug discovery process where risks and costs can be significantly mitigated.

Job Summary:

Carterra is looking for a high energy experienced Systems Engineer to join our new product development team to design products in the life sciences industry.

Here are Carterra, you will develop complex instrumentation used for measuring biomolecular interactions. This includes automated fluid / sample handling mechanisms, sample preparation and sample delivery mechanisms that consist of fluidic controls, motion controls, opt-mechanics and thermal control systems.
This role will be a technical group lead where you will both heavily contribute to design and manage a small team.


  • BS or MS in Engineering with minimum 8 years of demonstrated experience designing instrumentation in the life science industry.
  • Experience with taking Market or Product requirements and developing system level requirements and specifications.
  • Experience defining and developing test strategies for V&V
  • Proficient in Solidworks 2018 or later.
  • Expert designing systems for manufacturability and reliability.
  • Ability to work well and communicate with a team of interdisciplinary engineers.
  • Desire and ability to understand and master an entire system design.
  • Experience with thermal system design is a big plus.
  • Experience building and managing schedules.


  • Deliver high quality reliable detailed designs as well as high level system architecture designs.
  • Design and work on some of the higher risk more complex sub systems. Thermal, opt-mechanical, fluidics.
  • Ownership over system requirements and specifications for new products or updates to existing products.
  • Work within the new product development group as a key role in systems design
  • Responsible for meeting deadlines and reaching beyond the “job description” at times to get things done.
  • Responsible with following through on designs by testing and working with test groups to ensure product requirements are met.
  • Work with manufacturing departments to ensure all needs are met for transfer to manufacturing activities.

Carterra, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Carterra does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Employment is contingent on successfully passing a background and past employer reference check. Salary DOE.

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