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Automation Engineer

Location: Pleasanton, CA

10x Genomics is building tools for scientific discovery that reveal and address the true complexities of biology and disease. Through a combination of novel microfluidics, chemistry and bioinformatics, our award-winning Chromium™ System is enabling researchers around the world to more fully understand the fundamentals of biology at unprecedented resolution and scale. Learn more at


 Fueled by equal parts scientific vision and determined passion, we are delivering unprecedented innovation to short-read sequencing technologies and transforming how genomic information is accessed. You will feel the 10x difference the moment you enter our offices and labs. There’s a dynamic energy here, and we’re looking for the best of the best to be a part of it. We are seeking talented professionals excited to build new technology that advances scientific research while growing their career within a dynamic, supportive environment.

 Automation Engineer

We are seeking an energetic, collaborative, and results-oriented individual to join our 10x team as Automation Engineer. You will be on a crack squad of engineers and scientists developing new instrument platforms and launching new biological applications for 10x, interacting with product integration scientists, software engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and applications specialists. The ideal candidate will have experience with motion systems in both hardware and software aspects, and will also have worked on fluidic or liquid transfer applications. You don’t have to know about chemistry or biology, but you should be interested! Much of the work is hands-on in the lab writing programs (often using established graphical user interfaces, but also in text scripts), doing precision and accuracy experiments, recording and reporting results, and troubleshooting software and hardware issues.

Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, action driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contribution.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Writing programs to automate liquid transfers, consumable moves, and incubations for molecular biology.
  • Testing precision, accuracy, reliability, and other aspects of motion and liquid transfers.
  • Recording, analyzing, and reporting results to the broader team.
  • Working on teams with mechanical design engineers, software engineers, electrical engineers, and product integration scientists to define, develop, and refine the systems to reach the required performance.

Required Skills and Background 

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a closely-related field and 2 years of experience.
  • Experience programming motion systems, preferably also with liquid transfers and/ or detection systems.
  • Solid understanding of computer programming and software development.
  • Hands-on experience with motion systems including motors, encoders, and other transducers
  • Understanding of the mechanics of motion systems.
  • Aptitude at troubleshooting problems with automation systems.

Desired Skills and Background  

  • Knowledge of liquid transfer automation at the microliter scale.
  • Hands-on experience with integrated pipetting systems such as Hamilton, Tecan, Beckman, or others.
  • Knowledge of common molecular biology reactions and techniques.
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing workflows.
  • Experience in reliability or life testing.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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Pleasanton, CA

10x Genomics
7068 Koll Center Parkway,
Suite 401
Pleasanton, CA 94566
+1 925 401 7300
+1 800 709 1208

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San Francisco, CA 94105
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Shanghai, 200042 China

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