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IT Help Desk/Engineering Technician

Company: Vala Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: IT Help Desk/Engineering TechnicianJob Summary: Vala Sciences, Inc. is a privately-held, pioneering biotechnology firm based in San Diego, California. We are currently seeking candidates to fulfill responsibilities for an Engineering/IT Help Desk Technician. The candidate would spend approximately 50% time doing IT tasks with the remaining effort devoted to engineering/manufacturing tasks. The engineering tasks involve the assembly and evaluation of electrical, optical, and mechanical components that comprise Vala's Kinetic Image Cytometer (KIC) and its associated add-on hardware modules.Information Technology Responsibilities & Duties

  • Manage Vala's computer and network infracture
  • Setting up computers and troubleshooting issues, e.g. installing hardware and software/drivers, booting/shutdown issues, printing
  • Manage network access, service, and anti-virus
  • Manage users accounts, computers using Windows Activity Directory
  • Manage user accounts, groups, devices using Google Workspace
  • Manage automated and manual backups of computers, documents, data from experiments
  • Manage data stored on AWS
  • Manage building security alarms, building hvac settings, onsite equipment monitoring alarms (refrigerator/freezer temperature, incubator temperature/CO2, liquid nitrogen levels)
  • Testing of Vala's CyteSeer software for image analysis for functionality and comparison of measurements made by new builds against validated measurements from previous buildsEngineering Responsibilities & Duties
    • Understand 3D models (e.g. Solidworks) and 2D assembly drawings, standard operating procedures, product manuals related to microscope parts, components, subassemblies
    • Set up, arrange, assemble parts, components, subassemblies to build microscopes per specifications and instructions from senior personnel
    • Test, inspect, and evaluate parts, components, subassemblies to ensure that microscope instruments are assembled in accordance with specificationsQualification & Skills
      • Bachelor's degree in a technical field preferred
      • Knowledge of Windows (Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012) operating systems
      • Knowledge of MacOS
      • Competency in using common office environment programs, e.g. MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Google Drive)
      • Knowledge of command-line scripting
      • Knowledge of SVN (Tortoise SVN, GitHub) and other tools for compiling software
      • Knowledge of basic image processing with ImageJ
      • Strong written & verbal communication skills
      • Good problem-solving & troubleshooting skills
      • Good organizational skills
      • Capable of working independently and in team environments to a production scheduleSalary: $55k - 75k , depending on experienceBenefits: Paid Time OffMedical, Dental, and Vision Insurance401(k)Vala Sciences, Inc., builds high-speed (AKA super-slow motion) video microscopy instruments (IC200-KIC) for single-cell analyses of fast activities (action potentials, contraction, etc.) of human stem cell-derived brain, heart, muscle, and other cell types; develops and validates assays and screens to use in early drug development in pharmaceutical companies; and partners with them to perform services to develop new medical therapies.Job Type: Full-timePay: $55,000.00 - $75,000.00 per yearBenefits:
        • 401(k)
        • Dental insurance
        • Health insurance
        • Paid time off
        • Vision insuranceSchedule:
          • 8 hour shift
          • Monday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:Vaccination RequirementsEducation:
            • Bachelor's (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Vala Sciences, Inc., San Diego , IT Help Desk/Engineering Technician, Engineering , San Diego, California

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