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Thermo Fisher Scientific Systems Engineer, Connectivity / IoT in Medford, Massachusetts


Flexible location:

US - Remote

US - North Carolina - Asheville

US - Massachusetts - Boston

US - California - Carlsbad

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $25 billion.

Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies, or increasing productivity in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Location/Division Specific Information

Laboratory Products Division unites deep scientific expertise, a collaborative culture, and rich resources to deliver the lab equipment and consumables that our customers need to achieve their scientific goals - quickly, reliably, and safely. Our smart lab solutions make it faster and easier for our customers to focus on what matters most - delivering answers and innovations that save and improve lives.

How will you make an impact?

As a member of the R&D Connectivity Systems Engineering team, the Systems Design Engineer III will partner with our Software Engineers, Cloud Platform Architects, Technical Product Managers, Business Unit R&D leadership, OEM partners, and SAFe development teams to bring connectivity solutions and services to products. You will be working with technologies from the physical devices to the edge to the cloud in designing solutions to our customers' biggest challenges. You will provide deep domain and technical expertise in systems design to our team, and design and implement connectivity solutions. Working closely with R&D teams across the division, you will provide input and guidance to our laboratory product R&D teams to ensure new products seamlessly integrate with our connectivity solutions and are 'born digital.' Your ideas and solutions will impact product lines throughout the lab, and help deliver critical connectivity services to our customers.

What will you do?

  • Lead in the development and integration of embedded hardware solutions for connectivity systems, including both IoT / Cloud based deployments as well as on-premises / local Cloud applications.

  • Work with Software Engineers, Product Managers, and a global team to bring connectivity products and services to market.

  • Apply diversified knowledge of embedded systems design principles and connectivity methods and standards.

  • Work with cross functional teams through direct interactions and team meetings in developing and translating new concepts into applications.

  • Lead and participate in formal design reviews of application architectures, data strategies, UI/UX, as well as FMEA, DFM, DFT, and other related analyses.

  • Develop design concepts or models, contribute to prototype and MVP technical development, and conduct performance testing to determine practical feasibility of concepts.

How will you get here?


Bachelor's Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Computer Science/Computer Systems Engineering

Master's Degree a plus


  • 7+ years of hardware design experience related to product development.

  • 2+ years of experience in developing embedded / IoT devices.

  • Experience bridging Agile and Waterfall development methods to deliver products to market.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of the full embedded hardware development cycle, including design, integration and test, compliance, and production release.

  • Extensive knowledge of device connectivity standards, such as Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, Cellular, LoRa

  • Experience with PCB design and development

  • Experience with specification, evaluation, and selection of 3rd party (COTS) hardware/suppliers

  • Experience with languages such as Python, C, C++ Experience with hardware integration of Linux OS for embedded applications

  • Experience with cloud connectivity standards, such as MQTT, HTTPS, SSL/TLS

Our global team of more than 75,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, and Patheon. For more information, please visit

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.