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Sr Hardware Systems Engineer



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 4, 2023

Who We Are
KETOS is ushering in a new era of understanding around one of the most fundamental, critical elements of life: water. Our goal is simple: to improve water quality, safety and conservation – and enhance healthcare on a global scale. We do this by providing the tools and insights needed to optimize water usage, ensure resource efficiency and provide water safety assurance – and by making these tools accurate, affordable and accessible.
Our blend of innovative patented hardware with an intelligent interactive software fabric provides predictive and actionable insights through data analytics. These make up the core elements of the KETOS platform – and lead to the smart water data needed for smart irrigation, industries and cities.
Job Summary/Objective
KETOS is looking for a highly motivated, independent, and responsible Systems Engineer to be part of our dynamic and diverse Hardware Development group. This position requires embracing challenges and making a difference in a fast-paced Hardware Development environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understands and conveys full electromechanical diagnostic system function and operation (Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Firmware)
  • Administers and improves design control procedures, from feasibility to market
  • Leads system concept creation, evaluation and selection
  • Establishes and manages system requirements, requirements tracing
  • Performs system level engineering and reliability verification: establishes test protocols, performs and manages test execution, authors and publishes test reports
  • Leads and executes risk management: failure mode and effect analyses (FMEA) and safety testing
  • Oversee the development and documentation of cost effective assembly and test processes
  • Plans, coordinates and executes assembly and test process validation internally and with contract manufacturers
  • Utilizes and improves supplier quality infrastructure, processes and systems
  • Leads multi-disciplinary Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for complicated system failures
  • Provide technical support to field deployment teams during service and deployments, upon escalation
  • Advises on system operation sequence optimization


  • Broad knowledge and experience with complex electromechanical systems
  • Experience with motion systems incorporating steppers, servos, valves and encoders
  • Technical system feasibility assessment as an input to product design and development
  • Experience operating within a design control process, for at least two marketed products or accessories, from feasibility to manufacturing
  • Experience achieving compliance to IEC 60601 or equivalent industrial safety standards
  • Experience designing verification testing for electromechanical systems
  • Demonstrable experience performing efficient multidisciplinary FMEA and performing safety testing
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary engineers in support of system design
  • Application of Root Cause Analysis techniques and tools
  • Comfortable procuring and utilizing troubleshooting test equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, power supplies, etc
  • Can follow written computer C-code and python scripts and make minor modifications for debug purposes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High attention to detail and expert organization skills
  • Proven ability to manage and direct activities for engineering technicians
  • At least 5 years of relevant industry experience

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience with verification testing of fluidic systems
  • Experience with electrochemical and chemical analysis methods, instrumentation and techniques
  • Intermediate electronic logical design capability and experience
  • Knowledge and practical application of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Practical reliability engineering knowledge and experience: Highly Accelerated Life Testing and Highly Accelerated Stress Screening (HALT/HASS), AQL Certification
  • 6+ years of relevant industry experience