Hound Labs is a point-of-care health technology company that combines science and technology in novel ways to improve health and wellness. The Company believes its ultra-sensitive and portable technologies will pave the way to practical and fair solutions for some of the leading public health and safety issues. Hound Labs’ point-of-care solutions include the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER2, which allows employers and law enforcement to identify recent marijuana use rapidly and accurately by testing breath on-site, and the HOUND® COVID-19 BREATHALYZER, which captures breath samples on-location for laboratory identification of Covid-19. The Oakland-based company was founded in 2014 by a team including CEO Dr. Mike Lynn, an ER physician, reserve deputy sheriff, and former venture capitalist. Benchmark, Icon Ventures, Intrinsic Capital Partners, Main Street Advisors, NFP Ventures, and individual investors have funded the Company.

Hound Labs seeks an experienced Systems Engineer to play a critical role on our team as we create leading edge diagnostic systems and applications.  The Senior Systems Engineer will work with our external development partners while simultaneously building our internal engineering capabilities.  The successful candidate will combine extensive experience with the development and qualification of medical devices or IVD systems with a deep technical background in the definition, integration, and characterization of hardware, software, and chemical systems.

  • Development and management of system and subsystem requirements, including management of traceability 
  • Risk Management according to ISO 14971 
  • Planning and management of system and subsystem verification and validation 
  • Management of design control activities 
  • Contribute to creation and support of FDA compliant development processes 
  • Development and execution of system integration strategy 
  • System characterization and performance evaluation 
  •  Identification and mitigation of technical issues at a system level 
  • Development and analysis of error budget models 
  • Development and analysis of interface specifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering discipline 
  • 10 Years professional experience developing IVD or medical device systems 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Proficiency with relevant systems engineering methods (requirements creation & management, design control, risk management according to ISO 14971, verification & validation) 
  • Project leadership skills 
  • Experience in implementing and using automated systems engineering tools 
  • Advanced degree in relevant engineering discipline 
  • Experience in one or more of the following technical domains:  optics, fluidics/microfluidics, embedded systems, mechanical design, diagnostic assay development 
  • Experience with human factors assessment 

Diversity is important at Hound Labs. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, and make employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.