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Vice President of Engineering

Inscopix, a discovery phase neurotechnology company, is seeking an inspirational, and execution-driven, Vice President of Engineering to lead us into the next phase of our development.  Our brain imaging product platform has recently migrated to a new network-based data acquisition system that is ready for integrating with cloud-based data storage and analysis.  The new product platform builds on years of Engineering and customer feedback, and our new nVista and nVoke brain mapping systems are now poised to enable scaling into the broader research markets and into high-throughput, big data applications for Pharma/Biotech and other enterprise customers.  Much work remains to be done to unlock the full product feature set through successive releases of software.  An ambitious R&D Roadmap also exists, with the primary goal of integrating multiple modalities into the platform, and to enable a cloud-computing future.  

The ideal candidate will provide technical leadership across all Engineering functions, organize and structure Product Development using a phase-gate approach, supervise R&D, and build and manage a highly innovative, disciplined and goal-oriented Engineering team.


  • Lead and manage all Engineering activities, including mechanical, optical, electrical, and embedded systems engineering functions.  Oversee the activities of a full stack software and algorithm development team that is developing software for the instrumentation platforms and for a cloud-based data management and analysis service.
  • Drive continued instrumentation product development, capturing early feedback from the launch of the new nVista and nVoke products and working with teams across the Company to define and implement key new product features addressing market feedback.
  • Partner with Manufacturing Operations to manage all product/sustaining engineering activities.
  • Together with Product Managers and the Engineering Team, develop instrumentation and software Product Roadmaps.
  • Together with the Science team, and Scientific Advisors, develop and manage long-term R&D Roadmaps.
  • Build and manage a cross-functional Engineering team.
  • Improve existing processes for New Product Introductions and for scale.
  • Serve as a key member of the Management team that sets the company’s strategic direction.
  • Present roadmaps to the Board and report on milestones and accomplishments.

Ideal Candidates Must Have:

  • 15+ years of industry experience in life science, imaging instrumentation or big data/video processing, with at least 5 years in senior engineering management roles leading a multi-disciplinary team of engineers.
  • Proven ability to build hardware products and integrate hardware with software.
  • Experience with NVIDIA GPU-based embedded systems.
  • Expertise with imaging, including image sensors and electronics for video acquisition.
  • Proven track record building, leading, and managing Engineering teams.

How to Apply:

Please forward Cover Letter with Resume.

About us:

Decoding the neural language of the brain is the defining scientific challenge and opportunity of the 21st Century.  Inscopix is a discovery phase neurotechnology company based in Palo Alto developing a platform and full stack for real-time brain mapping.  Our team brings together deep domain expertise in neuroscience, physics, engineering, software development, and data science and is enabling radically new approaches to understanding the brain in health and disease.  Inscopix’s neurotechnologies and the knowledge that they foster will transform human existence, from alleviating the suffering caused by debilitating brain disorders, to the development of advanced artificial intelligence, to a more profound understanding of what makes us the dominant species on Planet Earth.  nVista and nVoke, our flagship products, are in use today at over 300 research institutions across the world, and have resulted in over 50 top-tier scientific publications on learning, memory, cognition, and on the brain circuits implicated in diseases such as Parkinson’s.  Our instrumentation products are accompanied with sophisticated data analysis software as part of end-to-end solutions for generating and analyzing brain activity data.  Inscopix has been recognized as a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, and by Deloitte as one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies.

Inscopix is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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