System Architect

Full-Time Position


As the System Architect, you are the trusted technical and content leader of the R&D roadmap of the dynamic single-molecule instruments in LUMICKS’ portfolio. The System Architect ensures the right design for high-level design choices, module boundaries, and interactions for new and/or improved modules. You are also responsible for future requirements, how they fit in with the existing system, and plan for their system integration. You will have ownership of all technical design choices related to both the system and the workflow to realize the best product for our customers. You align instrument specifications with both internal and external stakeholders. As System Architect you make the final decisions on technical implementation and Technical R&D roadmap.

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Define technical roadmaps for HW, WF, and SW development.
  • Define module boundaries and interactions and define the interface specifications.
  • Give presentations and have in-depth technical discussions with all relevant stakeholders, both internally and externally.
  • Understand the research and Bio labs and work with potential customers to explore valuable applications of LUMICKS technology.
  • Discuss with Product management the product specifications & define how these can be measured.
  • Communicate customers’ needs to the R&D team for the development of new product features.
  • Develop and share tools (technical and or process) that are needed for R&D development.
  • Participate in the triangle in the roadmap.
  • Problem-solve with the R&D team and keep projects on track.
  • Define the architecture by a breakdown of the system into components and modules and make clear interface specifications.

What about my skills & competencies?

  • You are detail-oriented.
  • You demonstrate strong leadership skills.
  • You possess in-depth physics knowledge.
  • You have extensive experience with the management of complex R&D projects.
  • You have strong stakeholder management skills.
  • You have at least 8 years of experience as a (Technical) System Architect with complex High Tech Systems.


LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our high-performance instruments are optimal to investigate the fundamental causes of disease and facilitate drug optimization. With our tools, researchers can visualize and quantify the interactions between proteins and DNA in real-time and perform high-throughput screening of molecular and cell-cell interactions using sound waves. 

We offer you the chance to be part of an important mission: To improve human health by unlocking dynamic single-molecule and cell avidity analysis. With the ever-increasing adoption of our technologies by leading institutes from all over the world, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, and Imperial College London, LUMICKS is expanding its team.

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Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Growth opportunities

Flat organization & open culture