Staff Software Engineer

  • Illumina
  • US - California - San Diego
  • Aug 18, 2020
Full time Biotech

Job Description

  • Position Summary:

    We are looking for a highly driven and talented software engineer to join our sequencing instrument development team. This team creates new platform technologies to support Illumina’s growing fleet of DNA sequencers. The role will focus on developing software solutions that bridge between the hardware and informatics pipelines, including Illumina’s cloud ecosystems. Collaborating with engineers from various hardware, software, and UX disciplines is a daily occurrence.



    • Design and develop world-class software applications to control DNA Sequencing devices
    • Ensure software architecture aligns with user needs to bring high-value products to market
    • Comfortable working in an Agile team environment
    • Lead investigation and resolution of technical problems within the department
    • Drive awareness of industry trends and evaluate the applicability of new software technologies to the latest Sequencing platforms
    • Foster innovation at a department level and contributes ideas to software road mapping



    • Extensive knowledge and experience with C# and .Net Core
    • Experience with C++, C, Linux, and embedded systems development
    • Extensive experience designing and implementing software quality patterns and practices (continuous integration, static analysis, unit testing, integrated testing)
    • Deep understanding of SOA, software security architecture, REST APIs, and other architectural patterns
    • Proficient with source control management repositories (such as GIT, SVN, etc.) and CM practices
    • Strong understanding of object-oriented analysis and design
    • Experience with or strong interest in developing software for hardware
    • Proven ability to self-manage, as well as manage interdisciplinary relationships
    • Demonstrated success in collaborating in a fast-paced team environment and delivering high-quality software products using established agile development methodologies (such as Scrum, Kanban, etc.) against formal schedules



    • Possess proven troubleshooting skills
    • Be curious, detail oriented, and analytical, with a proven ability to learn quickly
    • Be customer-focused, team-oriented, and motivated, taking ownership of assigned tasks
    • Have proven verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with Angular and/or Electron
    • Experience with user interface development, web or desktop
    • Listed responsibilities are essential, but not an exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position.  Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.



    • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience



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