Software Systems Engineer 2 - US - California - San Diego - HQ

  • Illumina
  • US - California - San Diego - HQ
  • Oct 14, 2020
Full time Biotech

Job Description

Job Summary

Join the Illumina’s Product Development team and play an important role in the design and development of cutting-edge Next Generation Sequencing platforms to unlock the power of the genome – to transform healthcare and beyond.


As an Illumina Software Systems Engineer you will work with internal and external stakeholders to elicit and analyze user needs, transform operational/user needs into system requirements and communicate requirements to development teams. This crucial role partners with system architects, software/firmware development and test teams to support development of Next Generation Sequencing platforms.



  • Coordinate across multi-disciplinary teams to transform user needs into a complete description of software system requirements
  • Participate in use case development, requirements gathering, requirements analysis and review meetings
  • Create wireframes, high-quality workflow and process-flow diagrams, and other visualizations to communicate technical concepts
  • Write formal, detailed software requirements specifications and software design documentation
  • Work in a collaborative team environment; accurately and fully describe user needs to UX, software/firmware development, and testing team members
  • Support overall project management such as sprint and release planning
  • Work closely with software/firmware test teams to assist in troubleshooting system issues, and drive system design improvements


Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline
  • 2-5 years in systems analysis and software design
  • Knowledge of formalized requirements gathering and analysis methods and tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication, and presentation skills, for both technical and non-technical audience
  • Experience with Software Development Life Cycle and Scrum methodologies
  • Ability to multi-task, stay organized, and incorporate feedback in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Atlassian tools (Jama, Jira, Confluence) and prototyping tools (Balsamiq, Axure), a plus.
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing and Data Analysis, a plus
  • Experience with design/development/testing/support of software/firmware applications for biomedical instruments/ medical devices, a plus



At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact To learn more, visit: