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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Software Engineer/Test
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Illumina | San Diego, CA
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All About Us

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina's mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let's talk. We've built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. We are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.

We're an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.2 billion in 2015. Our growth isn't just revenue, we've been hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that's why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World's Smartest Companies list three years running, including #1 in 2014. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you - imagine the possibilities.

Position Summary:

At Illumina we are constantly looking for Software Engineers and Software Test Engineers at all levels, from entry level engineers to Staff level engineers. If you do not see a position of interest open currently on our Careers site, please apply to this Evergreen position as it will add you to our TALENT POOL for prospective candidates for Illumina's future roles. This is the first place our Recruiters and Hiring Teams will look when opening future positions. In addition, by applying you may be asked to be part of informational interviews.

About Illumina

Realize your power with Illumina. You'll be amazed at what you can do.

At Illumina, we are committed to increasing the understanding of genomics to improve human health. We deliver innovative sequencing and array-based solutions that enable progress in disease research, drug discovery, and the development of molecular tests in clinical labs.

Our work has enabled significant progress in field of genomics and we’re poised to be a substantial contributor for what many believe will be the next era of medicine -- that is the era of genomic medicine or personalized medicine.  Perhaps that’s one reason why we were recently awarded the top spot on MIT Technology Review’s list of the 50 Smartest Companies in the World.

What we do may sound complicated, but why we're here is simple: Impact. Excitement. People.

Most of us joined Illumina because we wanted a spot on the team that's setting the pace—the one that's taking innovation to a whole new level. Our remarkable growth and achievements have resulted in 90% of the world’s sequencing data being generated from our technology.  Technology that has enabled studies and insights that were unimaginable just a few years ago. 

The work we do here is exciting, challenging. Everywhere you turn, there is an opportunity to learn…to give...to change...to grow. You can apply yourself in ways you never imagined. The energy is dynamic, the growth is fast, and the adrenaline is off the scale. You might work with some of the most brilliant scientists, engineers, and technology specialists in the country, or even the world. But that doesn't mean you'll work on the sidelines. On this team, everyone's work and ideas are valued and respected. Joining the Illumina community raises your potential for personal and professional growth exponentially.

We seek out the best and brightest because we're serious about our work. We're serious about having fun, too. We genuinely enjoy each other's company. And we respect each other's work. No matter what your function, background, or job level, you're on the team at Illumina. We're all in it together. And together, we achieve so much more.


  • Headquarters: San Diego, CA
  • Other Locations: San Francisco Bay Area, CA; UK; Singapore
  • Size: 3700+ Employees
  • Industry: Biotech
  • Visa Sponsorship: Yes, dependent upon role