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Software Engineer 1
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Illumina | San Diego, CA
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Job Description

Join one of biotech's most successful companies to create world-class software with the best and brightest in the industry. Illumina is looking for talented, motivated software engineers to join the instrument control software team. This role will collaborate with cross-functional teams that are ultimately responsible to expand and enhance our genome sequencing platforms.

All About You

* Work as part of Agile scrum teams to design, implement, and test the instrument control software that powers our industry-leading DNA sequencing devices
* Deliver software architecture, designs, and implementations
* Participate in all aspects of our agile development process, from sprint planning to daily scrum meetings and sprint demos
* Create and execute unit tests to verify functionality
* Troubleshoot and resolve software defects
* Contribute to software design reviews and code reviews
* Learn and have fun with some of the smartest people you'll ever meet!
* Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Computer Science or related field


* 2+ years' experience in an object oriented programming language; C# preferred (recent graduates and entry level candidates welcome)
* Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
* Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and maintain object-oriented multi-threaded C# applications
* Experience with .NET Framework.
* Working knowledge of UWP.
* Proven experience architecting and developing customer facing applications
* Experience in control software / hardware integration
* Able to write robust code that meets product requirements while being lean, maintainable, unit tested, and easy to understand
* Self-starter mentality with excellent communication skills
* Must thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environment
* Basic knowledge of agile scrum methodologies is a plus
* Experience in biotech is a plus

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and 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 have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 858-255-5081. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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