Staff Test Platform Engineer at Illumina, Inc.

Posted in General Business 6 days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:


  • The Staff Test Platform Engineer will be responsible for conceiving, developing, and implementing complex test systems utilized across the product lifecycle.  These test systems are key to characterizing Illumina’s aggressive product innovations during their development and enable high yield, quality, and reliability in production.  Test systems cover both instrument and consumables and span optical, fluidic, precision motion, thermal, and electronic sub-systems.

  • This role requires development and execution of a long term Test Platform Strategy to enable leverage of test infrastructure investment across the product portfolio and over time with our product roadmap. 

  • The role involves hands-on design, integration, and debugging of test systems, therefore a qualified candidate must have strong multi-disciplinary engineering capability and the passion and ability to climb learning curves when new challenges present themselves.

  • Role requires clear communication and alignment with broad stakeholders.  Test Platform documentation deliverables will include Design Requirements, Error Models, Design Files, Risk Assessments, Test Plans, Test Reports.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Typically requires or equivalent work experience: BSc/MS: 8+ years of experience, PhD: 3+ years of experience (Mechanical, Physics, Biomedical, Bio Instrumentation)

  • Hands on experience in designing principles of optics, mechanical, heat transfer, precision motion, and electronics.

  • Experience with design and development of complex test systems, including measurement error budgeting, sensor selection, overall system architecture definition, and detailed design.

  • Mechanical engineer design work experience with SolidWorks, modeling and budgets

  • Ability to write basic scripts for instrument integration and data analysis in tools such as Matlab, Python, etc.

  • Demonstrated track record of rapidly climbing steep learning curves.  Enthusiasm for tackling tough problems on aggressive schedules.

  • Strong teamwork, communication and presentation skills (ability to distill complex technical information into actionable technical recommendations)

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: