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Software Test Engineer 1 at Illumina, Inc.

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:

Software Test Engineer 1

This position will require the candidate to test Windows based software operating Illumina's sequencing instrumentation. The candidate will work with automated tests on a regular basis and will also utilize SQA skills to write and execute manual tests in accordance with the company's established SDLC methodology. The successful candidate will display a strong sense of ownership, motivation, and attention to detail.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Write and execute manual tests. Execute automated SW tests. Carefully analyze and document test results.

  • Operate a variety of laboratory instrumentation and simulators to perform integration testing, system testing, and functionality testing

  • Report on test activities

  • Assist software developers and domain experts in designing, performing, and improving verification tests

  • Work with scientists, technicians, engineers, marketing, and project management to deliver commercial and internal SW systems

  • Work in Scrum (Agile) teams within the software group, closely coordinating with software developers, systems analysts, and software project managers

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in bioscience, computer science, or engineering related area

  • 0-1 years operating, testing, and supporting SW for mechanical instrumentation 

  • 1-2 years experience working in Software Quality Assurance or other areas of the SDLC to test Windows-based GUI systems

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Agile (Scrum)

  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Understanding of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field of biology

  • Familiarity with Gene Expression, Genotyping, Sequencing, Microarrays, and/or LIMS

  • Understanding of Mechanical Engineering

  • 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 ability to self-manage, as well as manage interdisciplinary relationships

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: