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Senior Software Test Engineer at Illumina, Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: San Diego, California

Job Description:


  • Lead a Dx Software Test Team working on next generation sequencing platforms.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Lead and mentor jr level engineers

  • Drive projects and timelines


  • 5-10 years operating, testing, and supporting SW for mechanical instrumentation

  • 5-10 years experience working in Software Test Engineering or other areas of the SDLC to test Windows-based GUI systems

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

  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously

  • 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

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position.  Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina requires proof of COVID vaccination for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.

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:

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