Software Systems Engineer

Job Location: 
San Diego, CA
Base + Bonus + RSUs
Job Description: 

As a Software Systems Engineer, you will assume a lead role in the design and development of integrated systems which support biochemistry based laboratory and manufacturing operations. Research, analyze and design complex information systems and technology solutions in support of business needs. Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
• Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to define, design, develop and test laboratory systems including both software and hardware.
• Lead use case development, requirements elicitation, requirements analysis and review meetings
• Lead a multidisciplinary team in transforming an operational/customer need into a description of system parameters/requirements
• Write formal software requirements specifications and software documentation, including how-to guides, cookbooks, reference material, technical overviews, architecture overviews, process flows, high-quality diagrams, etc.
• Work with System Architect & development teams on overall system design to meet requirements
• Develop, test and support laboratory robotics.
• Verify data in system tests using database query tools.
• Assist production in troubleshooting system problems.


Required Education & Experience:
• B.S. in Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Computer Science, or related field, or equivalent industrial experience required.
• 1-3 years' relevant experience.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills that non-technical end users can understand.
• Ability to present ideas and information in group settings.
• Experience in high volume manufacturing systems and working with automation and database systems a plus.
• Prior experience with SQL and/or a programming language a plus.

Illumina is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information: 

Sancta Corrao
Illumina, Inc. | 5500 Illumina Way | San Diego, CA 92122
Senior Recruiter | Talent Acquisition

About Our Organization: 

Illumina ( is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function. We provide innovative sequencing and array-based solutions for genotyping, copy number variation analysis, methylation studies, gene expression profiling, and low-multiplex analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein. We also provide tools and services that are fueling advances in consumer genomics and diagnostics. Our technology and products accelerate genetic analysis research and its application, paving the way for molecular medicine and ultimately transforming healthcare.