Senior Database Developer - 7513BR

Illumina, Inc.
Job Location
Victoria, V8Z 7X8
Job Description

Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Life at Illumina is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives. We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Just check out our investor events and presentations to learn about our financial accomplishments. Our growth isn’t just in financials, we’ve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina.


You will play a key role in data & analytics multi-site team for Illumina’s informatics platform. You will build scalable analytics solution, which will include scalable bulk APIs, ETLs, analytics, data streaming, and search using various scalable SQL and no SQL database technologies, and streaming solutions such as Kafka.  




  • 5+ years of experience in production grade software in Java environment using Lean/Agile SDLC
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 4+ years working with a database technology such as MongoDB, MySQL, JDBC, and Spring
  • Experience taking a new database technology and delivering it to production and operationalizing and stabilizing
  • Solid knowledge of algorithms, design patterns, and componentization approaches and security protocols
  • Dev Ops - Continuous Delivery, GIT/Jenkins, ELK
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Have a good grasp of how to solve for System Quality requirements around multi-tenancy, high availability, scalability, performance, security, resiliency, etc.
  • Experience with various SQL, NoSQL, XML/document, columnar database technologies (Cassandra, Mongo) and how to create a data model for using them in distributed, federated application architecture 


  Desired Characteristics:

  • Any experience working with a Hadoop ecosystem and MapReduce is a plus
  • Experience with designing, developing and delivering distributed micro-services based cloud applications to run at high scales and operationalizing them is a plus
  • Experience with a micro service framework such as Spring-boot or similar ones.
  • Experience working with GIT, Maven or Gradle, Web Services
  • Experience with API and micro services development with exposure to using a 12-factor apps is preferable
  • Exposure to building scalable, stateless, resilient & highly available applications and services in AWS, Netflix OSS, Spring Boot is a preferable




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