Software Developer II (Python) – micro services - 7514BR

Illumina, Inc.
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All About Us

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. We 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. Our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.4 billion in 2016. Our growth isn’t just revenue, we’ve been hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its “World’s Smartest Companies” list each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you – imagine the possibilities.


  • 3-6 years of experience in production grade software in Python environment using Lean/Agile SDLC
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Significant level of expertise with designing, developing and delivering distributed micro-services based cloud applications to run at high scales and operationalizing them.
  • Have a good grasp of how to solve for System Quality requirements around multi-tenancy, high availability, scalability, performance, security, resiliency, etc.
  • Experience with multi-tenant application based on MySQL or Postgres environment is a plus
  • Solid knowledge of algorithms, design patterns, and componentization approaches and security protocols
  • Experience building applications using Django.
  • Dev Ops - Continuous Delivery, Git/Jenkins, Ansible
  • Strong technical and analytical skills

  Desired Characteristics:

  • 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 a plus
  • Experience using Pipeline Services or CWL is a plus.
  • Exposure to building scalable, stateless, resilient & highly available applications and services in AWS, Netflix OSS, Spring Boot is a plus

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and 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. 

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