Software Lead/Staff Engineer – Front End, Angular JS - 7511BR

Illumina, Inc.
Job Location
Victoria, BC
Job Description

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.


  • You will be key member of engineering team responsible for Illumina’s informatics platform for genomics
  • Lead the development of multiple platform services with rich user interfaces and APIs  
  • Manage a scrum team of size 6-10 developers and testers.


  • 10+ years of hands on experience in production grade UI and web applications in JavaScript and TypeScript environment using Lean/Agile SDLC and BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent
  • 2+ years experience in managing Agile Scrum teams of size 5-10 and ability to role up the sleeves and write the code. Flexible in wearing multiple hats as developer, technical lead, architect, and scrum master
  • Expert in JavaScript, ES6 or TypeScript, Angular and Bootstrap
  • Knowledge of Java and database technologies is preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, WebSocket and Service Worker
  • Good knowledge on responsive design
  • Experience with JavaScript build tools (Grunt/Gulp, Bower, Npm/Node, etc)
  • Experience with JavaScript testing and associated libraries (Karma, Jasmine, Protractor, etc)
  • Deep understanding of web standards, protocols, and cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Experience developing cross-platform Single Page Apps for Desktopm Mobile Web and Web Views using RESTful Web Services.
  • Dev Ops - Continuous Delivery, GIT/Jenkins, ELK
  • Strong technical, analytical, and people skills

  Desired Characteristics:

  • Web UI with High Charts, Flot and D3 experience
  • Experience using Sass or LESS.
  • Experience working with Git, Maven or Gradle, Web Services
  • Ability to write unit tests (TDD practices) for backend and frontend services
  • Experience with API and micro services development with exposure to using a 12-factor apps 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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