Sr Engineer - Process Development

Illumina, Inc.
Job Location
San Diego, CA 92122
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 $2.2 billion in 2015. 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 three years running, including #1 in 2014. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you – imagine the possibilities.

Position Summary:
We are looking for driven, talented Process and Product Engineers to join our growing Life Cycle Management (LCM) group. The LCM group works as an integral part of our Consumables Manufacturing process and is tasked with increasing quality and yield within our high volume production environments.
We are growing at a rapid rate and hiring experienced engineers at all levels (II, Sr. and Staff) to support multiple groups within LCM (Flow Cells, Reagents, Microarrays & Microfluidics). These individuals will provide technical leadership to new product introduction, production process development, improvement and sustaining efforts. Additionally, these teams will partner cross-functionally with R & D, Quality, Production and other engineering groups to develop processes for new products and sustain and improve processes for existing products.

All About You
• Participate in production process definition and improvement, design, development and quality test activities in the making of consumable products or support of processes/equipment used to sequence genomes.
• Troubleshoot production line issues related to yield, quality and throughput.
• Construct and execute controlled experiments (including DOE's) to optimize processes, address yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions in a production environment to meet production goals.
• Analyze process test results, issue reports and make technical recommendations.
Lead teams in implementing change.
Design, develop, test, and implement changes to increase throughput and yield, and/or reduce costs.
• Work cross functionally with R&D, Manufacturing, Regulatory and Quality to develop processes for new products and improve processes of existing products.
• Represent Operations needs on development teams.  With cross-functional team execute on tech transfer activities with compliance to regulatory and quality system requirements. 
• Define technical requirements and write procedures for Production to process product.
• Define and drive execution of validation plans and protocols.
• Work on teams to develop and transfer new processes/products to production and enhance their robustness. 
• Work experience in the biotech, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, or medical device industry is desired.
• At least 5 years of relevant experience required.
Experience expanding production capacity and automating processes highly desired.
Experience with Critical/Key Parameter Management is a plus.
• High level problem solving and reasoning skills required.
• Experience with high volume production in a high tech, high volume consumables industry is highly desired.
• Experience with chemical, biochemical, or surface functionalization processes highly preferred.
• Experience applying statistics, Statistical Process Control and DOE techniques is a plus.
• High level computer skills are required. Intermediate level programming knowledge is strongly desired.  Experience with large data sets a plus.
• Experience with product development processes and project management is desired.
• Good interdepartmental communication skills and documentation skills are required.
• Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required.

• B.S./M.S./ PhD in Engineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnical Engineering, Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering,  or MS/PhD in Materials Science or Physical Chemistry, with at least 5 years of relevant experience in production support and/or process definition and development, design, scale-up, improvement and validation.

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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