Sr Software Engineer - Deep Learning / Artificial Intelligence

Job Location
San Francisco, CA
Job Description

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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:

As a Sr. Software Informatics- Machine Learning in Illumina’s Research group you will focus on applying machine learning/deep learning techniques to genomic applications. 

You will be part of research team developing deep learning methods applied to massive, multimodal genomic and biomedical datasets, with the goal of accelerating the application of genomics and artificial intelligence to improvement of human health. The technical challenge as well as the potential impact of this work is highest among applications of artificial intelligence, and therefore we look for individuals who enjoy technical challenge and care to have an impact.

All About You

•      Develop and apply machine learning/deep learning algorithms to various areas of interest, including integration of genomic and biomedical data, variant interpretation, detecting machine anomalies, and application to massive datasets in oncology, reproductive health, autism and rare diseases, among others
•      Develop and apply informatics-based big data techniques to develop new diagnostic tests and assays
•      Build strong collaborative relationships with diverse groups within and outside of Illumina
•      Strong communication skills
•      A team player



  • 1-4 years of experience in Deep Learning / Artificial Intelligence research    
  • Strong software engineering skills in C++ and Python
  • Strong mathematical background
  • Demonstrated experience with deep learning including TensorFlow, Theano, Torch, with publications of deep learning research in machine learning conferences (NIPS, ICML, ICLR etc) a big plus
  • Relevant experience and knowledge of genomics is a plus but not required; a genuine interest in learning about genomics and biomedicine is required
    Team oriented with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to take ownership and accountability of assignments


    MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Genomics, or related field

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