Staff Software Systems Engineer - 10254-JOB

Illumina, Inc.
Job Location
San Diego, CA 92122
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.


  • Coordinate across multi-disciplinary teams to transform user needs into a complete description of software system requirements aligned against program schedule and milestones
  • Manage project feature priority, changes, and planning for future product versions in a scalable and sustainable way
  • Lead use case development, requirements gathering, requirements analysis and review meetings
  • Create wireframes, workflow diagrams, and other visualizations to communicate technical concepts to stakeholders as well as software engineers
  • Write formal, detailed software development plans, software requirements specifications, hazard analysis, and external-facing software documentation
  • Work in a collaborative team environment; accurately and fully describe user needs to software development and testing team members
  • Lead overall project management such as sprint and release planning


Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology, Biomedical Engineering or related discipline
  • 6-8 years in software systems analysis and software project management
  • Experience with medical device software requirements documentation
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical users
  • Experience with Software Development Life Cycle and Scrum methodologies
  • Ability to multi-task, stay organized, and incorporate feedback in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Next Generation Sequencing, variant calling analysis, and Oncology 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. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at 858-246-8959. To learn more, visit:

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