Staff Test Engineer (San Francisco or Menlo Park)

Pacific Biosciences
Job Location
1380 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Job Description

The successful candidate can choose to be based in our Menlo Park headquarters or our San Francisco office (with travel to Menlo Park)

Are you bored with the idea of simply contributing to yet another social networking site or fixing bugs in some large company’s search engine?  Do you have a desire to be part of a company creating cutting edge technology that is uncovering the mysteries of life itself? Pacific Biosciences is seeking a talented software test engineer to lead testing of software that uses SMRT (Single Molecule, Real Time) sequencing data in a variety of applications areas.


•    Work in an exciting multi-disciplinary organization of software and hardware engineers, bioinformaticians, chemists, and molecular biologists developing state-of-the-art, single-molecule, genomic analysis systems.
•   Coordinate development of tests for the Pacific Biosciences Secondary Analysis software suite SMRT Analysis across the entire software stack – including scientific command line tools, RESTful web-services, front-end GUI, and deployment into diverse compute environments. Audit existing automated tests for gaps in test coverage.
•    Write and execute test plans for peer review; maintain software development practices adhering to company standards for coding and unit/functional test coverage.


•    M.S. in computer science, electrical engineering or in physical science disciplines; candidates with a similar B.S. degree and a high level of relevant experience will also be considered.
•    Candidates with experience in automated testing and nightly integration tests, especially experience in mimicking diverse customer compute environments.
•    4+ years of experience developing reusable components, automated tests, utilizing formal software development processes, employing best practices. Preference given to candidates with an understanding of FDA compliance regulations.
•    Experience maintaining software projects under source control with git, svn, p4, or similar.
•    Experience in the life-sciences tools domain, especially DNA sequencing, is preferred but not required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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