Software Engineer 2 in Test

Illumina   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 75 days ago

This job is no longer available.

This position will require the candidate to perform data analysis, web application and instrument software testing using both automated and manual testing techniques.

The successful candidate will display a strong sense of ownership, motivation, and attention to detail.

Job Duties:

• Familiarity with Secondary Analysis Pipelines for NGS

• Assist domain test engineers in writing and executing manual tests as needed

• Work with software developers and domain experts in designing, performing, and improving verification tests.

• Work with bioinformatics, engineers, scientists, marketing, and project management to deliver commercial and internal SW systems.

• Work collaboratively and effectively in a very fast paced environment


• 3+ years’ in-depth experience working in Software Quality Engineering/Assurance and/or other areas of the SDLC to test web and/or instrument applications, both front and back end

• 2+ years’ software development experience in at least one programming or scripting language, such as C#, Java, JavaScript, Typescript

• Familiarity with API testing

• Familiarity of the underlying architecture of multi-tiered browser-based applications

• B.S. in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Bioengineering, Math, or Engineering related area or equivalent technical experience.


• Understanding of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field of biology

• Experience in performance testing, usability testing, and security testing

• Experience working with databases, such as SQL, MySQL or Postgres

• Be curious, detail oriented, and analytical, with a proven ability to learn quickly

• Be customer-focused, team-oriented, and motivated, taking ownership of assigned tasks

• Have proven ability to self-manage, as well as manage interdisciplinary relationships

• Have proven verbal and written communication skills