Software Test Engineer 1

Illumina   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Less than 5 years

Posted 178 days ago

This job is no longer available.

This position will require the candidate to test Windows based software operating Illumina's sequencing instrumentation. The candidate will work with automated tests on a regular basis and will also utilize SQA skills to write and execute manual tests in accordance with the company's established SDLC methodology. 

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

Job Responsibilities:

  • Write and execute manual tests. Execute automated SW tests. Carefully analyze and document test results.
  • Operate a variety of laboratory instrumentation and simulators to perform integration testing, system testing, and functionality testing
  • Report on test activities
  • Assist software developers and domain experts in designing, performing, and improving verification tests
  • Work with scientists, technicians, engineers, marketing, and project management to deliver commercial and internal SW systems
  • Work in Scrum (Agile) teams within the software group, closely coordinating with software developers, systems analysts, and software project managers

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in bioscience, computer science, or engineering related area
  • 0-1 years operating, testing, and supporting SW for mechanical instrumentation 
  • 1-2 years experience working in Software Quality Assurance or other areas of the SDLC to test Windows-based GUI systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Agile (Scrum)
  • Experience working on multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Understanding of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field of biology
  • Familiarity with Gene Expression, Genotyping, Sequencing, Microarrays, and/or LIMS
  • Understanding of Mechanical Engineering
  • Possess proven troubleshooting skills
  • 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