Software Test Engineer 1

Illumina   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Less than 5 years

Posted 119 days ago

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