Sr Engineer

Illumina   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Biotech/Pharma


5 - 7 years

Posted 397 days ago


  • Participate in process development, definition and improvement, and other activities in the making of consumable products or support of processes/equipment used to sequence genomes.
  • Troubleshoot new product process issues related to yield, quality and throughput.
  • Construct and execute controlled experiments (including DOE's) to optimize processes, address yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions into a production environment to meet project goals.
  • Analyze process test results, issue reports and make technical recommendations.
  • Work cross functionally with R&D, Manufacturing and Quality to develop processes for new products and improve processes of existing products.
  • Represent Operations needs on development teams.
  • Define technical requirements and write procedures for Production to process product.
  • Work on teams to develop and transfer new processes/products to production and enhance their robustness.


  • Work experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or semiconductor industries is desirable
  • Experience working in an ISO13485 or FDA certified environment is desirable.
  • Experience in high-volume production in a high-tech consumables industry is a plus.
  • Experience in production support and/or process development is required.
  • Experience with statistics, Statistical Process Control and DOE techniques are required.
  • High level problem solving and reasoning skills required.
  • Experience with product development processes and project management skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish goals while working across departments is required.
  • High level computer skills are required. Intermediate level programming knowledge is a plus.
  • Good interdepartmental communication skills and documentation skills are required.


  • B.S./M.S./ PhD in Chemical Engineering, BiochemicalEngineering, Bioengineering, Biotechnical Engineering, Bioinformatics or MS/PhD in Materials Science or Physical Chemistry, with at least 4 years of relevant experience in production support/sustaining and/or process definition and development, design, scale-up, improvement and validation.
  • Recent or near term college graduates are encouraged to apply.