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Sr. Informatics Systems Engineer at Illumina, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


  • Troubleshoot complex issues related to Illumina instruments and their IT environment in collaboration with a variety of teams including Field Service Engineers, Field Applications Scientists, Sales, Technical Support and internal developers

  • Consult with Pre- and Post-sales customers to facilitate adoption and uptake of NextGen Sequencing by ensuring that the customer is ready for data generation, transfer, and analysis-related challenges

  • Increase customer satisfaction by acting as an expert customer-friendly resource for customer networking, security, and general connectivity questions as they relate to Illumina instruments and computational products.

  • Actively participate in product development teams representing the voice of customer, supporting beta tests, and development of training collateral prior to product launch.

  • This position involves strong written and verbal communication with customers including IT personnel, principal investigator-level scientists, bioinformaticians, and laboratory personnel.


  • 5+ years relevant experience including experience in an external customer facing role strongly preferred

  • Experience with compute systems including administration and networking of Linux HPC environments and Windows-based systems required.

  • This role requires a diverse range of skills. Experience with the following is very helpful:

    • Illumina technologies, instruments, and software

    • Experience with shell scripting  

    • Knowledge of network security in both local and cloud environments

    • Understanding of GPOs and related network administration 

    • Understanding of Cloud-based services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)

    • Experience with software containerization (e.g. Docker)

    • Experience with virtualized environments

  • Hands-on experience with Illumina products, including informatics offerings, as well as how Illumina instruments interact with other IT systems preferred.

  • Prior experience including troubleshooting, resolving technical issues, and directly supporting customers in a highly technical field strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to successfully operate in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment, as an independent contributor and as a cooperative member of a team.

  • Must be willing to travel up to 30%


  • BS in computer science or engineering or equivalent work experience required. IT-related professional certifications related to skills outlined above a plus

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