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Software Test Engineer 1 - US1 at Illumina, Inc. in San Diego, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Factory of the Future (FoF) team is a part of Global Quality & Operations and has responsibility for the design, development and support of custom and configured product manufacturing software. As a Software Test Engineer, you will drive the verification testing for software-based systems that support the manufacture of Illumina’s consumables products. You will work with R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Contract Manufacturers and other engineering groups to develop software test approaches for new product manufacturing automation and support testing for existing products.

This person will join a dynamic, fast paced organization supporting new product development teams, as well as sustaining operations. You will be adept at balancing multiple project priorities and will be able to demonstrate leadership and agility through technical and organizational change.

All About You


  • Work cross functionally with R&D, Manufacturing and Quality to develop and execute software verification test approaches for manufacturing equipment, automation and systems.

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

  • Assist in the definition, capture and documentation of user needs and system requirements.

  • Demonstrated success in collaborating in a fast-paced team environment and delivering high-quality software products using established agile development methodologies (such as Scrum, Kanban, etc.) against formal schedules.

  • Utilize defect tracking and version control tools as an integral part of the software life cycle development process (such as Jira and Git).

  • Utilize SQA skills to write verification plans, test protocols, test reports, and requirements traceability matrices in accordance with the company's established SDLC methodology.

  • Manually execute test cases and drive the formal verification process.

  • Design and develop test automation scripts

  • Maintain awareness of industry trends and evaluate applicability of new software testing technologies to system development efforts

  • Work with software & engineering teams to ensure alignment of architecture and user requirements

  • Occasionally provide technical assistance for escalated production issues

  • Work collaboratively with external providers of automation and manufacturing equipment to ensure fit-for-purpose software that meets Factory of the Future and Illumina requirements.

  • Participate in software requirements and design reviews


  • Proficient with source control management repositories (such as GIT) and CI/CD practices 

  • Experience with iterative development life cycle methodologies and application of those principles, especially Agile (Scrum) development practices

  • Experience with a defect tracking system such as Jira

  • Experience working with an automated testing framework such as Ranorex or Selenium etc.

  • Possess basic object-oriented programming skills in languages such as Java, C# etc.

  • Possess basic knowledge of SQL and relational databases

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

  • Possess proven troubleshooting skills

  • Have proven verbal and written communication skills

  • Be curious, detail oriented, and analytical

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


  • Experience operating, testing, and supporting SW for instrumentation

  • Experience with Visual Studio, Eclipse, Ranorex  

  • Experience with GAMP 5 and 21 CFR   part 11

  • Experience working in a FDA regulated environment for Medical Devices.

  • Experience and understanding of basic automated manufacturing systems,  tools and components (electrical and pneumatic control, sensors, metrology systems, PLCs)

  • Practical knowledge of manufacturing automation such as MES  & SCADA

  • Experience with Test Driven Development


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, or other Engineering related field

  • 1-2 years’ experience working in Software Quality Assurance.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact To learn more, visit: