Job: Sr Bioinformatics Software Engineer (Dragen)

Job Description

Position Summary:

We are looking for a highly driven and talented bioinformatics engineer or software engineer to join the DRAGEN verification Team.

The team focus on developing tools to analyze large genomic datasets, setting up a CI/CD and automated testing infrastructure and improving the databases and websites that we use for the verification activities.


  • Work independently in cross-functional teams to lead the testing effort for data analysis software

  • Partner with software, bioinformatics developers and domain experts in designing, performing, and improving verification tests

  • Design and Implement automated software verification framework and scripts

  • Prepare necessary test artifacts required for formal software / product release

  • Develop and execute automated tests

  • Carefully analyze and report test results

  • Participate in Code and Design Reviews

  • Ensure Software Development Life Cycle procedures are followed

  • Collaborate with peers to identify opportunities for process improvement


  • Experience developing software applications utilizing a high level language such as Python, Java, C# or C++ required

  • Strong software engineering fundamentals: OOP, data structures, SOLID principles, unit testing, TDD, SQL

  • Masters / PhD with at least 5 years of relevant experience

  • Have an understanding of Bioinformatics, Genomics, Molecular Biology, Oncology or related field of biology

  • Experience in designing or architecting automated verification framework and tests

  • Experience with CI/CD, Continuous Testing and related tools such as Jenkins

  • Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS and docker.

  • Experience working in a Linux environment. Experience administrating a Linux system is a plus

  • Experience writing scripts in bash or other scripting language

  • Experience in formal verification of software or system in a regulated environment (ex. medical device etc.)

  • Working experience with software or system verification & validation

  • 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

  • Good verbal and written communication and troubleshooting skills

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and 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.

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