Principal Software Engineer
Illumina, Inc. 39 reviews - Santa Clara, CA

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Illumina’s genetic sequencing technology has reduced the price of sequencing a human genome by 5 orders of magnitude. The resulting explosion in genetic data is stretching the limits of Big Data and will change the way we deliver health care.

Building software to house, analyze, and explore this deluge of data is an amazing challenge for talented software designers. We are looking for senior-level engineers to help build Cloud based software solutions that decipher the essence of biological structure and human disease. We are the world leader in genetic analysis — and we would like your software to help power the Cloud.

This position is an opportunity to design and architect cutting edge Cloud based web computing solutions that push Big Data to its limits. Your software will be used by tens of thousands of scientists to research and develop the future of medicine. Join our collaborative, friendly, and professional development teams and help us forge the future.

Required Skills & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field or equivalent software development experience
  • 10+ years’ demonstrated experience in the following:
    • Software development in a lead or key role
    • HTML, JavaScript, CSS.
    • Single-page application architectures like Angular.js
    • Java technologies, particularly Spring-based applications
  • Experience developing robust production code using JSON-based web services in an enterprise environment
  • Experience using latest Web technologies such as Angular.js, HTML5, CSS3, Jasmine, Mocha, Karma, Grunt.
  • Demonstrated success leading and mentoring other software developers
  • Excellent communication – pairing, collaborating, joint design: no lone wolves
  • Passion for clean code, loose coupling, and simple architectures
The perfect candidate also has:
  • Experience in genetics or bioinformatics
  • Polyglot experience: Groovy, Python, Ruby
  • Big Data skills including Hadoop, Spark, Solr, Lucene
  • Experience with TDD, BDD, or executable requirements
  • A love for Lean and Scrum
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About Illumina

Illumina ( ) is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function. We provide innovative sequencing and array-based solutions for genotyping, copy number variation analysis, methylation studies, gene expression profiling, and low-multiplex analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein. We also provide tools and services that are fueling advances in consumer genomics and diagnostics. Our technology and products accelerate genetic analysis research and its application, paving the way for molecular medicine and ultimately transforming healthcare.

About this company
39 reviews
What we do at Illumina may seem complicated, but our mission is simple. "To improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome."...