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Staff Engineer - Development

Company: Illumina
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Staff Engineer - Development page is loaded Staff Engineer - Development Apply locations US - California - San Diego time type Full time posted on Posted Yesterday job requisition id 36750-JOB What if the work you did every day could impact the lives of people you know? Or all of humanity?At Illumina, we are expanding access to genomic technology to realize health equity for billions of people around the world. Our efforts enable life-changing discoveries that are transforming human health through the early detection and diagnosis of diseases and new treatment options for patients.Working at Illumina means being part of something bigger than yourself. Every person, in every role, has the opportunity to make a difference. Surrounded by extraordinary people, inspiring leaders, and world changing projects, you will do more and become more than you ever thought possible.Position Summary
We are seeking a Staff Development Engineer to help develop and sustain our next generation of clinical diagnostic platform and tests. This position works with external and internal partners in Operations, Software Development, Assay Development, Assay Workflow Automation, and Field Service.
All About You
You see complexity as a challenge, not an impediment. You choose the things that are hard, understanding that the difficult road leads to the greatest reward. You understand that what you don't know will always dwarf what you do and expend your efforts accordingly. You are deeply passionate about building systems that make a difference. You never settle for 'good enough' and know that even the smallest component, or the simplest specification can make the different between good, and great.As a member of our Product Development Team, you will be at the forefront of taking Illumina's impressive battery of technology and applying it to better the outcomes of patients everywhere in the world. The technology is amazing, but at the end of the day, it's the outcome to patient that matters. You will leverage the power of our next generation sequencing technologies, and guide development of the next generation of products.In this technical leadership role, you will oversee the maintenance of the design of our sample preparation instruments, having oversight over the architecture, design, and appropriate design changes. You will travel to internal Illumina sites and external Vendors to collaborate on the design and maintenance of the system, and to resolve and execute projects as needed. You are willing to travel to United States and European sites internally and externally.
-As a member of our development group, you will become an expert in Illumina sample preparation instrumentation, providing support for both internal and external customers. To accomplish this you will take on the following responsibilities:

  • Become an internal expert in the design of Illumina sample preparation instruments. Own architecture, design, and maintenance of the system.
  • Drive internal and external teams in planning features, design changes, and resolution of instrumentation issues. Oversee design changes, supplier management, and organizational buy-in to change proposals.
  • Plan and oversee hardware/software integration testing, performance characterization, requirements analysis, test design, defect and customer complaint root cause investigations, and risk and hazard analysis.
  • Oversee system risk analysis.
  • Manage technical discussions with suppliers and collaborators. Establish technical bonds with external teams.
  • Identify key projects and proposals, develop improvement concepts for management review.
  • Estimate and budget technical project resourcing. Construct and review timelines, present status updates.
  • Establish key cross-functional communication with a variety of scientific collaborators to ensure product development success.
  • Mentor Junior Engineers in technical areas of expertise, provide performance feedback.
    Required Qualifications
    • BS in Engineering (Biomedical, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical) or a BS in a science/technology field and equivalent experience
    • 8+ years of experience in product development, medical device, test engineering, field service, or relevant industry experience
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, experience with statistical analysis techniques and packages
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
    • Comfortable asking questions, raising concerns, and engaging in technical dialog in new and uncharted fieldsDesired Qualifications
      • Clinical development and/or manufacturing background is highly desirable (ISO 13485, ISO9001, GXP)
      • Previous experience with Liquid Handlers and associated control software (E.G. Hamilton Venus, Tecan EVOWare, etc) is highly desirable.
      • Knowledge and application of fundamental engineering concepts around Linear Motion, Robotics, Controls
      • Previous Experience with understanding C#, Python
      • Experience with Biological Assays, comfortable working in a BSL-2 Environment
      • Experience with NGS Sample Preparation Methods, and NGS Sequencing
      • Fluent with 3D modeling CAD packages, such as Solidworks, Autocad, or equivalent #LI-ONSITE The estimated base salary range for the Staff Engineer - Development role based in the United States of America is: $113,600 - $170,400. Should the level or location of the role change during the hiring process, the applicable salary range may be updated accordingly. Compensation decisions are dependent on several factors including, but not limited to, an individual's qualifications, location where the role is to be performed, internal equity, and alignment with market data. Additionally, all employees are eligible for one of our variable cash programs (bonus or commission) and eligible roles may receive equity as part of the compensation package. We offer a wide range of benefits as innovative as our work, including access to genomics sequencing, family planning, health/dental/vision, retirement benefits, and paid time off.
        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: About Us Do you want to make a difference? Illumina's mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let's talk. We've built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Life at Illumina is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.We're an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Just check out our investor events and presentations to learn about our financial accomplishments. Our growth isn't just in financials, we've been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that's why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World's Smartest Companies each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina.

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