Job:Bioinformatics Test Engineer -Illumina, San Diego
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Job Summary:

This role is to provide bioinformatics test support for Illumina’s data analysis software. As a bioinformatics test engineer, you will work in a cross functional team to perform verification and validation on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis (locally and in the cloud). You will also be working with workflow automation/management applications

The successful candidate must be a fast learner with strong sense of ownership, motivation, and detail orientated.


  • Work independently in cross-functional teams to lead the testing effort for bioinformatics data analysis software.
  • Apply knowledge to develop, modify, and execute software test plans and test cases.
  • Develop and execute automation script for data validation.
  • Work with software developers, bioinformatics scientists and domain experts in designing, performing, and improving the verification process.
  • Collaborate with peers to identify opportunities for process improvement.


  • Bachelor or Master Degree (or higher) in Bioinformatics, Computational Science, or related field from an accredited university (or foreign equivalent).
  • Good verbal and written communication and troubleshooting skills.
  • Solid understanding of genetics, NGS technique, human genome analysis familiar with bioinformatics tools and algorithm.
  • Working experience with Linux and Windows OS, experience with scripting (such as bash or Python) and object-oriented programming (such as C#) is a must.
  • Previous working experience involving Bioinformatics software development or testing is preferred.

Familiarity with databases (such as MySQL or PostgreSQL), Cloud computing (such as Amazon Web Services), and web service is a plus.

To apply, please send email to

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