Illumina Singapore Pte Ltd

Evergreen: Software Test Engineer 2

Illumina Singapore Pte Ltd Date Posted: 6-Nov-2017

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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.

At Illumina we are constantly looking for Software Test Engineers at all levels.  If you do not see a position of interest open currently, please apply to this position as it will add you to our talent pool.  This is the first place our Recruiters will look when opening future positions.  In addition, by applying you may be asked to be part of informational interviews.


This position will require the candidate to test Windows based software operating Illumina's sequencing and integration with our cloud platform, Basespace.  The candidate will work with automated tests on a regular basis and will also utilize SQA skills to write and execute manual tests in accordance with the company's established SDLC methodology. The successful candidate will display a strong sense of ownership, motivation, and attention to detail.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Write and execute manual tests and automated tests. Carefully analyze and document test results.
  • Operate a variety of laboratory instrumentation and simulators to perform integration testing across platforms and with our Cloud Platform
  • Report on test activities
  • Assist software developers and domain experts in designing, performing, and improving verification tests
  • Create and Manage automating test cases for software application communicating instruments to the Cloud
  • Work in Scrum (Agile) teams within the software group, closely coordinating with software developers, systems analysts, and software project managers

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, bioengineering, or other engineering related area
  • 1-2 years’ operating, testing, and supporting SW for instrumentation and cloud 
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in Software Quality Assurance or other areas of the SDLC to test Windows-based GUI systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Agile (Scrum)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Understanding of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field of biology
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services and the Cloud
  • Possess proven troubleshooting skills
  • Be curious, detail oriented, and analytical, with a proven ability to learn quickly
  • Be customer-focused, team-oriented, and self motivated, taking ownership of assigned tasks
  • Have proven ability to self-manage, as well as manage interdisciplinary relationships


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.
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.

At Illumina we are constantly looking for Software Test Engineers at all levels.  If you do not see a position of interest open currently, please apply to this position as it will add you to our talent pool.  This is the first place our Recruiters will look when opening future positions.  In addition, by applying you may be asked to be part of informational interviews.


This position will require the candidate to test Windows based software operating Illumina's sequencing and integration with our cloud platform, Basespace.  The candidate will work with automated tests on a regular basis and will also utilize SQA skills to write and execute manual tests in accordance with the company's established SDLC methodology. The successful candidate will display a strong sense of ownership, motivation, and attention to detail.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Write and execute manual tests and automated tests. Carefully analyze and document test results.
  • Operate a variety of laboratory instrumentation and simulators to perform integration testing across platforms and with our Cloud Platform
  • Report on test activities
  • Assist software developers and domain experts in designing, performing, and improving verification tests
  • Create and Manage automating test cases for software application communicating instruments to the Cloud
  • Work in Scrum (Agile) teams within the software group, closely coordinating with software developers, systems analysts, and software project managers

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, bioengineering, or other engineering related area
  • 1-2 years’ operating, testing, and supporting SW for instrumentation and cloud 
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in Software Quality Assurance or other areas of the SDLC to test Windows-based GUI systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Agile (Scrum)

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Understanding of Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field of biology
  • Familiarity with Amazon Web Services and the Cloud
  • Possess proven troubleshooting skills
  • Be curious, detail oriented, and analytical, with a proven ability to learn quickly
  • Be customer-focused, team-oriented, and self motivated, taking ownership of assigned tasks
  • Have proven ability to self-manage, as well as manage interdisciplinary relationships


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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Illumina Singapore Pte Ltd
Illumina Singapore Pte Ltd
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. We 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. Our revenue grew from $10 million in 2002 to approximately $2.4 billion in 2016. Our growth isn’t just revenue, we’ve been hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its “World’s Smartest Companies” list each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven en