Illumina Singapore Pte Ltd

Sr Engineer - Product Lifecycle (SW/FW & Test Dev)

Illumina Singapore Pte Ltd Date Posted: 10-Jan-2018

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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.

Basic Function and Scope of the Position:


Responsible for supporting the test software development and sustaining activities in the production of Illumina’s genetic sequencing instrumentation.  Be the main LCM interface with firmware and software engineers from the design and development teams in Singapore, the US, and the UK to test and verify integrity and functionality.  The position will involve hands-on technical tasks involving all aspects of the product development process including design and analysis, test/integration/characterization, and generation of product and test documentation.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Involve early and understand the design and integration of embedded firmware and software for cutting-edge genetic analysis instruments incorporating optics, fluidics, motion system, and advanced image sensors/camera.
  • Work with the design team to gain familiarity with the development of firmware to support embedded systems in ARM environment using C/C++ for sensor data collection, motor/servo drive, temperature control, and UI.
  • Support system-level testing and debugging of firmware and software issues during NPI prototype and Pilot builds on-site in Singapore.
  • Work with other engineering disciplines (EE, ME, Optics, Systems) in the US and Singapore to develop test suites and debug embedded firmware and software issues.
  • Follow best practices for software release control, conduct SW User Acceptance Test (UAT) and Defect Tracking.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.


Preferred Educational Background:

  • BSEE or equivalent engineering degree. 

Preferred Experiential Background:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience developing embedded firmware for complex products, preferably scientific instrumentation related to biotech applications in C/++, preferable on ARM processors
  • Experience with embedded RTOSs such as ThreadX, LynxOS, QNX.
  • Direct experience completing projects from early inception to release to manufacturing. Demonstrated track record for successfully transferring designs into manufacturing.
  • Experience interfacing with imaging sensors and complex instrumentation a plus.
  • Willingness to travel to US for extended stays while learning the technology and working with the US design teams.
  • Expertise working with design partners in the US and local out-sourced CDM/ODMs. Proven ability to function with external design and manufacturing contractors in an ODM model.


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.

Basic Function and Scope of the Position:


Responsible for supporting the test software development and sustaining activities in the production of Illumina’s genetic sequencing instrumentation.  Be the main LCM interface with firmware and software engineers from the design and development teams in Singapore, the US, and the UK to test and verify integrity and functionality.  The position will involve hands-on technical tasks involving all aspects of the product development process including design and analysis, test/integration/characterization, and generation of product and test documentation.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Involve early and understand the design and integration of embedded firmware and software for cutting-edge genetic analysis instruments incorporating optics, fluidics, motion system, and advanced image sensors/camera.
  • Work with the design team to gain familiarity with the development of firmware to support embedded systems in ARM environment using C/C++ for sensor data collection, motor/servo drive, temperature control, and UI.
  • Support system-level testing and debugging of firmware and software issues during NPI prototype and Pilot builds on-site in Singapore.
  • Work with other engineering disciplines (EE, ME, Optics, Systems) in the US and Singapore to develop test suites and debug embedded firmware and software issues.
  • Follow best practices for software release control, conduct SW User Acceptance Test (UAT) and Defect Tracking.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional task and responsibilities.


Preferred Educational Background:

  • BSEE or equivalent engineering degree. 

Preferred Experiential Background:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience developing embedded firmware for complex products, preferably scientific instrumentation related to biotech applications in C/++, preferable on ARM processors
  • Experience with embedded RTOSs such as ThreadX, LynxOS, QNX.
  • Direct experience completing projects from early inception to release to manufacturing. Demonstrated track record for successfully transferring designs into manufacturing.
  • Experience interfacing with imaging sensors and complex instrumentation a plus.
  • Willingness to travel to US for extended stays while learning the technology and working with the US design teams.
  • Expertise working with design partners in the US and local out-sourced CDM/ODMs. Proven ability to function with external design and manufacturing contractors in an ODM model.


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.

Company Overview

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