Staff Software Engineer - Embedded/Firmware Development at Illumina (San Diego, CA)

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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.

We are seeking a highly-motivated, self-driven and passionate individual to join a team of firmware developers at our San Diego design facility. You will become a member of Illumina's award winning team doing cutting-edge development of genetic analysis products - and enjoy a fast paced dynamic environment and a culture of open communication and mutual respect! The firmware staff engineer will develop embedded software for new, industry-leading genetic analysis platforms for life sciences and clinical markets.

  • Design and develop firmware using C for use in genetic analysis instruments.
  • Develop and integrate firmware from the early concept phase through release to manufacturing.
  • Work with other disciplines (EE, ME, SW) to define requirements, design, test, and debug embedded systems.
  • Produce professional documentation.

  • MSEE, MSCS, or equivalent work experience required.
  • 5 - 10 years' experience developing firmware in a work environment
  • Mastery of the C programming language.
  • Expert in the use of real time scheduling and synchronization concepts.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and datasheets and to collaborate in design input and reviews.
  • Proficient in the use of oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and JTAG devices.
  • Expert in the use of Linux development environments
  • Expert in the use of electrical components such as ADC, DAC, Stepper & DC motors, Image sensors, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, USB.
  • Experience with an embedded RTOS such as ThreadX, LynxOS, QNX.
  • Understanding of TCP/IP network protocols and programming of network servers and clients.
  • Experience with the GNU software development toolchain including gcc, binutils, and gnumake.
  • Use of source code management (SCM) tools (Git, Perforce, etc.).
  • *nix Scripting languages such as Bash, Python, TCL

  • Experienced at developing medical devices requiring FDA approval
  • Familiar with FMEA processes, DI traceability
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers
  • Comfortable developing and presenting presentations with wider groups

Listed responsibilities are an essential, but not exhaustive list, of the usual duties associated with the position. Changes to individual responsibilities may occur due to business needs.

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.

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 [email protected] To learn more, visit:
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Illumina operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA, Madison, WI, Foster City, CA and San Diego, CA. Illumina was founded in 1998. It has 7400 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 36 open jobs at Illumina, click here.
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