Engineer 2 - Development

Illumina | San Diego, CA

Posted Date 7/26/2022
Description 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. Summary We are looking for a driven engineer to be a part of the Nanotechnology team within the Consumable Product Development group at Illumina. In this position, you will have an opportunity to lay the foundation for the next generation of genomic sequencing products that will enable life-changing discoveries that are transforming human health through early detection of diseases and new treatment options for patients. A candidate with experience in the areas of nanofabrication, device physics, and a variety of nanoscale characterization methods would be considered. As a successful candidate you will work in a fast paced and dynamic environment to develop consumable devices to enable next generation sequencing products. Responsibilities: Design and develop novel nanofabrication techniques. Use CAD software tools to design wafer layouts. Model nanoscale interactions to inform device design. Design and execute controlled experiments to optimize wafer processes, resolve yield and quality issues and drive implementation of solutions. Characterize parts, collect data, and analyze test results to make technical recommendations. Define wafer specifications and write engineering reports to hand off to production. Work cross functionally to develop / improve processes for new / existing products. Coordinate and maintain internal and external inventory of materials and substrates used for nanofabrication development experiments. Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a BS / MS in Science or Engineering or related disciplines with 0-2+ years of experience. Experience with nanoscale and surface characterization tools such as SEM, AFM etc. Diverse background including an understanding of biomedical devices is a plus. Experience with statistics, statistical process control and DOE techniques is a plus. Fluency in at least one programming environment is highly desirable. Strong communication skills with the ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced environment are required. Self-driven team player with attention to detail and analytical problem-solving skills, that can work well in a fast-paced multi-disciplinary industrial environment. 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 To learn more, visit:

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