Software Development Intern

Software Development Intern

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iAspire Internship Program:
Make a difference and be part of something bigger. Experience the breathtaking pace of genomic innovation through Illumina iAspire internship opportunities. During our program, you'll learn, grow, and become a fully integrated member of the Illumina team. Join us for our iAspire Internship Program 2022, and we'll give you an experience you'll remember for a lifetime! To apply, please visit our Careers website:
Software Development Intern (18-24 weeks):
The Software Development Intern will be required to complete an 18-24 weeks program from June 2022 to Dec 2022. Selected candidates will be invited to submit a video interview, and top candidates will be invited to our office to attend an assessment event. Offers will be extended following the event.
Project Description:
The Software Development Intern will report directly to the Software Technical Leader and will be part of the Software Development team, looking at developing software for Illumina's instruments. He/She will have the chance to be involved in the full Software Development Lifecycle, and work in an agile scrum team consisting of the product owner, testers as well as fellow Senior Developers. The successful candidate will also experience working together with the broader Development team in our headquarters, located in San Diego, US.
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Work as part of Agile scrum teams to design, implement, and test the instrument software that powers our industry-leading DNA sequencing and genotyping devices
  • Participate in all aspects of our agile development process, from sprint planning to daily scrum meetings and sprint demos
  • Develop software applications for Illumina's instruments
  • Create and execute unit tests to verify functionality
  • Create and execute manual/automated tests
  • Troubleshoot and resolve software defects
  • Contribute to software design reviews and code reviews
  • Learn and have fun!

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate, master's or PhD program, ideally in Computer Sciences, Computer Engineering, Bioinformatics, or Engineering
  • Experience in object-oriented programming language C# or Python preferred
  • Solid understanding of programming fundamentals such as object-oriented programming, data structures, and algorithms
  • Understanding design patterns is a plus
  • Experience in extracurricular activities such as hackathon, open source projects is a big plus
  • Passion for technology

Learning Objectives:
This internship opportunity aims to provide students whose interests and directions lie beyond research in an academic environment, with practical experience of how they can continue to apply and leverage on the knowledge they have acquired in a different role.
  • The goals are to help the student achieve the following learning objectives:
  • Real-life experience of working within a highly-regulated global product development environment
  • Develop an understanding of product development processes and industry best practices
  • Opportunity to apply actual learning to different areas of work
  • Develop strong interpersonal and communication skills

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.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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