Illumina is improving human health by unlocking the power of the genome. We are the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, serving customers in the research, clinical and applied markets.
How to Get Hired
We asked Illumina for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
At Illumina, there is tremendous pride in who we are and what we do. Our mission and desire to achieve what many consider unachievable fuels incredible innovation. There’s quickness to our pace. Candidates say they feel it inside our buildings and when meeting our teams. It’s purposeful speed, driven by our mission to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. Ideal candidates possess this same speed and drive, because they know every second is precious. We need self-starters, builders, collaborators, and problem solvers who want to make a difference. Echoing our values, our future team members relentlessly pursue great products, change direction quickly, and drive towards innovation. They trust, commit, and collaborate across teams, functions, and departments. We know that the way the world views, diagnoses, and treats disease will change – and Illumina will be the ones to change it and improve the future for humanity.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
At Illumina, we look for the right blend of skills, professional and personal experiences, and personality. We look for talent that’s demonstrated success, regardless of where they are in their professional journey. If you want to work at Illumina, highlight your successes, how you measured them, and the outcomes you observed. Being able to share how you collaborate is also crucial. Our culture is critical to who we are and it’s not just about getting the job done; it’s about how you get the job done. We’re a company of innovators, collaborators and pioneers. We want to work with people who ask questions and always seek to make a positive impact.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Illumina is growing incredibly fast and we’ve continued to hire top talent aggressively. We hire team members with a mixture of diverse backgrounds, personalities and skillsets. We look for talent that has a passion for learning and are deeply curious. We need multi-disciplinary talent, generalists who are highly versatile, and technical and scientific gurus who have deep expertise in a focused area. This year we are particularly focused on hiring Process Engineers, Quality Engineers, Software Engineers, Bioinformatics Scientists, Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Territory Account Managers , Scientists, Research Associates, Manufacturing Associates, Field Service Engineers, Field Application Scientists, and all corporate functions. So, you could say we’re hiring for essentially every position.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
There are many places you can learn more about what life is like at Illumina. You can check out our LinkedIn and Facebook pages at the bottom of this review, we encourage you to hear directly from our employees by finding our company page on glassdoor, or navigating to YouTube and searching for the “Life at Illumina” playlist. If you’re interested in learning more about our opportunities, or applying for a role, you can see what’s open on our career page at www.illumina.com/company/careers.html