Explore Career Opportunities at Illumina

Impact the future of human health

Do the extraordinary. Every day.

Do more than you ever thought possible

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 and transform human health.

Our impact is everywhere, from the early detection and diagnosis of diseases to new treatment options for patients. And we are only at the beginning of understanding how we can apply genomics to make a difference in people's lives. You can help us realize what’s possible.

Whether you’re interested in technology, science, engineering, sales, or contributing to one of the hundreds of teams who support our efforts—you will make an impact.

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Redefine possible

25 years ago, it was revolutionary just to decode the genome.
Today, our technology is revolutionizing clinical care. In every business function, Illumina employees enable our partners around the globe to save lives, fight climate change, protect the world against another pandemic, and so much more. Every person, in every role, has the opportunity to make a difference.

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Our culture

Connected by our values, we develop meaningful bonds and a sense of pride in our work. We are people first. From coaching circles to community outreach, we provide limitless opportunity to build an enriching work life - whatever that means to you.

Here, you'll feel empowered to show up as your whole self. Supported by a team of driven colleagues, you will continuously push boundaries, accomplish the unthinkable, and feel deeply rewarded.

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Our people

An extraordinary mission requires extraordinary people at every level. And if genomics is to be made useful for all, it must be developed by a group of people who reflect the world around us. By nurturing an inclusive and caring environment, we magnify the unique talents of our individuals, bringing forward the best of the collective.

  • 90% of employees are proud to work for Illumina
  • 23% of new hires are referred by Illumina employees
  • 41% women in leadership globally
  • 58% of employees are engaged employee giving and volunteering
  • Illumina has maintained 5 consecutive years of a zero net pay gap
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Our benefits

We invest in our employees the same way we invest in our technology: wholeheartedly. Our goal is for everyone to feel valued in the ways that resonate most with them. This means creating an inspiring work environment, unmatched experiences, and meaningful benefits suite*.

  • Comprehensive health and medical benefits
  • Mental health program or EAP for employees, dependents, and all household members
  • Retirement savings plan or local pension plan
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Life, accident, and disability insurance
  • Financial assistance for job-related education
  • Compassion and care time off
  • Generous paid time off
  • Holiday paid time off
  • 2 company-wide paid week shutdowns
  • 2 days of optional paid volunteer time off
  • Paid parental and family leave
  • Reproductive health support
  • Donation matching to eligible charities of your choice

*Specific benefits may vary based on region

An award-winning experience

We ask a lot from our team and strive to make them feel cared for every step of the way. We are honored to receive recognition for our corporate social responsibility efforts and continue to work each day to be the best employer, environmental steward, and corporate citizen possible.

Forbes World’s Best Employers for Diversity List 2024
Forbes World’s America's Best-In-State Employers 2023
America’s Top 100 Most Just Companies by JUST Capital and CNBC 2023
Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2023
Military Times Best for Vets 2023

Every role makes a difference

Become a part of something bigger than yourself. Each of us shares a commitment to our mission, knowing that it takes both individual effort and deep collaboration to achieve our goals. Take it from our employees.
Ahmet, Engineering Manager
Innovate with Ahmet, Elyse, and Sam

When you continuously turn ideas into innovations, the possibilities are endless, and the future is what you make it.

Shyamal, Software Engineer
Achieve with Shyamal

Don't limit yourself to one industry. You have the fundamentals. Shyamal challenged himself to apply them in a new way. When you reimagine what's possible, the outcomes can be extraordinary.

Judy, Worf From Home Scientist
Discover with Judy

Everyone needs some form of flexibility to do their best work. For Judy, it was looking beyond the conventional to pursue a fulfilling role both as a scientist and a mother.

Suzanne, Senior Staff Bioinformatics Scientist
Create with Suzanne

The potential for genomics to change the world is unparalleled. Through disciplined research, advanced technologies, and creativity, Suzanne enables significant developments in human health.