Staff Software Developer MES (Camstar)

Illumina San Diego, CA
Illumina is seeking a Staff Software Developer to work within the GIS applications department to support our global manufacturing landscape. The Staff Camstar Developer is responsible for maintaining, supporting and upgrading the design of Camstar. Camstar is the manufacturing execution system used at Illumina to support various manufacturing areas globally.

The individual will work cross-functionally to ensure designs meet Illumina's Quality Standards and industry best practices. Candidate should be proficient in understanding business requirements and have the ability to identify underperforming areas of Illumina's design. Candidate will also serve as liaison to Manufacturing and Quality teams to recommend solutions based on collected business requirements. Responsibilities include managing development, tasking out and delegating development, deployment efforts, creating solutions for organizational needs and supporting high priority sustaining activities. The individual will also be responsible for developing Camstar development standards and ensuring other team members are trained against them.

The individual will be instrumental in getting illumina to Camstar v7, and implementing Camstar's Change Management, Batch Processing, Event Management and Equipment Management modules.

All about You


* Define and implement development strategy, standards, guidelines and best practices for all MES development that meet business requirements, are scalable and sustainable

* Lead Functional Specifications review and estimation of development artifacts

* Manage service requests and customer expectations in alignment with defined service level agreements

* Task out and delegate development activities to met project timelines

* Collaborate with Solution Architect to meet business needs

* Proactively troubleshoot and optimize application configuration to ensure performance and reliability

* Document and communicate procedures, configurations, and standards

* Collaborate with other developers to drive definition of development strategy, standards, guidelines and best practices to overcome technical challenges and streamline the development process. Incorporating DevOps and Continuous Integration strategies

* Collaborate with other functions in GIS such as Data Base and Application Integration teams to ensure service availability and prompt issue resolution for key development efforts

* Lead feasibility analysis to ensure recommended solutions meet business requirements

* On call for critical deployments and escalation point for high-priority system bugs


* Expert in designing and implementing Net n-tier applications – 7-10 years of experience

* Software source control (GitHub, TFS) and n- architecture

* Expert in Camstar designer and Camstar Web-forms Builder (VB/

* Expereince in Camstar CIO and Camstar Portal

* Extensive experience with relational databases such as MSSQL, Oracle, Postgress, and MySql as well as effectively managing large volumes of data.

* Working knowledge of SAP ME, SAP QM, SAP WM and SAP MM and LIMS applications

* Experience developing effective unit tests, test driven development & automated testing

* Able to perform in a highly collaborative, team-oriented work setting

* Prior experience with agile development methodology

* Expert understanding of object oriented programming

* XML and XSLT experience desirable

* SOAP and web service experience a plus

* Background in Manufacturing, Shop Floor Management, Quality and Equipment integration an advantage

* Experience working in a regulated environment is a plus


* B.S./M.S. in Computer Science or significant experience.

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