Software Engineer

 CDD · Stage M2  · 6 mois    Bac+5 / Master   Illumina · Rennes (France)

 Date de prise de poste : 2 janvier 2023


Genomic Compression Software Design C++


About us 

We have established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies through our focus on innovation, serving customers in research, clinical and applied markets. We currently facilitate a variety of processes in the life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture, and other emerging segments. 

The potential of genomics to change the world is unparalleled. At Illumina, you become a part of this global movement, driving the industry forward and delivering new advancements in human health. Through disciplined research and advanced technologies, we enable significant developments in genomics. Together, we are setting the standards for ethics, integrity, and innovation that are vital to the future of our field.

About the team

In 2020, Illumina acquired Enancio, a start-up focused on genomic data compression based in Rennes. The Enancio compression technology, now called DRAGEN ORA compression enables a lossless compression up to a 5x ratio vs. FASTQ.GZ files. 

DRAGEN ORA compression is a reference-based compression technology well designed to compress human data.

The purpose of this internship is to work closely with the bioinformatic team in Rennes:

  • to define an optimal design to compress and decompress data from other species than human.   
  • to implement this design taking into considerations several aspects: easy integration in analysis workflow, easy to use (limit the troubleshooting), efficiency.

Offices are in Rennes with possibilities of hybrid remote/on-site work. The intern will join a growing bioinformatic team in France. Moreover, he/she will be under an Illumina employee French contract with advantageous benefits.

About you

To apply for this position, you will be studying for your MSc 2 Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Software Engineering

  • Be able to propose different software design strategies to meet requirements
  • Design, develop and debug C++ software on Linux.
  • Be able to follow good the Software Life Cycle good practices
  • Design and run benchmarks to assess runtime / compression ratio performance

This role is a 6-month internship starting in February 2023, based in France. Our programme focuses on meaningful project work, professional and personal development, in addition to providing opportunities outside of your department.


Procédure : Application should be submitted by clicking on the "Apply" button visible on the URL link provided

Date limite : 30 novembre 2022

Offre publiée le 25 octobre 2022, affichage jusqu'au 30 novembre 2022