Intern- Jr. Test Automation Engineer

Foster City
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March 05 2021
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Intern- Jr. Test Automation Engineer
United States - California - Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible


The intern is a junior level role that will participate in testing efforts and project across multiple domains (e.g., security, risk and compliance domains).

The intern will be focused on identifying, investigating, piloting, and implementing both technical and process solutions. The role will be exposed to multiple domains and needs to be ready to quickly learn and get comfortable with new technical solutions and business processes. A strong sense of curiosity and willingness to dive in to get up to speed and help however possible is a key trait to be successful in this role.


  • Support the head of SQA on pilots to determine / define needs and requirements for capabilities in:

    o Test automation framework development

    o Test data generation

    o Performance Engineering

  • Work with Security, Risk and Compliance (SRC) stakeholders to identify opportunities to influence, development, design, etc.

  • Assist with research on testing technologies, including current and future state mapping, business case development, etc.

  • Assist in formalizing and updating testing policies, procedures and technical standards


  • Minimum 2 years of IT experience and / or equivalent experience from university course work

  • Must be proficient in programming languages, e.g., Java, Python, etc.

  • Ready to work in a fast paced, team environment and take direction and advice from more senior staff

  • Should have technical skills at a level sufficient to contribute to SRC's ongoing projects to which the role is assigned

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt information delivery based on the target audience

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly visible, changing environment

  • Ability to build working relationships with partners, peers, and senior management

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Highly organized, results-oriented and attentive to details

  • Self-motivated, proactive, independent and responsive

  • Good presentation skills

  • Able to perform other duties as assigned

  • Ability to document technical solutions with excellent organization and grammar


  • 2+ years of relevant experience or equivalent university level course work

  • Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems, computer science, engineering or another IT-related major is preferred

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    As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law' poster.



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    Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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