CAScination AG is an award-winning medical technology company dedicated to development, manufacturing and commercialization of innovations in computer-assisted and image-guided surgery. Our trailblazing navigation systems and surgical robots are designed to improve outcomes for patients undergoing surgical or interventional procedures and offer new perspectives to patients worldwide. Our CAS-One planning and navigation system is used to treat patients suffering from soft tissue cancer (e.g, liver cancer) by many hospitals across Europe, and we are developing further applications in a number of disease areas.
To strengthen our R&D team at our headquarters in Bern (Switzerland) we are looking for a:
Head of Software Development
You will be leading and organizing teams of software developers working on the next generation surgical navigation and robotic systems. As Head of Software Development, you will report directly to the CTO and drive a growing team of currently 10 developers. The main tasks of the position include development and documentation of a compelling product portfolio, support of internal and external research projects as well as building up a skilled and effective software development team.
Manage software development projects throughout the entire lifecycle (from implementation of ideas to continuous improvement of clinically used medical products).
Create project plans and accompany the implementation of the resulting tasks with the software development team members. Based on significant technical expertise, review and approve design concepts and provide direction to technical staff.
Develop long-term planning and software frameworks supporting the growth of the company (new products, technologies, and application areas).
Ensure compliance of software development methodology and tools with medical device regulations and quality standards.
Closely collaborate with clinical and industrial partners to specify, develop, and test state-of-the-art software solutions.
Continuous training and education of the software development team members.
Ensure that the teams receive consistent messages and have a clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results.
Frequent interaction with product management to understand market needs, clinical use cases and product requirements.
Proven leadership skills in software development.
ETH or FH degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Engineering.
Experience in working within large software development frameworks (architecture, source control, specification, testing, scheduling of resources).
Experience in the introduction and application of software development tools and methodologies (agile development, task management and collaboration tools).
Understanding of the following technologies at a depth necessary to drive implementation of technical solutions: - Object oriented programming (C++, Java, or similar) - 3D engine and image processing libraries (OpenGL, OpenInventor, VTK, ITK) - Source control software (SVN or similar)
Experience in hiring, training, and coaching of employees.
Knowledge of medical device development processes and regulations a plus.
A strong network to software development professionals and organization is a plus.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
As one of the fastest growing companies of Switzerland, CAScination operates in an international and dynamic environment. To meet the high requirements of customers, investors, and authorities, our young and diverse team is constantly searching for the best and most innovative solutions. This requires a high involvement and sense of responsibility of each team member.
Does this role pique your interest? Then please send us your complete application documents* (CV, Motivation Letter, Working References, Diploma, etc.).
*Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.
Mr. Stefan Aebischer
Head of Finance and Administration