Lead Expert App Development

Lead Expert App Development

Job Title: Lead Expert App Development
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Zürich, Switzerland
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: ID124564_1588663797
Contact Name: Michael Burgstaller
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 05, 2020 08:29

Job Description

In order to support our expanding development of "Software as a Medical Device" (SaMD), we are looking for a Lead Expert App Development.

The successful candidate is a recognized expert for development and maintenance of safety critical mobile and/or web applications and will take over the technical leadership for the software development part for projects classified as SaMD. The role includes early phase development activities, the management and monitoring of software development at our external partners, and the commercialization and maintenance of overall life cycle management as legal manufacturer. In addition to outstanding project management and interpersonal skills, a strong background in software development and lifecycle management, as well as the use and implementation of platform technologies, is crucial for this role. The successful candidate will play a critical role in the support and sustainable expansion of the SaMD area.

Tasks and responsibilities will typically include:
* Technical leadership for the software development of mobile and/or web applications classified as SaMD,
* Providing software/systems life cycle expertise within a broader cross‐functional drug product development team,
* Supporting the standardization of the entire SaMD life cycle management process in order to utilize cross‐product synergies,
* Leading the collaboration with external development partners:
o Support supplier selection, auditing and approval,
o Elaboration of development plans and contracts for upcoming projects,
o Monitor work progress according to plan,
o Monitor, support and challenge technical development and deliverables as well as change, test and release strategies,
o Support the deployment and implementation of a sustainable Product Life Cycle process in close collaboration with external and internal partners and stakeholders,
* Leading and/or supporting cross functional project teams during development, review and submission of regulatory dossiers,
* Leading risk management activities,
* Planning and monitoring of design verification activities,
* Leading and authoring technical documentation,
* Ensuring a high quality Design History File,
* Supporting the improvement of the SaMD QMS.

* MSc/MA in computer science or relevant field and excellent understanding of the current Agile development methods and technologies,
* Experience in project / program management of complex projects,
* Autonomous and independent working style with at least 7 years of experience as technical, project management of projects with safety critical applications in a regulated environment,
* Team player who works efficiently in interdisciplinary teams,
* Experience in designing innovative software and systems architectures,
* Analytical thinking and problem‐solving capability,
* Excellent understanding of software design and programming principles as well as in overall verification strategies, including test set‐up and test automation,
* Good communication and conflict management skills,
* Fluency in English language incl. technical writing Experience desired,
* Considerable experience of managing external suppliers,
* General understanding of Human Factors Engineering, risk management and clinical studies processes and requirements,
* Understanding of medical device regulations (FDA 21CFR 820, FDA 21CFR Part 4, EU Medical Device Directive, EU Medical Device Regulation), including those related to medical software (IEC 62304),
* Development and writing of technical documentation of drug/device combination products and medical devices, including the design control process and other applicable regulatory, QA and GMP aspects,
* Understanding of pharmaceutical development in general,

Must have and highlight of the profile: Experience in Medical Device Development Projects

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