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Director Connectivity Development


Waltham, Massachusetts

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Job ID R0047401

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage and engage an international engineering development team, delivering connectivity and IoT solutions, which are combined into end-to-end solutions and applications

  • Key target is to attract, maintain and engage digital talent that results in highly performance oriented and fast digital, agile development teams capable to deliver multiple releases for digital applications p.a. from given modules

  • Focus on the digital ecosystem for the responsible functional components, and provide functionally reach, reliable modules according to architectural framework in an agile, fast way

  • Segregate medical and non-medical device functionality to enable fast development cycles

  • Provides engineering expertise in the software development technologies, hardware connectivity solutions and methodologies 

  • Works with members of the Customer Journey & Experience organization and IT organization to optimally deploy engineering resources to squads based on need and prioritization

  • Deliver Medical and non-Medical Modules and Solutions as well as electronic accessories in medical environment

  • Recommends methods, materials and layouts for improvement based on development needs and capabilities including working with product owner teams to optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability

  • Develop IOT and connectivity solutions for uni-/bi-directional communication and enabling remote software updates while harmonizing connectivity solution portfolio to drive standardized connectivity solutions including RSU, Device Management solutions.

  • Interfacing to dialysis machines and related machine engineering departments

  • Structuring the data provisioning methods and mechanisms for data analytics at scale into the product development

  • Oversees the design implementation and following the overall architecture guidance for the product

  • Oversees the development of reusable code, libraries, and microservices for future use

  • Collaboration and proactive communication with PO’s in order to ensure continuity between DSS and Vertical

  • Establish world class modern standard code & design practices

  • Deliver all solutions in a modular/ agile approach to enable digital agility

  • Manage the version/ sustaining/ security and patch processes

  • Implement standards as well as automation activities for coding, development or operations in alignment with Tech Excellence

  • Manage external implementation partner for scope and quality to be delivered in time with given budget

  • Optimizes work processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Experience and Required Skills:

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical Software Engineering, Information/Digital Technology, Embedded Software Engineering or similar

    • 10+ years leadership experience in a similar function with focus on connectivity and IoT platform development and management, ideally in a regulated environment (MedTech, Automotive, Telecommunication, …)

    • Experience as a full stack software developer, especially on backend and embedded solutions 

    • Experience setting up skeleton application frameworks to layout application foundation

    • Proven track record as a technical or development leader in digital growth, innovation and agile environments

    • Track record on delivery of complex IoT, cloud-based solutions with high speed and reliability

    • Experienced leader of an international organization of 25+ employees (internal and external)

    • Experience in on-/ near-/offshoring and implementation partnership development

    • Strong agile mindset and organization that delivers speed and fast releases

    Critical Competencies: 

    • Tech savvy: Anticipating and adopting innovations in business-building digital and technology applications 
    • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
    • Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.
    • Attracts top talents: Attracting and selecting the best talents to meet current and future business needs
    • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
    • Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain, or the way forward is not clear.
    • Global perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens.

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