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Director Web and Mobile Application Development


Waltham, Massachusetts

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Job ID R0047393

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage and engage an international engineering development team, delivering digital modules for mobile and web applications, 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 organization capable to deliver frequent releases for digital applications p.a. from given modules “loves”

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Contribute to the strategy to minimize and contain regulated Medical Device functionality 

  • 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

  • Offer further specialized development/security services teams

  • 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 Information/Digital Technology, Software Engineering or similar field.

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

    • Experience as a full stack software developer, especially on mobile and web frontend solutions; experience in native mobile app development (iOS, Android) and utilizing technology frameworks e.g. Xamarin 

    • Understanding of APIs, data architecture, and Platform as a Service (PaaS)

    • Experience setting up skeleton application frameworks to layout application foundation

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

    • Track record on delivery of user frontend solutions (Mobile and Web) with high speed, reliability and responsiveness

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

    • Extensive experience in on-/ near-/offshoring and implementation partnership development

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

    • Able to anticipate and adopt innovations in business-building digital and technology applications 

    • Build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions 

    • Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

    • Attract and select the best talents to meet current and future business needs

    • Build and identify strong teams that apply diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.

    • Ability to operate 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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