R&D Director- SW Direction

International Permanent
  • A star project with focus on Electrophysiology Products (especially 3D Mapping)
  • A strong international team with core know-how on 3D Mapping System

About Our Client

One of our most valued clients within Medical Device industry is recently seeking for experienced scientists in developing electrophysiological 3D Mapping Systems. Their primary target is to provide pulse field ablation and 3D EP mapping products to the Chinese market potentially expanding to markets in the US and Europe.

Job Description

  • Demonstrate technical expertise and the ability to understand our customers unique needs with a commitment to driving a product SW development process that addresses those needs and integrate this within the overall product development process.
  • Define new product objectives. Develop project and departmental budgets. Determine timelines, and establish milestone accomplishments to measure progress
  • Plan, drive, prioritize and oversee the on-time development of new diagnostic interventional medical device products that meet quality and customer requirements
  • Develop and implement product and SW development processes based on the Agile methodology.
  • Work with Product Management to assure that Voice of Customer inputs are properly understood and implemented.
  • Develop and leverage partnerships effectively with cross functional teams including Quality, Manufacturing and Regulatory to achieve business results
  • Collaborate with the VP of Research and Development
  • Lead and provide strategic direction to a highly functional team of professionals
  • Lead the Product SW Development organization through proactive communication, effective change management and strategy alignment
  • Communicate corporate objectives, goals, directives, and policies to the Product SW Development team, creating a clear vision and positive, team-oriented environment
  • Create a culture of innovation and excellence in a fast-paced, lean environment
  • Recruit, hire, develop and manage Product SW Development leaders to effectively work through others to accomplish business goals and empower employee success
  • Align and drive team resources to achieve project milestones and corporate initiatives.
  • Provide technical engineering leadership and mentoring to ensure new product development projects remain on schedule, within budgets, meet end use performance criteria, and fully conform to established design control and related FDA/ISO compliance criteria.
  • Drive all phases of the software development process, including requirements definition, design and analysis, implementation, debugging, testing, and developer verification.
  • Ensure rigorous documentation for all phases of development, including design specifications, verification/validation test plans, and project schedules.
  • Participate in the selection of vendors and fabrication sources. Work closely with (contract) manufacturers to promote efficient development and design transfer into production.

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Jerome Zheng on +86 21 6035 3547

The Successful Applicant

Required Skills:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering (or equivalent engineering discipline)
  • Extensive experience in technical product development
  • Considerable experience hiring, managing, developing and retaining engineers or highly technical teams
  • Considerable experience in the medical device industry or highly regulated industry
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills, and presentation skills to interface, negotiate and influence multi-disciplinary teams and with different levels of personnel.
  • Innovative thinker and problem solver with strong business acumen and judgement.
  • Moderate level of knowledge related to regulatory requirements for product registration on global basis
  • Experience with agile and incremental software development
  • Experience with Git, Azure Dev Ops or similar CI/CD and source control systems
  • Experience owning unit & automation testing strategies and infrastructure for a SW platform
  • Proficiency in English is a must

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with requirements management tools
  • Strong track record of technical leadership
  • Experience with Class III-compliant Quality Measurement Systems
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Working experience in SAFe/Agile development methodologies. Strong knowledge of all phases of the Software Development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Self-Directed individual with good organizational, and time management skills. Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Familiarity with medical devices and/or working in a regulated environment a plus
  • Fluent in Chinese

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary scheme higher than market average
  • Stock option
  • Working with flexibility
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Job summary

Life Sciences
Sub Sector
Medical devices
Healthcare / Pharmaceutical
Contract Type
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Jerome Zheng
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