Director, Software Development

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/31/17
Concord, CA
11 - 15 years experience
Medical Devices & Diagnostics
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/31/17


Responsible and accountable for staffing and leading a team of software developers to deliver highquality medical device software.

Develop and drive a long term strategic vision for the software team. Drive continuous software process improvement at both local level and corporate levels.


  • Provide leadership for cross functional and corporate teams developing and maintaining medical devices.
  • Be a strong decision-maker; focus on driving strategic goals while ensure tactical execution
  • Interact with internal departments and external customers/vendors for both new development and problem resolution.
  • Regularly interact with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers.
  • Train, coach and ensure professional development of the software team on software skills, practices and processes
  • Be responsible for hiring, objective setting and counseling employees, including performance reviews, disciplinary action and terminations in partnership with Human Resources.
  • Review objectives to determine the success of the operation. 
  • Manage the activities and operations of the SW department.  Establish strategic and operational objectives and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.
  • Develop technical roadmap in collaboration with Marketing to extend products to meet business needs
  • Develop strategy to develop new and innovative products
  • Develop best-in-class software development practices and high quality and timely product deliveries
  • Lead software engineering staff in operational efforts, directly or through subordinates, to ensure achievement of business goals.
  • Manage the tactical execution of short- and long-term software development projects through thecoordination of activities, leadership of staff and coordination with Project Management, Engineering, Marketing and Clinical Staff
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement for regulatory compliance, product quality and business objectives.  Work cross-functionally to implement improvement programs
  • Work with project managers (Engineering Project Managers and Program Project Managers) toensure effective implementation of a matrix organization
  • Work with project managers to support the creation, maintenance and execution of project plans, work breakdown structures, schedules. Ensure correct resource assignments commensurate with thepriority and complexity of project tasks
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Responsible for the direct supervision of various levels of Software Development staff.
  • May be responsible for the direct supervision of additional functional areas.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent requiredAdvancedDegree desirable


  • Passion for leading, coaching, and inspiring a team to deliver more than they think is possible.
  • Ability to create and foster a team environment that encourages personal initiative, creativity, technical development, and achievement of goals.
  • At least 10 years of experience in hand’s-on software engineering roles.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading a team of technology professionals.
  • 3+ years’ second level management experience preferred
  • Understanding of key technologies such as real-time embedded software architecture, C, C++
  • Must have or quickly develop a thorough knowledge of Software for Dialysis Equipment technology and processes
  • Experience in software development, verification, and standards necessary to meet global medical device regulatory requirements.
  • Clear understanding of Software Development and Quality Assurance processes.
  • Strong writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Ability to interface with customers and marketing to develop and review requirements and plans
  • Ability to build consensus and drive cross functional initiatives
  • Ability to develop tactical and strategic plans and lead the realization of those plans
  • Ability to apply logical and scientific critical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize complex or diverse information.
  • Ability to read scientific and technical journals, functional reports and legal documents.
  • Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office.

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Job ID 17000BW7

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