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Manager, Software Lifecycle

Company: KARL STORZ Endoscopy - America
Location: Goleta
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company: KARL STORZ Imaging, Inc. (KSI) Job Code: 12542 Pay Grade: US-D19 Description KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG based in Tuttlingen, Germany, is a family-owned, global company committed to benefiting humanity by advancing medical technology through innovation and education. For more than 75 years, KARL STORZ has been dedicated to earning its international reputation as a leader that designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets all its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship, and clinical effectiveness. JOB SUMMARY: This position will lead, manage, and hire for the software lifecycle functions with a steady, vibrant, agile, and hands-on leadership approach. They will ensure that software is regularly maintained and released to production without any downtime based on current DevOps, architectural, technical debt management, industry best practices and team collaboration. They will work with peers and other significant stakeholders globally to ensure inter-department efficiencies and quality output of product development projects and other work packages. They will lead, manage, and hire for the software lifecycle functions with a steady, vibrant, agile, and hands-on leadership approach. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Supervise the group development effort for mission-critical software system used in medical devices.
  • Manager of core technologies developed by the group. Ensure that SDIS software is developed in the most efficient time with the necessary quality while aligned with the latest methods in Agile SW development and integrity.
  • Lead and implement the Agile/SCRUM, DevOps and architectural infrastructure used for efficient continuous deployment of embedded software for medical devices.
  • Lead/supervise efforts related with software implementation, testing, documentation, quality control, product release and support.
  • Support the regulatory process (i.e. FDA approval).
  • Manage the budget, project schedule, recruiting, and day-to-day research and development activities of the group. Conduct high-level development collaboration as the lead in software discipline.
  • Participate in meetings for analyzing technology trend, human resource needs, project plan, and market demand. Help to identify the future directions/needs of product development.
  • Experience with microprocessor and embedded systems industry innovations and developments.
  • Knowledge of Internet technologies, communication protocols, networking, network security, and related techniques are desired.
  • Excellent knowledge of current software development best practices, object-oriented design, design patterns, SOLID, event-driven architecture, multimedia processing, interface design, localization, portability, extensibility, and testability.
  • Confers with management, production and other departments of the company to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness and development schedule for new and existing products.
  • Interfacing with sales and marketing team to provide pre-sale site visit and field support.
  • Work closely with an international development team to deliver high performance, software for the company's development product.
  • Regular attendance is an essential job function.
  • Will spend part of his/her time as a member of continuous improvement teams undertaking projects and seeking ways to improve the quality of KSI's products and services . ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITES: List other important functions that are secondary duties but may be time consuming.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: What does a person in this position need to be able to do?
      • Have strong experience in product-driven management/development for complex software project
      • Have extensive experience with the whole life cycle of software production and cross-platform development
      • Have extensive knowledge on developing medical device systems and the regulatory effort associated with it
      • Have excellent writing and verbal skills
      • Have strong background on algorithm construction and implementation
      • Have strong coding skills in C/C++
      • Be comfortable with multiple platforms, especially Linux and Windows
      • Knowledge of medical device quality system regulations and standards (eg, U.S. FDA Quality System Regulation 21CFR Part 820, ISO13485, ISO9001) EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: What is the usual educational background and work experience of an individual qualified to perform this job?
        • Master's degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computational linguistics or other related fields.
        • Have minimum 7 years of experience working in an industrial software development environment, and minimum of 5 years in software development management. PHYSICAL & MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: What are the specific physical and mental demands of this position?
          • Comply with the company's requirements for software development engineers.
          • This position requires occasional lifting of test equipment such as a PC, monitor, camera, etc. up to approximately 30 pounds.
          • The employee will also need to be seated and work in front of a monitor for extended periods of time. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Safety, regulatory compliance, legal & job specific.
            • Injury and Illness Prevention Program; annually - OSHA requirement
            • Quality System training
            • Job Specific - In house requirement SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: List job titles supervised by this position.
              • Software Development Engineers LEVEL OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED: How closely is this position supervised day to day?
                • The person will work as a critical member of the Dev Ops and interface technology group here at Karl Storz and work as a critical member of the SDIS development software team. INTERFACE: (Internal/External Customers) List positions, work groups, departments.
                  • SDIS development
                  • Karl Storz Imaging
                  • Small amount of traveling to customer sites may be required. #LI-LS1Vaccine requirements at KARL STORZ due to COVID-19 KARL STORZ is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for our employees and therefore we require the COVID-19 vaccine for all of our employees unless otherwise due to an underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs. During the interview process, we encourage you to ask how COVID-19 may impact the role you are seeking and if you require a reasonable accommodation regarding the vaccine requirement see below on the process for requesting accommodation. Please click here to learn more about our overall response to COVID-19. Employee Benefits Program Overview for U.S. Locations
                    • Medical / Dental / Vision including a state of the art wellness program and pet insurance, too!*
                    • 3 weeks' vacation, 10 holidays plus paid sick time*
                    • 401K retirement savings plan providing a match of 60% of the employee's first 6% contribution
                    • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
                    • Life, STD, LTD & LTC Insurance
                    • Tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 per year
                    • Fitness reimbursement up to $200 annually
                    • Employee referral program of up to $2,000 per hire
                    • And much more! *Field sales, internships and part-time employees are not eligible except for where required by state law. Non-employees, including temporary workers and consultants, are not eligible to participate in KARL STORZ benefits program. KARL STORZ reserves the right to change or modify the employee's job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. Additionally, KARL STORZ, through its supervisors, may require an employee to perform duties outside their normal description within the sole discretion of the supervisor. Employee must comply will all applicable KARL STORZ policies and procedures. Equal Employment Opportunity & Reasonable Accommodation Statement KARL STORZ is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills and unique experiences. To achieve this goal, we are committed to diverse voices and all applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic. KARL STORZ is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. Should you need assistance or accommodation please email us at TaleoAdministrator@karlstorz.com. Notice to Employment Agencies This recruitment assignment is being managed directly by KARL STORZ's Human Resources team. Human Resources will reach out to our preferred, contracted agency partners in the rare instance additional talent options are required. Your respect for this process is appreciated. KARL STORZ does not accept unsolicited Agency resumes. Resumes received which were unsolicited by KARL STORZ Human Resources department will be ineligible for referral fees.

Keywords: KARL STORZ Endoscopy - America, Santa Barbara , Manager, Software Lifecycle, Executive , Goleta, California

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