Head Development




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Rieter is the world's leading supplier of systems for manufacturing yarn from staple fibers in spinning mills. Based in Winterthur (Switzerland), the company develops and manufactures machinery, systems and components used to convert natural and man-made fibers and their blends into yarns in the most cost-efficient manner. Cutting-edge spinning technology from Rieter contributes to sustainability in the textile value chain by minimizing the use of resources. Rieter has been in business for more than 225 years, has 18 production locations in ten countries and employs a global workforce of around 5 100, about 16% of whom are based in Switzerland.

Digitalization is a strategic success factor for the long-established Winterthur-based company and is being further consolidated as a core competence. In order to give this goal the necessary weight, we are looking for a motivated person to join us at the Winterthur site with immediate effect or by arrangement as a

Head Development

Your Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • You lead several internal development teams and are responsible for external software development partners
  • You lead strategically important projects
  • You manage the software development lifecycle of our digital products and support the product units with their digital requirements
  • Together with various users and stakeholders from product units, you analyze the requirements regarding research & development of software solutions
  • You are innovative in the development of product features and capabilities along our agile processes
  • You actively participate in the continuous improvement of processes and procedures
  • You manage and supervise a pool of developers who work flexibly on various projects You promote skills development within the development team and lead the team in the creation, testing and deployment of code
  • You negotiate and manage contracts with external suppliers for development resources, taking into account the budget and the involvement of program management

Your Profile

  • Higher education (university) in a technical field (computer science, engineering) or equivalent professional experience
  • Several years of professional experience in managing software development projects and software teams, ideally in an international environment
  • You are familiar with traditional and agile development methods and have the relevant experience
  • You are proficient in the use of modern software modeling tools and are familiar with current software architecture and design principles
  • You are characterized by strong analytical skills and enjoy interacting with various stakeholders
  • You have very good communication skills (written and spoken) in German and English and feel comfortable in an international environment

Your Benefits

  • an international working environment with long tradition
  • versatile activity in a future-oriented environment with a lot of self-responsibility
  • good development opportunities and fair employment conditions
  • a motivated team with mutual respect and good cooperation
Job ID: 2312111831ms
Business: Machines & Systems
Country: Switzerland
Company: Rieter
Functional Area: Digital Solutions
Entry Level: Professionals
Contract type: Unlimited
Location: Winterthur

Gerardo Mariano
Human Resources

Rieter AG
Klosterstrasse 20
8406 Winterthur

Are you interested? If you recognize yourself in this profile and you would like to be part of a successful team, we look forward to meeting you soon. Please send us your complete application documents online. We will only consider direct applications for this position.


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