Scientific Development Engineer

Dectris AG

Dectris AG

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DECTRIS is a successful and growing hightech company that develops and manufactures X-ray and electron cameras to spark scientific breakthroughs around the world. While photographic cameras capture visible light, DECTRIS cameras count individual X-ray photons and electrons. Our 170+ employees are located in Switzerland, the United States and Japan.
At DECTRIS, academic research meets agile industry practices. The company's roots are deep in the scientific community and our scientists publish new research results every year. At the same time, our engineers, technicians, administrators, and commercial experts work hard to make sure our customers benefit from the latest technologies without delay.
Since the beginning of 2022, our company has been on a journey towards self-organisation. We follow the principles of self-organised work according to Sociocracy 3.0.

Your Tasks
  • Collaborating with scientists on the integration of scientific workflows into the DECTRIS CLOUD
  • Working closely with staff at and users of Synchrotrons and EM facilities to gain insights into their needs
  • Effectively gather direct user feedback to learn about their behavior and pain points
  • Provide meaningful input for the development team, product management, and support based on the end-user feedback
  • Enable growth into new markets by showcasing successful integration of new types of experiments performed through DECTRIS CLOUD
Your Skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in working in a scientific environment at a Synchrotron or an EM facility
  • Familiar with and interested in diving deep into scientific workflows in the Synchrotron or EM environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Enjoying to present work results to the scientific community and networking with scientists
  • Pragmatic, solution-oriented, fail-fast-learn-early mindset
  • Very comfortable in writing software code in Python or similar language, also in front of scientific users
  • Excellent active listening skills and capable of extracting core messages out of large amounts of verbal and written information
  • Hybrid work is possible
  • Willingness to travel frequently (~20%)
We Offer
  • A successful and growing high tech company in an international, scientific environment.
  • Joining the global leader in HPC X-ray detectors for science and industry. Our Developers design cutting-edge detectors to support the state of the art science and technology.
  • An international work environment formed by more than 170 experienced engineers, scientists and other professionals. The company languages are German and English.
  • Excellent, flexible working arrangements to enable professional development and personal life balance.
  • An attractive working environment: modern infrastructure with wheelchair-accessible rooms, small fitness room, underground car park, subsidised meals, free snacks and drinks, various company events, internal and external training, home office options, after-work beers and other joint leisure activities.

DECTRIS Cloud Solutions Team
The DECTRIS Cloud Solutions Team, a corporate venture of DECTRIS, is at the forefront of digital innovation. We accelerate scientific discoveries by overcoming data-related challenges in scientific and industrial R&D. To that end, we develop cloud-based infrastructure and services in a SaaS layer to empower scientists around the world to efficiently get the most out of their data in a collaborative manner. DECTRIS CLOUD is now entering the market with the goal of scaling up fast.
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