Development Engineer (contract 80-100%)

F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

  • Publication date:

    03 April 2024
  • Workload:

    80 – 100%
  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
  • Place of work:


Development Engineer (contract 80-100%)

The Position

In a global, cross-functional environment, the System Development (SD) department within R&D is responsible for workflow optimization and successfully integrating hardware, software, consumables, and reagents to perform the system verification of diagnostics instruments. As a Development Engineer, you will work as a cross-functional team on automating and tooling to maintain and further develop launched complex diagnostic systems.

In this position, you will be responsible for the following areas:

  • Elaborating on (Cobots-)Robotics concepts within a laboratory environment towards our vision of a dark lab by fully automating laboratory operations and workflows.

  • Programming, testing, and maintaining of newly created and existing automated solutions within our laboratories.

  • Supporting our Integration Teams in the installation and troubleshooting of Robotics Solutions within our laboratory environment

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute work packages within your area of responsibility, including reporting and escalating topics or issues to the team and management.

  • Be able to work as an individual and as part of a team.

Who you are:

  • You are graduated with a bachelor's or master preferably in computer science, with specific knowledge in, e.g., robotics and/or vision, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or systems engineering or equivalent.

  • Knowledge of professional Software development with one or more programming languages (e.g. UR-Polyscope, Python, C#/NET, LabView)

  • You are excited to work as a professional in the medical diagnostics industry.

  • Excellent spoken and written command of English (German is advantageous).

  • You can communicate appropriately with different target groups.

  • You are motivated to build, manage, and foster relationships and networks within the department and the related projects.

  • Quick grasp and understanding of complex issues conceptual and creative thinking.

Please note that this vacancy is not currently linked to an open position. We are anticipating future needs in our organization. If you are interested in this kind of role, please apply today, and we may contact you should a position matching your profile become available.

Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche Diagnostics International in Rotkreuz is a leading provider of diagnostic systems solutions, and the largest manufacturer of fully automated in vitro diagnostic systems in Switzerland. We are more than 2’700 passionate colleagues from over 65 nationalities. Find out more about our site in Central Switzerland, here.

Besides extensive development and training opportunities, we offer flexible working options, 18 weeks of maternity leave and 10 weeks of gender independent partnership leave. Our employees benefit from multiple services on site such as child-care facilities, medical services, restaurants and cafeterias, as well as various employee events.

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion, and strive to identify and create opportunities that enable all people to bring their unique selves to Roche.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG