Development Engineer (contract)

  • Date de publication :

    02 février 2023
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  • Lieu de travail :

    Rotkreuz, Zug

Development Engineer (contract)

The Position


In a global, cross-functional environment, the System Development (SD) department 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 part of a cross-functional team, working on Nucleic Acid Purification, PCR and Sequencing, on developing complex diagnostics systems. You will perform hands-on experiments, Hardware (HW) and Software (SW) testing, including evaluation of system performance, error handling, and  reliability improvements.

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.

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

  • Plan and execute the work packages within the area of responsibility, including reporting and escalating issues to management.

  • Subject matter expert for an assigned area of responsibility. Provide guidance and support to team members.

  • Generate required documentation/procedures/technical reports. 

  • Prepare and deliver presentations of project results to team and management.

  • Experimental design and execution of the experiments in the  biosafety levels S1 and S2 laboratory.

  •  Creation of Test Cases based on Product Requirements. Execution of Test Cases, analysis of the results, and creation of the respective regulatory documents. Issue tracking and verification of bug fixes/Anomalies.

  • Troubleshoot, debug, and upgrade existing systems. Document and maintain software functionality.

  • Coordinate efforts with other functional areas to accomplish tasks: Hardware, Software-, Consumables-and Assay-Development.

Who you are

You are someone who wants to influence your development. You are looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. A job title is not considered the final definition of who you are but the starting point.

The ideal candidate for our dynamic, international team will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree in a relevant life science discipline (e.g. (e.g. biology, biotechnology, biomedical informatics, engineering related to life sciences) or corresponding job experience

  • Interest in resolving technical problems and interdisciplinary teamwork

  • Experience and willingness to work in a highly regulated industry and labs with biosafety levels S1 and S2.

  • Familiarity with or strong interest in software and engineering applications and tools .

  • Enthusiastic team player with good communication and collaboration skills. Solution-oriented, autonomous, and proactive working style.

  • Proven experience in laboratory diagnostics and/or service & support, as well as supporting HW and SW, are additional assets.

  • Working knowledge of English (written and spoken), and German a strong asset


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.