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Job Ref:  203867060
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Cambridge
Post Code:  CB1
07/10/2016 04:21
We have a new opportunity for a Lead Software and Systems Architect (Medical Devices) to join a successful team based in Cambridge. If you have a track record in designing complex Medical Devices and are an experienced software architect equally comfortable with talking to optical physicists, human factor engineers and marketers, then we'd like to hear from you! You'll also need to be familiar with the regulations governing the development of medical software. It's a challenging senior technical leadership position requiring significant experience and a track record in delivering complex Medical Devices with safety-critical software component within the necessary regulatory framework. You'll provide technical leadership to multidisciplinary teams that design novel Medical Devices and be expected to contribute to the whole development lifecycle from concept to validation. You'll be responsible for providing cutting edge technology solutions for clients, working in a fast paced environment often to tight deadlines and with significant client interactions at senior level. You will need to put to good use your excellent software and system design skills to define the technical solution and, alongside with the project managers, the work programme to deliver the solution in the required time and budget or the estimation of time and budgets.
You will be involved in all stages of the development lifecycle, from initial concept generation through to final delivery as well as Quality Assurance and Risk Management processes. Still sound like you? Read on!

What You'll Be Doing:

* You'll use your strong client facing skills to ensure smooth project deliveries
* Understand client requirements, drivers and foresee technical challenges and risks
* Working with project managers to define the overall work programme and estimating time and budget
* Working with business developers to identify opportunities
* Leading multidisciplinary technical teams, resolve technical trade-offs
* Reviewing the technical work of others (documents and code) and sign-off technical documents
* Coaching less experienced engineers
* Ensuring project work is carried out in compliance with applicable regulations
* You will be expected to work on multiple projects at once and the role may include some travel.

What We're Looking For:

* You'll need to have an excellent degree (post-graduate preferred) in a relevant subject such as software engineering, electronics engineering or computer science
* Track record in developing software for medical devices in a technical leadership role
* Strong all-round background in software development with emphasis embedded systems including:
* Real-time software with and without the use of an RTOS
* Safety-critical software
* Familiarity with the most common software engineering tools
* Strong knowledge of the C programming language
* A working knowledge of UML
* You'll need strong client-facing skills and also have the ability to communicate to a non-technical audience
* Software estimation skills
* A good understanding of IEC 62304, IEC 14971 and the FDA guidance on medical software
* A solid general science background

In addition, any experience of the following would be a plus:
* Knowledge of robotics, control theory, digital signal processing or computer vision
* Deep technical knowledge of industry standard communication protocols
* Experience with software development on a wide range of platforms such as Windows, Linux Android, iOS
* Experience with safety analysis techniques such as FMEA, FTA orHAZOP in the context of software intensive systems

Although the emphasis on specific experience in the medical industry, strong candidates with similar experience in other highly regulated industries, such as aerospace, nuclear, or automotive may still be considered.

What You'll Get In Return:

* Excellent salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
* Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
* Pension scheme and Life assurance plan
* Private medical insurance and Travel insurance
* Disability insurance plan
* Free lunch!
* 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays
* Relocation assistance if you need it
* Excellent career development and training opportunities
* Flexible working hours
* A thriving social scene
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