High-level technology software

New technologies. Developing your own ideas. High-tech machines. An international environment. Do you find this exciting? Our client, whose name has stood for brilliant machines for years, can offer you this and even more. With a development centre at its head office in the greater Zurich area, the company focuses on sustainable, state-of-the-art solutions for customers worldwide. As part of its digitalisation strategy, it is developing a platform to control machines that provides access to Industry 4.0 and the internet of things. We are looking for a successor, who is strong in leadership (female/male), as

Head of Software Development Machine Control PLC (SPS)

Your duties
  • Technology champion of the architectural vision, strategy, and principles of the framework to internal staff, machine development teams and executive leadership
  • Own and manage the framework backlog, engaging with developer teams using the framework for a thorough understanding of use cases/requirements and priorities
  • Lead the software architects to define the framework and support its implementation and application
  • Manage the project work stream ‘Framework implementation’ as part of a major strategic project, coordinate progress and continuously align priorities engaging with stakeholders
  • Be responsible for the nearshore implementation of the framework
  • Ensure a high level of software quality and appropriate documentation from concept to code
Your profile
  • Technical education (MSc from university or university of applied sciences) in computer science, software, electrical engineering or equivalent
  • Several years of professional experience in leading software development projects and software teams, ideally in an international environment
  • Experience in agile development, experience as product owner or similar role is an advantage
  • Experience in using modern software modelling tools
  • Profound knowledge in modern software architecture and design 
  • Strong analytical skills, as well as great stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Fluent in English (oral & written), German is an advantage
  • Travel up to 25%
  • PLC and MappView, HTML 5 technology for HMI
  • Programming in C
  • Concept and software design development in UML
  • Continuous integration platforms and agile development
  • TestRail as testing platform for manual and automated tests
You can expect a varied job in an international environment. You will be trained by a motivated, agile team and familiarised with the environment of this traditional, future-oriented
Please call us for a non-binding, preliminary discussion or send us your application by email. We thank you for your interest and look forward to receiving your application.
  • Job title
    Head of Software Development Machine Control PLC (SPS)
  • Sector
    Information Technology / Telecommunications
  • Occupational group
    Research / Development / Engineering
  • Region
    Greater Zurich
  • Reference number
  • Your consultant
    Christian Vils
    Christian Vils - christian.vils@ems.ch
    Rütistrasse 66
    CH-8032 Zürich
    +41 44 266 13 13
Christian Vils
Christian Vils