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Director, Software (Embedded)

Company: NxStage Medical, Inc.
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT US IN 2022:
NxStage Medical, a Fresenius Company is on a mission to transform renal care. To do that, we continually seek the best-of-the-best to expand and improve our team of dedicated, innovative professionals. If you share our mission and are committed to improving the lives of renal patients, then we invite you to explore our career opportunities.
In 2022 we are adding 70+ new roles to the NxStage family!!!
We are seeking professionals who want to bring their talents to a Medical Device Organization that works directly with the patient, at NxStage you Make A Difference You Can See!!!

PURPOSE:
Responsible and accountable for staffing and leading a team of software developers to deliver high quality medical device software.
Develop and drive a long term strategic vision for the software team. Drive continuous software process improvement at both local level and corporate levels.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership for cross functional and corporate teams developing and maintaining medical devices.
Be a strong decision-maker; focus on driving strategic goals while ensure tactical execution
Interact with internal departments and external customers/vendors for both new development and problem resolution.
Regularly interact with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers.
Train, coach and ensure professional development of the software team on software skills, practices and processes
Be responsible for hiring, objective setting and counseling employees, including performance reviews, disciplinary action and terminations in partnership with Human Resources.
Review objectives to determine the success of the operation.
Manage the activities and operations of the SW department. Establish strategic and operational objectives and assure adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.
Develop technical roadmap in collaboration with Marketing to extend products to meet business needs
Develop strategy to develop new and innovative products
Develop best-in-class software development practices and high quality and timely product deliveries
Lead software engineering staff in operational efforts, directly or through subordinates, to ensure achievement of business goals.
Manage the tactical execution of short- and long-term software development projects through the coordination of activities, leadership of staff and coordination with Project Management, Engineering, Marketing and Clinical Staff
Identify opportunities for process improvement for regulatory compliance, product quality and business objectives. Work cross-functionally to implement improvement programs
Work with project managers (Engineering Project Managers and Program Project Managers) to ensure effective implementation of a matrix organization
Work with project managers to support the creation, maintenance and execution of project plans, work breakdown structures, schedules. Ensure correct resource assignments commensurate with the priority and complexity of project tasks
Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISION:
Responsible for the direct supervision of various levels of Software Development staff.
May be responsible for the direct supervision of additional functional areas.
EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent required; Advanced Degree desirable
EXPERIENCE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:
Passion for leading, coaching, and inspiring a team to deliver more than they think is possible.
Ability to create and foster a team environment that encourages personal initiative, creativity, technical development, and achievement of goals.
At least 10 years of experience in hand's-on software engineering roles.
At least 5 years of experience leading a team of technology professionals.
3+ years' second level management experience preferred
Understanding of key technologies such as real-time embedded software architecture, C, C++
Must have or quickly develop a thorough knowledge of Software for Dialysis Equipment technology and processes
Experience in software development, verification, and standards necessary to meet global medical device regulatory requirements.
Clear understanding of Software Development and Quality Assurance processes.

EO/AA Employer: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Fresenius Medical Care North America maintains a drug-free workplace in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

Keywords: NxStage Medical, Inc., Lawrence , Director, Software (Embedded), IT / Software / Systems , Lawrence, Massachusetts

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