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Senior Director, R&D Software Leader - Instruments & Applications

San Francisco Metro Area, CA

Posted: 08/10/2018 Job Type: Engineering Job Number: JN -082018-22279

Drives Growth through Innovation:

  • Drives GSD strategic objective to transform from tools provider to solutions provider
  • Identifies current and future market trends and opportunities and develop software solutions that will transform or change a market segment and accelerate growth
  • Defines and prioritizes a product development pipeline
  • Performs new technology assessments by evaluating new technologies, reporting competitive comparisons, and matching GSD capabilities with requirements.
  • Strong track record of successfully developing new/innovative/breakthrough technologies and taking these technologies through to commercialization
Customer Workflow Knowledge:
  • Uses deep understanding of the genetic analysis suite of tools and how they are used by our customers to develop software solutions that give us a competitive advantage
  • Champions the Digital Science initiative by developing software that will significantly improve customer lab productivity, accelerate science and support faster transactions
  • Uses UCI and VOC methodologies to develop use cases that significantly improves user experience
  • Develops customer facing solutions for many applications using qPCR/CE/Microarray data and supports customer needs that require data exchange
  • Applications are both desktop and web based so that our customers have flexibility as needed for their deployment
People Leadership:
  • Builds a great team and great culture across GSD.
  • Attracts, engages, develops, and retains top talent at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for an organization s vision, and motivates, leads, and empowers others to achieve organizational goals
  • Decisive leader with ability to lead and empower teams to develop impactful short and long-term strategies and action plans and drive for results
  • Ability to maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with current literature, competing technologies and/or products and attendance of seminars and meetings.
  • Communicate the significance of recent developments to peer group. Encourages team to do the same
  • Leads software talent development initiatives including talent review (HRR), recruiting, performance management, and training and development programs and initiatives
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple and changing projects and priorities
  • Strong presence; capacity to influence and promote enthusiasm and support through verbal, written and presentation communications skills
  • Demonstrated the ability to design R&D strategies, influence stakeholders, and drive execution by leading through others in a cross functional global environment
  • Ph.D. or M.S. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • 15+ years' management exp. leading software development for instrumentation projects and applications in the Life Sciences, Diagnostics or Biotech/Med Device field.
  • Proficient in multiple SW languages, Op Systems, SW tools, SW development processes and SW Architecture. C, C++, Java, Linux, Windows, Unix, Android, OOD, SOA, SAS, Web technologies, database technologies, AWS and other Cloud tools, mobility tools, etc.
  • Working skills in Software test methodology, automation and tool sets.
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and tools.
  • Use of software configuration management/ storage tools.
  • Fundamental understanding of Quality Regs and FDA submissions.
  • Deep understanding of compliance standards such as 820.30, ISO 13485, IEC 62304, ISO14971.
  • Proven ability to assure quality and safety of products into commercialization.
  • Ability to manage software resources that are dispersed globally.
  • Track record of developing complex software products and seeing them through successful product launches.
  • Track record of delivering software for the IVD market - FDA/ CE-IVD approval.
  • Demonstrated record of delivering new innovative algorithms and working with scientists and engineers to deliver new cutting edge performance and functionality.
  • Experience with high performance computing.
  • Experience with mobility development platforms and cloud based infrastructure as a service and deployment of customer driven Apps on the Cloud.
  • Working knowledge of qPCR/CE/MA instrument products and software/algorithms that are used for these systems.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Demonstrates and drives the company's values Integrity, Intensity, Involvement and Innovation (The Four I s)
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%, both domestic and internationally, as required

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