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Head of Software Development (f/m)

  • 9435 Heerbrugg
  • Vollzeitstelle

Safran Vectronix AG ist ein globaler Marktführer auf dem Gebiet hochmoderner optronischer Geräte, Systeme und Sensoren für militärische und zivile Anwendungen. In den Produkten stecken über 90 Jahre Schweizer Herstellertradition und Erfahrung im Bereich Optik und Präzisionstechnik – ob es um handgehaltene Laser-Entfernungsmesser, stativmontierte Orientierungs- und Positionssysteme oder Sensormodule für unsere OEM-Partner geht. Unser innovatives KMU beschäftigt zurzeit rund 200 Mitarbeitende in Heerbrugg. Die Safran Gruppe beschäftigt weltweit rund 90'000 Mitarbeitende.
We are interested in people who think and act creatively and in a team-orientated manner; people who will value a challenging future in an international environment.
We would like to reinforce our R&D team with a

Head of Software Development (f/m)

Your main responsibilities include:
  • Lead and coach a growing team of 10 internal SW developers and coordinate external SW development partners
  • Improve existing Agile SW development processes to ensure SW projects are carried out in the most efficient and effective manner while simultaneously upholding high engineering standards
  •  Responsible for competence-, performance- and resource management including recruiting 
  • Support SW team members in evaluation of development related infrastructure, architecture and perform reviews 
  • Coordinate SW development activities for multifunctional observation and localization devices in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams from electronics, mechanical, optical engineering and quality assurance teams 
  • Play an active role in the technology roadmap and innovation process
  • Coordination of activities within Safran Group and initiate collaborations with universities and industrial partners  
  • Support and cooperate with product management, marketing and production for SW relevant aspects
We are looking for a charismatic and passionate leader with a Master degree in computer sciences or equivalent and proven experience in
SW team management or other relevant experience. You possess at least seven years of professional experience in SW development,
have an expert-level understanding of software engineering, lifecycle management, programming and testing principles as well as continu
ous integration. Ideally, you have already worked in a cross-functional and distributed R&D project environment and have a solid under
standing of Agile methodologies. Understanding of software technologies, including C/C++, C#, .NET, QT, Python and/or Embedded Linux
is a prerequisite. Experience with interdisciplinary leadership paired with strong analytical skills are required. You distinguish yourself by a
strong result-orientated mindset and attention to details. In addition, you are characterized by excellent communication skills. Fluency in
English and German is mandatory and French would be a plus.


9435 Heerbrugg

Marcel Zeller (CTO) will be pleased to provide any further information you may require on +41 71 726 7255. 
We are looking forward to receiving your written application via e-mail: rebecca.damrau-marxer@safrangroup.com