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MITG The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group strives to enable earlier diagnosis, better treatment, faster complication-free recovery, and enhanced patient outcomes through less invasive surgical solutions
SURGICAL INNOVATIONS sets the standard for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) by creating innovative surgical products and services that focus on obesity and diseases and conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal wall, pelvic region, and the head and neck.
This position will lead a software development team in their day to day development activities, provide project planning, scheduling and tracking, and help drive functional excellence in project execution for the Software organization.
The candidate must be self-driven, with strong understanding of project management, the Software Development Lifecycle process and strong technical and leadership skills.
A Day in the Life
Lead a software development function with multiple direct reports.
Lead Principal Software development and Principal Systems engineers
Lead in areas of product development : Defining the vision for SW development team, Managing the product backlog, prioritizing needs, overseeing development stages, anticipating client needs, Acting as primary liaison, Evaluating product progress at each iteration & Accurate reporting of the work
Participate in business strategy development and execution.
Responsible for project planning including identifying requirements, developing work plans, managing project budgets, building project schedules, and partnering with team members to determine and communicate functional and / or resource requirements.
Own and Manage execution against an aggressive but achievable project plan, provide project-related work direction to team members, work with peer project managers / cross functional program team members to monitor dependencies and ensure that critical program milestones and deliverables are met.
Communicate project status and issues to the Program Core Team as appropriate. Proactively manage project quality, risks, and issues.
Provide project team members with a clear vision and purpose for the project. Create a positive tone and morale for the team.
Motivate team members and build project team identity and cohesion. Ensure cross-discipline coordination and communication.
Facilitates cross functional project related decision making. Contribute to the advancement of the software organization by driving ideas for process improvement in project planning, project management and the overall product development process
Provide input for setting team member’s performance objectives and provide feedback to direct reports about performance against project deliverables and core competencies.
Provide ongoing feedback and coaching to team members as appropriate
Minimum of 12 years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
Minimum of 5 years of experience in people management and leading large embedded software development team.
Demonstrated expertise in the field of product development and product engineering in SW function
Demonstrated track record of successfully delivering on projects in a matrix environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, negotiating; managing change, goal setting, planning and organizing teamwork, ability to address difficult situations
Understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
Ability to drive improvements across organizational boundaries
Ability to work with geographically distributed software teams
Track record of effective vendor management to deliver results
Prior experience leading the development of FDA Class I, II and III Medical Device systems
Experience working in regulated environments and delivering new products in compliance with global regulatory standards
Medical Device Industry or related experience.
Prior experience with and working understanding of complex embedded systems and software
Project management skills including leading a project team as well as planning and estimation of tasks, milestones, resources, and budget
Eight Core Competencies : Intellectual Horsepower, Technical Ability, Team Building, Identifying and Developing Talent, Dealing with Ambiguity / Change, Manage Diverse Relationships, Organizational Ability, Comfort Around Higher Management
Flexible in working under changing and different work settings and work in different time zones.
Reports to the MEIC Software Engineering Manager for functional leadership.
Knowledge of software, hardware, or system design, development, troubleshooting and test practices.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong leadership skills and mentoring capabilities.
Ability to work in a team environment and directly contribute to its success.
Ability to drive change.
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