Hardware Architect
24.07.2019 | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 100%

Hardware Architect

Our Instrument Solutions department is responsible for all development activities relevant to the mechanical, electronic and fluidic systems of Roche Diagnostics’ Blood Gas & Electrolytes (BG/E) Point of Care medical devices. Our focus is on the development of new products and their continuous improvement, as well as production process improvements, production in-process controls and quality control tests.

For our Hardware Design team, we are currently looking for an experienced Hardware Architect in BGE Instrument Development

As part of our team, your main tasks and responsibilities are summarized as follows:

  • Coordinate and plan HW tasks, such as / mainly Mechanics, Fluidics, Optics and Electronics; particularly ensure consistency, integration and synchronization points between the areas of expertise aligned with the overall architecture and plan such as breadboard, functional models and prototypes
  • Generating the highest level of hardware requirements (incl. interfaces), based on the user's needs and other constraints such as cost and schedule
  • Performing cost-benefit analyses to determine the best methods or approaches for meeting the hardware requirements; making maximum use of commercial off-the-shelf or already developed components
  • Partitioning large hardware systems into (successive layers of) subsystems and components each of which can be handled by a single hardware engineer or team of engineers
  • Ensuring that maximally robust hardware architecture is developed
  • Generating a set of acceptance test requirements, together with the designers, test engineers and the user, which determine that all high-level hardware requirements have been met, especially for human-computer interfaces
  • Coordinate prototypes to keep the user and the engineers constantly up to date and in agreement on the system to be provided as it is evolving
  • Interfacing with lead system engineers and software architects in order to determine their (evolving) solution and system needs to be realized in hardware
  • Integration phases planning during the entire development among the hardware developers
  • Creation of technical documentation such as interfaces, architecture and development documents
  • Communication and networking, presentation of results to the project team and stakeholders e.g. Early Development, Operations, Customer Service, Business, System Integration across sites

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a personality who can bring new ideas and question conventional thinking patterns, does not hesitate to take on new challenges and values working in a competitive environment together with experts from various scientific and technical disciplines.

If your profile looks like this, do not hesitate to contact us:

  • Your background is in mechanical or electronic engineering with good knowledge of both disciplines
  • You have at least 5 years of working experience including technical project leading experience, ideally in the field of product development
  • Familiar with principles of Systems Engineering
  • You are a team player
  • Good communication and soft skills - you can cooperate and network with people across functions
  • You are fluent in German and English, both oral and written

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