Senior R&D Software Engineer (M/V)
VIGO is a company specialized in the design and production of custom-made orthopedic equipment. With a main focus on tailor made products and a personalized approach of the patient, the company is market leader in Belgium. VIGO is part of the Ottobock group, a worldwide renowned company with a leading role in technical orthopedic components and innovations.
In close cooperation with doctors, paramedics and the industry, VIGO continuously develops new techniques, devices and processes, whereby patients can enjoy an excellent service and quality.
With new technologies becoming available, the world of orthopedics is at the eve of a new era which will drastically improve the level of patient treatment. Digitization, 3D scanning, medical imaging, statistical methods, automated CAD correction and 3D printing are creating new opportunities and challenges. Software is at the heart of this (r)evolution.
To provide our patients with the best possible solutions, nowadays and in the future, VIGO is committed to continuously invest in research and development. The R&D department, headquartered in Wetteren, is an agile, multidisciplinary team focused on digital product development in a wide variety of patient-oriented projects. To strengthen the team we are looking for a talented Senior R&D Software Engineer.
You will take part in/lead innovative software development projects, where you will closely work together with multidisciplinary stakeholders (design, production, business unit sales teams, medical experts, management) to translate basic research results and new concepts into software for orthopedic products and processes. Software maintenance, green field projects and outsourced developments will be assigned to you in a local and international context.
The software development projects vary from creating demonstration software to the writing of application programs used inside the company, with possible further international deployment within a digital network. There will be a strong focus on digital manufacturing (3D printing, CNC milling, …), CAD/CAM automation and data analytics. In addition to hands-on software development, you will also have a technically advising role on software related developments and will report to the R&D manager.
A master of Science in a technical field (e.g. engineering, mathematics, physics, …) or equivalent through experience. A PhD and/or 5 years industrial experience is a plus.
Excellent knowledge of software development, preferably in .NET / C# and Python. Knowledge of C++ is a plus.
Proven experience in best practices for software development (architectural design, documenting, testing).
Strong affinity with 3D geometrical mathematics and 3D modeling.
Knowledge of finite element modeling and data science is a plus.
Experience with 3D design software (e.g. Rhinoceros, SolidWorks, Blender, …) is a plus.
You are willing to invest in possible missing area of expertise.
You are structured and precise.
You show project ownership, can prioritize, keep focus, and plan your work.
You are an excellent communicator and a team player.
You are fluent in English and preferably Dutch.
What do we offer?
We offer you a challenging job in an innovative environment that is specialized in medical devices. You will have the opportunity to contribute to challenging and interesting projects that transform the industry.
You will be part of a team working on new technologies with a large impact on the company processes and customer satisfaction.
We are offering an attractive salary package based on experience and knowledge.