Principal Software Engineer - Edge Platform in Barcelona


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Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain

Roche Diagnostics has created a new Platform area that will change the way software is developed at Roche. Our challenge is to bring together complex diagnostic and treatment data to intelligently process and present this data to healthcare professionals which allows for improved patient care. If you want to be a part of revolutionizing the healthcare industry, join us to put your software touch on it!
We are looking for candidates with a deep understanding of modern Edge architecture needs and constraints and experience across the full stack with a “create tools, not band-aids” DevOps mindset. If you would rather improve health outcomes for millions instead of helping sell ads on the Internet, this is the job for you!
You'll get to build a new level of services on the Edge enabling and improving our SaaS business from the ground up with the ability to influence the product and architecture and lots of opportunities for growth.

The Position:
The Principal Software Engineer is a key member of a team of 7+ engineers and will apply knowledge of design principles, practices in the implementation of complex, enterprise-scale software systems. General responsibilities include design concept generation, participating in and leading design reviews for components or features, development and testing of the core software stack, and reliability testing.
Provides technical leadership for a medium- to large-sized team with limited or no guidance from management or senior teammates.  Provides technical leadership and mentors junior developers.  Uses solid understanding of the business domain and how that domain interacts with other domains to help shape technical requirements and solutions.  Be the advocate for the domain and influence the architecture and directions of the product design.

Your Mindset:

Do you adhere to a set of SW principles and practices that you apply always or based on context? Did you provide successful guidance to teams in applying those principles and practices? We would like to know more about it.

Among other things we’re strong advocates of TDD, BDD and Continuous Delivery. We think those represent such a particular mindset we’d only consider you for a senior position if you have significant working experience with them. If you do have working experience with those practices, great! We want to know more. How much? How did you do TDD? Where did you apply BDD? Why? What are your main contributions to enable Continuous Delivery? What problems have you faced? The more the better!

Your Responsibilities:

  • Software Development: This is a hands-on software development position to write high-quality software that will perform at scale, be supportable, and be extensible.

  • Process & Operations: Ensure the software stack integrates with our existing CI/CD pipeline and contribute to continuous improvement; independently design, plan and deliver high-quality software

  • Leadership: Ensure a culture that values technical excellence together with support and compassion for individuals

  • Platform Components/Services Ownership: In collaboration with the Platform Owners, since the platform is intended to developers, you may take ownership over specific requirements related to platform components or services, defining the details and prioritizing based on other developer needs.

Your Qualifications:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or directly related discipline

  • 10+ years of hands-on industry experience as a software engineer

  • Experience providing leadership and mentorship to more junior engineers in the teams

  • Lead architecture and design discussions to come up with the most effective technical solution

  • Quick learner with the ability to understand complex workflows and develop and validate innovative solutions to solve difficult problems

  • Have the ability to influence within and outside the team. You actively participate and influence in open/inner-sourcing initiatives and/or software communities.

  • Have successfully built, deployed, and supported an enterprise-scale web application in the edge and/or in a multi-instance cloud.

Technical experience:

  • Full-stack experience, with expertise in backend software that is deployed in the Edge.

  • Hands-on software development extensive experience in Java working with different spring boot projects, testing frameworks and integration libraries and tools (reactive libraries and architectures experience is a plus).

  • Secure infrastructure as code provisioning experience or strong knowledge (AWS related preferred)

  • Experience in healthcare is not required, but familiarity with data standards and workflows is a plus (e.g. HL7, IHE)

Nice to Have: 

  • Hands-on software development experience in Go/Rust/C, specially developing operators or low level communication protocols is a great plus.

  • Hands-on software development experience in JavaScript (Typescript is a plus) with a modern component based framework (e.g. Angular, React, etc.).

  • Node.js and frontend testing frameworks also are a plus.




Who we are

At Roche, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we’ve become one of the world’s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity and diversity.

Roche is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Roche

  • Healthcare

  • Public

  • Basel

  • 100.000

  • 1896

Our commitment

For more than 40 years. Roche Diabetes Care is pioneering innovative diabetes technologies and services. Being a global leader in integrated diabetes management, more than 5,000 employees in over 100 markets worldwide aim every day to help people with diabetes and those at risk to experience true relief from the daily therapy routines. We are dedicated to advancing how care is being provided and to achieve this, we collaborate with caregivers healthcare providers and payers worldwide to drive optimal management of this complex condition and contribute to building sustainable care structures.

Personalized diabetes management

At Roche Diabetes Care we believe that a collaborative, integrated and personalized approach is needed to determine the optimal therapy for each person with diabetes or at risk of developing the disease. It is equally important for us to spark lifestyle changes, encourage motivation and determine opportunities that will enable patients to reach the individual health goals by spending more time in range.

Under the brand Accu-Chek and in collaboration with partners. Roche Diabetes Care creates value by providing integrated solutions to monitor glucose levels, deliver insulin and track as well as contextualize relevant data points to contribute to a successful therapy. By establishing an open ecosystem, connecting devices and digital solutions, Roche Diabetes Care will help to enable personalized diabetes management which will thus help improve therapy outcomes.

By driving digital health in an open ecosystem and offering integrated diabetes management solutions and services, we are aiming to shape the way diabetes care is being provided now and in the future.


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