R&D Manager - Software Engineering in Nationwide Finland at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: KAV002069

About Us

KaVo Kerr is the world leader in smart products and processes that enable dental professionals to confidently optimize their work and lives; its portfolio consists of best-in-class imaging devices, state-of-the-art treatment units, skillfully designed instruments and premier consumables. KaVo Kerr is a part of Danaher Corporation, listed at NYSE. KaVo Kerr Group Finland, previously known as Palodex Group Oy, is the Center of Excellence for dental imaging R&D and manufacturing within the global KaVo Kerr. Turnover of KaVo Kerr Group Finland is approximately EUR 150 million and we employ about 400 people. Exports account for 99% of our turnover. Being a part of a multinational market leader provides our business with a springboard for further expansion and success.


We are looking for an

R&D Manager, Software Engineering

to take the lead in building excellence in software development for KaVo Kerr’s imaging products.

You will ensure delivery of dental imaging software products on time with first-time quality, and lead a world class software team. You will drive the software lifecycle process and champion software development best practices, including Scrum/Agile, design, architecture, code reuse, performance, and quality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Functional leadership of the software organization, including recruitment, team/talent development, skill set improvement, and mentoring.
• Understand, teach or sponsor technical skills development in support of high-quality code.
• Build high-performance Agile teams; establish mission and purpose for individuals and teams.
• Communicate openly and honestly with all stakeholders; value productivity, quality, transparency, and openness.
• Eliminate impediments and evolve systems and practices in support of Lean-Agile development.
• Serve as Agile coach and advisor to scrum teams.
• Champion, evangelize and demonstrate modern effective practices for software delivery and operations: cross-functional teams, Continuous Delivery, Agile, Lean, MVP and, metrics driven development.
• Assure that deliverables meet all relevant quality, safety, regulatory, serviceability, and reliability requirements.

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s or Master´s Degree in Computer Science or in similar relevant field
• A minimum of 5 years of technical experience along with established leadership credentials in software engineering.
• 2+ years of software management experience with demonstrated ability to manage teams through complex development projects.
• 5+ years software development experience using at least two programming languages.
• Proven ability to build world class software products using Agile development practices and best practices like CI, BDD, and TDD.
• Strong leadership skills, including proven abilities in motivation, coaching and conflict resolution.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Analytical and problem solving skills - a can-do, roll up your sleeves attitude.
We value:
• Experience with FDA medical device regulations and guidance.
• Technical experience in medical imaging, medical device, healthcare IT or related industry.
• Experience using C++, Objective-C, Golang, C#, .NET in Microsoft technology stack.
• We also value experience in QT and Protocol Buffers.

We offer you rewarding and challenging work in medical software product development, a pleasant working environment in a team with world class colleagues, and outstanding visibility into the global dental healthcare business.

For more information, please contact VP of Software Engineering Eric StPierre Eric.StPierre@kavokerr.com. Please submit your application with a salary expectation and your CV by March 31st, 2018.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.