Software Engineer/GPU Programmer Medical (m/f) in Heerbrugg, Switzerland at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

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Job ID: LEI004242

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.

Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, and Medical Division. Leica Microsystems has six manufacturing facilities in five countries, with sales and service organizations in 20 countries. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany. Heerbrugg is located next to Austria and Germany and offers a high life standart for everybody.  

Leica Microsystems is working on innovative software solutions to deliver surgeons additional insights while using our products to improve surgical precision, the surgeons view, and most important – the patient outcome. Leica competes with a modern pension scheme, minimum 30 vacation days and a flexible, self-independent and team-oriented work environment. Experience the advantage of a small, effective, multinational, local team effecting global projects.


Programming farming games is not a challenge?

Looking to create ground-breaking software with a purpose?

  • Develop innovative medical software applications as part of international cross-functional team
  • Define software specifications together with business unit partners and functional management
  • Draw conclusions for the software architecture and implementation based on our platform architecture
  • Support regulatory affairs team in medical device documentation
  • Innovate of unique features and drafting of patents

Job Requirements



  • Bachelors of Engineering or Masters in Software Engineering/Informatics/Mathematics or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience in software development with excellent programming skills in C++
  • Team Player with focussed, goal-oriented and self-dependent working attitude
  • Extremely strong problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in verbal and written English


  • Experience in GPU programming using CUDA/GPU Shaders
  • Experience in Regulated Medical Device software development, knowledge relevant standards
  • Previous International experience a plus

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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


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