Head of Software

in Zurich, Switzerland

About Distran

Who we are

Distran is a fast-growing, award winning, Swiss high technology company producing an extraordinary product: a sensor that literally sees the sounds. Our unique product is used by major global players in Oil and Gas, Chemical, Power and even Space Exploration to detect gas leaks before they become dangerous to either humans or the environment. With strong growth in 35+ countries, our company continues to expand thanks to our amazing people passionate about innovation, climate change and protecting the environment.

By joining Distran you will join a technology leader in ultrasound imaging and your role will directly contribute to the development of our cutting-edge products. As our Head of Software Engineering you will ensure the quality, security, and reliability of the software and by leading the end-to-end delivery of the team.

the Distran team at work

Responsibilities for the Head of Software job

About the role

  • Planning of features and releases, responsible for the software architecture decisions and for the choice of the tech stack.
  • Assume the role of the Scrum Master
  • Manage a team of dedicated and talented Software Engineers
  • Drive the continuous improvements on efficiency, tooling and quality
  • Develop and optimize new and existing processes within software development
  • Guide strategic decisions and technology choices
  • Manage external development projects with suppliers
  • Continuously hire and mentor the new engineers in the team reporting to you
  • Requirements for the Head of Software job

    Your profile

  • Three or more years of project management experience in Software or Embedded software
  • There or more years of software development experience
  • Experience with Agile methodologies (preferably with Scrum)
  • Excellent leadership skills - you enable others, inspire them and make smart business decisions
  • Deep expertise in one of our technologies
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate transparently, effectively, and consistently with all stakeholders
  • Successfully completed a diploma, bachelor's or master's degree in computer science or a comparable education
  • Experience with hardware products would be plus.
  • What we offer

    Bringing a groundbreaking product from a nice technology to a market best seller is a rewarding social and professional experience. This job is for you if you like to give meaning to your work and have a strong impact on a product and a company, on your professional growth and the growth of your team members. Since the establishment of our offices, our employees are also enjoying:

    • A flexible work environment with remote working days
    • Competitive compensation package
    • A central location in the heart of a vibrant neighborhood of Zürich
    • Engaging and weekly lunches with our small team, sponsored by us – we do like our food over here!

    Want to join? Please submit your application here.

    Note to agencies

    Distran does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Distran will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation where Distran employs the relevant candidate. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Distran’s Human Resources team to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed agreement for service and in response to a specific job opening. Distran will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place.

    Offer added/modified on Dec. 23, 2022