Senior R&D Embedded Software Engineer - Ballaigues, Vaud

Dentsply Sirona

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Senior R&D Embedded Software Engineer - Ballaigues, Vaud



Dentsply Sirona is the world's largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide.  Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands.  As The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, Dentsply Sirona's products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better, safer and faster dentistry.  Dentsply Sirona's global headquarters is located in York, Pennsylvania, and the international headquarters is based in Salzburg, Austria. The company's shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. This position will be located in Ballaigues, Switzerland.




As our in-house expert and principle reference person for key competencies related to embedded software, you will contribute to the development of new medical device products from the conception through product industrialization as part of the R&D project team.



  • Develop medical devices embedded software according to good practices and applicable standards
  • Define the overall medical device software architecture based on user needs and high-level technical requirements
  • Define the detailed software requirements.
  • Develop embedded software components of a complex communication system
  • Develop real-time embedded software for mechatronics system
  • Design and execute the testing of the embedded software:  verification, coding rules compliance and unit testing
  • Write and review technical documentation (i.e. system/module requirements, V&V plans, test protocols/results, software requirements specification, software architecture design, etc.) according to applicable international standards and Dentsply Sirona Endodontics procedures
  • Identify product and project risks, participate in risk analysis and mitigation plans (DFMEA, etc.)
  • Lead software development with subcontractors including transfer of know how when required
  • Support development of production tools as part of the transfer to production activities
  • Support software maintenance of marketed products:  SOUP monitoring, complaints analysis and action implementation



  • BS/MS in computer science, electronics engineering or equivalent
  • Min. 5 years' experience with embedded software development on microcontrollers; solid software architecture know-how; experience in medical device industry and IEC62304 would be a plus
  • Familiarity and experience developing with real-time, embedded operating systems
  • Experience with motor control and Bluetooth (BLE) communication
  • Experience with ARM microcontrollers and programming of automated tests would be a plus
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English (minimum C1)
  • Good knowledge of C required; Knowledge of C# and C++ would be a plus
  • Experience with UML or equivalent modeling language would be a plus
  • Ability to write technical documentation
  • Strong results-orientation and ability to deliver excellent results under pressure
  • Independence combined with strong team spirit





Ch. du Verger 3 1338 Ballaigues