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Director, Software Engineering

Bengaluru, KA 560002

Job Title - Director, Software Engineering

Job Location - Bangalore, India

About Us 

As a leading molecular diagnostics company, Cepheid improves healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. Our solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to access the full power of molecular diagnostics. 

We are expanding our Sunnyvale software team by building a brand new group of talented software engineers in our India Development Center and are seeking a Director, Software Engineering who will help us build this successful organization by hiring best in class talent. You will lead, manage, and inspire this group in developing software for Cepheid€™s molecular diagnostic platforms. You will articulate a vision and lead a highly skilled, diverse team through every aspect of software development lifecycle including cross-functional requirements assessment, design and developing, testing, and implementation of major software projects.

This position is for the Cepheid team located at Danaher India Development Center (IDC), Bangalore.

IDC is a research and development site with the vision of accelerating product roadmaps across various Danaher business segments. Started in 2014, the center hosts 500+ associates for multiple Danaher operating companies focused on Diagnostics, Life Science, Environmental and Applied Science. The operating companies includes Beckman Coulter, Radiometer, Leica Biosystems, Danaher Digital, Hach, Leica Microsystems, HemoCue, Videojet and Cepheid.

The workforce at the center comprises of various product engineering teams working on development of software and hardware pieces, part of cutting-edge products for Immunoassay, Chemistry, Hematology, Molecular diagnostics, Oncology, Neurosurgery and Water Quality. IDC has evolved as center of excellence for Cloud and data analytics, with significant contributions to the key informatics solutions. The product engineering teams consists of highly talented software & hardware engineers and development managers. The teams are supported by local Product managers, Quality & Regulatory experts and Intellectual property experts.

The teams at the center works in close coordination with other global R&D centers at US, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Denmark and Sweden. Located at the center of Bangalore IT HUB,  IDC is housed at state of art world class facility measuring 120 K Sqft.


In this role, you will report solid line to the Vice President Software Engineering, Cepheid Sunnyvale, with the primary responsibility to lead and manage group of engineers working in IDC on development of Cepheid€™s Product Software. You will provide leadership for an organization of 15 to 20 associates involving subordinate managers and individual contributors across software development, verification and DevOps. The teams use Agile software development methodology and are responsible for feature enhancements for Cepheid€™s entire range of GeneXpert platform software and firmware including our next generation platform.  The Software Engineering Manager will have full accountability for on-time project delivery from both business and technical perspectives. This role will require active coordination with cross functional teams at other Cepheid locations and effective management of multiple cross-program dependencies.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manages headcount, deliverables, schedules, and costs for multiple ongoing projects and programs, ensuring that resources are appropriately allocated and that goals, objectives, timelines, and budgets are met in accordance with program and organizational roadmaps.
  • Engages with program managers and stakeholders at other Cepheid sites, technical leaders and executives to communicate projects status, escalate issues, and guide and influence strategic decision-making
  • Proactively identifies opportunities for process improvement and cost reductions opportunities.
  • Provides overall people-care management for direct reports, including, hiring, setting and monitoring of annual performance plans, coaching, and career development; drives and fosters organization-wide performance standards, expectations, and practices to support ongoing team member and process development.
  • Enables technology and process innovation in team
  • Drives portfolio management, workforce planning and hiring activities
  • Actively keeps abreast of emerging trends and technology changes
  • Acts as an advisor to BU and site management on key strategy and execution decisions
  • Collaborates with a global ecosystem of peers and partners in meeting objectives
  • Actively involves and participates in IDC local initiatives
  • Ensure various sub project teams are staffed with qualified resources
  • Accountable to Cepheid€™s Engineering organization for the success of software development projects at IDC
  • Responsible for achievement of quality, process adherence and on time delivery goals for the projects
  • Identify and drive countermeasures in instances when project is overdue or exceeding budget
  • Establish and monitor use of tools for project tracking and management
  • Ensure compliance to all appropriate Quality Management Systems and company policies and procedures


    • Bachelor€™s degree with 14+ years of experience OR
    • Master€™s/Doctoral degree with 12+ years of experience  Software Engineering, or a related technical discipline; or, equivalent combination of education and experience


      • 5+ years managing people
      • Advanced leadership skills including coaching, team building, conflict resolution, and management.
      • Advanced project management skills including time and risk management, resource prioritization, and project structuring.
      • Excellent interpersonal communication skills - verbal, written, and listening
      • Solid problem solving skills, attention to detail and critical thinking abilities. Demonstrated ability to strategically solve problems.
      • Action oriented with the ability to drive for results.
      • Leadership presence with ability to utilize organizational channels, experience and influencing skills to effectively negotiate and persuade others
      • FDA regulated environment experience.
      • Fast learner able to quickly become adept at using the Danaher Business System tool set.
      • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to manage team by influence in a matrix organization.
      • Readily accepts responsibility and accountability for project success and key decisions.

        Additional Considerations

        The ideal candidate for this position demonstrates leadership that is earned and is not attained via position power.  This true leader must be capable of motivating teams to achieve results that they themselves did not realize they were capable of achieving.  The ability to drive change in culture and behaviors is a key attribute of the successful candidate.  In order to succeed in this aspect the leader must have superior intellect and must demonstrate outstanding work ethic, be capable of understanding and articulating complex scientific, interpersonal, regulatory, and business issues, thus leading and motivating by example, teaching and coaching. 

        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. A globally diverse team of 81,000 associates, we are united by our culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which is our competitive advantage. In 2015, we generated $20.6B in revenue and our market cap exceeded $60B. We are #149 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 2,000% over 20yrs.

        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.

        Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The €œEEO is the Law€ poster is available here.","industry":"Biotechnology


Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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