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Instrumentation Laboratory - Bedford Director of Software Engineering in Bedford, Massachusetts

Instrumentation Laboratory

Our Passion. Your Results.

Founded in 1959, Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostic solutions for Acute Care Diagnostics, patient blood management and Hemostasis testing. Our success comes from a specific focus in these rapidly evolving diagnostic areas, our commitment to customers, and our dedication to innovation and quality. We’re passionate about providing medical professionals the most valuable and complete solutions to enhance patient care.

As an integral part of Werfen, a global healthcare company dedicated to delivering the highest quality in vitro diagnostic products, IL is supported by significant resources, outstanding scientific expertise and a tremendous knowledge base. IL is headquartered in Bedford, MA, USA.

Position Summary

The Director of Software is an innovative, results-oriented leader, passionate about new development solutions, who is able to focus on both the visionary future of software development and on-market product enhancements. Must be highly experienced in driving complex cross-functional software programs and excel at effectively collaborating with team members across multiple functions and locations.

Key Accountabilities include but are not limited to:Leadership/Directing:

  • Demonstrated ability to build world-class, development teams through clear expectations and objectives management, coaching, career development, and smart recruiting

  • Manage, lead, and enable the process of change and its impact on people, process, and technology

  • Utilize a style that fosters teamwork – working collaboratively with others to achieve common goals and positive results - including with outsourcers and global teams


  • Strong in process improvement – predictable scheduling, metrics, quality with a clear track record of high level success

  • Ability to realize development efficiencies through best practice methodologies and development tool selections

  • Experienced in developing and deploying effective strategic direction, working with executive management, towards establishing the product vision and roadmap, including minimizing legacy product support.

Design/Problem Solving:

  • Proven ability to creatively solve problems and manage change

  • Drive the definition of software architecture and selection of technology platform(s) and the implementation of robust software systems

Budget managed (if applicable)

  • Manages department and project budgets as appropriate

  • Actively involved in annual budgetary process to determine future business needs

Internal Networking/Key relationships

  • Ability to partner and collaborate with cross functional groups including mechanical and electrical engineering, manufacturing, and other groups as necessary

Skills & Capabilities:

  • Building Effective Teams

  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Strive for Results

  • Hiring and Staffing

  • Managing Diversity

  • Coaching and Mentoring

  • Process Management

Skills & Capabilities:

  • Building Effective Teams

  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Strive for Results

  • Hiring and Staffing

  • Managing Diversity

  • Coaching and Mentoring

  • Process Management

Min Knowledge & Experience required for the position:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Software Engineering/Computer Science

  • Experience in a regulated industry preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience as a Director or Senior Manager of software development teams

  • Minimum of 10 years of overall technology development experience as a software engineer or similar technical hands on position within software development

  • Demonstrated ability to energize and motivate teams and develop team cohesiveness

  • Demonstrated awareness of both current and developing technologies.

  • Must have strong analytical, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with agile software development techniques

International Mobility:


Travel requirements:Approximately10% of time

If you are interested in constantly learning and being challenged on a daily basis we encourage you to submit your resume or CV.

Instrumentation Laboratory appreciates and values diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Werfen is a global leader in in vitro diagnostics (IVD) in the specialties of Hemostasis, Acute Care Diagnostics and Autoimmunity. Our core business is dedicated to R&D, manufacturing and distribution of diagnostic systems for hospitals and clinical laboratories. Our other areas of expertise include Original Equipment Manufacturing, Clinical Software, Clinical Chemistry, Infusion Therapy, and Medical Devices and Scientific Instrumentation Distribution.

We operate directly in over 30 countries and in more than 100 territories through distributors. In 2016, our turnover was approximately 1.2 billion euros and we had an average workforce of 4,400 people. Currently, we are over 5,000 employees.

Job ID: 2021-3863

Street: 180 Hartwell Road