Medical Device Development Project Leader

Posted 29 October 2021
Job type Limited
DisciplineLife Sciences

Job description

For our client, a globally active pharmaceutical company in the Basel area, we are looking for a temporary assignment as a:

Medical Device Development Project Leader

Job Purpose:

The project leader role is within the Connected Health organization to develop innovative digital solutions as part of Novartis digital portfolio, such as digital therapeutics, AI-based decision support, and connected devices, to fulfil the needs of patients, healthcare professionals and caregivers. You will work closely with product owner and cross-functional team to deliver projects on-time and within budget. This role is key for the success of the project by being proactive, proposing solutions and driving the team's performance.


  • Plan, manage and report on resources, timelines and budget for software development project.
  • Technical leader within the project team for driving strategic and design decisions.
  • Support in due-diligence and feasibility assessment from technological and project execution perspective.
  • Support in vendor management in aspects such as sourcing, contracts, and steering.
  • Task Assignment to team members, tracking, meeting organization, and ensuring that the team have the right utility to deliver.
  • Manage cross-functional dependency within the matrix organization.
  • Manage and co-ordinate the project deliverables to ensure the delivery of project documents, Design reviews and creates reports for DHF.
  • Conduct pre and post mortem assessment of project execution.

Ideal background:

  • Master's degree in software engineering, computer science, or other relevant field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in software engineering background.
  • At least 5 years of experience within project management roles (PMI/PMP certification is a plus).
  • Experience with technologies such as cloud, IoT, web and mobile applications.
  • Experience in the Agile framework (certification is a plus).
  • Experience in SaMD or medical device development, including knowledge of ISO 13485, IEC 62304, IEC82304, ISO 14971 etc.
  • Experience in the application cybersecurity and data privacy is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and servant leadership skills.
  • English Fluent is a must.

Workplace: Basel
Workload: 100%
Start Date: 01.12.2021
Duration: 6 months

Your Application
Please apply online. For further information about the position, please contact your Kelly recruiter, Mrs Judith Atgé Martin (+41 61 270 80 16).