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VP Engineering

ONWARD Medical

ONWARD Medical

Lausanne, Switzerland
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023

About the job

The Vice President of Engineering will lead our development organization and will be chiefly responsible for successful and timely development and delivery of the Company’s breakthrough medical device technology. Reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), the VP of Engineering will be based in Lausanne and will manage new and lifecycle product development. The VP, Engineering is accountable for on-time market launch of high-quality products and enhancements that meet customer requirements and regulatory standards. This person will also partner with the leaders of other functions to drive cross functional teamwork and execution.


o Collaborate with the CTO and other members of the Leadership Team to define the engineering strategy and vision, ensuring alignment with the company’s overall goals and objectives.

o Build mentor and lead a high-performing engineering team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and accountability.

o Oversee development teams across the continuum of new product development activities, from concept development to post-market stabilization, building robust, scalable, and high-quality platforms and solutions.

o Work closely with other company leaders and participate in cross-functional teams to define and execute a technology roadmap that aligns with market trends, regulatory requirements, and customer needs.

o Effectively manage Engineering resources, including budgets, staffing, and technology investments, to optimize productivity and achieve strategic goals across all new product and lifecycle product portfolios.

o Implement best practices for robust design, design for reliability and manufacturing (DRM), continuous integration, and testing strategies that maintain the highest standards of product reliability and safety.

o Foster strong collaboration between Engineering and other departments (Clinical, Regulatory, Quality, Operations and Marketing), to ensure seamless communication, coordination, and design transfer.

o Stay abreast of industry regulations and standards, ensuring that all products meet or exceed compliance requirements.

o Define and track key performance indicators to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of the Engineering department and development programs, making data-driven decisions to improve processes and outcomes.