Meet Pius, Requirements Engineer at Roche

Tell us a bit about yourself!

My name is Pius and I work as Software Requirements Engineer for Roche Diagnostics International. I have been with Roche since 2006 and have worked within different projects and roles.

After my apprenticeship as an electronics technician, I studied electronic engineering with a focus on software development at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. My professional career started as a software developer in different companies around central Switzerland.

When I am not at work I like to be in the beautiful countryside of central Switzerland. Whether it be biking, skiing or hiking, there is always an interesting outdoor activity to do whatever the season.

In which Roche location are you currently working and what can you tell us about that location as a work environment?

I work for Roche Diagnostics International in Rotkreuz, a location which has experienced tremendous development since I joined the company nearly ten years ago. A lot of new buildings have been built and a lot of new organizational units have been located at Rotkreuz. Due to all of that, a lot of new colleagues are now working here at this beautifully located site surrounded by different lakes and the foothills of the Alps.

Rotkreuz has good public transport connections, which means the cities of Lucerne, Zug and Zurich are easily reachable for commuters.

Why did you decide to join Roche and why this location?

Before I started at Roche, I worked for a company which was developing software for an enterprise resource planning tool. I realised that I missed the work combining software and hardware interaction. This is exactly a core competency of Roche Diagnostics International in Rotkreuz. It was a combination of that, interdisciplinary working groups, and the mission of the company that made it an unbeatable offer to work for Roche Diagnostics.

What is your current position at Roche?

I work as Requirements Engineer in the Software Development Department, where we create software for a new generation of diagnostic systems.

My role acts as a link between the business and the software development within an interdisciplinary team. We “translate” the language of the people from the business areas and customers to the words of the software engineers to guarantee that the development of a new system will support customer needs and their workflows in diagnostic laboratories.

How would you describe Roche as an employer?

Roche offers its employees a huge range of opportunities. Whether it be individual development, training and courses, or the possibility to work in international and multidisciplinary surroundings.

The modern infrastructure, flexible working hours, different programmes and initiatives make Roche Diagnostics International a great place to work. Roche’s huge commitment as an employer is manifested in a variety of international employer awards.

How would you describe the people working here?

Here in Rotkreuz we have a large variety of highly motivated people of different backgrounds, working experience, cultures and ages. Throughout these international teams, people maintain respectful interaction with each other and accept the particularities of each individual. Everybody does his or her bit to reach the common goal of the team.

What would you advise job seekers who want to join us?

Open positions in Software Engineering at Roche Diagnostics in Rotkreuz can be found here.

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Tags: Career Blog, Diagnostics, Information Technology, Rotkreuz, Switzerland