Distinguished Software Engineer - Roche Information Solutions (RIS)

Spain, Barcelona, Sant Cugat del Vallès

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Who We Are

At Roche, we are passionate about transforming patients’ lives, and we are bold in both decision and action - we believe that good business means a better world. That is why we come to work every single day. We commit ourselves to scientific accuracy, unassailable ethics, and access to medical innovations for all. We do this today to build a better tomorrow. Are you seeking a meaningful job? Then come aboard!

Roche is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Therefore, we will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. We strive to build teams that represent a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Embracing diversity enables us to create a phenomenal place to work and to innovate for patients.

The opportunity  

This is a newly created role and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to craft the remit of the team as it evolves.

Your main responsibilities will include:

As the Distinguished Software Engineer, you will be responsible for driving customer and business value through being a catalyst for software engineering excellence. You will be in a key influencer role to help shape and enable the RIS Architecture & Technology strategy and contribute to the overall Roche Diagnostics Software transformation and capabilities building. Through coaching, mentoring, you’ll be focused on improving the way we develop software across Lab Insights Software Engineering, in close collaboration with the Chief Software Engineer.

You will provide effective leadership for the team in a manner that is consistent with the Roche values and leadership commitments. You will seek to inspire and lead your team to create transformative solutions ensuring that Information Solutions products are recognised as being the best in the Diagnostics industry and maintain our #1 ranking in the future.

Reporting to the Head of Lab Insights Software Engineering in Architecture and SW Engineering, at Roche Information Solutions (RIS), you will work closely with the rest of the Lab Insights software engineering teams, as well as Lab Insights Customer area in RIS to deliver high quality products. 

In this role, you will:

  • Coach, mentor, and act as a role model for software excellence

  • Support  the Chief Software Engineer  to build community of domain experts in various competency areas such as code quality, CI/CD and test automation

  • Work with the engineering people leaders to create improvement plans on on-going basis

  • Provide coaching and training on specific domain areas

  • Drive improvement based on KPIs defined

  • Serve as central knowledge team for the various software competencies for Lab Insights Software

  • Support  the Chief Software Engineer in the creation of cook-book for each competency, how to become better and what it means to be world-class

Who You Are:

We are looking for a motivated and committed person able to inspire our team oriented towards the values of passion, integrity and courage!

Moreover you bring:

BS degree or equivalent in a directly related discipline (CS, Eng, etc.), Master’s degree preferred

  • 10+ years of strong software engineering experience, preferably in healthcare

  • Active participation in global  forums in the SW industry

  • Knows and influences developments in healthcare standards and protocols, customer environment / processes / protocols, compliance requirements and regulations (e.g. FDA)

  • Expertise in at least one layer and experience across multiple layers of the tech stack

  • Ideally experience covers multiple domains, complex systems (e.g. distributed systems), and multiple technology areas. Experience implementing architectural patterns

  • Knowledgeable of SW Craftmanship

  • Good communicator, able to talk with stakeholders and customers to explain technology and with the proven ability to take insights from customers and translate them into technical deliverables

  • Proven ability to establish and articulate a vision, set goals, develop and execute strategies, and track and measure results

  • Proven experience influencing software leaders through collaborative technological innovation in an agile environment or continuous improvement efforts that have yielded tangible results and/or positive impact for patients or business stakeholders

  • Highly developed leadership and people influencing skills; Demonstrated success in establishing a high performing environment, catalyzing We@RocheDiagnostics cultural dimensions, with an excellent reputation attracting the best talent and the commitment to developing and inspiring them

  • Proven ability to create and sustain strong collaborative relationships and networks with diverse stakeholders across a complex global organization

  • Intrapreneurial mindset with proven ability to incubate and foster agile organizations within a complex, global corporate environment

  • Familiarity with the technological trends and their relevance to the healthcare industry. A passionate and decisive business leader. Demonstrating courage, vision and drive to achieve results at the forefront of innovative technological changes


You will be encouraged to demonstrate the We@RD dimensions and help evolve the functions culture beliefs and bring We@RocheDiagnostics to life, as part of the TransformD journey. The dimensions are:

  • We are passionate about our customers and patients

  • We radically simplify

  • We trust, collaborate & have fun

  • We ALL lead

  • We experiment & learn

Are you ready to apply? We want someone who thinks beyond the job offered - someone who knows that this position can be an outstanding opportunity to shape the future of Diagnostics.

Job Level:

Individual contributor