Vitalograph Careers

Vitalograph is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cardio-respiratory medical devices, used in the diagnosis of respiratory disorders, and advanced high-reliability software systems and analytics used in clinical drug trials. Based in Ennis, Co. Clare since 1974, Vitalograph has recently expanded its offices in the Gort Road Business Park. As a result of this expansion, Vitalograph are currently recruiting for the following positions:


Role: Researcher

Reporting to the International Business Manager, this role is to proactively research and present market research related to the Vitalograph family of products in a clear, accurate and succinct form. The role requires collation and presentation of data relating to a number of international countries, producing research reports on topics such as individual country Economy, Currency, Business Culture/Background, Routes to market and Travel/Geography.

Whilst not an exhaustive list, this job involves the compilation of detailed International country reports providing information on populations, GDP/Forecasting, healthcare spends, demographics, country currencies and tariffs, business culture & background, routes to market and travel/geography.

Identifying and reporting upon country specific market size, landscape, market segmentation, potential regulatory roadblocks and import tax/duty information for a number of international markets within South America, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Minimum Requirements:

  • IT Literacy
  • High level of accuracy & attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Have the ability to use own initiative
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to interpret large amounts of data and present in a methodical and professional manner
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask

This role is part funded by Enterprise Ireland GradStart Program.
GradStart is open to graduates and postgraduates:

Seeking graduate entry level positions;

  • Have a recognised qualification not less than Level 6 on the National Vocational Qualifications Framework, or recognised equivalent, or a postgraduate degree not less than Level 9 on the National Vocational Qualifications Framework, or recognised equivalent;
  • Have a valid work permit to work in Ireland (if required) for the duration of the 24-month placement; OR Hold a 1-year working visa with the option to renew the visa to allow completion of the 2-year contract – neither the hiring company nor Enterprise Ireland will have any liability or responsibility should the graduate be unable to renew their working visa.
  • Have graduated within the last four years i.e. ; 2015; 2016; 2017 or 2018;
  • Can provide proof of language proficiency where required by hiring company.

The following skills would be advantageous:

  • Spanish speaking
  • Have an interest in international trade and economics

Role: IT Systems Administrator

Reporting to the Vice President of IT and Technical Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing the highest quality support to our development, production and clinical trials support operations at our Ennis facility and other international locations.

Duties:

  • Administer infrastructure, including firewalls, network switches, databases, endpoint protection, software applications, fileservers
  • Maintain computer operating systems and applications
  • Manage access to networks, file servers and applications
  • Monitor, review, respond to and report on alerts and scheduled system reports
  • Provide technical support and training to users
  • Manage system upgrades and new deployments in line with change control procedures
  • Create and verify backups and archives
  • Respond to and resolve help desk requests
  • Liaise with third party providers of system and services
  • Assist with customer and regulator IT audits
  • Maintain IT elements of ISMS (ISO27001)
  • Work closely with IT personnel at other company locations

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a senior IT system administration role
  • Third level qualification in a related field (preferred)
  • Extensive experience with VMware, vMotion, vCenter
  • Extensive experience with Active Directory and MS-Exchange
  • Advanced knowledge of system vulnerabilities and security issues
  • Experience working in an ISO27001 environment
  • Good understanding of LAN/WAN networking architectures and protocols
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Diligent, with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent diagnostic fault-finding skills
  • Ability to respond to urgent requests and significant outages after hours

Role: Content Specialist

Vitalograph are undergoing a significant brand refresh and brand re-positioning. This project will involve updating existing content and applying the same standard to new content creation. Content developed will need to be clear, succinct and accurate. It needs to comply with all global regulatory requirements. The role will involve taking complex technical information from multiple stakeholders and translating it into easy to understand slides, diagrams, documents etc. for print and digital/screen.

Whilst not an exhaustive list, the key deliverables are:

  • Compliance in global regulatory requirements: ensure all labelling claims in product collateral adhere to these standards (MDR, MDSAP, FDA). Candidates ability to interpret brand guidelines, product specifications and unique selling points and ensure output meets our regulatory obligations.
  • Brand Champion: Successfully maintaining consistency of brand voice across multiple channels & markets. Candidates ability to interpret a set of brand guidelines and maintain consistency in tone of voice across all collateral.
  • Customer Engagement: delivering & curating relevant content at the appropriate stage of the customer journey that will organically build user engagement across multiple channels. Candidates ability to understand the needs of our customer segments and tailor content that resonates with their needs.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate with a Technical Writing, Journalism, Arts, Technical or Business background.
  • A high proficiency in the English language and strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn and apply your skills to different outputs including print and screen.

This role is part funded by Enterprise Ireland GradStart Program.
GradStart is open to graduates and postgraduates:

Seeking graduate entry level positions;

  • Have a recognised qualification not less than Level 6 on the National Vocational Qualifications Framework, or recognised equivalent, or a postgraduate degree not less than Level 9 on the National Vocational Qualifications Framework, or recognised equivalent;
  • Have a valid work permit to work in Ireland (if required) for the duration of the 24-month placement; OR Hold a 1-year working visa with the option to renew the visa to allow completion of the 2-year contract – neither the hiring company nor Enterprise Ireland will have any liability or responsibility should the graduate be unable to renew their working visa.
  • Have graduated within the last four years i.e. ; 2015; 2016; 2017 or 2018;
  • Can provide proof of language proficiency where required by hiring company.

The following skills would be advantageous:

  • Any previous experience or ability to showcase examples of writing succinct content that adheres to digital /social media standards.
  • Knowledge of or Experience in creating content for digital i.e., knowing the parameters for writing headline or body content that adheres to character limits for website, Social Media platforms, etc.).

Role: Regulatory Affairs Engineer

Reporting directly to the RA & QA Manager, this key hands-on position is to proactively develop processes to assist and drive compliance with global medical device regulations as may apply to the devices under Vitalograph (Ireland) Ltd legal ownership. The primary duties of this role will be to compile new Product Technical Files for each product family, using the Non-IVD Market Authorization Table of Contents structure which becomes effective 2019, using required word searchable pdf copies, structured to ToC format to permit submittal to Notified Bodies and Regulatory Authorities globally. This is essential for the assurance of continuity and accurate assessment of new submittals into key regional markets in a timely manner, in the format to be expected by various jurisdictions, and will provide baseboard for the EU Medical Device Regulations.

Whilst not an exhaustive list, this job requires the individual to;

  • Perform comparative table between existing Technical File structure, STED, ToC and CDST formats, identifying differences in regional expectations.
  • Develop ToC template using Vitalograph format based upon IMDRF and other guidance final documents, including clarification of layout to cater for requirements of each market jurisdiction. Priority will be for Canada.
  • Create ToC for each of the Vitalograph product families, including liaison with R&D / SW Teams as needed to create new reports, where there are gaps.
  • Format each product family ToC into a single, word searchable pdf document using the defined structure, with functional hyperlinks.
  • Validate the ToC structure, using software tool, as applicable.
  • Establish each ToC within File Server.
  • Update Vitalograph SOPs as needed to reflect changes and to formally document the process of ToC creation, validation and maintenance, including method of assurance for timely and coordinated synchronization with the hard copy TF.
  • Evolve all medical device Technical Files to the new ToC format, ensuring completeness, relevance, currency, and accuracy of content, within the predefined structure of the ToC document, as applies to the relevant jurisdictions.
  • And, to perform other duties as may be assigned in support of compliance or QMS activities.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Science, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering, or Quality / Regulatory.
  • Strong command of English language, both oral and written, including ability to read and conceptualize technical documentation.

This role is part funded by Enterprise Ireland GradStart Program.
GradStart is open to graduates and postgraduates:

Seeking graduate entry level positions;

  • Have a recognised qualification not less than Level 6 on the National Vocational Qualifications Framework, or recognised equivalent, or a postgraduate degree not less than Level 9 on the National Vocational Qualifications Framework, or recognised equivalent;
  • Have a valid work permit to work in Ireland (if required) for the duration of the 24-month placement; OR Hold a 1-year working visa with the option to renew the visa to allow completion of the 2-year contract – neither the hiring company nor Enterprise Ireland will have any liability or responsibility should the graduate be unable to renew their working visa.
  • Have graduated within the last four years i.e. ; 2015; 2016; 2017 or 2018;
  • Can provide proof of language proficiency where required by hiring company.

The following skills would be advantageous:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position. As we are a small company, this position requires a hands-on individual, with solid technical knowledge and effective decision-making skills, to ensure ongoing compliance.

  • Good scientific and logical attitude, with ability to understand and discuss risk
  • Good interpersonal skills with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Have the ability to use own initiative
  • Strong time management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrable hi quality report and documentation presentation skills, with effective clarification notation, noting primary review will be by 3rd party

Role: Embedded Software/Firmware Engineer

This role requires someone with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in embedded software/firmware but a graduate engineer will also be considered. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as part of a team and be eager to learn new technologies. Experience of developing software for stand-alone instruments is essential, experience in the medical device area is desirable. An honours degree in an engineering discipline (preferably electronics) or related field is essential with a Masters being preferred.

Essential Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of C and C++ programming languages
  • Strong knowledge of microprocessor based architecture with the ability to interpret circuit diagrams
  • Experience in code-debugging, performance profiling and optimization, using In-Circuit Emulators
  • Experience with both 8 Bit (Atmel, MSP) 16bit or 32bit microprocessors, ARM or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of the software development life-cycle

The following skills would be advantageous:

  • Knowledge of USB, CompactFlash/SD and Bluetooth specifications
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP network protocols
  • Experience in mobile communications and BT development
  • Experience in Medical Device Industry or GMP/GAMP regulations
  • Experience in Linux and developing for Linux (Pthreads, shell programming)

If you are interested in the above position please email a CV to careers@vitalograph.ie or by post to: Software QA Manager, Vitalograph, Gort Road Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare.


Role: Software Development Engineers

Reporting to the Software Engineering Manager, the Software Development Engineers will work within an interdisciplinary R&D team in the development of medical device software applications. The successful candidates will be responsible for the design and development of Windows and Web based applications. The ideal candidates will enjoy working as part of a team and be quick to learn new technologies.

Minimum requirements:

  • A degree in a software engineering or related discipline
  • Experience designing and developing Windows GUI based applications or Web based applications
  • Formal design methods e.g. UML
  • Desktop and Server Database experience
  • Experience with and knowledge of the full development lifecycle
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

The following skills would be advantageous:

  • Experience with C# .NET with at least one of the following frameworks: WPF, WinForms, ASP.NET
  • Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2010/2012/2014/2017 and TFS
  • Experience with SQL Server and SQL Server Express
  • Experience in the development of software within a regulated environment
  • Experience working in an Agile environment

Role: Software QA Engineer

Reporting to the Software QA Manager, the Software QA Engineer will work with software QA engineers, developers and other engineering disciplines in assuring the quality of medical device software applications across a range of platforms (PC, Embedded, Web, and Mobile). The candidate in this role will possess excellent knowledge of Software Quality principles, methods and tools. They will work in defining test strategies, requirements, test cases and processes across several projects and contribute to the execution and reporting of the QA effort. The ideal candidate will have experience in a QA capacity, enjoy working as part of a team and have an aptitude for software problem finding and diagnosis.

Minimum requirements:

  • A degree in a software engineering or related discipline
  • Understanding of software application life-cycle models
  • Excellent knowledge of software testing methods and techniques
  • Experience in the development and execution of test strategies, test plans, test cases, test reports and traceability matrices
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

The following skills would be advantageous:

  • Prior experience with automated testing tools and practices
  • Prior experience in the definition, gathering and reporting of QA Metrics
  • Professional QA qualification or certification
  • Experience with ALM and/or QA tools
  • QA experience across a range of software applications and platforms
  • Experience driving process improvements within the QA function
  • Experience in the Medical Device Industry or other GxP environment