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: Cough/Audio Analysis Co-Ordinator - Specified Purpose Contract - Immediate Start

Reporting to the Software QA Manager the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the Cough Analysis Projects.

Duties:

  • Quality checking of audio files in line with company SOP’s
  • Distribution of audio files to team members
  • Management of project deadlines
  • Reporting of cough analysis results
  • Statistical analysis of cough analysis results
  • Creation and review of project documentation
  • Co-ordinating with onshore and offshore disciplines
  • Analysing of audio recordings

Minimum Requirements:

  • Educated to Degree level
  • Analytical with an aptitude for problem finding and diagnosis
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • Competent person capable of working under their own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Experience with desktop application including MS Word, MS Excel & MS Project Manager
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Experience with desktop application including MS Word, MS Excel & MS Project Manager

The following skills are not required but would be advantageous:

  • Prior experience in a QA related discipline
  • Experience in Medical Device Industry or other regulated environment
  • Third level qualification in IT or Business discipline

This position will be subject to successful completion of the cough analysis training that will be conducted in-house.

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


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