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: Graphic Designer

Vitalograph is going through an exciting brand refresh and as brand champion you will produce high quality, engaging & creative visual designs for print and screen. All new and existing collateral will need to be aligned to our new brand guidelines across multiple channels. You therefore will have demonstrated knowledge and some experience in print, digital, infographics and presentations. You need to have good people skills, as you will be dealing with multiple stakeholders in our global organisation. The ideal candidate will be able to use their design skills to translate complex technical information into easy to understand slides, diagrams etc.

Essential Requirements:

  • Ideally 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Portfolio of print and digital work.
  • Ability to apply corporate branding across multiple channels.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, etc.).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to multitask & good time management skills.
  • Excellent design skills in preparing corporate presentations (Powerpoint).
  • Full eligibility to work in Ireland.
  • Proficiency in English essential.

The following skills would be advantageous:

  • Video editing skills
  • Knowledge of Social Media engagement
  • Other Language(s)

Closing Date for applications is: April 5th, 2019.

Role: Data Processors (Evenings) – Specified Purpose Contract – Immediate Start

An entry level position reporting to the Software QA Manager, the Data Processors will work with the Audio Analysis Team processing data generated from the company’s medical devices. The ideal candidates will be analytical and enjoy working as part of a team.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Attention to detail with capability for high levels of focus and concentration for long periods
  • Hard working, motivated, reliable with a good attitude towards their co-workers
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance.
  • Competent person, capable of working under their own initiative with minimal supervision and a good team player
  • Computer literate with experience using desktop applications including MS Word & Excel
  • Leaving Certificate qualification (or equivalent)

The following skills are not required but would be advantageous:

  • Analytical with an aptitude for problem finding and diagnosis
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills

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

  • Monday to Thursday - 3.45pm to 12.15am
  • Friday - 2.30pm to 9.50pm

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 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