Software Architect

Euro London Appointment's renowned client, a pioneer in in-vitro clinical laboratory diagnostics, is currently looking for an experienced, innovative and consultative Software Architect for their French office near Dijon, in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. This is a superb opportunity to join a cutting-edge diagnostics solutions provider transforming how clinical testing is carried out across France and globally.

As part of their multi-year project to upgrade their software package for newly developed diagnostics devices, our client is looking for the Software Architect to ensure high-level design and implementation for this complex software and related integration with their analyser hardware.

The new Software Architect will be responsible for the design and implementation of the analyser software package which is developed in .NET using Agile methodologies.In close association with the Project Manager the position will involve guiding the outsourced software house retained for the project to ensure adherence with the agreed architectural framework.

In addition to the core responsibilities above you will act as an interface between the internal Marketing /Voice of the client team and the Software Engineers, translating design ideas into functional specifications which can be developed by the engineering teams.

Please see below the key responsibilities of the position :

*Ensuring high-quality design and implementation of analyser software. You will own the solution design and architecture for end to end solutions and contribute to all required phases in the development lifecycle and running of this new service.
*Take on the role of Technical Lead for our client's new software package, working in close association with the engineering teams , Product Managers, and other relevant parties to set out best practices and tooling.
*Design and develop architecture that can be upgraded and evolved over time.
*Collaborate with stakeholders to understand their needs, translate the needs into functional specifications for technology solutions and help engineering teams to build and document solutions in a scalable, consistent and secure way.
*Ensure that outsourced software house follows architectural principals. Have sufficient overview of their work and solutions documentation to ensure the company can maintain the software internally in the future.
*Build strong relationships across the business and act as a technical expert for colleagues in support and product teams and lead conversations to ensure collaboration.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required


*A university degree ( minimum License /Bachelors) degree in Computer Science or similar, or equivalent work experience.
Skills and knowledge
*Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
*Fluent French and English and developed oral and written communication skills.
*A strong consultative mindset with the ability to influence key project stakeholders.
*Demonstrated enthusiasm and experience in leading and mentoring a team of engineers.

Technical skills

*At least one long-term experience in software design /architecture experience is required.
*Significant experience in .NET development.
*Experienced working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
*Experience with WPF applications.
*Strong skills with SQL/Entity framework.
*Experience of using modern software development toolsets, including DevOps, Continuous Integration and Delivery.
*End to end solution design and architecture experience.
*Cyber Security knowledge.
*Experience of software projects in a FDA regulated environment is beneficial.
*Experience in medical devices development is highly beneficial.
*Previous experience in projects involving touch screen UI is appreciated.

In return our client can offer a superb opportunity for an experienced Software Architect to play a leading role in our client's growth in France and globally. As an innovative company, constantly developing new solutions to meet their Clinical laboratory client's needs there are excellent long-term career progression prospects.

The position will require office-based presence at their French HQ near Dijon on average 2 days a week, although some weeks more or less on-site presence is required, depending on the needs of the project.



Oliver Astington

Team: IT & Technical

I specialise in: International & Multilingual IT and Technical Recruitment across the UK and Western Europe

Languages: English, French & Spanish (also learning Italian)

I’ve been at Euro London since: 2010

About me: I have evolved with Euro London from consultant to senior and principal consultant since December 2010. I completed my Bachelors Degree in Modern European Studies and Masters Degree in Modern Language studies at the University of Nottingham with studies in France and Spain from 2005-2010 and have subsequently used my passion for Europe, European languages and international business to develop long-standing relationships with international businesses and candidates as well as investment in helping international candidates find job opportunities that will help them grow their careers. Outside work I regularly travel throughout Europe and beyond, enjoy outdoor sports and  reading about  Modern European history and politics. 

Fun fact: I have lived in 4 European countries , UK, France, Spain, Belgium.