Switzerland: Zurich

Development Manager (m/f)

Data Analytics/Metamodeling/Optimization

AutoFormers are key to our success. Our vision is to attract, develop and retain high caliber professionals by providing challenging opportunities in an exciting and progressive work environment. Our software spans a broad range of technologies: finite element simulation, computer aided design and engineering, process simulation, high performance computing, 3D visualization and many more. Our Scrum based development is supported by sophisticated DevOps build, quality- and release-systems. 

AutoForm is continuously enhancing our technology range as foundation for innovative products by using latest state-of-the-art numerical modelling techniques. Due to their strategic importance, AutoForm has decided to establish a new development group to work on new and existing backend modules with strong skills in numerical computation, meta modelling including machine learning and data analytics for industrial applications.

This group is based in Zurich and is headed by a new Development Manager.

Your tasks

  • As a Development Manager, you lead a group of 10 to 15 highly specialized software engineers. Your leadership tasks include recruitment, employee development and change management.
  • As a member of the AutoForm Development Board, you contribute to the roadmap planning, to supervising software releases and to the continuous improvement of our development processes.
  • You drive innovation through networking with researchers and conduct co-developments with customers and development partners.
  • Together with our Senior Software Engineers and Senior Application Engineers, you design strategies and concepts for new product developments.
  • You work closely with our software engineers to agree on technical design, requirements and priorities, and cultivate a highly collaborative and effective cross-functional teamwork.
  • Since this is a new group, you will have the opportunity to shape the profile of the group and recruit appropriate software engineers either internally or externally. You will start with 6 positions.

Your profile

  • Completed studies in computer science, natural sciences or engineering
  • Leadership experience as head of a software development team
  • Several years of professional experience in process simulation and development of industrial simulation software
  • Practical experience in one of the following areas: simulation of physical processes, data analytics, optimization, numerical computation and machine learning
  • Knowledge of production and planning processes in the automotive industry is desirable
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and spoken

What we offer

  • An open and trusting culture through employee empowerment
  • Being part of a world-leading, high-end CAE software company
  • Working on cutting edge technologies for the automotive industry
  • Professional development and continuous education
  • Flexible home office and flexible working hours

Start of work is as soon as possible. Please note that we only consider applicants that have the legal right to work in Switzerland. We will only consider direct applications. Please send us your CV and attachments. We are looking forward to receiving your application.


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 Michelle Schuler AutoForm Development GmbH

Michelle Schuler

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