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Software Architect - Germany  

ZEISS (company)


Posted on : 27 March 2017

Project Description

To strengthen our team in the Business Group Microscopy, we are seeking a  Software Architect. 

Your job  
  • We build the best microscopes in the world. As a software architect, it is your job to make sure our software lives up to that expectation.
  • It is your job to deliver and continuously improve a software platform for solutions from different parts of our company  Microscopy. 
  • This means you need to understand the needs of our customers, but also of our development colleagues in five different countries. 
  • Your contribution will be felt in light microscopy, electron microscopy, ion- and x-ray microscopy. 
  • In your home base  you will be working in a team of architects, product managers, developers, and testers. 
  • You will be responsible for developing, updating, and guarding the architecture and help to manage life cycles of components and products. 
  • You will review designs and implementations and help on testing strategies. 

Our requirements  
  • Experience as architect or lead developer for software involved in complex hardware controlling (e.g. automotive, factory control, robots) or image analysis software (e.g. video streaming, image processing).   
  • You have proven that you can take the helicopter view, but also dive into details 
  • Experience in working in larger teams and distributed teams including technical leadership of such teams.   
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams (hardware, software, testing, product managers). 
  • Experience in interfacing with multiple stake holders and understand their needs (e.g. marketing, sales, service) 
  • Strong communication skills and teamwork mentality 
  • Working knowledge in the Microsoft development toolchain 
  • Ideally experience with distributed applications and micro services 
  • Fluently in English, good German language knowledge   

About Us:
  • With just under 25,000 employees,our company is one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic industries and has been contributing to technological progress for 170 years. 
  • We develop and distribute lithography optics, measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetarium technology.