Software / Architecture Project Lead

Software / Architecture Project Lead

Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Chemical
  • Temporary full time
  • Reference : INT-031632
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  • Region Basel
  • Type of contract Temporary full time
  • Sector of activity Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Chemical


As a preferred supplier for Roche Basel, we are looking for an individual as

Software / Architecture Project Lead

(contract for 1 year, with possible extension). The earliest start date is within 3 months. Remote work is possible but occasional onsite work is required.

Description of the mission

  • Leading complex, multi-disciplinary projects from start to finish
  • Working with stakeholders to plan requirements, identify risks, manage project schedules, and communicate clearly with cross-functional partners across the company
  • Discussing the technical tradeoffs in product development with engineers
  • Providing the required hands-on project management, cross-functional coordination and
  • communications to deliver outstanding project outcomes
  • Working closely with software engineers, architects, product managers and other engineering teams to get high-quality products and features through the software project lifecycle (build, test and release on time)
  • Managing project schedules, identify possible issues and clearly communicate them to project stakeholders
  • Taking responsibility for release schedules and milestones, keeping up a high velocity in a fast-paced environment
  • Accountable for the delivery and the results of the project
  • Maintaining the plans up to date and keeping project team members accountable for delivery
  • Leading several technical projects for the Architecture and Technology Office, leading cross-functional teams (architecture, engineering, product managers)
  • Facilitation of senior stakeholder interactions on behalf of a program
  • Managing and coordinating the engineering development projects and facilitates sprint releases, creating the sprint plans, facilitating daily meetings
  • Tracking and monitoring progress, be able to report on status in transparent way against project objectives
  • Overseeing the change management needs required by project

Required profile

  • Proven success in a lead role for software development (for example identity and access management / APIs development / visualization / dashboarding) efforts or implementing systems solutions at medium to large-scale 
  • 6+ years of leading Software Development projects with experience across the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaborations across technical and business teams
  • Proficient with Atlassian suite: JIRA & Confluence. 
  • Able to proactively work with the team and stakeholders to resolve problems and project roadblocks
  • Solid experience working with architecture & engineering teams to break down required work in backlog items, assess and size story/epics within backlogs
  • Excellent understanding of agile methodologies and ways-of-working; certification desired (e.g. PMI-ACP, from Scrum.Org, or SAFe) 
  • Long-standing expertise in stakeholder engagement and management; ability to obtain buy-in by stakeholders from different levels and parts of the organization
  • Educational background: Ideally: Bachelor's/Master's degree in Computer Science / Software Engineering, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience. 

Soft skills:

  • Flexible mindset to quickly adjust to new assignments
  • Driven (self-motivated) problem solver who has ability to execute
  • Proactive person not reactive
  • Feeling comfortable when dealing with ambiguity
  • Strong inner drive and willingness to learn
  • Well-organized, able to bring the structured and disciplined approach

    Application process

    Interested? You can find more information here: Infopackage. Please apply via the "Bewerben" button below and answer all questions, otherwise we will be unable to process your application.


    • Reference INT-031632
    • Published on 11 juillet 2022
    • ConsultantMarijke van Engelenburg