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  • Information Technology Job Vacancy at Savics

  • Posted on: 1 December, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Savics is a social startup with an international reach. Our mission is to provide connectivity solutions and analytical expertise to increase the impact of diagnostic technologies on individualized patient care, disease surveillance and health-care management at the global level. We work together with global institutions and national governing bodies to tackle important global health issues such as tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis and malaria, because everyone matters. Whether finding new ways to improve patient care, accelerate national health decisions, or solving long lasting problems, we are relieving people from suffering through our new products. Check us out at

    Product Research Engineer-Biometrics


    Your role

    As a member of a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team, you use your creativity and diverse range of engineering experience to explore solutions to a variety of engineering problems to build a specific biometrics device. As a technology engineer, you will perform analysis, define the design, and build a prototype of the new tool. You work in a product-oriented development environment and collaborate with outside sources in order to get the best of what is existing in our new product.

    Your competencies

    You live in a low resource country and you want to reinvent the shape of IT solutions:

    balancing user experience, performance, and cost. You like to work on a team that balances these in an innovative and user-friendly design that complements and enables the technology. You are comfortable working on the borders of risk, actively communicating among the team to establish a design direction, creating prototypes that prove it, and working to scale that prototype.

    Your responsibilities

    • Own the subsystem and individual part design from paper to production
    • Interact with partners to debug, design and guide it successfully to market
    • Make up-to-date recommendations on design architecture and manufacturing processes
    • Be sympathetic to human ergonomic requirements and innovate around humans-machine interfaces

    Required qualifications::

    • BS in Engineering Technology (software and hardware), or equivalent practical experience.
    • At least 3 years of relevant work experience with consumer and handheld product design.
    • Experience in hardware development experimentation in consumer electronics products
    • You have a programming experience in Java.

    Preferred qualifications:

    • 5 years relevant work experience
    • Experience collaborating across project teams with ID and electrical
    • Experience working with imaging optics and optomechanical systems
    • Hands-on fabrication experience
    • You have a solid track-record in software architecture
    • You have professional experience in development for mobile devices as well as in-depth knowledge of Android SDK
    • You are familiar with the following technologies: JavaScript, Node.js, HTML5, AngularJS.
    • Ability and willingness to learn new programming languages
    • You are fluent in English and French

    Nice to have

    • Open source and/or community exposure (i.e. Stackoverflow, GitHub)
    • A portfolio of applications published in the Google Play store
    • Knowledge of other mobile platforms such as iOS or mobile web

    At Savics, you will find an environment where humanist values are nurtured. You will be independent, responsible for finding solutions to global problems and surrounded by highly entrepreneurial people. We are all happy to be part of the team and to learn every day from each other. Our goal is to make an important impact on global health.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Savics career website on to apply

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