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Full-time Head of Engineering

at QualySense AG in Zurich CH

QualySense is expanding and is now hiring!

About QualySense AG
QualySense is the worldwide industry leader focused on delivering innovative high-end sorting solutions to achieve optimal processing, quality, and safety of agricultural products. We are the leaders in the development of efficient, high-capacity technologies for analyzing grains, seeds, and beans according to biochemical and morphological traits. Breeders, seed, producers, food processors, and inspection agencies worldwide can now benefit of high-speed non-destructive individual kernel analysis for biochemical, nutritional and external traits of their products. Learn more at

Job description
The head of engineering is responsible for the development and management of new technical solutions for the monitoring of biochemical properties in the food industry. He is required to have proven experience in designing and managing the development of mechanical and optical systems until production. The successful candidate has strong leadership and communication skills, is able to manage a team and to work under pressure. The head of engineering will also be responsible for the relations with other industrial and academic partners. This position offers an excellent opportunity to play an important role in shaping, designing, and implementing innovative and exciting applications in the food domain.

Required Qualifications

• MS degree in mechanical engineering with greater than 5 years of experience or PhD degree in similar areas with 2 years of experience in industry setting in the area of mechanics and optics.
• Proven track record of success managing the design and development of innovative mechanical solutions including optical subsystems until market entry
• Exceptional communication, interpersonal, documentation, software and leadership skills
• Ability to focus on specific quantifiable goals
• Creative, innovative, organized, responsible, “can-do” attitude, and autonomous
• Ability to work with a diverse team in an entrepreneurial environment
• Enthusiasm and ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change
• Fluency in English

Desired Qualifications

• PhD degree in mechanical engineering, or related field with 3 years or more experience in product design and development setting in the area of mechanics and optics.
• Hands on experience in development, design and testing of complex systems
• Strong analytical, programming and management skills
• Fluency in English and German

Send your complete application (including motivation letter, CV, copies of degrees, name of 3 references, and any relevant document) or inquiries to:

Remark: Application must be written in excellent English. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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