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R&D Manager - System engineering

Requisition ID:  2252

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE

Work regime:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


At IBA, we're pioneers in cutting-edge technologies, leading the world in Proton Therapy—a groundbreaking medical treatment. With a global presence and a team of 2000 talented individuals, we're at the forefront of innovation, making a tangible impact on healthcare worldwide. As a certified BCorp, we're committed not only to technological advancement but also to fostering a culture that respects work-life balance and promotes employee well-being.

Join our Systems Engineering department, comprised of brilliant and passionate engineers, as an Engineering Team Lead for Requirements & Testing. In this role, you'll lead a team of 10 engineers in the design and development of world-leading solutions for proton beam technologies and safety systems, as well as other medical diagnostic and sterilization applications utilizing ionizing radiation.

Your responsibilities will include providing operational leadership, managing interfaces with business stakeholders, and ensuring the effective management of system requirements, safety, reliability, and verification to deliver products of the highest customer value. Additionally, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with the highly regulated environment of medical applications.

Challenges we trust you with

  • Lead and manage a team of engineers, providing operational direction and ensuring project needs are met:
  • Oversee budgeting and planning exercises in coordination with the R&V team lead and program and project management.
  • Organize and prioritize team workload, monitoring project progress and adapting to changes to maintain quality and timelines.
  • Manage HR matters for the team, including recruitment, career management, feedback, and evaluation.
  • Provide frame, guidance and expertise to team members, fostering their professional development and ensuring high-quality work and Drive continuous improvement in system engineering methods and tools, implementing changes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

What we value

At IBA, we value individuals with diverse backgrounds and a passion for excellence. As an Engineering Team Lead for Requirements & Testing, you'll play a pivotal role in driving our mission forward. Here's what we're looking for:

  • A degree in Science or Engineering, with a multidisciplinary background spanning SW engineering, electrical engineering, control systems, physics, and robotics.
  • Previous experience as a team manager / team leader is a strong plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in systems engineering disciplines, preferably with complex, large-scale, critical systems.
  • Experience in engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including subcontractors and regulatory authorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

And you also are:

  • Strong Leadership: You possess strong leadership skills and a desire to coach and develop team members.
  • Effective Planning: You can develop plans, delegate tasks, and motivate team members to achieve objectives.
  • Problem Solver: You excel at communication, facilitation, and promoting solutions, even in challenging situations.
  • Balanced Approach: You can maintain a balance between strict adherence to project objectives, product quality, and the well-being of your team members, you arbitrate with empathy.
  • Cross-functional Thinking: You're capable of thinking cross-functionally and applying systems thinking.
  • Quality and regulatory Focus: You prioritize delivering the highest value to stakeholders and are committed to quality. You adhere to applying regulatory constrains.
  • Join us at IBA and be part of a dynamic team shaping the future of healthcare through innovation and cutting-edge technology. If you're passionate about making a difference and thrive in a collaborative, innovative environment, we want to hear from you.

Life at IBA

Diversity is fundamental to our culture. We value the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives and talents they bring to IBA. We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work, promote diversity within our workforce, and have an inclusive environment that helps each and every one of us to fully contribute to IBA’s success.

The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!

By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.

We are driven by: 

  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses 
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) 
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance 
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success

If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.

Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy - a more targeted treatment

Proton Therapy is considered the most advanced currently available therapy and a valuable treatment modality for thousands of adults and children who are diagnosed with cancer. Proton Therapy aims to destroy cancer cells by delivering proton beams to a target tumor. Protons release their energy within the tumor target area while limiting the radiation to the surrounding healthy tissues.

Proton Therapy Achievements

More than 60 proton therapy centers worldwide & more than 100 000 patients treated by IBA proton therapy customers. 

IBA Proton Therapy website.

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