Careers

Bio-Optronics is a fast growing software company looking to add new members to our team. There is no such thing as a typical day at Bio-Optronics. You will face challenging new scenarios that allow you to really show your stuff! You’ll gain experience in the fast-growing fields of healthcare and technology, and you’ll see we strive to provide our employee’s opportunities to grow their careers at Bio-Optronics.

The Company

Bio-Optronics is a quickly-expanding healthcare software and services company with offices in Rochester, NY, USA and Coppet, Switzerland. As a market leader in a variety of services for healthcare organizations of all sizes worldwide, we offer our employees unique challenges, a fast-paced environment, and opportunities for growth and thought leadership.

We are a uniquely-positioned company in that our culture, paired with the ever-changing healthcare industry, creates a collaborative, problem-solving environment with startup company agility and a large company commitment to excellence. Join our great team of fun, talented employees in our brand new office.

If you are interested in employment with Bio-Optronics, please submit your resume and cover letter to Bio-Optronics Open Positions. For general inquiries please complete our contact web form.

Positions Available

+- Application Specialist

The Position:

The Application Specialist is the subject matter expert within the Clinical Research Systems division that specializes in understanding new client business processes and mapping those processes to workflows within the application. This role has responsibility for developing and delivering customized training that meets the client’s needs and expectations. Supports the Sales organization by assisting with technical questions and use cases and providing advanced technical demonstrations for prospective clients.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Ability to work with new clients to fully understand their current business processes and workflows
  • Map current state workflows into future state application workflows using process flow charting
  • Provide consulting services to stakeholders on process enhancements and improvements
  • Develop customized training plans and end-user training documentation for new client deployments
  • Professionally deliver new client training (onsite and remote)
  • Assist in the completion of technical RFP questions
  • Provide technical demonstration scripts and instances
  • Build a strong relationship with the client project team to help ensure the success of the deployment
  • Work closely with the implementation project manager to ensure on-time delivery of all milestones

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Clinical Conductor CTMS
  • Familiarity with EDC, EMR/HER and other clinical trial information systems
  • Knowledge of software development and database design
  • Ability to utilize use cases to analyze, define and document business requirements and application scenarios
  • Impeccable spoken and written communication in English; fluency in additional languages is a plus
  • Uncompromising integrity and ethics
  • Willingness to commit to long-term growth with the company
  • Flexibility to travel, occasionally for extended periods of time
  • Cultivated, compassionate, professional with a credible personality

+- Brand/Event Specialist

Purpose:

The Brand/Event Specialist will serve as the face and voice of our organization in order to build brand recognition by successfully communicating, engaging, and building relationships to increase brand awareness and generate new sales.  This will be accomplished by executing training and development of team members through ongoing feedback and establishment of performance expectations for all event-related activities.

Key Responsibilities/Deliverables:

  • Lead and direct the work of vendors/contractors to execute and deliver on the company’s brand promise as part of the customer experience; ensure specific experiences are delivering on the company’s clearly defined brand guidelines.
  • Responsible for assisting in developing and training staff in how the brand is to be communicated and represented.
  • Oversee event contractors, vendors, partners and staff and ensure they are executing deliverables as needed in order to execute brand activities.
  • Assist in managing and developing an annual brand experience plan.
  • Work with Marketing Manager to on the planning and integration of branding communications.
  • Educate and train internal employees on brand guidelines and materials.
  • Identify and secure speakers for sponsored events and trade shows.
  • Analyze the success of each event and propose creative new improvements to the conference for future years.
  • Collaborate with various departments and staff to be able to execute special events.
  • Assist in keeping customers informed of events, lectures, presentation and future innovative product enhancements of particular interest.
  • Maintain tracking of finances for individual events (including dates, event contracts, etc.)
  • Drive overall customer experience through contract negotiations, procurement of vendors/subcontractors, and conceptualizing/implementing on small and large-scale events.
  • Analyze the success of each event and propose creative new improvements to the conference for future years.

Required Knowledge/Skills:

  • Degree in marketing, business, communications or a related field.
  • Three years of marketing/events/brand work experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • High degree of organization, attention to detail and level of professional conduct.
  • Ability to balance multiple stakeholders and bring brand vision to life.
  • Self-starter, ambitious and multi-tasker.

+- Business Development Manager

The Position:

The goal of this position is to drive sustainable product growth of the Momentum platform through the evaluation and management of new business opportunities, initiatives, partnerships and alliances. The primary responsibility of this role will be to increase market share and expand market presence of the Momentum platform by understanding market and customer needs and leverage the product/market fit. In this role you will have the opportunity to define the product roadmap and become a champion of the Momentum platform internally and externally.

 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Defines strategy and implements tactics for global business development opportunities.
  • Continue to enhance the existing product/market fit.
  • Identify new market opportunities for the existing platform or enhancements to the platform to ensure a product/market fit.
  • Leverage current Bio-Optronics global reach for a worldwide product strategy.
  • Implement a multichannel sales strategy incorporating B2B, B2C, OEM by leveraging the Momentum platform.
  • Advises leadership on status or action required in connection with existing and potential business development opportunities.
  • Responsible for the planning, designing, due diligence and implementation of strategic business objectives.
  • Develops strategic plans by identifying internal and external strategic issues that could affect growth and profitability, moving towards a successfully executed roadmap.
  • Identifies new business opportunities with existing products; works with Sales & Marketing to maintain surveillance over market.
  • Analyze market data to identify trends/opportunities and develop strategic direction from market information.
  • Develops and executes on short- and long-range objectives and goals.
  • Drive collaborate across departments, including development, marketing and sales teams, to innovatively position Bio-Optronics’ products as differentiators in the market space.
  • Follow the latest industry developments and stay up to date on corporate competitors.
  • Lead staff meetings to review development, operations and services.
  • Expected to make final decisions in conjunction with the Executive team on business, operational or programmatic matters and leads effective achievement of objectives.

Required Experience & Skills

  • Bachelors’ degree in Business with a background in product management methodologies.
  • Proven experience directing the overall global product strategy.
  • Recognized relationships with senior level customers and internal/external counterparts, users and competitors.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an emphasis on priorities and goal setting
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Superior presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate information, whether technical or non-technical to staff members and customers, in a clear and concise manner; strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to close deals
  • Experience researching market trends, targeting relationships and using proven methods to develop company business strategy
  • Demonstrated experience in having defined and executed successful strategies to grow business from execution to launch.
  • Skilled in budgets, customer priorities, gaps and market dynamics.
  • Ability to exerts considerable influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization in order to present Bio-Optronics as a thought-leader in the industry.
  • Possess a strong understanding of our products, our competition in the industry and positioning.

+- Customer Support Engineer

The Position:

The Customer Support Engineer will be responsible for analyzing problem report escalations from customer service in order to properly classify issues as data or application issues. Your primary role will be to leverage Bio-Optronics customer experience to participate in the design of enhancements to existing applications or new applications.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform import tasks for new and existing customers
  • Assist with training users
  • Process customer calls and emailed support requests
  • Record and track information in the company’s CRM system
  • Triage and prioritize customer needs
  • Creatively seek solutions by applying mastery of existing application capabilities, and/or selectively create system enhancement requirements

Technical Requirements:

  • Familiarity with SQL and coding
  • Experience taking customer support calls
  • Understanding of modern software design concepts
  • Experience as a user of complex computer applications
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology
  • Project management experience
  • System administration and database administration experience
  • Ability to effectively interact with healthcare professionals and understand clinical trial work processes
  • Ability to work effectively via phone or on-site; excellent communication skills, written or verbal
  • Compassion for customers, even under stressful circumstances
  • Ownership for problems through complete resolution
  • Creativity and logical thinking skills
  • Ability to be both a team player and an individual contributor

+- DevOps Engineer

The Position:

As our DevOps Engineer, you will work with developers to design, develop and maintain software required to meet Bio-Optronics business objectives. You will also be working with IT to manage and maintain IaaS environments.

In a typical day, the DevOps Engineer will work with multiple development teams to help ensure production stability and scalability of their software. You will be building tools to help teams get their code to production more efficiently, and ensure all software is monitored for stability.

  • Drive strategic direction for the Bio-Optronics Clinical Research Systems division
  • Define product priorities and roadmap by collecting and synthesizing input from customers, industry leaders, sales, customer success and engineering
  • Be the voice of the customer and work collaboratively with Product Development teams to design and deliver product capabilities that meet customer/market requirements
  • Evangelize products and become the subject matter expert for internal audiences, external customers, and market facing communications
  • Collaborate with other departments to manage resources, timelines and conflicts

Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Critical thinking skills, with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with product and development engineering teams to build, update and deploy our systems
  • Assist with the automation and streamlining of our operations and processes
  • Maintain high availability of our infrastructure
  • Be a trusted partner to other teams where you will continually evaluate and improve performance

What We’re Looking For:

  • Someone with 6 years’ experience in managing Windows-based infrastructure in a SaaS environment
  • 5 years’ experience with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Experience in the following:
    • .Net, C#.NET or similar programming language
    • IIS
    • Scripting languages (BASH, Powershell)
    • Virtual and cloud-based IaaS offerings, Azure, GCP, AWS
    • Performance & monitoring tools (Splunk, Red-Gate SQL Monitor)
    • SCM packages (Puppet or Chef)

+- General Account Manager

The Position:

As the General Account Manager, you will be responsible for customers satisfaction and retention. You will maintain and expand relationships with a large diverse customer base.  This role will be responsible for achieving assigned account objectives, proactively monitoring account satisfaction and ensuring the clients’ effective usage of the company’s solution.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Ability to reduce attrition and drive customer satisfaction
  • Establish productive, professional relationships with key customer personnel
  • Manage both basic and more advanced accounts
  • Meet targets for account satisfaction, application usage and strategic objectives
  • Proactively assess, clarify, and validate customer needs on an ongoing basis and determine appropriate upsell opportunities
  • Be deeply involved in understanding the state of the customer, customer feedback and customer satisfaction for proactive actions to drive DREAM (Delight, Retain, Enhance, Advocate, Intimacy) and feedback to product line and service management
  • Manage at-risk customer actions
  • Provide ongoing training including web based and onsite training
  • Ensure successful data migration via advocacy and working with responsible Bio-Optronics personnel
  • Perform proactive, meaningful and organized customer calls and outreach
  • Gather account metrics
  • Support customer collection activities
  • Gain and maintain Clinical Conductor application and clinical research industry knowledge

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in business, marketing or equivalent
  • Familiarity with CTMS, EDC and other clinical trial information systems
  • Impeccable spoken and written communication in English
  • Uncompromising integrity and ethics
  • Willingness to commit to long-term growth with the company; team player
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Cultivated, compassionate, professional and credible personality
  • Compatibility with small company culture
  • Experience in healthcare, software development and database design

+- Product Manager

The Position:

If you are creative and enjoys solving complex problems that are impactful to society, then this is the role for you!  Our Product Manager role is a critical position responsible for developing our Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS).  In this position, you will be responsible for the entire experience of our customers, as expressed through the product. You will work closely and collaboratively with customers, our Sales & Marketing team, our Customer Success and Engineering teams to create new solutions as part of our product. You will be responsible for creating the product roadmap and detailed product specifications.

We’re looking for someone who will be successful working in and fostering a fast-paced iterative environment to release product features and products that meet and delight our customers.  You must be able to envision broad solutions and be able to go into the details of your vision. You will need to effectively communicate your vision to all internal teams from Engineering to Customer Success to Sales.

This position requires you to express and maintain a high level of understanding of non-functional requirements that allow for a secure and scalable SaaS product delivered to our customers.  You’ll define and measure success criteria for products and product features.

  • Drive strategic direction for the Bio-Optronics Clinical Research Systems division
  • Define product priorities and roadmap by collecting and synthesizing input from customers, industry leaders, sales, customer success and engineering
  • Be the voice of the customer and work collaboratively with Product Development teams to design and deliver product capabilities that meet customer/market requirements
  • Evangelize products and become the subject matter expert for internal audiences, external customers, and market facing communications
  • Collaborate with other departments to manage resources, timelines and conflicts

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Prior work in Software Development

What We’re Looking For:

  • Experience in researching and understanding customer and market requirements to develop short- and long-term product roadmaps and plans
  • Experience in writing detailed user stories and managing a story backlog
  • Track record of effectively collaborating with Engineering/QA to define, design and deliver product
  • Ability to understand and communicate architectural requirements, preferences, and limitations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A strong sense of professional ethics
  • Experience implementing clinical trial workflows OR creating software used in the clinical trials
  • Experience with federal regulatory requirements, including 21 CFR Part 11, as well as state laws and regulations

+- Project Manager

The Position:

The Bio-Optronics Project Manager will plan and lead system deployments alongside the customer’s project team, including maintaining a schedule, aligning company resources, communicating to all involved and synchronizing activities from sale to deployment completion.  In this position, you will have responsibilities inclusive of:

  • Leading and owning the planning and/or implementation of projects
  • Defining and developing project scope statements, communication plans, and deployment timelines
  • Implementing and managing project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Managing project budgets and resource allocation
  • Providing written and oral reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management
  • Advocating on behalf of the clients’ needs
  • Following a defined project management methodology

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in Business Management, or a related field
  • 10+ years’ project management experience
  • Deployment/Implementation experience with complex IT solutions, inclusive of team leadership
  • Experience working with C-level executives and key decision-makers
  • Leadership attributes in the area of people management and process definition
  • Familiarity with CTMS, EDC, and other clinical trial information systems
  • Knowledge of software development and database design

What We’re Looking For:

  • Someone with a thorough understanding of project management phases, techniques, and tools
  • Impeccable spoken and written communication in English
  • Uncompromising integrity and ethics
  • Team player
  • Flexibility to occasionally travel for extended periods of time
  • An individual who is cultivated, compassionate, professional, exuding a credible personality
  • You must be compatible with a small company culture

+- Sales Development Representative (Inside Sales)

The Position:

The Sales Development Representative (SDR) serves a critical role in the sales lifecycle, serving as the foundation for pipeline growth and the backbone of the Sales Account Executives. The SDR will directly contribute to the sales and overall growth of an industry leading healthcare information technology company.

The primary objective of this position is to increase the number of sales opportunities through outbound communication to potential prospects (new and existing customers). The SDR will work closely with sales prospects to qualify marketing leads and set-up and coordinate demonstrations for the Sales Account Executives. The SDR will manage a high volume of outbound communications daily, primarily to new prospects but also existing customers for potential upsells. The SDR will quickly assess the quality of a prospect to determine the viability of a sales opportunity and then set-up product demonstration appointments for the Sales Account Executive. The SDR will become an expert on the company product offerings and be responsible to achieve weekly and monthly targets.

This position is a fantastic opportunity for driven, sales minded, individuals who want to be able to see the direct results of their efforts. Successful SDRs have the opportunity to grow into increasingly senior sales positions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate directly with sales prospects and Sales Account Executives to coordinate software demonstrations.
  • Coordinate and execute calling campaigns with the Sales Account Executives to target specific market segments.
  • Complete a high volume of outbound communications on a daily basis to support the sales pipeline.
  • Develop into an industry expert and understand the key marketplace needs.
  • Report timely results to the Sales Operations Manager.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sales or Business preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in inside sales with proven track record of supporting Sales Executives achieving/exceeding quotas.
  • Ability to make high volume phone calls daily (60+).
  • Proficient technical skills for research, documentation, and information management.
  • Confident, enthusiastic phone personality.
  • Ability to educate prospects in a consultative manner.
  • Strong communication and organization skills.
  • Persistent and resilience to rejection.
  • Ability to gather information verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient with corporate productivity and web presentation tools.
  • Experience in working with a CRM tool.
  • Strong organization and time management skills and ability to serve as a self-starter, and work independently.

+- Senior Account Manager

The Position:

The Senior Account Manager maintains and expands relationships with strategically important large customers. Assigned to ten to fifteen named customers, the Senior Account Manager is responsible for achieving assigned account objectives, proactively monitoring account satisfaction, and ensuring the clients effective usage of the company’s solutions. The Senior Account Manager represents the entire range of company products and services to assigned customers, while leading the customer account planning cycle and ensuring assigned customers’ needs and expectations are met by the company. Senior Account Manager should use established relationships with existing customers, and consultative selling skills, to propose additional value, including expanded use of existing solutions or adaptations and derivatives.

Job Responsibilities

· Establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned customer accounts.

· Coordinates the involvement of company personnel, including support, service, and management resources, in order to meet account performance objectives and customers’ expectations.

· Meets assigned targets for account satisfaction, application usage and strategic objectives in assigned accounts

· Proactively leads a joint company-strategic account planning process that develops mutual performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones for a one and three-year period.

· Proactively assesses, clarifies, and validates customer needs on an ongoing basis.

· Leads solution development efforts that best address customer needs, while coordinating the involvement of all necessary company personnel.

Requirements

· Experience working with C-level executives and key decision-makers in healthcare accounts

· Familiarity with CTMS, EDC and other clinical trial information systems

· Impeccable spoken and written communication in English

· University level degree in relevant field

· Uncompromising integrity and ethics

· Team player

· Willingness to commit to long term growth with company

· Flexibility to travel, occasionally for extended periods of time

· Cultivated, compassionate, professional and credible personality

· Superior emotional intelligence

· Compatibility with small company culture

Nice to Have:

· Fluency in additional languages

· Experience in healthcare

· Knowledge of software development and database design

Value:

This position offers important business experience by providing account and project management experience. As a growing small to medium enterprise, Bio-Optronics offers significant responsibility and

professional growth opportunities commensurate with company progress and the motivation and performance of its employees. The company espouses values of diversity, ethical business practices, compassion and innovation. We provide competitive compensation.

+- Senior Sales Executive

The Position:

The primary purpose of this position is to drive revenue growth. The Sr. Sales Executive will engage personally in the sales cycle: including forging relationships with customers, executing customer relationship management strategies, developing opportunity plans by assessing each potential customer’s position and needs, preparing and delivering sales presentations and demonstrations, authoring proposals, negotiating terms, executing contracts and closing orders. This role will leverage his/her existing network of customers and develop new prospects among government agencies, medical device manufacturers, hospitals and other target segments, using various sales generation techniques. He/she will establish a database of leads to be qualified and move through the funnel. He/she will proficiently and convincingly manage sales opportunities through to order close, meeting or exceeding revenue goals. The Sr. Sales Executive will be an integral part of the Bio-Optronics team, leveraging his/her field knowledge to provide market intelligence and work closely with marketing for product strategy, competitive positioning, go-to-market tactics and pricing. He/she will interact with Customer Support for new account deployment planning and ongoing account management as well with the Marketing organization to generate sales/marketing campaigns.

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years’ successful consultation sales experience in the healthcare market preferably in the eClinical space.
  • Experience selling software and services, preferably SaaS model.
  • Results driven, with demonstrated order close success.
  • Strong presentation, negotiation, communication, relationship development and management skills.
  • Ability to understand and promote complex healthcare information technology.
  • Knowledge of sales methods and experience spanning lead generation through sales cycle completion/order close.
  • Understanding of healthcare workflow processes and information technology.
  • Ability to reflect professionalism and quality when representing the company.
  • Ability to adapt to the sales audience.
  • Ability to maintain moderate travel schedule.
  • Team player.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Highest ethical standards.
  • Willing to commit time, energy and passion.

+- Senior Software Engineer

The Position:

The Senior Software Engineer will develop information systems by studying operations; designing, developing and installing software solutions; support and develop the software team. The Senior Software Engineer will work with a team of developers responsible for building new and support existing product development.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle
  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions
  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments, and clear code
  • Prepare and install solutions by determining and designing system specifications, standards, and programming
  • Improve operations by conducting systems analysis; recommending changes in policies and procedures
  • Update job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques and computing equipment; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Provide information by collecting, analyzing and summarizing development and service issues
  • Accomplish engineering and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Support and develop software engineers by providing advice and coaching

Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
  • Minimum of five years’ experience as a Software Engineer
  • Fluent in functional, object-oriented languages
  • Experience coding and testing in an Agile environment
  • Experience developing software utilizing workflow

+- Software Quality Automation Engineer

The Position

As a Software Quality Automation Engineer, you will be involved from the ground up on building and maintaining requirement driven test scenarios, cases, and plans to ensure quality software releases. Furthermore, you will collaborate with the QA team to improve the overall all internal quality system and assisting in internal/external quality audits. You will work integrally with product line management, project managers, support, and developers to ensure a quality driven product for one of the nation’s leading Clinical Trial Management Software solutions. This is a full-time position based in Rochester, NY.

Responsibilities
• Design, document, execute and maintain test plans, scenarios, use cases, scripts, and procedures
• Design, execute and maintain automated test scripts
• Assist in CRM/File Share administration
• Ensure full lifecycle testing including; integration, regression, and stress tests
• Document software defects using the company’s CRM tracking system
• Provide input on functional requirements and potential problems
• Find and report defects to software developers
• Help investigate customer problems as needed
• Take initiative for software quality process efficiency and improvements

Primary Requirements
• College degree (preferably in information systems or computer science) or equivalent relevant experience
• Experience with manual and automated testing processes
• Experience with automation testing in a Selenium environment
• Strong fundamentals with SDLC methodologies (Agile, waterfall)
• Experience with version control and issue tracking

Desired Experience/Skill Set:
• Visual Studio .NET, using C# & .NET Framework
• Working knowledge of relational database concepts
• Knowledge of Visual Studio, TFS, and Microsoft Test Manager
• Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics (CRM)
• Knowledge of healthcare and clinical trial industry standards and regulations
• A methodical and thorough approach to problem troubleshooting and solving
• Sound interpersonal, communication, writing and presentation skills
• Aptitude to think more widely about the context of work and broader interdependencies
• Ability to organize, coordinate and prioritize day to day workload
• Motivated by quality achievement
• Ability to work in a team and as an individual
• At ease in a small company environment that blends rigorous management with an entrepreneurial culture

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