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Principal Project Engineer / Project Manager – Video and Edge Processing Platforms

R&D Engineering Associate Munich, BY, Germany

Founded in Munich, Germany in 1989, Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology, enabling access to improved, more efficient, less-invasive patient treatments. Our key to success is our creative, talented and hard-working team, which consists of around 2000 dedicated and inspiring individuals in 25 locations worldwide. To succeed in reaching our targets, we are seeking committed colleagues who can stand behind our core values curious, authentic and useful:

Job Description

Our passionate Video and Edge Processing team develops the Brainlab hardware for our future Image Guided Surgery and Digital O.R portfolio. These state-of-the-art medical systems offer our customers easy access to the Brainlab software capabilities of today and tomorrow.

The Video and Edge Processing team is a small team of highly skilled engineers. We develop spatial computing solutions for camera and video based medical systems interconnected in a medical IoT environment in order to augment and process medical video data. The cross functional team consists of experts in every field of engineering: mechanical, hardware, PCB, FPGA, bare metal software, Linux kernel, Linux user space including server based architectures, front end development up to system integration, CI and testing.

The position consists of a leading/strategic part as well as hands-on project work:

Lead our small team of project engineers:

  • Define and introduce an agile methodology setup for our requirement engineering, content based documentation, verification/validation strategies for larger systems and more – in alignment with our company processes
  • Technically develop the team members
  • Be part of our cross-functional architecture team to define our division strategy, new architectures/products and technology roadmap

The hands-on project work:

  • Work on projects either as project engineer or as project manager
  • Lead and manage smaller development projects
  • Drive the product requirements engineering process as well as technical concepts
  • Contribute to the creation of medical device documentation
  • Collaborate successfully with international development partners, suppliers, and internal stakeholders such as quality management and general management
  • Ensure that our medical devices fulfill all national, and international, statutory and normative requirements 
  • Perform coordination of and/or define functional tests of medical devices
  • Interface between developers (HW, FPGA, SW, Mechanical) and the “regulatory world”
  • Keep up to date on new technologies and supervise small research studies on new topics (usually performed by working students)


  • passion for innovative high-tech products and for technological advancement      
  • well-organized and clearly structured working style
  • demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate cross-functional project teams in addition to external partners
  • university degree in computer science, electrical engineering, medical engineering, physics or comparable work experience
  • distinct analytical skills and attention to detail round out your profile
  • experience in medical device development
  • high standard of quality in regards to documentation
  • fluent written and spoken English (some German / willingness to learn it is a plus - but not a pre-requisite)
  • eagerness to be part of an interdisciplinary team where your talent can grow

Additional Information

  • A mutually-supportive, international team
  • Meaningful work with a lasting impact on medical technology
  • 30 vacation days, plus December 24th and December 31st
  • Flexible working hours as well as hybrid work model within Germany
  • Parking garage and safe underground bike storage
  • Award-winning subsidized company restaurant and in-house cafes
  • Variety-rich fitness program in our ultra-modern 360m2 company gym
  • Regular after work, team, and company events
  • Comprehensive training and continuing education opportunities

Ready to apply? We look forward to receiving your online application including your first available start date and desired salary. 

Your HR Contact Person
Géraldine Ferrer
Manager Recruiting

Géraldine Ferrer [email protected]

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