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Jobs at Brainlab

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 1400 dedicated and inspiring individuals in 19 offices worldwide. To succeed in reaching our targets, we are seeking committed colleagues who can stand behind our core values of inspiration, simplicity and integrity:

Software Engineer - Backend Medical Video Applications

  • Munich, Germany
  • Full-time
  • Department: R&D Software


The R&D Digital OR & Visualization team creates innovative products for video and information visualization in operating rooms. Our products are used in hospitals world-wide and installations range from large multi‐center deployments to solutions for a single operating room. Our vision is to create an environment for surgical staff that allows them to get the job done with the best possible information available.

As a Software Engineer in our Digital OR & Visualization team, you will be involved in the development process from the architectural design until final product launch. In this position, you will be responsible for coding the backend part of our digital operating room applications that integrate with Brainlab hardware and third-party video imaging devices such as surgical microscopes and endoscopes. As part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of Software- and Project Engineers, you will use your programming skills in C++ to create clinical application software that enhances live medical videos with information that improves the surgical outcome. This includes software for law-latency display of video inside the operating room, live audio and video streaming for remote consultation and editing of DICOM H.264/H.265 recorded videos. 

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Design and implement software applications handling and processing medical video information and other clinical data using technologies such as DICOM, REST, DDS, RTSP, WebRTC and edge computing
  • Work closely together with a frontend developer to connect to the human-machine interface designed by usability experts
  • Close cooperation and communication with software engineering specialists from other R&D teams
  • Ensure excellent software quality by providing software unit tests for the implemented functionality
  • Release subsystems and modules according to medical standards for European and US markets


  • You have an education in Computer Science, Physics, Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent working experience
  • You have fun with object oriented programming and C++ 17/20 is a programming language you command well
  • Preferably, you are also confident with Javascript/React.js/Typescript and you are experienced with Windows (server) operating systems
  • You want to be part of a high-skilled team and make a difference with your code every day
  • Fluent English, eagerness to learn German and ability to communicate with colleagues from all around the world and different areas of specialty complete your profile


  • working in a team of great colleagues who help and support each other
  • seeing your code making a positive impact on the daily work of clinicians around the world
  • 30 days of vacation, plus 24.12. and 31.12. 
  • flexible working hours
  • free gym courses with showers and changing rooms
  • secure bicycle storage room
  • excellent subsidized restaurant
  • regular after-work, team & company events
  • comprehensive education and training opportunities, digital language courses

A position at Brainlab means that you’ll be part of a professional business environment working together with an excellent international team. You will be a valued member of a team of likeminded individuals. You’ll be assessed fairly and given great opportunities based on your performance.

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

Contact person: Géraldine Endres