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Head of SW Development Bratislava

Place of work: Bratislava 
Start date: upon agreement
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: from  gross
Contract type: Full-time 


The Kistler Group is a Swiss high-tech company and the global market leader in dynamic measurement technology.


We develop and supply sensors, electronics and software backed up by a full range of services. In Bratislava we develop software for the next generation of IoT devices. Our software helps customers to manufacture higher quality products, to develop cleaner cars and to reduce congestions on the highways. Behind our success stand our passion for technology, our focus on innovation and a work environment that promotes teamwork. You can help us develop vehicles that people can trust and create measurement systems that save lives. Come shape a better future with us.

Job Profile

Purpose of the position
The Head of Software Development Kistler Bratislava (Head of KBL) is responsible for leading and managing the location Kistler Bratislava consisting of approx. 120 employees. Based on the strategies of the group and the business units (BUs), Head of KBL supports the realization of the necessary software product roadmaps and ensures together with his/her team an effective implementation of it. He/She also supports the BUs and the group-wide TEC platform in the portfolio development of software products, moreover also the improvement and introduction of processes and procedures in coordination with corporate software and TEC management. He/She will lead the change to foster a mindset of positivity and proactivity among Kistler employees in Slovakia. 

Main Tasks

  • Developing, communicating and leading the vision for Kistler Bratislava and connected satellite offices
  • Personnel and technical management of the local team
  • Continuous improvement of the work processes including consistent reporting
  • Participation in cross-location strategic projects of the TEC competence center software
  • Alignment of the location (resources, skills & methods) to match the needs of the corporate strategies.
  • Matching the best resources (internal & external) and skills to keep the development commitments with regards to the Kistler portfolio 
  • Networking and collaboration with relevant stakeholders meet and prioritize the development needs
  • Planning of PLC projects and related resources
  • Increase and keep the employee satisfaction and spirit to establish Kistler as a leading employer in Slovakia
  • Participation in expert groups & representation of Kistler Slovakia towards internal & external stakeholders


  • (Technical) university degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering or natural sciences.
  • Several years of management and project leadership experience, ideally in a SAFe environment
  • Many years of experience in the software industry, if possible in an international environment 
  • Good understanding of agile processes in software development and business
  • Ability to understand complex use cases and simplify them with/for internal and external stakeholders
  • Solution-oriented thinking & entrepreneurial thinking and acting 
  • Proactive communication & ability to work in a team
  • Strong identification with Kistler values 
  • Fluent in written and spoken  English (German an advantage)

Employee perks and benefits


  • English & German language courses, Library, Online Educational Portals
  • Technology “sharing” groups, Coding Day
  • Budget for education, certificates, trainings - 500 EUR/year 

Bonuses & Compensation 

  • Budget for sport, culture and wellness activities of your choice - 300 EUR/year
  • Compensation of overtimes and travelling time in case of business trip 
  • Relocation bonus for employees who are moving because of Kistler (> 100 km)
  • Referral bonus for employees who bring new colleague
  • Home office and paid days-off (baby born, wedding, moving, etc.)
  • Special offers and discounts (Metro cards, SND etc.)
  • Fully covered lunch vouchers 4.30 EUR 
  • 25 days of vacation for everybody


  • Electric stand-up desk and ergonomic chair
  • Multisport card 
  • Yoga classes in the office
  • Pull-Up bars in premises
  • Free fruit, Tea, Coffee 

Team Spirit

  • Team-buildings, Company breakfast, Christmas Party, Grill Party, etc. 
  • Family/Kid’s day 
  • Football table and board games in the office

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