Research / Development / Engineering

We employ development engineers in the fields of software, test, and mechanical engineering. Comprehensively safeguarding our innovations in these areas is the job of our experts in Intellectual Property Management.

Intellectual Property Management

General responsibilities

Intellectual property helps drive the growth and competitiveness of the Fresenius Group. So the primary responsibility of Intellectual Property (IP) Management is registering and protecting our patents. Patent and Portfolio Management focuses on evaluating patent ideas and writing and filing patent applications. These processes take place in close cooperation with the Research & Development (R&D) team, and recommendations are also given for future R&D topics.

Patent and Portfolio Management defines the IP strategy. To further boost the value of our unique technical solutions, licensing activities and challenging projects are carried out, aimed among other things at identifying third-party IP violations. In addition, they evaluate patent ideas and assess and check patent submissions.

Positions include

  • Business Development Manager Intellectual Property

General requirements

Degree in engineering or science

Mechanical Engineering

General responsibilities

In the Fresenius Group, mechanical engineers work in positions such as project or development engineer in the continuous development and optimization of disposable medical-technical products. They evaluate production techniques, the quality of raw materials to be used, and the use of appropriate production technologies.

By independently developing design solutions – taking them from idea to series production – they contribute their expertise to our health care group. They are responsible for requirements analyses and the evaluation of technical feasibility in the development of innovative concepts for new device structures and detailed mechanical solutions.

Positions include

  • Mechanical Development Engineer

General requirements

Engineering degree, ideally with a major in mechanical engineering, precision engineering, or similar

Software Engineering

General responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Software Engineering team include developing special software solutions, creating software specifications, and carrying out tests for medical systems. In addition, the department oversees quality assurance for software development and integrates new software solutions and components into the existing IT infrastructures and systems.

It also plays a role in redesigning processes by driving the development and refinement of medical-technical process workflows and medical software applications. A further area of focus is the planning and development of production and testing systems. This not only involves preparing project and test documentation, but also defining and linking interfaces to outside systems.

Positions include

  • Medical Software Development Engineer
  • Requirement Engineer
  • Software Text Engineer

General requirements

Engineering or technical degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or medical technology with a focus on software development

Test Engineering

General responsibilities

Engineers working in Test Engineering are responsible for designing and creating software unit tests. To exhaustively test the software and functions of dialysis machines, for example, Test Engineering employees prepare testing plans, develop comprehensive testing scenarios, and are responsible for documenting the results. This includes recording the test processes and standards as well as the quality of the specific test designs. To this end, the department coordinates with the testers with regard to issues such as compliant test procedures, review techniques for validating the testing basis, procedures for defining test cases, use of the different tools, and load and performance tests.

In addition to testing, the department is responsible for creating and maintaining software for medical systems, for example for use in cases of renal failure or in the context of other extracorporeal blood treatments.

Positions include

  • Requirement Engineer
  • Software Test Engineer

General requirements

Engineering degree in the fields of electrical engineering, physics, engineering physics, medical technology, computer science, or similar

At hospitals on site I had several opportunities to see what it is like to undergo dialysis. It’s something you don’t forget, and to this day I am still grateful I could make a contribution to the patients’ well-being.

Harald Peter, director of engineering, Fresenius Medical Care

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