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Principal Developer

Gothenburg, SE

Ref. number:  3674

Are you looking for a great career and want to make your mark?  

Please keep on reading but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve interviewed colleagues around the world about their jobs, the Mölnlycke unique culture and Mölnlycke people and it is simply A great company to work for! 

Could you help improve healthcare outcomes around the world? 

If the answer is yes, you think just like us and should apply for this exciting opportunity that we have below. 


We are now recruiting for a Principal Developer to join the R&D Wound Care team at our HQ in Gothenburg, Sweden.

In this role you take initiatives based on analysis of strategic direction and acute business needs and drive the development and implementation of new products and/or design changes of existing products in order to meet customer needs and/or to secure supply, compliance and competitiveness. You can act as deputy for manager in governance forums.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Drive and execute complex design control projects with high business and/or strategic impact (D


  • Drive projects/programmes


  • Accountable to deliver in assigned design control roles 


  • Proactively assess technologies to fuel pipeline


  • Identify unmet customer needs and new potential business areas


  • Actively contribute to strategy within assigned area


  • Generate new product ideas


  • Define and specify needs for new test methods


  • Drive initiatives to BG0


  • Generate IP


  • Identify, suggest and drive implementation of continuous improvements such as processes, work instructions and ways of working


  • Coaching of more junior staff


  • Drives an international network


Capabilities, Qualifications & Experience:


  • Fully trained according to Principal Developer and assigned roles according to training Matrix
  • General technical knowledge in the field of medical device
  • Expert level knowledge in assigned product area
  • Knowledge of Global Regulatory Requirements and standards related to medical device.
  • Deep understanding of Mölnlycke customer and end user needs including competitors knowledge
  • Good knowledge of all steps in IP generation
  • Deep knowledge in Mölnlycke QMS and Design control
  • High demand on communication skills
  • Fluent English written and spoken
  • Proven high performance behaviours and leadership skills
  • Assigned business area knowledge and general business acumen
  • Recognised as thought leader in assigned field(s)

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in engineering, chemistry or life science or equivalent
  • 10 years’ experience within product development
  • 5 years’ experience working with medical devices or "required area"
  • Proven leadership experience


About Mölnlycke

Mölnlycke is a world-leading medical solutions company. We design and supply solutions to enhance performance at every point of care – from the hospital to the home proven it every day.

We specialise in:

•Wound management: including dressings with Safetac® such as Mepitel® and Mepilex®

•Preventing pressure ulcers: with Mepilex® Border used prophylactically and devices to help turn    and re-position patients

•Surgical solutions: including Mölnlycke trays, HiBi® antiseptics and Biogel® surgical gloves

Mölnlycke was founded in 1849. Nowadays our solutions are available in around 100 countries; we’re the number one global provider of advanced wound care and single-use surgical products; and we’re Europe’s largest provider of customised trays. Our headquarters are in Gothenburg, Sweden and we have about 7,800 employees around the world.