Software Engineer C++

Heerbrugg, Switzerland

When building the tallest buildings, the longest bridges and the biggest airplanes, people put their trust in the market-leading measurement and surveying solutions from Leica Geosystems. Our employees develop, produce and distribute what our customers count on, day after day: innovation, precision, reliability and efficiency.

Are you ready for an exciting activity? Would you like to help us realize our next groundbreaking innovation?

Robust, fast and powerful – these are qualities which characterize our high-end reference station systems. To strengthen our team within the Reference Station Business Unit we are looking for a Software Engineer C++


  • Contributing to our high quality solutions by writing quality code, supporting automated tests and documenting the embedded software
  • Conceptualizing, designing and implementing embedded software solutions for our high-end reference station systems
  • Close collaboration with surveying application engineers, product management and support team
  • Working together in interdisciplinary agile software development teams

Desired Skills


  • University degree or university of applied science degree in Computer Science
  • Professional experience in object-oriented software development in C/C++ (BOOST, STL)
  • Experience in application and/or embedded BSP development on embedded Linux platforms
  • Experience in web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Preferably knowledge of agile methodologies (SCRUM, Kanban)
  • Team player in an international and interdisciplinary environment
  • Fluent spoken and written English with good spoken German an advantage


  • Cutting-edge projects with challenging development tasks
  • Location with a high recreational value (Fantastic for mountain- and water sports)
  • Competitive pay
  • 25 to 30 days vacation per year
  • Childcare centres, baby bonus & one week paternity leave
  • International teams & various off-site team events
  • Flexible working time
  • Close to public transport
  • Relocation for internationals - temporary housing, visa & residency
  • Generous pension and insurance schemes, early retirement model
If you are a hands-on, creative, dynamic thinker who is driven to achieve results based on your own initiative, while working effectively within a team, please apply today!

Leica Geosystems, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law.

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