EwC Recruitment

Join team Edelweiss Connect, Switzerland



Working for Edelweiss Connect

Our field of work involves delivering safety assessment solutions supported by integrated testing strategies and data analysis through infrastructure development, research, knowledge management, community development and international collaboration.

If you think you would like to work with us, send your cover letter and CV/resume (including education, experience, job descriptions, references, availability etc.) to employment@edelweissconnect.com.


Chief Technology Officer

We are recruiting a Chief Technology Officer

to lead our technology development in customer-oriented next generation safety assessment.

We are looking for strong leadership skills in working cohesively and well-aligned to company objectives and results with both our internal team and customers to meet solution requirements.

You should also be hands-on and enjoy developing excellent software and user-oriented products and services delivering value from data generation through to consumption.

Our mission is to develop solutions integrating evidence supporting safer product design through a collaborative platform (https://saferworldbydesign.com/).

As part of this mission we place a strong value on integrated data management as represented by our EdelweissData product (https://edelweissdata.com/).

Caring about long-term goals such as replacing animal testing and enabling the Green Deal to protect the environment and human health will mean you are aligned with our vision.

We are head-quartered in Basel, Switzerland and also have been strongly supportive of flexible and virtual work, teams and community interactions for many years.


The challenge

Would it not be great to be able to replace unnecessary animal testing and be able to predict the toxicity and risk of products by a combination of new computational, chemical and biological methods?

Come join us and help us pursue this goal!


What you need to succeed

  • Excellent leadership, collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability and commitment to engage, align with and enable corporate and customer goals
  • Passion for user orientation enabling go-to-market success and exponential growth
  • Experience in guiding a technical team
  • Strong architectural and programming skills
  • Experience with Python and either F# or a similar functional programming language (OCaml, PureScript, Elm or Haskell)
  • 3+ years of experience leading teams of software developers
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with server-based development (e.g. Django, Flask, node.js)
  • Experience with data modeling and databases (Relational or NoSQL)
  • Experience with browser-based development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Experience in turning verbal requirements into working software solutions
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience with machine learning models is a plus
  • Experience with the life sciences and QSAR models in particular is a plus


What you will do

In this role, you will be closely involved at the C-level in the strategy and directions for the business. You will interact and communicate with management, team, partners and customers regularly and are comfortable with that responsibility.

You will oversee the technical development of all our solutions.

You will also be responsible for the technical team including hiring of developers.

You will advance our existing solutions written in F# and Python and will design and implement new solutions. You will also be responsible for maintaining the existing infrastructure and deployments (based on Kubernetes and Docker containers).


What we offer

  • Flexible work hours and conditions
  • Competitive salary
  • Interesting and important challenges
  • Opportunity to have high impact
  • Collaborative environment


Type of position - Part Time, Full Time
Location – Basel, Switzerland


Your application

You should send your cover letter and CV/resume (including education, experience, job descriptions, references, availability etc.) to employment@edelweissconnect.com
Please also send 1-3 descriptions or examples of your work.
Finally, please submit a 1-2 page summary about your work interests and experience, challenges you have overcome or want to take on, how you perceive Edelweiss Connect and what you will achieve with Edelweiss Connect in years to come. All materials will be treated as confidential.



Edelweiss Connect is an equal opportunity employer.
We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

Get in touch

  • Address: Edelweiss Connect GmbH
    Technology Park Basel
    Hochbergerstrasse 60C
    CH-4057 Basel / Basel-Stadt

USA office

  • Address: Edelweiss Connect Inc
    Research Triangle Park NC
    800 Park Offices Dr
    Durham, NC 27709