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Principal Software Engineer

Bratislava, Bratislava
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At Takeda, we are guided by our purpose of creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. Every corporate function plays a role in making sure we — as a Takeda team — can discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.

People join Takeda because they share in our purpose. And they stay because we’re committed to an inclusive, safe and empowering work environment that offers exceptional experiences and opportunities for everyone to pursue their own ambitions.

Job ID R0127377 Date posted 07/03/2024 Location Bratislava, Bratislava

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Job Description

Principal Software Engineer

The Future Begins Here

At Takeda, we are creating a future-ready organization that uses data and digital to meet the needs of patients, our people, and the planet.

We need your help to make this happen. Join our new Innovation Capability Center (ICC) in Bratislava, Slovakia.

In this role at our state-of-the-art center, you will have the opportunity to grow your skills and create solutions that will benefit patients around the world. Become the heart of our internal innovation engine.

At Takeda we unite in diversity! 

Takeda is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, where individuals are recognized for the diverse backgrounds and abilities they bring to our company. We are continually improving workplace experience and accessibility for everyone, and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as an important contributor to our Team.

The Opportunity

As a Principal Software Engineer (Senior Tech Lead), you will play a crucial role in bringing new digital health products to address patients pain points and optimize healthcare delivery. You will be a critical part of our mission to becoming the most trusted digital biopharmaceutical company in the world. You will be responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of the product development and integration. You will provide technical expertise in innovative product development, ensuring seamless integration and efficient utilization of relevant technologies. With your experience, you will be crucial in building user-centric health tech solutions, integrating with our technical ecosystem, and actively shaping an agile team of top-tier developers for Takeda to succeed in this mission.

Join our pioneering team at Takeda ICC as we revolutionize digital health with cutting-edge React Native development. We’re establishing a new SW engineering team where we're seeking for passionate professionals to drive innovation and transform healthcare technology.


  • Develop and ship groundbreaking digital health solutions at the intersection of digital experiences, research and pharmaceutical products – with a small and agile team. You will actively write code, guide the development process, and help your team to grow.
  • Work closely with the rest of the product organization to support our internal stakeholders, patients, doctors, and healthcare organizations
  • Lead and mentor a development team in building custom applications, workflows, and integrations. Develop APIs and integration flows to connect systems and data sources. Design and develop applications using mobile/web development principles.
  • Provide technical guidance and leadership to the development team. Set coding standards, conduct code reviews, and ensure adherence to best practices. Offer expertise and support in troubleshooting and resolving technical issues.
  • Implement seamless integration to enable data exchange, business process automation, and efficient communication between systems. Utilize APIs, connectors, and middleware tools to achieve system interoperability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including business analysts, project managers, and stakeholders, to understand requirements, provide technical insights, and ensure successful project delivery. Communicate effectively to convey technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Stay up to date with the latest features, updates, and best practices for mobile/web development. Identify opportunities for optimization and enhancement of existing systems and processes. Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the platforms.
  • Create technical documentation, including design specifications, system architecture, and integration guidelines. Conduct training sessions to educate team members and end-users on platform functionality and best practices.

Skills and Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related study, or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience in leading and developing mobile and web oriented software.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in diverse set of mobile/web technologies (React Native, React, Node.js or similar).
  • Proven ability to architect scalable and robust solutions using mobile/web technologies (React Native, React, Node.js or similar). Strong understanding of architectural principles, data modeling, and system integration patterns. Experience in designing and implementing enterprise-level systems.
  • Experience in leading highly performant tech teams, with demonstrated skills in guiding and mentoring development teams, setting standards, and conducting code reviews.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in guiding and mentoring cross-functional development teams. Ability to provide technical guidance, set coding standards, conduct code reviews, and ensure adherence to best practices. Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience in prototyping, as well as operating at scale, with focus on writing clean, encapsulated and well documented code.
  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing integrations between systems using middleware tools. Familiarity with various integration patterns, protocols, and technologies (such as REST, SOAP, JSON, XML).
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and adapt to changing business needs.
  • Adept at analyzing complex technical issues, identifying root causes, and implementing effective solutions. Proficient in debugging, performance optimization, and troubleshooting mobile/web applications.
  • Experience in leading technical projects, coordinating with stakeholders, and managing project timelines and deliverables. Familiarity with Agile methodologies and project management tools.
  • Ability to translate complex tech concepts to non-tech stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay updated with the latest features, updates, and best practices in mobile/web development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, business acumen, and enterprise knowledge.
  • Proficiency in English in both verbal and written communication is a must.
  • Experience working in an enterprise infrastructure, and / or low code platforms is an advantage.

What Takeda Can Offer You

At Takeda, you may build your career, while contributing to better people’s lives. Expect trust driven culture built around Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance. Joining ICC will give you access to high end technology, training and colleagues who will support your growth.


As a motivated employee, you should be compensated appropriately. The minimum salary for this position is € 4450 per month (full time), but your final remuneration package may be higher depending on your qualifications and experience.


Here are a few benefits our employees are enjoying at Takeda. To get a full picture of what we are offering, follow this link.

  • Cafeteria
  • Medical - High standard medical care
  • Bridge days
  • Summer Hours
  • Multisport Card

Your application and any and all conversations that occur with the recruiter, HR, and the hiring manager as part of that application will be treated in the strictest confidence.



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Success profile

What makes a successful team member within Corporate at Takeda?

  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Insightful
  • Results driven
  • Goal-oriented
  • Achiever
The environment is dynamic and evolving, so you have to be adaptable.

Maciej Niedospial - Business Reporting Manager

I’m fortunate enough to work with a highly skilled, diverse and dedicated bunch of people, and for that, I’m grateful! My colleagues continue to amaze me.

Sheelagh Gartlan - Recruitment Business Partner

Takeda is a company that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. By bringing people together who have diverse backgrounds, competencies, and personalities, innovation and ideas grow.

Michelle Chen - Human Resources Manager

  • Impact across generations Partnership brings together world-leading plasma companies to focus on developing and delivering a hyperimmune immunoglobulin in the global fight against COVID-19.
  • Takeda Scoops Global Top Employers® Award Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced it has become part of a select group of only 15 to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.

Working at Takeda

  • Inclusion

    Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor to our global team.
  • Collaboration

    A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.
  • Innovation

    Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.
  • Top Workplace

    Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 17 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.
  • Work-Life

    Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.
  • Empowerment

    Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

We're Steadfast In Our Commitment to Four Key Imperatives


Responsibly translate science into highly innovative medicines and accelerate access to improve lives worldwide.


Create an exceptional people experience.


Protect our planet.

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