Formed in 2019, through the merger of Sivantos and Widex, WS Audiology combines over 140 years’ experience in pioneering the use of technology to help people with hearing loss hear the sounds that make life wonderful. We are active in over 125 markets and employ 11,000 people worldwide. Our broad portfolio of hearing related products and services generates annual revenues of around EUR 1.7 billion.
At WS Audiology, we are driven by the passion to improve the quality of people’s lives by bringing in innovation in the hearing aid industry. We are looking for an experienced electro-acoustic engineer for our electro-acoustic team to meet the high demand for new premium hearing aids. As part of the R&D powerhouse of the recently formed WS Audiology, the task is to develop the next-generation high-end hearing aids for the Widex and Signia brands. As an electro-acoustic engineer you will be working with technology that improves the life quality of millions of hearing-impaired people worldwide. You will join a team of highly skilled engineers. The job will mostly be project work and will be taking place in integrated cross-functional product teams. Most projects are taken from initial idea to final release and ramp-up by the same product team, so you will be participating in all phases of product development.
As an electro-acoustic engineer you will have the responsibility of the acoustical design in the next generation of hearing aids. You will help ensure that the entire device – including electronics, transducers and mechanics – is optimally designed for sound and performance. This is achieved using state-of-the-art measurement equipment and simulation software. Your experience is vital when discussing and choosing between designs, parts and materials, and your job includes feasibility studies on new ideas and technologies.
Some of your daily tasks as an electro-acoustic engineer are:
- Participating in hearing aid design involving acoustics, vibration and interface to electronics
- Selection of loudspeakers and microphones ·Various acoustical verification measurements
- Improving work methods and processes
- Debugging and optimizing existing acoustical designs in hearing aids
- Interaction with both electrical and mechanical engineers to find the optimum solution for the hearing aid design
- Design control and documentation
- Investigations of future technologies for hearing aids
You will be working in a dynamic environment in an interdisciplinary team, where contributions from many different stakeholders and professions need to align to develop the best possible products for our customers. You will be participating both as a specialist in your field and as a generalist when complex problems need solving.
As a person, you understand what it means to be a member of a project team and you can execute a task to a given deadline. You have an innovative and analytical mindset and a good drive, and you like to show results. You enjoy working independently when required, while staying organized and making decisions when needed. You take responsibility for your assignments, while keeping an overview of the ongoing tasks in the project team that are relevant to the overall acoustical performance of the hearing aid. You will be successful in this job if you are able to see the bigger picture in Hearing Aid R&D and work systematically.
You have a BSc or MSc degree within acoustics or electronics, and ideally you have experience within the following areas:
- Small electrical and mechanical constructions preferably hearing aids
- Measurements and/or simulation of electro-acoustical and vibro-acoustical performance
- Experience with MATLAB is preferred
- Documentation of design and test – preferably within compliance of medical device directive