For our BTE Concept Development Team in R&D, located in our HQ in Lynge, we are looking for a skilled new colleague, who can contribute in the very early stages of hearing aid development.
WS Audiology combines over 140 years of experience in pioneering better solutions to help people with hearing loss. With a passion for impact, our around 12.000 employees are committed to achieving our purpose: wonderful sound for all. With brands like Signia, Widex, Audio Service, Rexton and Vibe, and with diverse assets across wholesale, retail, online, managed care and diagnostic solutions, we are active in over 125 markets. Going beyond together, we achieve annual revenues of around EUR 2 billion.
In R&D BTE Concept Development, located in Lynge, we are 9 colleagues, in a mix of young and experienced, working with solutions for the entire portfolio of WSA hearing aids. Part of our work is driving the Product Architecture for future families of hearing aids, identifying needs and interdependencies, finding solutions for the subsystems, and preparing product concepts before handing over to the formal product projects.
We collaborate closely with our sister teams in Germany and Singapore as well as with other R&D teams, Marketing and Operations.
Our daily life is characterized by care, trust and helpfulness, and our tone is informal, friendly, and constructive. We are enthusiastic and passionate about what we do, pursuing the best and pioneering new intelligent solutions to achieve it.
As Product Architect for Hearing Aid Concepting, your main responsibility is to drive the Product Architecture process together with your 3 experienced colleagues. You need to have a structured way-of-working and will get to exercise your project management and communication skills.
In this process, you start with finding high-level drivers for the new platform, defining the portfolio of hearing aids involved, clarifying challenges, and deciding on suitable solutions, aiming for a high degree of reuse. Finally, you oversee the development of the single hearing aid concepts, before handing over to the single product projects.
To reduce complexity in the process, we divide a hearing aid into functional sub-systems, each of which constitutes acoustical, electrical, wireless, or mechanical functionalities of the hearing aid.
You will be driving the development of some of these sub-systems, through scouting and assessment of existing implementations, drafting and investigating of new solutions, and development of these to the level of proof-of-concept. You will work in close collaboration with a range of discipline specialists, and you will need to have a broad technical interest, the ability to keep a good overview, and the confidence to challenge existing solutions.
The goal is to find solutions that can enter into the final hearing aid concepts, without sacrificing the integrity between the sub-systems, necessary for the required hearing aid functionalities.
Achieving the best possible hearing aid concepts is extremely complicated and iterative. Detailed requirements and knowledge are not at hand when we initiate the Product Architecture but will evolve as the technical opportunities and roadblocks are uncovered.
So, you must be able to embrace changes.
You are most likely an engineer with a solid experience from design of smaller, densely packed products with mechanics, electronics, wireless systems. You have an interest for and fundamental knowledge about multiple technical disciplines.
You are a natural facilitator and have the self-confidence to take on a lead role. You manage to keep the structure and a holistic focus, even if conditions change. You have good communication skills and can keep an overview of complex topics.
Your professional background:
- University Degree in Engineering or similar
- A minimum of 5 years of experience with the development of small cross-functional devices (e.g., hearing aids, headsets, mobile phones, robots)
- Preferably experience with Project Management
Your personal competencies:
- Good understanding and overview of cross-functional topics and challenges
- Natural facilitator and leader personality
- Structured documentation and communication skills
- Team-oriented person and approach your tasks with a positive mindset.
- Willingness and ability to question the status quo
Our corporate language is English, so you need to be fluent in English, both verbally and in writing.
At WS Audiology, we enjoy both an informal and team-based approach to our professional work, with a global network of skilled colleagues (R&D sites in Germany and Singapore), a dynamic and varied work environment, and a large degree of freedom under responsibility.
Among other benefits, we offer a favorable pension scheme with health insurance, a sports and arts club, and good canteen facilities. Our Danish headquarter is based in an environmentally friendly and modern facility in Lynge, north of Copenhagen, Denmark.
If you find this interesting, please send us your application, and include a cover letter explaining your motivation for applying and why you are the one for this job.
We review applications on a continuous basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible.