Are you motivated to develop great audio processing products from ideas to the final products on the market and to support millions of hearing-impaired people worldwide? Do you want to be part of a progressive international and cross-functional team who thrives to improve hearing-impaired listening experience by offering the latest technological solutions? We are expanding our team, and if you can contribute with experience in digital signal processing (DSP), you might be the person we need onboard to be a part of our journey. Come join us!
Formed in 2019 through the merger of Sivantos and Widex, WS Audiology combines over 140 years of experience in pioneering better solutions to help people with hearing loss. With a passion for impact, our 11.000 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.
Join our team of experts
By joining the Signal Processing team in WSA, you will become part of +50 committed and highly skilled specialists with the focus on front-end concept audio processing algorithm development located across our site in Lynge, Denmark and Erlangen, Germany. You will be based in Lynge or Erlangen, joining the onsite Signal Processing team with 20-30 team members.
As a part of the department, you will be contributing to design and develop of the innovative audio digital signal processing (DSP) that demonstrate novel capabilities for hearing aids application.
The culture in the department is focused on teamwork, creativity, agile teams, as well as being able to be creative and continuously come up with new ideas.
The Signal Processing team is innovative, international, and cross-functional, and you will work alongside our Audiology specialists, IC designers, embedded software developers and electro-acoustic engineers to develop the advanced signal processing for our hearing aids.
While you will be working in a fast-chase hearing aid production, you will still have the possibilities to establish academic projects, collaborating with universities and become the project lead.
You will be part of one of our cross-functional development workgroups following Agile work principles, meaning that you can expect a highly collaborative and ever-changing work life. Your primary goal will be to design, implement, and test signal processing solutions for our future generations of advanced hearing aids.
Your daily tasks could look like the following:
- Developing, inventing, verifying, and prototyping of innovative audio digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms, such as beamforming, noise reduction, acoustic source localization etc
- Integrating the algorithms into the development of hearing aid features in a joined collaboration with other R&D departments and marketing requirements
- Working on combined algorithms for hearing aids and connected devices, such as smartphones
- Taking on technical leadership and providing technical guidance
- Technology forecasting, monitoring, scouting and integration of new technologies into WS Audiology solutions
- Breaking down complex tasks and planning your daily work with your agile team
- Understanding hearing-aid user needs and keeping update with the daily situations of them
You are driven by curiosity in the search for the best solutions for people with hearing impairment. You are a team-oriented person who works comfortably and efficiently in teams, towards a common goal and enjoy to coach and provide technical guidance to other team members. You aim to face complex problems with a creative mindset as well as enjoy working in an informal, yet professional, atmosphere.
The ideal candidate holds the following qualifications:
- 3-5 years of professional experience within digital signal processing (DSP), for example digital audio processing, e.g., industry experience, from a postdoc or other experience
- M.Sc. degree in a field related to signal processing
- Skilled programming capabilities in simulation or modelling language, preferably in MATLAB
- Experience with C/C++ with a focus on implementing signal processing algorithms, e.g., on DSPs.
- Good methodical mindset with a proven ability to take lead on building real-world signal processing solutions
- Solid theoretical background with within various advance audio processing techniques, e.g., spatial filtering, noise reduction, etc.
- Professional proficiency in written and spoken English
Experience within at least one of the following will be a plus, but is not a requirement:
- Ph.D. or equivalent within the fields of digital signal processing, audio processing, statistical signal processing, and control theory
- Good knowledge on acoustics and psychoacoustics
- Basic experience with acoustic validation methods & speech & sound quality evaluation
- Good knowledge on mapping signal processing algorithms into efficient fixed-point ASIC implementations
- Experience in supervising research projects in academic or industrial research institutions
What we would like to offer you
The working environment at WS Audiology is informal with team-oriented and skilled colleagues. Our mentality is result-oriented, and we have focus on creating the best possible products and always improving competences. You can expect a working culture with a large degree of freedom under responsibility, where it is, what you deliver in the end that counts.
Our values focus on teamwork across functions, pioneering as well as having the enthusiasm to make an impact. So, if you can see yourself in those values, you will fit right in.
The benefits we can offer include an advantageous pension scheme with health insurance, flexible working times, and good canteen facilities.
Join WS Audiology
Please submit your CV as soon as possible, we will screen and invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis. If you require further information about this position, please contact Talent Acquisition Partner, Kathrine Schlegel Rasmussen at email@example.com.