(Senior) Product Development Engineer

Innovating at the edge of what is possible

The position

Working with simulations on product designs to test for issues and help to improve the designs, contributing to the process of innovation and development of new products and technologies. These are both generic and customer specific products and technologies, new and existing, accompanied from concept to production after the request. Delivering assignments and task to the project responsible within the given timeline and work in compliance with the SDM and other relevant procedures in the Sonion Business System to ensure high quality.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Mathematical models: responsible for literature study and theory behind Finite Element Analysis, concept development, model development and verification and documentation;
  • Electro-acoustical models (based on existing/new models): responsible for literature studies, theory development, further development of existing models, Lumped Element Model verification and Model refinement based on newly created knowledge;
  • Finite Element Analysis: Responsible for problem description document, translation into ANSYS or COMSOL model using CAD software, results verification and documentation;
  • Actively refreshing and updating relevant knowledge: visit relevant seminars and events, active knowledge sharing with the whole of Sonion, create and update communication on possible support (new software / tools / knowledge), develop new tools and interfaces to those tools and develop new theoretical insight into transducer models.

Your profile

  • Master’s or PhD degree in preferably Applied Physics or Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Relevant experience with FEA software packages, like ANSYS and COMSOL
  • Being able to translate physical, mechanical and acoustical elements into mathematical or finite element models.
  • Ability to act and initiate activities independently. Capability of original thinking, producing new ideas and developing new approaches.
  • Interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of people with different backgrounds
  • Can-do and hands-on mentality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Equally important to your knowledge and experience is the personality you bring. Your enthusiasm makes you a great team member; you are supportive, proactive and result-driven. You interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of people with different backgrounds.


Sonion improves the quality of life of people using hearing products. We are striving and committed to be the preferred partner in the development and manufacturing of transducers and electromechanical solutions designed for (professional) use in hearing instruments, in-ear earphones and hearables. Size matters, and we constantly challenge the laws of physics for making small and reliable products. Our outstanding competences within customer focused innovation and development, and our lengthy experience in efficient manufacturing make us successful.

Sonion has facilities in Denmark, the Netherlands, Vietnam, the Philippines, Poland, USA and China, wherefrom our (more than 6000) colleagues work together across all locations.

Our offer

A strong team spirit with a focus on creating the best product possible within time and budget. Freedom to organize your own job in accordance with the overall goals. Commitment to support your professional and personal growth. International, inspiring, high-energy and demanding working environment.

We offer a compensation package that matches your qualifications, including a competitive salary, 27 vacation days, 13 rota free days and 8% holiday allowance. But more importantly, Sonion is a working environment that provides you with the opportunity to steadily further develop. As we are the leading innovators in our field, you will work in different projects for different high-end customers. Along with your manager you will regularly reflect on and make plans for your development and interests. We are an international and inclusive organization where it is easy to connect with colleagues.

Further information and application

Ready to make a difference?

The recruitment process for this position is managed exclusively by Panda International. For more information please get in contact directly with Ivor Duif (Senior Consultant Research & Development) via i.duif@panda-int.com or +3120 20  44 502.

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