System Software Architect

Expert who leads Sonion into new systems and functions for in-ear devices

Sonion is extending its product portfolio from traditional Hardware components for the Hearing Aid market to more intelligent modules where both Hardware and Software make the product. Furthermore, Sonion targets not only the Hearing Aid market but also the high-end, In-ear audio devices in the Consumer Electronics market. For both markets, Sonion needs to also understand the customer architecture and interfaces to develop the right systems and components, while still building on its core value of optimum size and power consumption. Therefore, Sonion is strengthening the team to take on this new challenge.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Define and architect the next generation low-power ear solutions; combining Software, Hardware, and Packaging requirements
  • Determine hardware/software trade-offs for key features and requirements, defining the most optimal system implementation.
  • Specify the hardware and software
  • Assess development efforts, cost, risks, benefit, etc. for the system to support decision making
  • Effectively work with internal teams as well as external partners to develop these subsystems.
  • Collaborate with tier 1 customers, marketing, design, software, and applications teams.
  • Propose the best system-level solutions to fit Sonion’s products to end-use applications.
  • Analyze potential system-level bottlenecks and advise how to resolve them.
  • Drive domain expertise
  • Contribute to Intellectual Property

Your profile

We are looking for a technically skilled System Architect based in The Netherlands; a senior professional who has the capability to lead Sonion into new embedded software solutions for in-ear devices.

  • Technical education in Software, Physics, Electronics or related field at Master or PhD level.
  • 7-10 years of hands-on experience in embedded software system development with integration of Sensors/ FPGA/ ASIC/ DSP.
  • Experienced in leading technical task force
  • You are analytical and are skilled with a helicopter view, know how to influence stakeholders, and show entrepreneurial spirit
  • Good presentation and communication skills in both verbal and written English
  • Able to deal with a high level of technical uncertainty

Equally important to your knowledge and experience is the personality you bring. We need someone who is social, hands-on, proactive, eager to learn, and result-driven. You can interact effectively with a wide variety of people with different backgrounds.

Sonion

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

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. We are the leading innovators in our field, and we believe our employees make a difference. 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

The recruitment process for this position is managed exclusively by McFly & Brown. For more information and/or if you would like to apply, please get in contact directly with Martijn Tigchelaar (Senior Consultant Technology) via martijn.tigchelaar@mcflybrown.com or +31 (0)85 303 462 9 | +31 (0)6 58830000.

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