Who we are

You enjoy creating and innovating. You never stop striving for better. You take responsibility and you get results. You love being part of a team. Above all, you want your work to matter: Welcome to our world! At Sonova we create sense by bringing sound to life. Our innovative hearing care solutions help millions of people enjoy life’s unforgettable moments.

We offer exceptional career opportunities through market-leading brands from consumer to medical, products and services that keep pushing hearing care forward, and a culture where you can quickly belong and perform at your best.

If you want the freedom to explore, opportunities to grow, and make positive change on people lives through your work, this is the place for you.

Join Sonova. Create sense.

Staefa, Switzerland

Digital Microelectronic DevelopmentEngineer

Research & Development delivers hearing solutions and services for hearing impaired people, hearing care professionals, and further related people, in the form of hearing devices, accessories, web services, mobile applications, and PC software.

Developing and testing microelectronics is your passion. Your 3+ years of experience in development, testing, verification and maintaining of ASICs will build further on our success. Embedded in an international research and development team, you will support product creations by taking over responsibility for the digital part of our ASICs used in our hearing instruments. You will use state of the art technology and software to develop the best in class products.
Your tasks


  • Define the digital SoC/ASIC requirements that meet stakeholder needs, including:  processing cores, memory architecture & interfacing and digital peripherals definition
  • Contribute to SoC/ASIC specification with external semiconductor partners
  • Verify, integrate & validate the IC components according to the requirements & specification 
  • Support IC qualification for industrialization
  • Define FPGA platform used for ASIC emulation, verification, ROM development, early tests including companion chips
  • Maintain the FPGA designs & platforms setups
  • Develop requirements and support schematics definition & PCB layout review for FPGA extension boards
  • Develop & verify the FPGA designs to support prototyping and functional verification of hearing instruments
  • Setup and maintain Linux environment for running ASIC and FPGA tools
  • Define and maintain the HW measurement setups and tools for the electrical verification of the electronic systems/platforms.
  • Support for microsystems related issues in Operations and R&D


Your profile


  • University degree in microelectronic engineering or equivalent
  • 3+ years’ experience in digital circuits design
  • Passionate about electronic design and technologies
  • Experienced with digital design tools and hardware design languages
  • Experience with electronic labor test equipment 
  • Experience in Hardware / Software setups and tools for ASIC functional emulation, verification and IC characterization
  • Experience in Linux environments
  • Good know-how in Python scripting and Microcontroller programming
  • Able to structure tasks, solution-oriented and quality aware
  • Willing to work in a distributed, diverse collaboration environment
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English 


Our offer


We can offer you a new challenge, with interesting tasks and much more – including an open corporate culture, flat hierarchies, support for further training and development, opportunities to take on responsibility, an excellent range of foods, sports and cultural facilities, attractive employment conditions, and flexible working time models in various roles. 
Employment level 80-100%.


Pascal Spycher, Talent Acquisition Manager, is looking forward to receiving your complete application (cover letter, CV, references and certificates) via our online job application platform.


For this vacancy only direct applications will be considered. 


Sonova AG
Laubisrütistrasse 28
CH-8712 Stäfa
+41 58 928 01 01

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