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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.

Valencia (CA), United States

Sr Embedded Software Engineer

Covid Protocol:

Upholding the company values is extremely important to Sonova, we take the health and safety of our employees, patients, customers and their families very seriously. To that end, we have concluded that the best way to ensure the safety of these individuals is to mandate that all our newly hired employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, when considering whether to apply for this position, please know that in order to become employed by Sonova (if otherwise eligible), you must provide satisfactory proof, such as a vaccine card or other documentation, that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You will not be required to provide this proof unless and until you receive a formal job offer from Sonova. Please also know that Sonova will provide accommodations to qualified individuals who cannot receive the COVID-19 vaccination because of a sincerely held religious belief or due to a medical issue or pregnancy.




What you’ll do:



  • Contribute to efforts of the existing team that conducts research on optimal ways of encoding speech and music for cochlear implant recipients.
  • Develop firmware for microcontroller-based systems. Participate in development lifecycle activities including specification, design, debugging, test development, formal verification, failure analysis and sustaining engineering.
  • Develop and maintain Windows desktop software application using the C# programming language
  • Ensure adherence of designs and processes to applicable industry standards and internal quality system standards. The successful candidate will routinely interface with other disciplines throughout R&D to balance requirements, performance, schedule and cost.



What you bring to the team:




  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field; Masters or Ph.D. preferred.



Work Experience

  • Work experience acquired in an entry-level position, or appropriate graduate-level study.
  • Experience in Class-III medical industry is an asset.



Professional Competencies

  • Experience in rudimentary programming languages and environments (e.g. C, C++, C#, Python, Matlab, LabView, MS Visual Studio .NET) for automation, test and hardware debug.
  • Familiarity with the use and programming of requisite test equipment (e.g. logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, function generators, power supplies, data acquisition and control systems) for customization and automation of repetitive or timing sensitive test and measurement functions.
  • Analog and RF circuit design, debug, test and verification at the component, board and system level including a solid understanding of PCB layout and fabrication processes and experience optimizing PCB layout for attributes such as signal integrity and self-interference preferred.
  • Experience with ARM based microcontrollers, Real Time Operating Systems and Digital design preferred. Working knowledge of high level digital design languages (e.g. VHDL, Verilog) and their application to FPGAs is an asset.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail in all aspects of design, documentation and verification.
  • Strong interpersonal and technical communication skills within an electrical engineering team and across multidisciplinary engineering groups.
  • Supervisor screens assignments, selects techniques and procedures. Receives close supervision.
  • May be responsible for the direction of a few aides, technicians or interns.
  • Ability to document process and designs properly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Maintains a positive and collaborative work environment.




Social Competencies

  • Application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out engineering tasks.
  • Limited judgment on details of work and in making preliminary selections or adaptations of engineering alternatives.





Our offer:


  • Exciting and challenging work environment
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Training and development opportunities – we believe every employee deserves a development plan. Come, learn, and grow with us!

Don't meet all the criteria?  If you’re willing to go all in and learn we'd love to hear from you! 

We love to work with great people and strongly believe that a diverse team makes us better.  We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of race, color, creed/religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, mental or physical disability.

We thank all applicants in advance; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.  All applications will be kept confidential. Sonova is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should notify the Director, Human Resources.

Sonova is an equal opportunity employer

We team up. We grow talent. We collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to win with the best team in the market place. We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of a candidate’s ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or marital status, gender, genetic identity, age, disability or any other legally protected status.