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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 Systems Eng-Design Assurance

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.

In a life without sound, our work provides meaning. As the world’s leading hearing care provider, we are not just a company that makes products: we are a team on a mission to help people enjoy the delight of hearing. To enable a life without limitations, we – through our core brands Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova – develop, manufacture and distribute solutions that push the limits of technology and redefine the future of our industry.

Sonova has more than 14,000 committed employees in over 100 countries, all of whom contribute to something greater than themselves – they transform lives. Join our mission and become part of our team! Apply now for the following position:


Senior Systems Eng-Design Assurance




Work as part of a multidisciplinary product development team in a growing company within the expanding cochlear implant industry to ensure the design intent of products is realized effectively and efficiently.

Design Assurance at Advanced Bionics emphasizes scientific and technical contribution to the requirements management and design verification processes. Through early and thorough analysis of targets and capabilities, we ensure predictable development while continuing to innovate.


What you’ll do:


  • Requirements discovery as solicited from Engineering, Marketing, Clinical, and Regulatory stakeholders
  • Tracing requirements throughout their lifecycle using commercial RM software
  • Simulation of design concepts under expected use conditions using electrical, mechanical, or multiphysics analysis software
  • Identification and interpretation of recognized standards for medical device performance (e.g. EN 45502, IEC 60601, etc.)
  • Ensure design meets and exceeds product specifications, regulatory requirements, and international safety standards such as IEC 60601-1
  • Feasibility testing of early prototype components or systems
  • Develop test protocols and reports, and execute testing to support regulatory submissions
  • Prepare documentation for and support regulatory submissions (USA, EU, International)
  • Support human factors and usability engineering by developing plans and tests to comply with IEC 62366
  • Educate different departments on compliance of medical devices per international standards
  • Design verification and validation according to a precise quality system
  • Experienced in hands-on engineering testing



What you bring to the team:



  • B.S. in Engineering, Physics, or related applied or physical sciences is required; graduate degree with research is preferred

Work Experience

  • 5 years’ experience in product development is required; time in academia or any highly regulated industry may apply to experience


Additional Required Skills

  • Independent research and literature review experience
  • Broad technical skills; conversant in Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, and Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Biology or Neurophysiology, and Statistics
  • Design and execution of experiments; generation of peer reviewed data is ideal
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and logic
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work productively and proactively with technical, multi-disciplinary product teams
  • Strong organizational and work planning skills, detail oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time sensitive environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Familiar with FTA, FMEA, HALT, etc.
  • Experience with risk management methodology



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.