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Senior Engineer, Systems

Sonova Group

Sonova Group

santa clarita, ca, usa
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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

Senior Engineer, Systems


Systems Engineering at Advanced Bionics is about understanding requirements, architecting, analyzing through suitable techniques, specifying, conducting feasibility studies, and staying involved in the project through the course of integration. Systems engineering is a central role that spans the lifecycle of product development from requirements gathering to manufacturing transfer and post-market surveillance. In addition to having an area of strong technical competence, the ideal candidate, will also be a good communicator and develop a deep sense of market needs.

What you’ll do:

  • Working with Product Marketing, Project Management, and other R&D groups to guide requirements and generate product specifications.
  • Obtain a system level view to drive trade-off analysis during product development while considering features, schedules, cost, complexity, evaluating how radical or incremental the change is, risk and usability.
  • Conduct feasibility work on product / system components and features in area of technical expertise. Study and be able to propose suitable components, algorithms and solutions at the least in the area of expertise. Also be able model/implement the proposals using suitable techniques and tools.
  • Work with Electrical (RF, Board & IC), Firmware, Software and Mechanical teams during the product development and system integration phase.
  • Work with R&T and other R&D groups to define architectures for future products and systems with a solid understanding of market needs.
  • Be willing and capable of developing a broad level of understanding of our products, its higher level architecture (hardware and software) and also specialize in certain technical segments.
  • Be capable of investigating field product issues, or issues during product development, be able to conduct necessary experiments with suitable techniques to get to the root cause of the issues at the shortest possible time.
  • Be able to lead development of a product or major part of a product within discipline and integrate with other disciplines.
  • Be willing and forthcoming in clearly documenting the work undertaken not only with a goal to document but also with a goal in mind to educate the newcomers and rest of the organization.
  • Always be willing and effectively share with others in the organization knowledge that has been gained when asked, or as needed to improve the overall skills of the organization.
  • Be capable of (and be willing in) coaching or mentoring interns, junior engineers in the team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Travelling Requirement: up to 20%

What you bring to the team:


  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering

Further Education

Nice to Have

  • Professional Certification (such as INCOSE) demonstrating Systems Engineering skills

Work Competencies

  • 5+ years of previous work experience with strong hands-on technical ability in at least three or more of the following: Analog circuits, digital circuits, FPGA platforms, embedded systems, DSP, RF, Control System, ASICs.

Nice to Have

  • Class 3 Medical Device experience is a plus including knowledge of relevant standards (IEC60601, etc.).
  • Work experience in a highly regulated environment with strict requirements for process, procedures and documentation.

Personal Competencies

  • Must have a strong combination of personal interaction skill, technical acumen and organizational prowess.

Social Competencies

  • High level ability to work under pressure and meet project timelines across departments.

Leadership Competencies

  • Team player while demonstrating the initiative and ability to take on and solve problems outside of the individual’s area of technical expertise.
  • Capable of working independently with high level input and limited guidance
  • Be able to communicate clearly, build consensus and influence at the team level.

Professional Competencies

  • Must be able to work with all levels of management and peers.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism among peers and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

Language(s)/ Level

  • English/ Fluent

IT Skills

  • Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Word, Powerpoint); Engineering Softwares (MATLAB, Python etc).

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 Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Pay Ranges: $93,600/yr - $140,400/yr

Based on location

Health Benefits & Perks:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage*
  • Health Savings, Health Reimbursement, Flexible Spending/Dependent Care Accounts
  • TeleHealth options
  • 401k plan with company match*
  • Company paid life/ad&d insurance
    • Additional supplemental life/ad&d coverage available
  • Short/Long-Term Disability coverage (STD/LTD)
    • STD LTD Buy-ups available
  • Accident/Hospital Indemnity coverage
  • Legal/ID Theft Assistance
  • PTO & paid holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program

*Plan rules/offerings dependent upon group Company/location.

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.