System Engineer

Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions and is a top 100 medical device company. Our implantable hearing devices include cochlear implant systems (CI) and bone anchored hearing aids (Baha™). Cochlear Technology Centre is part of our global R&D network and employs talented engineers to design and develop new products and technology platforms for implantable hearing devices.

Key responsibilities

In order to help Cochlear bring new products to market that help people with hearing loss, we are recruiting a Systems Engineer.

To be successful in this role you will make sure that Systems Engineering is properly and effectively implemented, in such a way that a project delivers a product that meets the user requirements and regulatory standards in an efficient way. You will work closely together with internal product stakeholders and external key contacts for the definition and high-level design of features for future product generations. This role is responsible for:

  • Building a holistic view on the software and firmware architecture of Cochlears products, such that the system impact of design decisions is understood.
  • Developing and managing user requirements, product or technology component requirement, system requirements and requirements traceability.
  • Coordinating and contributing to system design and system integration.
  • Developing and managing safety and verification protocols, verification plans and appropriate test set-ups for ASIC, firmware and/or software components, and at system level. Formally executing these verification protocols (e.g. end-to-end acoustic verification) and writing up the results in verification reports.
  • Developing new system engineering tools and procedures where needed in conjunction with other Cochlear Systems Engineers.

You will make a significant contribution to Cochlears successful history of innovation by applying your knowledge of system architecture and system engineering.

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • A scientific degree in Software or Electronic Engineering or equivalent by experience.
  • Proven experience in Product development, more specifically Systems Engineering and / or System Architecture.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, as well as good knowledge of technical English.
  • Demonstrated team collaboration skills, including in international settings, and good customer focus.
  • A conceptual and analytical thinker that seeks information where and when needed, in combination with a superior focus on quality.
  • A drive for achievement and a creative and open mindset.
  • Willingness to travel to European (max. 4 times per year) and/or global offices (max. 2 times per year).

Working for Cochlear:

Cochlear pioneered and is the global leader in the research and development, manufacture and marketing of implantable hearing solutions. Cochlears global headquarters is located in Sydney, Australia. A success story in the commercialisation of R&D, Cochlear has a 70% share of the global market, employs more than 2,500 people worldwide, operates directly in over 20 countries and sells in over 100 countries. Over 250,000 people across more than 100 countries now experience hearing as a recipient of a Cochlear hearing solution. Cochlear can offer:

  • The Work - A high impact job supporting world leading technology
  • The Organisation – A global leader in active implantable medical device hearing technology
  • The Opportunity – To make a difference to the quality of peoples lives

As a world-leader in innovative medical devices, Cochlear encourages continuous learning for employees. Visit for more information.

Working for Cochlear Technology Centre, Mechelen, Belgium:
Cochlear Technology Centre is Cochlears largest Research & Development department outside Australia. Our enthusiastic colleagues work in a multidisciplinary setting to develop new technologies, products and manufacturing processes that will be used to develop new ground breaking hearing implant systems. Close links of collaboration exist between our centre and leading technology providers and universities over Europe. Our team is characterised by a familiar, informal and dynamic culture. We offer a unique and attractive reward package, which includes meal vouchers, group insurance and hospitalisation insurance and a flex part that can be used to purchase additional benefits with.

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