Senior Firmware Engineer - Sound Processors & Accessories

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Disciplines: Electrical/Electronic Engineering

Remuneration: $ per annum

Location: Sydney

Type: Full Time

Posted: 05/07/2019


Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions and is a top 100 company on the ASX. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people's lives.

Our esteemed Research & Development department is seeking a Senior Firmware Engineer to join our Sound Processors and Accessories team at our global headquarters located on campus at Macquarie University. Reporting to the Firmware Team Leader,  you will play a crucial role in delivering and implementing firmware for Cochlear's product platforms.

As a Senior Engineer you will be expected to take a technical lead in contributing to the direction and strategy of the Firmware & DSP teams and drive innovation on firmware related projects in your team. You will also be responsible for:

Technical Responsibility: design and code firmware for Cochlear's product platforms in Assembly or C; lead and execute the verification and validation process of firmware designs against requirements; document and maintain firmware specifications and requirements.

Project Management: manage small to medium firmware technology development projects through to completion; provide technical guidance to less experienced team members

Team Role: Following relevant quality procedures in order to deliver quality products and services and identify and support the implementation of continuous improvement; audits; contribute ideas on systems and process methods to improve deliverables, work safety.

Key Requirements:

  • University degree in electronics or computer engineering or similar.
  • 5+ years experience as a Firmware Engineer.
  • Experience in firmware design and implementation.
  • Experience coding microcontrollers or DSPs in Assembly and C
  • Skilled with cross-functional thinking and problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skills in firmware architecture design desirable
  • Experience programming in the Python programming language desirable
  • Experience working at all stages of the software development lifecycle desirable

Working for Cochlear:

Cochlear pioneered and is the global leader in the research and development, manufacture and marketing of implantable hearing solutions. Cochlear's global headquarters is located on the campus of Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia to enable links to world leading hearing science research. A success story in the commercialisation of R&D, Cochlear has a 70% share of the global market, employs more than 2,000 people worldwide, operates directly in over 20 countries and sells in over 100 countries. Over 200,000 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
  • Technical expert and mentor
  • Firmware process champion
  • The Organisation – A global leader in active implantable medical device hearing technology
  • The Opportunity – To make a difference to the quality of people's lives

Working at Cochlear's Global HQ:

  • Free parking on site for employees
  • Close to train (Macquarie University station) and buses.
  • Secure storage and change facilities for cyclists and motorcyclists.
  • Access to child care on the Macquarie University campus (subject to availability).
  • Discounted staff rates at Macquarie University gym.

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