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Senior Research Software Engineer

Apply now Job no: 615869
Work type: Permanent
Location: Mechelen
Categories: Engineering, IT, Western Europe, Individual Contributor

Cochlear is the global market leader in implant hearing solutions and is a top 50 company on the ASX. Cochlear's mission is to help people Hear and Be Heard. Our Algorithms and Applications Team is currently looking for a Senior Research Software Engineer, based in our location in Mechelen. 

The Senior Research Software Engineer is part of a team of research engineers, whose responsibility is the creation of investigational device software and research tools using a variety of technologies, i.e. desktop, cloud computing, web and mobile platforms. Specific to this role is the focus on desktop application development in C#. This role specifically encompasses the software engineering responsibility that requires the person to have a good understanding of the particularities of developing software in the medical industry.

To deliver swiftly on functional prototypes exploring new concepts and de-risking novel technologies, the engineer will often work within cross-functional research squads, consisting of members of various R&D departments such as A&A, Clinical Research, Customer Software and Embedded Software.

The engineer will be responsible for the full software prototype development cycle: design, coding, testing, verification, deployment, and documentation. He/she should be able to contribute to application code development in C# in a .NET/WPF environment. Being familiar with C++, cloud computing in Amazon Web Services and/or application code development in Swift targeting the iOS platform is a plus.
Affinity with the hardware-software interface and a basic understanding of electronics technology is required.  

The engineer needs to demonstrate a passion for lean research, eager to learn, and explore new technologies. He/she should be open minded towards incorporating research learnings in the next project deliverables, showing flexibility in dealing with evolving insights in the research topics and product concepts.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Capture and analyze the incoming research requirements translating them into software technical designs and implementation.
  • Focus on the deliverables of the project: design and develop prototypes for next generation Cochlear’s Hearing implant applications.
  • Define the overall software architecture, including partitioning of the software across desktop, mobile and cloud platforms.
  • Contribute to application code in C# in a .NET/WPF environment.
  • Support cloud development and deployment on the AWS platform.
  • High-quality design and development.
  • Participate in verification activities when necessary or appropriate.
  • Define the overall software architecture, including partitioning of the software across desktop, mobile and cloud platforms.
  • Write and maintain technical documentation of the module or subproject.
  • Ability to communicate openly and constructively with other team members, and knowledge sharing within the team and across teams.
  • Engage with the collaborative team culture, share ideas and experiences, and be open and available to suggestions from other members of the team.
  • Follow internal project procedures and apply the required design controls.
  • Contribute ideas on systems and process methods to improve deliverables.

Key requirements

  • Master’s degree in software engineering or electrical engineering.
  • Good knowledge of object-oriented software development, specifically C#.
  • Familiar with Agile development.
  • Customer oriented and Innovation mindset.
  • Strong interest in and experience with quality management systems and standards for software design.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Affinity with the hardware-software interface and electronics technology.
  • Ability to have a broad perspective on technical development.
  • Proven experience in handling requirements and design documents.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.

Key benefits

  • Be part of a thriving research group in a global company working on brain machine interfaces.
  • Deepen your software design expertise and mentoring.
  • Opportunity to expand experience with design, architecture and coding of multiple software methodologies.
  • Opportunity to enhance system engineering skills.
  • Opportunity to collaborate globally with software and research teams.
  • Champion in cutting edge software technologies on multiple platforms.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role and take on new challenges to build your career with Cochlear, please start your application by clicking the APPLY button below.


At Cochlear we value and welcome the unique contributions, perspectives, experiences and backgrounds of our employees and aim to build a culture that celebrates and leverages these differences, creating a sense of belonging and enabling our people to realise their full potential. We offer flexible working arrangements, and we understand flexibility is not the same for everyone. We're open to a conversation about what flexibility means for you.



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