Technical Innovation Lead - Sonova

Who Is Sonova?


In a life without sound, Sonova’s work provides meaning. As the world’s leading hearing care provider, Sonova is not just a company that makes products: they are a team on a mission to help people enjoy the delight of hearing. Their core brands - Phonak, Unitron, Hansaton, Advanced Bionics and AudioNova- develop products that push the limits of technology and enable a life without hearing limitations while redefining the future of their industry.

Sonova is excited to launch a solutions and technology innovation lab at the Communitech Hub. The lab will be a centre for innovation excellence and experimentation to help Sonova imagine and create the future in assisted hearing and other consumer solutions. They’re looking for a Developer Lead; someone who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment, and working closely with a shifting team to create innovative new products.

How Will I Make An Impact?

  • As the Technical Lead, you and your team will help ensure Sonova is building meaningful, customer centred products & services in the area of consumer & medical apps.

  • You will engage directly with customers and partners within the Communitech ecosystem (corporates, startups, scaleups, academia, and more).

  • You will work closely with internal teams to understand their challenges - and introduce innovative approaches, such as design thinking, lean, agile, prototyping and user testing

  • You will mentor and lead a technical small team at the Communitech Lab location

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?

  • If you excel at being an owner that achieves results through end-to-end project accountability, stakeholder collaboration

  • You want to build new, innovative product concepts and experiences for different types of Sonova customers

  • You’re excited to lead a team of software developer interns to take a concept from idea to functional prototype and teach them best practices, performing code reviews, etc.

  • You love exploring the use of new and emerging technologies as part of prototype development

  • You can participate in Design Sprints to quickly market-test how a prototype should really look and function

  • You’re comfortable shaping sprint demos and pitch concepts to senior technical executives as well as sharing technical and business insights from projects with other teams

  • You’re excited to promote user-centred design and guide technological change at Sonova

  • You can learn from failure, celebrate wins and achieves results

Do I Have What It Takes? (Requirements)

  • You have strong Software Development Experience

  • You have experience working in both startups/scaleups and Corporate environments

  • You have a proven ability of systematically designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting software

  • You’re experienced with and interested in managing and mentoring students / employees

  • You have excellent programming skills and experience in C#, Java, C++, or other object-oriented language and are passionate about code quality and maintainability

  • You come with a proven track record for taking ideas from inception to deployment, delivering significant business results and experiences that customers love

  • You’ve demonstrated your ability to look at traditional problems from new perspectives, and deploy cutting-edge technology to enhance or replace existing platforms

  • Any experience with Software integration with wearables and/or IoT an asset

  • Some knowledge of data security as it pertains to personal information and data transmission is also an asset


Does this sound exciting to you?
Get in touch with Olivia!