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R&D, Sr Mechanical Engineer

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R&D, Sr Mechanical Engineer

Are you motivated by bringing fantastic products to the market and is the management of complex, high-tech product development projects part of your DNA? Is it second nature for you to motivate a team of development engineers to reach ambitious goals through teamwork and dedication? Do you want to contribute to the improvement of the life experience for people with a hearing disability?

Then we might have an exciting career for you as R&D Mechanical Principal Engineer F/M at Oticon Medical in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Oticon Medical is committed to improve the quality of life of profoundly deaf patients. For that, we develop implantable medical devices and surgical techniques to restore profound hearing loss. As a member of one of the world’s largest groups of hearing health care companies, we share a close link with Oticon and direct access to the latest advancements in hearing research and technologies. Our competencies span more than a century of innovations in sound processing and decades of pioneering experience in hearing implant technology.


Multi-site Development of high-tech, innovative, implantable hearing solutions


In your new role you will be part of Oticon Medical R&D consisting of three development sites; Smørum in Denmark, Gothenburg in Sweden and Sophia Antipolis on the French Riviera. You will be based in France. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary and high skilled product development team together with electro-acoustic engineers, audiologists, embedded system designers and software developers. Interaction with development teams at other Oticon Medical sites, with internal and external subcontractors and with production facilities will be a natural part of your daily routine. You will report to the Head of CI Implants based in Sophia Antipolis.

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Technical leader responsible for the design and development of technically complex projects through all phases of the product development process
  • Prioritize tasks and manage a dynamic workload, exhibit strong written and verbal interpersonal skills and interact with multi-functional project teams, management, sales and physicians
  • Design documentation and design reviews
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance of materials and designs

    At Oticon Medical we develop both bone anchored hearing systems (BAHS) and Cochlear Implants (CI).  We are very ambitious and have a strong entrepreneur spirit and the will to win. Join us on our exciting journey and help us develop innovative implantable hearing solutions that improve the lives of thousands of children and adults across the globe.

R&D senior Mechanical Engineer F/M with a proven track record

In order for you to be a success in this job, you must have documented similar experience in the medical device field.  A minimum of 5 years in new product development experience in implantable medical devices is required.

Furthermore, we expect you to hold a B.Sc. or a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering or similar technical background.

Fluency in French and English is mandatory.

Six Sigma black belt certification preferred.

PMP certification or equivalent preferred.

As a person you are:

  • Driven by results, and know how to set goals
  • Good communication skills
  • Skilled in creating and maintaining good relations to all parts of the organization
  • motivated by hands-on mechanical design and product development with a clear focus on customer needs
  • Characterized by a high degree of technical insight and curiosity to support a multi-disciplinary work environment
  • A team player by heart with a natural ability to motivate
  • Pragmatic and strive for efficiency in all that you do
  • Able to travel up to 20 days per year

Because sound matters

Oticon Medical is a global company in implantable hearing solutions, dedicated to bringing the magical world of sound to people at every stage of life. As part of the Demant group, a global leader in hearing healthcare with 15,000 people in over 130 countries, we have access to one of the world’s strongest research and development teams, the latest technological advances and insights into hearing care.

Our competencies span more than a century of innovations in sound processing and decades of pioneering experience in hearing implant technology. We work collaboratively with patients, physicians and hearing care professionals to ensure that every solution we create is designed with users’ needs in mind. We share an unwavering commitment to provide innovative solutions and support that enhance quality of life for people wherever life may take them.
Because we know how much sound matters.