Experienced embedded software / firmware developer

  • #real-time-os-rtos
  • #low-level-embedded-programming-in-c
  • #verilog
  • #wireless-protocol
  • #vhdl
  • #degree-in-electronics-or-computer-engineering

If you wish to take part in implementing a future release of an Open Source BLE stack, proprietary audio transports, and the custom-developed chipset on which it will run, now is the time to apply. In order to be considered for his position, you need to be able to document deep expertise within relevant areas, such as low power, BLE, open source development and wireless audio.

The challenge
Oticon will join industry leaders in developing and implementing an open source BLE stack for our next-generation hearing aid connectivity IC. We will run this stack on our custom-developed, ultra-low power connectivity IC, which will be developed in parallel. The connectivity IC will enable the hearing instrument to receive audio from a wide range of connected devices, such as smartphones, TVs, etc.

Our task is to:

  • Integrate and develop an open source stack, including proprietary audio transports

  • Contribute to the definition of the ICs so they best fits our needs

  • Optimize power consumption to the extreme

  • Deliver boot ROM and support IC verification

We develop code for our highly specialized ICs ranging from HW driver level to the upper layers of a BLE stack. Our tool chain is comprised of a mix of custom and standard state of the art tooling, including nightly and weekly regression testing both in actual hardware and workstation emulation, along with tailored debug features.

In your new position, you will be part of the Chipset Firmware Platform Group consisting of 17 highly skilled and dedicated low-level embedded SW developers. The team is responsible for designing and implementing the lower layers of the embedded SW platform, incl. OS and full protocol stack, used in all of Oticon’s hearing solutions. You will be part of a 9-person well-organized scrum team focusing on the connectivity IC. Besides the daily dialogue with your SW colleagues, you can look forward to interfacing with the rest of the Oticon organization, especially the IC development group.

Experience with low level embedded software development

We expect you to hold a relevant degree in Electronics or Computer Engineering and have experience with development of low-level embedded systems.

We are looking for the following competencies and experience:

  • Low-level embedded programming in C

  • Experience with real-time constraints, e.g. for audio streaming systems

  • Wireless (audio) protocols on link layer level

  • Prior experience with a major open source component - preferably as contributor

Should you have experience with Wind River's Rocket kernel, it is an advantage.

We dare to make a difference
Together with ambitious and talented colleagues you will be part of a dynamic environment based on trust and openness, and where you will experience a strong will to win. We are a growing international company where everyone supports the business in order to ensure that our products are the most attractive. We are located in a light and open building, where flexible work environments, knowledge-sharing and mutual professional respect make work fun and meaningful.

Living outside Denmark and consider applying?
We make all necessary travel arrangements for you, including paying for your trip and stay here, if we invite you for an interview. If you are hired, we also have a comprehensive relocation package, helping you settle effortlessly.

About Oticon
500 million people worldwide suffer from hearing loss. It is Oticon's ambition that our customers - hearing clinics throughout the world - prefer to use our products for people with impaired hearing. Oticon is one of the two largest companies in the industry, and in Denmark all 1,300 employees, with passion, dedication and professional expertise, develop some of the most innovative hearing aids in the world. Oticon is an international growing company, and 98% of Group revenues is generated outside Denmark. We are part of William Demant Holding Group with more than 11,000 employees and revenues of over DKK 10 billion.