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published at 30.11.2021 12:03
Location: Edinburgh, UK
Company: Hearing Diagnostics Ltd
Relocation Level: none
Remote support for this position: yes
We are building the next generation of hearing-test technology that has the potential to transform how patients first gain access to care worldwide, enabling earlier diagnoses for the 7 million people who develop hearing loss each year.
We recently closed our first funding round and are now looking to grow our team to support trialling and market launch.
As part of our small and dynamic team, you will contribute to the technical design, implementation, testing, and deployment of our transformational hearing test, and you will see your contributions rolled out worldwide, positively impacting millions of individuals each year.
Our test uses a spatial paradigm, wherein the patient listens to spatially-localised sounds, simulated in real-time using headphones and inertial measurement sensors, and is instructed to turn their head to face towards the perceived sound direction. By analysing patient head movements, we can determine which sounds the patient actually heard, and we can do so with greater reliability than has been achievable to-date by previous test paradigms.
Our tech stack includes: C++17, Linux (development), Android (UI + business logic), ARM SoC (audio synthesis + sensor integration), flatbuffers, cmake, git, and Spack (package management).
About the Role
We’re looking for a Software Engineer with fluency in C++ and a desire to work on Android and GUI development. It would be desirable if you have a background in either algorithms, signal processing, statistics, or embedded systems.
Depending upon your experience and interests, you will have the possibility to also contribute to the technical development of our hearing test technology, designing APIs, implementing business logic, and integrating with and/or improving upon our existing head movement analysis algorithms.
Your responsibilities will include:
Salary is between £25k and £35k, depending upon ability and experience.
We’re looking for a motivated and creative individual who is excited to work and contribute to a team that faces dynamically evolving technical challenges, requiring rapid independent learning and skill development. You must have a genuine passion for software engineering and be able to tell us of your adventures from previous projects (need not be professional or formal projects). You are likely early in your career and looking to launch yourself and work without constant hand-holding while still knowing you’re part of a team.
About Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can have an immensely negative impact on an individual’s life, putting those who are affected at risk of becoming socially isolated, suffering from depression and anxiety, and developing dementia prematurely.
Providing access to care (hearing aids) can prevent these comorbidities, but it needs to be provided early. Screening tests act as the gatekeeper for providing this care, but existing tests are notoriously unreliable, leaving as many as 2 out of 10 patients with the wrong diagnosis.
We have developed a more reliable test and our vision is to now make hearing testing as commonplace and accessible as eye testing, ensuring that everyone in need receives care at the earliest possible opportunity.
This is a remote position where you will be working from home, living anywhere in the UK. You need to have the right to work in the UK. We cannot offer VISA sponsoring at this stage.
How to apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to email@example.com, highlighting both your contribution and the technologies used in your previous projects and telling us where you want this next step of your career to take you.