Product Development Engineer

SoundTalks is a Belgian technology-driven spin-off company that originated from the KU Leuven (BE) and the
University of Milan (IT) in 2011. SoundTalks is committed to improving the health and welfare of livestock animals and the efficiency in the livestock production chain by delivering innovative automated monitoring solutions to the global market. The ultimate goal for SoundTalks is to give every animal a life worth living, and the company believes sound-based monitoring tools are perfect to help achieving that goal.

The service of sound-based respiratory health monitoring has been launched commercially for fattening pig barns. Sound is recorded 24h/7d in the barn, intelligent sound analysis algorithms automatically count the number of coughs continuously from these recordings, and early alerts are raised to the farmer and/or veterinarian in case potential respiratory diseases develop in the pig barn. SoundTalks solutions are cloud-based, which allows intelligent, personalized warning systems, the aggregation of data and excellent customer service. Besides fattening pigs, SoundTalks is also developing products for other markets, with the first extension towards piglets and poultry.

Product Development Engineer (m/f)

SoundTalks is looking for a product development engineer with at least 5 years of experience to join our team in
Leuven, Belgium. If you are interested in making a difference in a young and innovative company, check out this
opportunity and join us for our next adventures!

The role

The Product Development Engineer is the primary technical lead for the development of the hardware of our newest product and for bringing it to the next level. Apart from acoustic sensors, it also contains non-acoustic sensors such as temperature sensor, relative humidity sensor and light sensor, and it includes WiFi Mesh and Bluetooth capability. There is currently a first version available so you will be continuing on an existing design. Your role will be to oversee research and designs, lead testing procedures and specifications for production. You will contribute directly and significantly in the upscaling of our business.


  • You have a university degree M.Sc. in engineering with at least 5 years of relevant quantitative experience
  • You have supervisory and project management skills
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Knowledge on mechanical design and/or embedded software is considered an advantage
  • You combine analytical thinking with a result-oriented approach.
  • You are dynamic, stress resistant and persistent in realizing your targets.
  • You are a team player and enjoy sharing your knowledge and experiences with others.
  • Good knowledge of English is a must and you communicate easily with your colleagues in an international context.

Why SoundTalks?

Working for SoundTalks means you are part of a growing and international expanding company. Revenues have accelerated over the last couple of years and we face exciting times as our growth continues. When you join our team, you can experience the joy of innovative product development in an exciting environment where your own contributions will be valued and have a significant impact on the end product.


  • Be part of a high-performance team, your contribution really matters.
  • Opportunities to grow along with our young company
  • Work in a unique, international atmosphere with motivated and result-driven co-workers
  • Enjoy the successes of new product releases, where you can make the difference.

Solicitation procedure

Interested candidates can contact Wim Buyens and send their motivation letter and CV.
Wim Buyens
SoundTalks NV
Interleuvenlaan 15/C
3001 Leuven