Sonus Microsystems
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Chief Technology Officer

Sonus Microsystems Inc. is an early-stage technology development company located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Company is the creator of polymer-based Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers (polyCMUTs), This technology’s unique characteristics enable the use of ultrasound in applications that are not possible with existing piezoelectric or silicon-based ultrasound transducers. Sonus’ ultrasound technology has applications in multiple markets, including healthcare, non-destructive testing and consumer electronics. The Company is a spin-off from two internationally recognized research laboratories at the University of British Columbia, and we value the people, innovation, and strive to foster evolution of people as integral to corporate culture.

Sonus is building its executive management team and is seeking a Chief Technology Officer. The CTO will have a key role in developing strategy for technology commercialization and have an integral role implementing our go-to-market strategy. In this position, the CTO will oversee the small but growing team of engineers and interface with other executive team members, founders, and the board of directors. Strategic thinking, insight into the ultrasound market, and strong business acumen are essential in this role. We expect you will be well-versed in the whole pipeline of ultrasound product development and have a customer-centric approach. We also expect you to be an excellent communicator and be team oriented.

Responsibilities as CTO:

  • Develop technical aspects of the company’s strategy to ensure alignment with its business goals
  • Assemble and manage a world-leading multi-disciplinary technical team
  • Management of partnership relations with a focus on delivering milestones
  • Support dilutive and non-dilutive fundraising
  • Communicate technology strategy to partners and investors
  • Project management and team management including hiring
  • Develop budget and supervise expenses for product development
  • Establish quality systems and manufacturing processes


This job posting and an application portal is available at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sonus-microsystems



Technical expertise:

We expect that the candidate has a proven leadership experience in the ultrasound market and a deep technical insight. A list of main desired traits are:

  • Proven experience as a CTO or similar leadership role in the ultrasound industry
  • Practical knowledge of ultrasound transducers and their applications
  • Knowledge of team building in a start-up environment, product development and deployment
  • Knowledge of technological trends in medical imaging to build strategy
  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership and organizational abilities
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving aptitude
  • BASc/BEng in Engineering or related field; MBA or relevant graduate degree is a plus

Benefits and future evolution

You will benefit from a highly interdisciplinary and motivating environment, in a growing high-tech company that is evolving fast, and will have the opportunity to shape innovative products with great potential impact. 

What we can offer:

  • Early-stage entry into a fast-growing company
  • Experience from a wide range of roles and responsibilities
  • Opportunity to disrupt the field of ultrasound and impact lives
  • An enjoyable, respectful and productive company culture

Sonus Microsystems is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of seniority. We encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Please apply with a cover letter and curriculum vitae to link above or to the Human Resources Manager at hr@sonusmicrosystems.com.  We will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. References will be requested from individuals short-listed for the position. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be notified.


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