Lead Audio Systems Engineer

Based In: San Jose, CA

Who We Are

We are a small and flexible company with individuals who are passionate about product development and finding solutions to difficult problems. As a design firm, we are able to work with a wide array of customers on a diverse group of product families. We are never satisfied with our current knowledge and are on a mission to learn every single day.

Who You Are

You are a self-starter but not afraid to ask for help. You are passionate about self-improvement and learning new things. You are patient and understanding. You are ok being wrong and taking accountability. You speak up and articulate your points effectively both verbally and in writing. You are excited about trailblazing at a small company.

Skills You Have

  • Deep knowledge of acoustic fundamentals
  • Deep knowledge of audio measurement techniques and tools (Soundcheck, Audio Precision, etc)
  • Deep knowledge of digital audio and data protocols (I2S, I2C, SPI)
  • Deep knowledge of electrical audio architecture for embedded systems
  • Familiarity with voice DSP technologies and metrics
  • Familiarity with speaker subsystem design and validation
  • Familiarity with consumer headphone design and validation

Your Experience

  • You have a degree in engineering, physics, acoustics, or music
  • You have 4+ years working on audio subsystems for consumer or pro products
  • You have experience working as a consumer product, audio subject matter expert across discipines (acoustical/mechanical, electrical, DSP, etc)
  • You have helped ship multiple products with audio subsystems where you were in a lead or directly responsible capacity

You'll be Responsible For:

  • Owning client technical relationships
  • Owning ODM/JDM technical relationships
  • Managing and mentoring audio engineers
  • Making sure client projects run successfully
  • Communicating highly technical concepts and tasks between clients and internal engineering teams (remote and local)
  • Driving architecture and design decisions for complex consumer products
  • Delegating engineering tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Traveling to/for client programs, remote team management, JDM engagements
  • Creating and executing audio test plans and documentation
  • Evaluating and benchmarking transducers, audio converters, audio amplifiers, and other audio IC's
  • Evaluating and benchmarking audio DSP algorithms and new technologies
  • Managing and running failure analysis on products
  • Managing and running design of experiments for acoustic prototype permutations
  • Driving vendor technical relationships
  • Communicating highly technical concepts and test results to clients in an effective manner