SoundChip is seeking a DSP Audio Engineer to conduct development work and to execute strategic R&D initiatives in audio signal processing, contributing to the maintenance and development of SoundChip’s portfolio of HD-PA system-level audio technologies, methodologies and knowledge base, in accordance with the Company’s standards and processes.
Undertake research and development in accord with company development objectives and processes under the direction of the Chief Technology Officer.
Collaborate in the design and development of audio signal processing strategies from initial concept, specification, design and implementation through test and validation.
Contribute to the development of applications to run these (and other) strategies within commercial product, delivering code to run on a variety of embedded systems, working as part of a distributed team operating formal Software Engineering practices.
Perform strategic research and development work, supporting the innovation of next-generation concepts.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of the corporate knowledge base.
Commit to company values, ethics, safety, security and quality.
Subscribe to total quality management/continuous process improvement initiatives.
Support technical inquiries and troubleshooting.
Diligent application of scientific methods in strategic and short-term work.
Timely execution of work.
Provision and maintenance of appropriate documentation.
Establishment and maintenance of internal and external relationships.
Completion of formal appraisal procedures and subsequent personal development actions.
Completion of a degree or post-graduate degree in engineering, physical sciences, mathematics or computing (or equivalent).
Completion of courses in signal processing within a program of Higher Education in an engineering or applied science context, to cover linear signals and systems analysis, Fourier Methods, statistics, etc., and understanding of fundamental methods of DSP.
Intuition for audio and the handling and analysis of audio signals, including digital filtering, frequency-domain methods, amplitude statistics, etc., and the standard approaches to the realisation of these methods within an embedded context.
Appreciation of the mechanisms of hearing and human perception, sufficient to support and resource development of audio applications.
Skill in the use of technical computing and proficiency in MATLAB.
Technical authoring skills allied with Educational or “Ambassadorial” aptitudes.
Preferably, an appreciation of automatic control, including active noise control.
Preferably, an understanding of practical engineering metrology, acquired within the context of engineering dynamics (but not necessarily acoustics), including an appreciation of the significance of frequency response measurements, signal to noise ratio and dynamic range as applied to the measurement of LTI systems.
3-5 years of professional engineering experience, developing embedded signal processing applications to operate at audio frequency, preferably for audio application.
Experience of standard programming languages and development environments.
Preferably, working experience with a range of general-purpose microcontrollers and DSPs.