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AES Job Board: B & W Group Ltd. - Multiple Job Listings

Automotive Development Engineer

Posted On: 2017-6-13
Location: Steyning, West Sussex, England

Bowers & Wilkins is Britain’s leading manufacturer of the world’s most advanced luxury audio technology. Since 1966, Bowers & Wilkins’ 'Quest for Perfection' has resulted in a succession of technical loudspeaker innovations that have satisfied the world’s most demanding listeners. Its products’ rave reviews and universal endorsement as reference monitors for professional recording industry have helped Bowers & Wilkins become the premium loudspeaker company of choice for audiophile quality sound.
At Bowers & Wilkins we deliver pristine sound in some of the world’s most desirable automobiles, developing systems for the likes of BMW, Maserati, Volvo and McLaren Automotive.


We are currently looking to recruit an Automotive Development Engineer to support the engineering activities required to maintain Bowers & Wilkins’ leading position within automotive audio. This is a challenging role which involves liaising with industrial partners and in-house teams on the design of new automotive transducers; as well as working with the design engineers on the integration of supporting structures to ensure consistent acoustic performance.
The Automotive Development Engineer will be based in Steyning, West Sussex and will work alongside the prototyping team to create transducer prototypes, trim and structural prototypes and integrate these components into demonstration vehicles. Additionally, this role will require you to engage in system tuning/fault finding and correction to ensure the Quality Control of production vehicles is met to the highest of standards.


Other duties and responsibilities include:

• Research and innovation of new technologies relevant to automotive audio
• Benchmarking of competitor vehicles
• Project management
• Maintaining an overview of Bowers & Wilkins domestic audio technologies with a view to align with the automotive roadmap
• Support development in other product categories when appropriate.
It is essential that you have a degree in mechanical/electronic/acoustic engineering, physics or associated disciplines, with knowledge and experience in FEA and 3D CAD systems. You will need to have experience in the use of basic workshop equipment and be willing to drive on business travel when required.
At Bowers & Wilkins we offer competitive rates of pay, 25 days holiday per year, group pension plan with 5% employer/employee contributions, private health care and life insurance.


If you would like to apply please send a covering letter and c.v to: hr@bwgroup.com
You must be eligible to work and reside in the UK/EU.
Bowers & Wilkins are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Please mention AES001041 when applying for this position.


Test Engineer

Posted On: 2017-6-13
Location: Steyning, West Sussex, England

Our founder, John Bowers, started this company in 1966 with a single loudspeaker and the vision, “if you create a better product, you will sell it.” Today, we are the market leaders in the premium audio category and are used by musicians and producers in the best studios in the world, from Abbey Road to Skywalker Studios. In May 2016, we ushered in a new era for Bowers & Wilkins through an acquisition by Silicon Valley startup, Eva Automation, led by Gideon Yu. Combining Eva’s culture of fast-paced technology innovation and the audio heritage of Bowers & Wilkins will allow us to create fantastic home entertainment experiences that make it easier and better for people to use the products they love.


The Transducer Test Engineer will be based in Steyning, West Sussex and will
fully support the transducer teams, testing during the multiple phases of drive unit development.


Role and responsibilities:

• Responsible (within the context of the transducer team) for the definition of power tests and production test setups for transducer and complete loudspeaker systems, liaising with both the transducer design team and the production team
• Provide ground support and training for the testing teams in production, including during pre-production phases (transducer reference selection, fault finding, measurement limit adjustments)
• Assist the transducer design team during the early design stage
• Suggest improvements to measurement setups and equipment
• Attend conferences & maintain up to date knowledge of measurement techniques


Essential:

• Degree/MSc. or higher in a relevant field (Electroacoustic, Acoustics or Electronics)
• In depth understanding of electrodynamic transducer working principles
• In depth understanding of physical mechanisms behind transducer non-linear distortion and rub & buzz
• Familiarity with other audio testing equipment: Audio Precision, MLSSA, SoundCheck, Clio
• Understanding of acoustic measurement principles, microphone technologies, sweep method


Desirable:

• Experience of fault finding in transducers
• Direct experience of audio transducer testing using the Klippel system


At Bowers & Wilkins we offer competitive rates of pay, 25 days holiday per year, group pension plan with 5% employer/employee contributions, private health care and life insurance.
You must be eligible to work and reside in the UK/EU.
If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter and c.v to: hr@bwgroup.com
Bowers & Wilkins are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Please mention AES001042 when applying for this position.


Transducer Engineer

Posted On: 2017-6-15
Location: Steyning, West Sussex, England

Our founder, John Bowers, started this company in 1966 with a single loudspeaker and the vision, “if you create a better product, you will sell it.” Today, we are the market leaders in the premium audio category and are used by musicians and producers in the best studios in the world, from Abbey Road to Skywalker Studios. In May 2016, we ushered in a new era for Bowers & Wilkins through an acquisition by Silicon Valley startup, Eva Automation, led by Gideon Yu. Combining Eva’s culture of fast-paced technology innovation and the audio heritage of Bowers & Wilkins will allow us to create fantastic home entertainment experiences that make it easier and better for people to use the products they love.


We are looking to recruit a Transducer Engineer under the supervision of the transducer team leader, to support the research and development activities by designing high performance components and transducers in collaboration with our product development team. The role responsibilities are centered around simulation work, electroacoustics and mechanical measurements with a strong emphasis on measured and perceived performance for the design validation.


The Transducer Engineer will be part of the R&D multidisciplinary team, based in Steyning, West Sussex. The R&D team is responsible for the development of all B&W products, from headphones to active, wireless and passive loudspeakers.


Role and Responsibilities:

Interfacing with the Product Development Engineers, the Transducer Engineer will be directly responsible for the following technical duties:
• Dimensioning and Finite element simulation of transducer components or assemblies (electromagnetic, mechanical & acoustical)
• Measurements of transducer & loudspeaker assemblies using the Klippel system and other systems currently available at B&W
• Document all above results, including the creation of working procedures and design guidelines
• Implementation of testing procedures for transducer components
• Contribute to the maintenance and improvements of our measurement capabilities and facilities
• Train other engineers on the use of COMSOL templates and Apps
• Perform any other technical duties as assigned
• Support sample building and process engineering at the development and mass production stage.


Essential:

• Educated to degree level or equivalent in acoustics, physics or electronic engineering
• Understanding of underlining physical principles of electrodynamic transducers, including non-linear effects
• Familiar with COMSOL finite element package (or equivalent)
• Working knowledge of the Klippel R&D system
• Understanding of the basic principle of sound radiation and room acoustics
• Ability to drive projects to completion


Desirable:

• Able to create and present test reports in a logical and accurate manner
• Working knowledge of the Klippel QC system
• Familiar with DFMA, DFMEA, FMEA


At Bowers & Wilkins we offer competitive rates of pay, 25 days holiday per year, group pension plan with 5% employer/employee contributions, private health care and life insurance.
You must be eligible to work and reside in the UK/EU.
If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter and c.v to: hr@bwgroup.com
Bowers & Wilkins are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Please mention AES001045 when applying for this position.


Technology Prototype Engineer

Posted On: 2017-6-27
Location: Steyning, West Sussex, England

Our founder, John Bowers, started this company in 1966 with a single loudspeaker and the vision “if you create a better product, you will sell it.” Today, we are the market leaders in the premium audio category and are used by musicians and producers in the best studios in the world, from Abbey Road to Skywalker Studios. In May 2016, we ushered in a new era for Bowers & Wilkins through an acquisition by Silicon Valley startup, Eva Automation, led by Gideon Yu. Combining Eva’s culture of fast-paced technology innovation and the audio heritage of Bowers & Wilkins will allow us to create fantastic home entertainment experiences that make it easier and better for people to use the products they love.

We are seeking to recruit a Technology Prototype Engineer to work within our exploration development team, the need is to help us realise the technologies and platforms required to move firmly into new and exciting product categories. This is a creative role and requires familiarity with modern electronic developments, computer systems and being comfortable with both research and physically bringing technologies to life.


Role and responsibilities:

• Design and enable SW/HW tools that enable us to test ideas quickly.
• Collaborate information, document feasibility and propose system architectures.
• Liaise with electronic and acoustics engineers to ensure performance and functionality.
• Contribute to forming user case and sound space experiment design.
• Assist product managers creating product briefs.
• Some overseas travel required- technology providers and conferences etc.


Essential:

• Masters degree in an Engineering, Technology or Design field.
• 5+ years experience working with cross-disciplinary teams & technologies.
• Proficient in electronics system design, comfortable hacking real world hardware, sensors & wireless modules etc. to various computer & mobile platforms (iOS/Android).
• Competent in software prototyping skills, e.g Matlab, MaxMSP, Arduino/ microprocessor IDE, RaspPi etc.
• Excellent practical, project management and technical research skills.
• Strong verbal, written and visual presentation skills.
• A passion for audio entertainment and outstanding product design.


Desirable:

Experience of live, multi-channel audio or installation soundstage design would be useful, along with knowledge in any/some of the following: Spatial audio/sound field control, computer vision, machine learning or human-centered/ interaction design.
If you would like to apply, please send a covering letter and c.v to: hr@bwgroup.com
At Bowers & Wilkins we offer competitive rates of pay, 25 days holiday per year, group pension plan with 5% employer/employee contributions, private health care and life insurance.
You must be eligible to work and reside in the UK/EU.
Bowers & Wilkins are committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Please mention AES001047 when applying for this position.


About B & W Group Ltd.

Dale Road
Worthing
BN11 2BH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1903 221800
Fax: +44 1903 221801
Email: Send Email
Website: www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk

B&W Group Ltd. was founded in 1966 and is based in Worthing, UK. They conduct research into acoustics and design, manufacture, and distribute loudspeaker systems for the domestic and professional markets. B&W Group companies also distribute Rotel, Classé, and i-Command brand products throughout Europe, North America, and China.

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