AES Job Board: Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd. - Multiple Job Listings

Product Manager

Posted On: 2015-6-22
Location: High Wycombe, UK

The key purpose of the role is to own the Focusrite strategy, product vision and proposition roadmap throughout the product lifecycle, ensuring a constant flow of new products and propositions to meet customer needs

Key responsibilities

•Own the strategic development of the Focusrite brand and product range
•Own the Focusrite roadmap from product vision and idea creation throughout the product lifecycle, creating relevant and targeted customer propositions (hardware and software) at a segment and territory level
•Deliver the business growth objectives for the Focusrite category
•Contribute to the achievement of Net Promoter Score and Ease of Use targets
•Be the market expert for the relevant categories and territories for the Focusrite brand
•Develop and own a market research program to support the roadmap development
•Ensure clear and effective communication of the Focusrite strategy and roadmap throughout the organization
•Be the face of Focusrite externally with the media and resellers, attending trade and public events as necessary
•Support Sales and Marketing in ensuring the best representation of the brand and product range at all customer touch points
•Work closely with the Product Executor and Project Management teams to deliver a seamless handover for product delivery
•Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of the Product Marketing team
•Manage any relevant 3rd party relationships

Qualifications and Experience

•A strong understanding of the Product Management function
•A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Product Management, Product Marketing or Technical Marketing role
•Strong analytical skills, both verbal and numerical, with the ability to turn complex data into insight to inform decision making
•An ability to interact with colleagues across many functions, territories and levels
•A clear, confident and influential communicator
•A creative mind with a clear customer focus at all times
•A passionate and determined problem-solver
•A self-starter, capable of working independently
•Able to manage and prioritize multiple work streams simultaneously, with a strong focus on timely delivery of objectives
•Computer literate, with a knowledge of MAC, PC and IOS
An appreciation and understanding of the technology behind Focusrite products and the music-making industry would be an advantage.


About us

We’ll be honest – Focusrite is a pretty great place to work. Incorporating both the Focusrite and Novation brands, we make music easy to make, from bedroom DJs to the greatest show on earth. Everyone who works here has an enormous passion for music: as it says on our website, sound is everything. We take that very seriously – though we have a lot of fun doing it.
As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious, prestigious, and, let’s face it, cool history. Alongside Novation, the hardware and software that we develop plays an instrumental (see what we did there?) role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to help musicians to make their music the very best it can be.
Music has always been an exciting thing to be involved with, and that’s not about to change. We embrace its evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our whole business is structured to let everyone contribute and be heard at all levels, and we make sure it’s a fun place to work. Company hack-days, external visits – we’re all about innovation, fresh thinking and great, great products. (Plus, you get a free lunch in the canteen. No really.)
We work hard. We are professional. We select really, really talented people. And we absolutely love our work. So if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.


Apply via our website: http://jobs.focusrite.com/focusrite/Search/Vacancy/All/1/1618858/Product%20Manager,%20Focusrite%20High%20Wycombe%20England.html?feedid=1908

Please mention AES00779 when applying for this position.


Senior Embedded DSP Engineer

Posted On: 2015-6-22
Location: High Wycombe, UK

We're looking for an outstanding embedded DSP firmware developer to join the R&D team. You'll work with us to specify, design and build new products. The work will involve evaluating new technologies; porting prototype designs to DSP hardware; adopting/refining new working practices and most importantly writing lucid, high performance, maintainable code which will form a critical part of a number of new product ranges.
Your primary responsibility will be to develop audio DSP code for state of the art synthesisers. The code will have demanding requirements for audio performance and low latency.
You will be part of an energetic and creative team with a passion for designing industry leading audio equipment.

An ideal candidate would have....

•Strong understanding of digital synthesis, wavetables, filter design and FX algorithms
•Solid mathematical knowledge and familiarity with modelling tools such as numerical Python / Matlab / Mathematica
•Significant experience in developing real-time embedded DSP firmware
•Fluent coding skills in C, C++ and ASM
•Excellent design, debugging and problem solving abilities
•Good team working and communication skills both written and verbal
•Flexibility, curiosity, lateral thinking and ability to apply pragmatism
•A passion for programming, music and synths
•Awareness of code optimisation techniques to minimise runtime overhead on an embedded DSP IC.
•Ability to evaluate DSP algorithm resource requirements and match them to appropriate DSP hardware
•Familiarity with implementing and evaluating tradeoffs with fixed and floating point algorithms

About us

We’ll be honest – Focusrite is a pretty great place to work. Incorporating both the Focusrite and Novation brands, we make music easy to make, from bedroom DJs to the greatest show on earth. Everyone who works here has an enormous passion for music: as it says on our website, sound is everything. We take that very seriously – though we have a lot of fun doing it.
As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious, prestigious, and, let’s face it, cool history. Alongside Novation, the hardware and software that we develop plays an instrumental (see what we did there?) role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to help musicians to make their music the very best it can be.
Music has always been an exciting thing to be involved with, and that’s not about to change. We embrace its evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our whole business is structured to let everyone contribute and be heard at all levels, and we make sure it’s a fun place to work. Company hack-days, external visits – we’re all about innovation, fresh thinking and great, great products. (Plus, you get a free lunch in the canteen. No really.)
We work hard. We are professional. We select really, really talented people. And we absolutely love our work. So if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.


Apply via our website: jobs.focusrite.com/focusrite/Search/Vacancy/All/1/1599023/Senior%20Embedded%20DSP%20Engine...

Please mention AES00780 when applying for this position.


Senior Hardware Engineer

Posted On: 2015-6-22
Location: High Wycombe, UK

We're looking for an outstanding engineer to join the R&D team. The work will require electronics hardware design, embedded firmware design and excellent collaboration skills. You'll be involved throughout the development cycle and must be able to evaluate new technologies, develop new products and optimise existing products. We’re looking for someone who is logical, has a thorough engineering approach and strong design, test, review and debugging skills.
Your responsibility will be to develop electronics and embedded code for state of the art audio interfaces, midi controllers and synthesisers. There will be demanding technical requirements in areas including audio performance, low latency, EMC, compact packaging and cost. It will be important to integrate effectively with the other members in the segment team, be able to break projects down into stages with clear deliverables/dependencies and deliver project work to committed timescales.
You will be part of an energetic and creative team designing industry leading sound recording and music production equipment in an exciting company which is committed to grow and evolve.

An ideal candidate would have:

•strong electronic design skills in areas including microprocessors, FPGA, DSP, audio circuitry, power supply, high speed digital and interfacing
•familiarity with driving a range of test equipment: oscilloscopes, logic analysers, audio analysers and spectrum analysers
•experience in designing within the constraints of electrical performance standards: EMC, ESD, LVD, etc
•fluent coding skills in C and familiarity with ASM
•familiarity with VHDL and ability to maintain and develop FPGA implementations
•confidence developing real-time embedded firmware on small footprint processors
•ability to write lucid, high performance, maintainable code to a deadline
•excellent design, debugging and problem solving abilities
•flexibility, curiosity, lateral thinking and ability to apply pragmatism
•good team working and communication skills both written and verbal
•ability to adopt/refine new working practices
•familiarity with analysing/presenting tradeoffs between cost, quality and time
•an interest in audio equipment, synths and music


About us

We’ll be honest – Focusrite is a pretty great place to work. Incorporating both the Focusrite and Novation brands, we make music easy to make, from bedroom DJs to the greatest show on earth. Everyone who works here has an enormous passion for music: as it says on our website, sound is everything. We take that very seriously – though we have a lot of fun doing it.
As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious, prestigious, and, let’s face it, cool history. Alongside Novation, the hardware and software that we develop plays an instrumental (see what we did there?) role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to help musicians to make their music the very best it can be.
Music has always been an exciting thing to be involved with, and that’s not about to change. We embrace its evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our whole business is structured to let everyone contribute and be heard at all levels, and we make sure it’s a fun place to work. Company hack-days, external visits – we’re all about innovation, fresh thinking and great, great products. (Plus, you get a free lunch in the canteen. No really.)
We work hard. We are professional. We select really, really talented people. And we absolutely love our work. So if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we’ll be looking forward to hearing from you.


Apply via our website: jobs.focusrite.com/focusrite/Search/Vacancy/All/1/1648290/Senior%20Hardware%20Engineer%20H...

Please mention AES00781 when applying for this position.


About Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd.

Windsor House
Turnpike Road, High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP12 3FX
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1494 462 246
Fax: +44 1494 459 920
Email: Send Email
Website: www.focusrite.com

Over the past 25 years Focusrite has earned its reputation, bringing high quality microphone preamps and channel strips to renowned producers and artists worldwide. More recently, the Saffire and Scarlett range of audio interfaces share the same “attention to sound,” bringing professional recording within reach of today's aspiring music makers. Focusrite's latest release, RedNet, provides professional audio interfacing over standard ethernet protocols. Focusrite's sister company Novation creates innovative tools for the modern music maker, from the DJ to the bedroom producer and today's live performer.

 
Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Google+   YouTube   RSS News Feeds  
AES - Audio Engineering Society