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Director - Hardware Engineering

Posted On: 2017-9-21
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Description:

The Director of Hardware Engineering is one of the top members of the QSC Product Development team. They lead and manage the teams responsible for design and development of all electrical hardware aspects of QSC’s products. In addition, the Director of Hardware Engineering may also serve at times as architect, engineer, and designer for a few high profile, select projects.
This position requires someone who possesses excellent leadership skills in addition to strong technical skills. As a leader and manager, the Director of Hardware Engineering is responsible for ensuring that all project work is scheduled and completed on time, within budget, and to QSC’s demanding quality standards. Tasks include managing staff at all seniority levels, facilitating cross-functional teams to achieve the best designs possible, balancing competing needs and priorities, and working collaboratively with other department leaders.
As an expert technical contributor, the Director of Hardware Engineering is accountable for driving innovation and invention, overseeing all technical work, setting and maintaining design standards, introducing and incorporating the latest design methods and tools, improving internal and external design practices, and keeping our technology at the forefront of the industry.
The Director of Hardware Engineering is part of a tightknit, focused, Product Development team that includes staff from Software Engineering, Acoustic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Program Management, Product Management, NPI, Supply Chain, and Sales and Marketing. This larger team moves quickly, and requires someone who can factor different points of view, make good decisions, balance the many demands of the role, and deliver the highest-value products on schedule and within budget.
This is an ideal position for an accomplished Senior Manager or Director who is ready to take their career to the next level. QSC employees make a difference and continuously create innovative and exciting new products heard and seen by literally millions of people every day. If you love Hardware Engineering and you have been waiting for the right opportunity to make your mark with one of the best audio, cinema, and A/V technology companies in the world, we want to talk with you!


Education and Experience:

B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. M.S. degree preferred.
Minimum of 10 years of experience as an Electrical Engineer.
Minimum of 6 years of experience managing electrical engineering teams of eight persons or more.
Proficiency in Cadence.
Experience creating cost effective solutions that meet aggressive product feature, cost, quality, performance, and time to market requirements.
Senior-level knowledge of Electrical Engineering. Skilled at computer-based design and simulation.
Experience working with offshore ODMs, JDMs, and CMs.
Experience supporting complete product solutions from cradle to grave.
Required skills:
A “go-getter” - an intrinsic ability to get things done and deliver winning products.
Superior problem solving skills: issue identification, problem structuring, analysis, and development of recommendations.
Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside diverse suppliers and CMs.
Focus and emphasis on teamwork to achieve results.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Good English language communication skills, both written and oral.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Leads all design and development activities within the Hardware Engineering teams located at multiple sites including Costa Mesa (Headquarters), Boulder, CO, and San Luis Obispo, CA.
Partners with other Engineering department heads and other senior leaders in the Mechanical, Acoustic, and Software departments to create innovative new products for multiple markets.
Integrates innovative technical solutions to best satisfy market constraints and requirements including feature-sets, performance, cost, manufacturability, quality, and time to market.
Schedules work and activities for all department staff. Plans top-down design schedules and resource plans with cross-functional product development team to meet Hardware Engineering resource requests
Oversees recruiting and hiring activities across all of the electrical engineering domains – power, digital, mixed signal, video, PCB, etc.
Develops, maintains, and champions tool chains and internal processes for product development (ECAD, Simulation, Test, Qualification, etc.)
Develops and maintains hardware vendor relations.
Develops and maintaining internal documentation (SharePoint sites etc.)
Coordinates with cross-functional Product Development teams to meet all Hardware Engineering resource requests.
Utilizes highly effective interpersonal skills to build and grow relationships with both internal team members and third party providers.
Interfaces with all levels of management to communicate technical proposals, risks, tradeoffs, solutions, and business issues.
Travels to China and other ODM & CM countries supporting prototype and pilot builds as required.


Please send resume to: Alex.Duarte@qsc.com
Or use the link below-
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Advanced Applications Engineer

Posted On: 2017-10-24
Location: Remote - Western half of U.S.A.

JOB SUMMARY:

The “Advanced Applications Engineer” will provide the highest level of field support to our global channel partners, consultants and prospective users by providing advanced system training, design, deployment, programming, third-party integration, and troubleshooting. The Advanced Applications Engineer will also work closely and collaboratively with all the Systems Sales Directors to ensure key accounts experience a high level of support.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors of Science degree in a technical/engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
Minimum 5-year experience in the professional audio industry..
Experience as a Sound Contractor and/or Consultant are highly desirable.
Must be fluent with computer technologies, networked audio systems, and DSP technology.
Audio industry certifications in CTS, CTS-I, or CTS-D is required.
IT industry networking certifications such as CCNA, CCDA or equivalent is desirable.
Experience with LUA scripting or similar is desirable.
Experience with third party control integration (AMX, Crestron etc) is highly desirable.
Experience with Unified Communications systems (Cisco, Avaya, Polycom etc) is desirable.
Possess strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PPT).
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting specific deadlines is required.
Excellent written, verbal & presentation skills.
Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
Ability to make decisions within designated area of responsibility.
Strong leadership & mentoring abilities.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position will cover the Western half of the U.S.A.
Solve demanding Pre and Post sales Advanced Application problems.
Document and brings software solutions to R&D to be productized.
Manage any third-party interface requirements for large scale projects, including (but not limited to), AMX, Crestron, Show Control, Message Assembly, FIDS, BIDS, Legacy Paging systems, Cisco Stadium Vision, Cisco Call Manager, Avaya Aura, etc.
Develop Quick Setup Guides for the above.
Provide guidance on Advanced Level training curriculum.
Provide Advanced-level Seminars and presentations as required.
Represent QSC on any technology forums or groups relating to networked DSP.
Coordinate any sales opportunities that arise with the Sales Department.
Provide Mentoring to other Systems Application Engineers within the organization.
Assist and influence product Development by acquiring and reporting application, use-case and customer requirements information.
Keep Engineering, Marketing, Product Development, Technical Services and Quality Assurance divisions informed, in writing, of any product problems, opportunities, software bugs or emerging customer needs.
Reinforce QSC’s credibility within the Pro Audio community.


* The above is intended to describe the general content of and qualifications for the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the functions, duties, or qualifications.
Please send resume to: Robert.Cambareri@qsc.com

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Amplifier Product Manager

Posted On: 2017-11-20
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

QSC seeks an Amplifier Product Manager who will be responsible for guiding product strategy, providing vision and developing concepts for new product development. The Amplifier Product Manager identifies requirements for functionality, defines the user needs and applications to engineering and makes the business case for the product. In addition, the Product Manager is responsible for communicating the capabilities and advantages (the selling proposition) of our solutions to internal staff and external users, system integrators, system designers and channel partners as well as creating the selling proposition for assigned products.
We will look for you to showcase your intuitive interpersonal skills, outstanding collaborative thinking abilities, research / personal networking skills, and proven leadership to conceptualize products, features and most importantly market them to our customers as the leader of product marketing for your product line(s).


Education and Experience:

Minimum B.S.E.E., B.A., or 10 years of experience in marketing, sales or product management – preferably within the pro-audio or adjacent fields.
At least 10 years of experience in one or more areas (installed sound, live production, portable PA) of the professional audio industry.
A demonstrated history of successfully managing new product development with AIPMM certification preferred.
Experience in managing OEM/ODM relationships is a plus.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Familiarity with Oracle and Power BI very desirable.


Qualification Requirements:

Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and achieve results through others in a team environment.
Vision and insight: Must have insight into market needs and be able to create a product vision based on these insights.
Communication: Must be able to communicate in an effective and compelling manner in real-time and in writing.
Planning: Must be able to think ahead, develop comprehensive launch plans and set short and long term goals.
Management: Must have the ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple priorities. Must be comfortable working in a matrix management environment with dedicated product development teams.
Teamwork: Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work and collaborate within a core team.
Financial: Must be sufficiently proficient to create, maintain and understand the business case for assigned products.
Technology: While an engineering degree is not required, the successful candidate will have a deep understanding of pro-audio technologies and applications.
Willingness to travel. Approximately 10 - 20% travel required, including possible overseas travel. Minimum eight field trips (customer visits, trade shows, vendor and special meetings and industry events) per year, as required.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Conducts research and achieves insight into user requirements and applications. Frequent discussion and interaction with users, integrators, system designers and channel partners within the assigned area of responsibility.
Conceives new product / feature / function ideas and champions their development.
Creates and maintains the market requirements, product requirements and business case documents required for proposed and underway development programs.
Leads business case creation.
Maintains a thorough understanding of competitive products’ functionality and is able to articulate our advantages.
Attends trade shows, regional and national events, sales events and meetings, dealer events, and other related activities as deemed necessary.
Supports market communications and training material development with content and direction.
Manages the Amplifier portfolio. Makes recommendations for price changes and end of life.


Please send resume to: Robert.Cambareri@qsc.com

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NPI Engineer

Posted On: 2017-11-20
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

QSC is seeking an NPI (New Product Introduction) Engineer who will be a key member of a cross-functional team responsible for the introduction of new hardware products into production. He/she will work directly with R&D, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Quality, Production Test, and others to find solutions to most pressing issues reducing time to market and cost of new product introductions while improving quality. A successful NPI engineer; is dynamic, driven, organized and detail oriented; excels in communicates with ease at all levels; thrives in an ambiguous environment and is adept at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts. He/she will demonstrate qualities of a team player whether on Core or Functional team: communicate constructively, demonstrate reliability, be flexible, and show commitment to success of team as a whole. Travel to mainland China, Indonesia and domestic U.S. locations required.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Determine new product manufacturing resource requirements, development plans, and introduction schedules. Work with the broader to team to develop, implement and manage detailed new product introduction schedules, plans and budgets.
Provide leadership in defining/communicating requirements early in the NPI cycle.
Coordinate NPI activities, including: quality, supply chain design, product manufacturability & testability, manufacturing cost reduction.
Coordinate activities and document results relating to manufacturing and production test to meet purpose(s) of new product builds.
Manage the stabilization of NPI transitions: evaluate in-process quality data and drive corrective action as required to maximize product manufacturability and to mitigate business risks.


Required skills:

Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes; assembly through test.
Superior problem solving skills: issue identification, problem structuring, analysis, and developing recommendations.
Excellent skills in Excel and PowerPoint.
Working knowledge of FMEA.
Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral.
A “go-getter” - an intrinsic ability to get things done and deliver results.
Strong leadership and presence.


Education and Experience:

The exceptional candidate will possess several of the following:
BS degree in Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or equivalent.
Minimum 5+ years experience in an engineering and/or manufacturing environment.
Proven and successful track record with multiple new product introduction projects.
Knowledge and experience with “box” and PCB level products and technology.


Please send resume to: Robert.Cambareri@qsc.com

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Sr. Manager, NPI Engineering

Posted On: 2017-11-20
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

QSC seeks a Senior Manager of NPI Engineering who will be a core member and key contributor to the global operations and will lead new product introduction initiatives that span global operations. This individual will manage complex projects from developing strategy, developing implementation plan and leading execution to drive operational effectiveness. NPI activities include guidance of NPI staff for the successful development of new products including planning, organizing and directing all aspects of NPI operations, policies and programs. The position engages closely with executive staff and cross-functional stakeholders.


Education and Experience:

BSME/BSEE or equivalent work experience.
5+ years’ work experience related to electronics manufacturing, automated test development for electronics and new product introduction processes.
5+ years of management experience.
Effective at relationship building with international manufacturing facilities/companies.
Must have well-developed oral and written communication skills.
Ability to interact professionally with senior staff, internally and internationally.
Strong interpersonal skills as an influencer and team player.
Ability to determine risk/benefit scenarios and make vs buy decisions
Excellent knowledge of business processes and models.
Working knowledge of budget and financial analysis techniques.


Working Relationships:

Must work collaboratively with all levels and functions within QSC such as R&D, Quality, Manufacturing, Test Engineer, Product Management, Sales, Service and Administrative functions.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide overall leadership to function and department. Provide direction and coordination for cross-functional teams.
Define and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the project teams.
Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to manage the risks.
Monitor budgeted program expenditures ensuring programs operate within the approved budget.
Engage on timely basis with the Executive Team and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate.
Manage NPI function to ensure successful implementation of new product programs for on time, at-cost and with required quality and service needs.
Manage NPI and Product Compliance team globally including the Hong Kong and China locations.
Provide guidance to NPI team members to ensure that development programs get appropriate level of support and oversight.
Ensure NPI teams implement required and appropriate problem solving and process tools such as FMEAs, DFMs, and DFT for new product development.
Provides direction and coordination for all QA/manufacturing/test engineering/service activities and for other functions that have an effect on product development and quality.
Provide effective technical leadership and guidance to ensure all product designs and implementations meet or exceed QSC quality standards.
Participate in designing, planning, and implementation of product design and process qualification activities. Provide qualification risk level assessments and status updates to program team.
Influences quality and productivity improvements through involvement in the development of new and improved procedures, process innovations, training, and changes in the NPI programs.
Provide analysis on supplier capabilities to improve design, reduce non-conformances, lower cost and maximize production capacity.
International travel will be required for product launches and implementations
Performs other duties assigned.


The role requires travel to domestic and international locations on as needed basis. These statements reflect the general details considered to describe the principal functions of the job, and are not to be construed as detailed descriptions of the entire work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


Please send resume to Robert.Cambareri@qsc.com

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Engineering Technician, Power

Posted On: 2017-11-20
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

QSC seeks an experienced and self-motivated engineering technician who is interested in professional audio plus analog and digital circuitry. QSC is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of professional AV and control systems and we need a technician to help us move forward. QSC is a friendly, laid-back environment where “work hard, have fun” is literally one of the corporate values.
This position is located in the Costa Mesa, California office.
The engineering technician will be responsible for in-depth testing and qualification of QSC products, with an emphasis on power amplifier and power supply circuitry. The technician will also be responsible for supporting the engineering staff with design troubleshooting, circuit repair and modification, and laboratory maintenance.
The engineering technician must have a solid understanding of electronics and electronic circuit troubleshooting. The engineering technician will also be responsible for prototyping and test fixture creation for QSC products and laboratory test gear.


Education and Experience:

Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in ET, BSET or BSEE preferred.
7+ years relevant experience in electronic circuit testing, repair, and troubleshooting, and related test equipment including signal generators, analyzers, oscilloscopes, and multi-meters.
Excellent troubleshooting and SMD soldering skills are required.
Excellent prototyping skills required.
Excellent organizational skills required.
Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills required.
Excellent computing skills required.
Good communication skills in English required, both written and oral.
Ability to produce results in a dynamic work environment required.
Must be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision.
Experience with shop tools (milling machine, band saw, drill press, etc) a plus.
Power electronics background a plus.
Musician or other audio background a plus.
Programming experience (C++, Lua) a plus.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain the power laboratories at QSC.
Formal test and qualification of QSC products.
Prototyping of circuits and design of test fixtures and assemblies.
Digital and analog circuitry repair and modification.
Creation of a variety of mechanical fixtures.


These statements reflect the general details considered to describe the principal functions of the job, and are not to be construed as detailed descriptions of the entire work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Please send resume to: Robert.Cambareri@qsc.com

Please mention AES001092 when applying for this position.


CTO and EVP of Product Development

Posted On: 2017-11-20
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

QSC is currently seeking a Chief Technology Officer to lead the company’s product development strategy, vision, and execution. The Chief Technology Officer will bring broad technical and operational expertise to play a transformative role leading the full range of technology and product development initiatives at the company.
The CTO will be at the forefront of creating QSC’s technology vision and product roadmap. Additionally, in this capacity, the CTO will ensure the transformation of product ideas from ideation into actionable concepts, timelines, and projects while maintaining a serious consideration of the financial implications, marketing needs, and the overall objectives of the business. The CTO will be part of QSC’s Executive Team, and lead the company’s Product Strategy Group (PSG) overseeing all product development related activities. The CTO will report directly to the President & CEO of the company.


Key job responsibilities:

Product development vision and strategy
•Lead the formulation of the company’s technology vision and product roadmap, and communicate the vision and priorities across the company to all relevant stakeholders
•Play a leading role in evaluating market and technology trends and their implications for QSC’s technology vision and roadmap
•Determine strategic priorities for the product development organization that are consistent with and support Business Unit strategies and goals
•Ensure that every function in the product development organization is led by a unified and cohesive vision and shared priorities
•Lead the creation of QSC’s intellectual property (IP) strategy and ensure proper execution of it


Product development execution
•Ensure that product development resources are allocated in line with overall business strategy to products/technologies and Business Units
•Oversee product pipelines and development efforts for all Core Teams of the company, and determine priorities in case of conflicts
•Establish governance, policies, processes, and communication to deliver reliable products within cost targets and with schedule predictability
•Establish sound product development methodologies and procedures for conducting research, conceptualization, design, prototyping, etc. across the entire product development department
•Build technical and process excellence in each key area of product development
•Effectively deploy a mix of internal and external product development models that fit the need of the different products and technologies QSC offers
•Ensure continuous improvement in the product development department as well as in our abilities to deliver products and solutions that create exceptional customer experiences


People leadership and cross-functional communication
•Consistently raise the bar and cultivate a team of A-players in the product development organization
•Identify talent gaps and engage in the interviewing, recruitment, hiring, and mentoring of key product development personnel
•Work collaboratively with other business leaders in the organization to ensure alignment on strategic goals and priorities
•Build trusting relationships and inspire others through exemplary leadership behavior


The successful candidate will typically have:
•10-20 years of experience in product development, with 5+ years in executive management roles in product development
•Proven track record of leading growth efforts and managing several teams in specific technical disciplines in the IT or AV industry
•Master’s Degree or PhD in engineering, computer science, business, or similar discipline from a top-tier school
•Prior experience with and strong understanding of both hardware and software development best practices and methodologies
•Prior experience with and strong understanding of in-house, joint, offshore, etc. development models
•Ability to comprehend technical concepts as well as business needs
•Knowledge of intellectual property rights and protection
•Expert communication, change management, and listening skills
•Excellent business acumen, problem solving, negotiating skills, and analytical thinking
•Team player, personable, empathetic, and diplomatic
•Energetic and enthusiastic personality


Please submit resume to careers@qsc.com


These statements reflect the general details considered to describe the principal functions of the job, and are not to be construed as detailed descriptions of the entire work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Please mention AES001093 when applying for this position.


Senior Sustaining Engineer

Posted On: 2017-11-20
Location: Costa Mesa, CA, USA

QSC seeks a Senior Sustaining Engineer who will provide post-release design support for professional audio, video, and control products. The QSC Senior Sustaining Engineer will have the primary responsibility of protecting the design intent of launched QSC product to meet all safety, regulatory, and performance requirements. Specific activities will include qualifying alternate components and solving complex issues arising in production and in the field. These activities will require circuit design, schematic capture, PCB layout, and circuit simulation, plus hands-on digital, analog, and power electronics testing. In addition, the QSC Senior Sustaining Engineer will be involved in design-to-value activities and will provide guidance to junior team members and technicians.


Education and Experience:

Bachelors or Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent professional experience.
8-10 years of Hardware or Electronic Engineering experience in design, manufacturing or sustaining roles.
Skilled at computer-based electronic design, layout, and simulation (e.g. Cadence Allegro, Spice, etc.)
Proficient with electronics test and measurement tools (Oscilloscopes, Audio Precision, Loop Analyzer, etc.)
Experience in the AV field is a plus.
Excellent English language communication skills, both written and oral.
Exceptional organizational, analytical, and creative problem solving capabilities.
Experience with component and system level troubleshooting for digital, analog, and power electronics products.
Ability to produce results in a dynamic work environment.
Must be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision.
Experience with C++ scripting and other high-level programming languages is a plus.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Specify, qualify, and design alternate components into existing digital and analog products.
EOL planning of major components in existing products.
Hardware design improvements including schematic design/capture, PCB layout, and testing to resolve issues encountered in released products.
Evaluate, manage, and implement design changes.
Design to value/cost for existing products.
Propose process improvements to resolve issues in design and manufacturing.
Assist with cross-department technical/troubleshooting training on new products.
Documentation of design and test work.
Work responsibly in a team environment and in an individual manner.
Work closely with embedded software developers to integrate hardware with software.
Perform other duties as assigned.


These statements reflect the general details considered to describe the principal functions of the job, and are not to be construed as detailed descriptions of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Please send resume to: Robert.Cambareri@qsc.com

Please mention AES001094 when applying for this position.


About QSC, LLC

1675 MacArthur Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
U.S.A.

Phone: +1 714 754 6175
Email: Send Email
Website: www.qsc.com

QSC, LLC, is a globally recognized leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of award winning high performance audio products including power amplifiers, loudspeakers, digital mixers, digital signal processors (DSP), and the Q-SYS networked audio, video, and control platform. Uniquely leveraging a broad range of technologies located under one roof, QSC products outperform the sum of their parts by delivering reliable, scalable, and flexible solutions for professional installed, portable, production, corporate, and cinema customers worldwide.

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