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B & W Group Ltd. - Development DSP Engineer

Posted On: 2018-2-1
Location: Steyning, West Sussex, UK

In May 2016, Bowers & Wilkins ushered in a new era when Silicon Valley startup Eva Automation purchased Bowers & Wilkins. Today, we are a new kind of company, fusing our brand and audio expertise with the cutting-edge startup culture of Eva to create revolutionary yet simple home entertainment experiences.
Bowers & Wilkins are looking to recruit a Development DSP Engineer based in Steyning, West Sussex. This role is working as part of the Active Product Development Team overseeing Industrial design, Mechanical design, Acoustics, Transducer design, EE, DSP etc. right through to manufacturing. Product development requires a fast-accurate pace and tight deadlines to be hit. This role is to support the teams existing DSP engineer in taking products to market.
The main goals of the role are to:
• Design, maintain, and implement core Audio DSP algorithms
• Confirm and insure QoS of the inter-chip communication (i2c, i2s TDM etc.) at numerous hardware build stages throughout a project cycle
• Support the tuning process and validate sign off of the final release data.

Duties & Responsibilities:

As Development DSP Engineer, you will be involved in the following:
Tuning Team support - The creation of both the underlying DSP core framework for each project and the user-facing tuning script to control the DSP code. Once these two frameworks are in place and tested they are handed over to the tuning team. The Development DSP Engineer is then responsible for on-going maintenance as required.
Software Release - Once the team has a DSP release image, the Development DSP engineer is responsible for the testing, documenting, release and sign off of the code.
Hardware Testing - The Development DSP Engineer is responsible for board level and system testing the relative Electronic at each stage of a project build, to ensure and sign off on system validate.
Algorithm Development - The Development DSP Engineer is responsible for the bring-in and sign-off of any new algorithms into to the development process, this may be either from self-driven research or integration of Algorithms for other team members.
Systems improvement – The Development DSP Engineer is responsible for the constant integration of new ideas and processes to improve the DSP development system.
Hardware selection – The Development DSP Engineer is responsible for supporting the hardware, therefore there is a level of responsibility in hardware selection.
Travel - Some of these duties will involve travel to support a world-wide team of engineers.

Skills & Qualifications

Degree/MSc. (or higher) in a relevant field
Theoretical and/or Real-Time DSP Experience
Understanding of fundamental DSP ideals: Filter theory, sample theory, ADC/DACs. etc.
Experience working with one (or more) of Matlab, Python, an assembly language
Ability to read and understand electronics schematics and layouts
Experience operating digital scopes and EE test equipment.
Experience working in a Linux or Unix development environment
Familiarity with sound recording/editing software tools, audio measurement tools, and critical listening skills.
Experience of software version control: Git, SVN
How to Apply: At Bowers & Wilkins, we are a unique set of professionals who seek to defy the status quo by creating the most innovative audio and visual products that the world has yet to see.

If you would like to apply, please send a cv and covering letter to:

Please mention AES001111 when applying for this position.

About B & W Group Ltd.

Dale Road
BN11 2BH
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1903 221800
Fax: +44 1903 221801
Email: Send Email

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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