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Dirac Research AB - Senior Algorithm DSP Engineer, Advanced Audio Solutions

Posted On: 2019-8-23
Location: Uppsala, Sweden or Cophenhagen, Denmark

Dirac Research, one of Sweden’s emerging tech powerhouses, is a world-renowned audio technology company that is dedicated to inventing the future of sound across all product categories. Our market-leading digital audio optimization solutions have been adopted by some of the world’s most respected manufacturers – including Harman, Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Pioneer, Volvo, Rolls Royce, and many others. Dirac is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden with an additional R&D center in Copenhagen, Denmark, and with offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing as well as representatives in Japan, USA, Korea and Germany. Undergoing an intense growth phase, the Dirac team consists of more than 90 people.
We are looking for senior algorithm DSP engineers, for the team that architects, designs, implements, optimizes, integrates and releases the DSP and embedded SW of the Algorithm Dirac-DSP Platform. As part of the team, you will play a central role in pioneering future solutions for advanced audio signal processing in the areas of mobile, VR/AR, gaming, automotive, home and professional audio, machine listening and other applications. The team is central in our efforts to seize opportunities in the ongoing rapid growth of advanced, premium and pervasive audio solutions and is characterized by a very high level of professional competences and experience, mutual respect, and an open and innovative work environment.

Your Challenge

The job involves key DSP and embedded SW architecture, implementation and optimization contributions to the team’s responsibility to design, develop and productize Dirac audio signal processing components and solutions, delivered as an internal platform delivery. In close collaboration with Dirac algorithm research teams or other partners, the responsibility includes bringing the functionality to product development robustness, while designing the platform architecture and associated processes explicitly for quality, modularity, maintainability, portability, scalability, testability and configurability. The team follows an agile software development model.
The responsibility also entails porting to relevant target hardware, profiling, robustness testing, module testing, system level testing, documentation, and hardware optimizations.

Your Profile

As an experienced algorithm DSP professional with expert knowledge of creating hardware agnostic, robust and scalable signal processing platforms, you have a proven track-record in bringing your technical qualifications to bear in a real-world DSP and embedded SW context.
You have a relevant university degree and at least 5 years of software platform, DSP or embedded SW engineering experience in a technology driven engineering environment.
You have a demonstrated ability to balance between performance, implementation complexity, architecture flexibility, as well as development efficiency and product quality.

Preferred candidates have:

Significant experience, from senior positions, working with DSP and embedded SW platform architecture and implementation of algorithm and signal processing functionality.
Proven ability to drive and lead DSP and embedded SW technology in a platform-based environment with algorithm system and software design, architecture design, and highly optimized algorithm and DSP implementations, targeting a wide range of platforms from highly capable down to domain specific and heavily resource constrained.
Ability to contribute to in-depth algorithmic implementation analyses and system level optimizations to identify best possible trade-offs between performance and implementation complexity.
Strong C/C++ background with a quality mindset
Experience with software development on Linux and possibly Windows, and relevant tools for revisioning control, code quality and review, build, testing, debugging and profiling, and scripting. Experience from collaboration with colleagues located in other sites.
Business interest and acumen, to allow to gauge not just what can be done and how to do it technically well, but to also know what makes sense to do from business perspective, and why.
A strong drive, a lead-by-example approach, and the persistence to stay on top of things and follow through, even under pressure.
Fluency in spoken and written English and with excellent communication skills and with ability to effectively build relationships and influence and motivate internal and external constituents.
Basic understanding of acoustics / audio engineering and related signal processing techniques is a plus, but not a hard requirement.

How to Apply:

The position is permanent, and to be filled as soon as possible. We will review applications, and perform assessment and interviews, continuously. For more information please contact Allan Westphal, Manager Dirac-DSP Platform,, or Niels Mørch, VP Algorithm Development, Submit your application to

Please mention AES001304 when applying for this position.

About Dirac Research AB

Vaksalagatan 16
753 20 Uppsala

Phone: +46 18 410 82 10
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Dirac is a world-renowned audio technology company and one of the hottest IT companies in Sweden on a mission to invent the future of sound. Our team of engineers and scientists deliver optimized sound solutions for mobile, automotive, residential and commercial environments, achieving dramatically improved sound quality and a shortened time-to-market. Many of the most respected and recognizable electronics manufacturers spanning the globe already use Dirac technologies in their products, including Harman, Huawei, OnePlus, OPPO, Xiaomi, Pioneer, Volvo, Rolls Royce, and many others. Dirac maintains its headquarters in Uppsala, Sweden and has representatives in Japan, USA, Korea, Germany and China. Dirac grows rapidly and the team in Uppsala currently consists of more than 60 people.

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