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British Broadcasting Corporation - Research & Development Engineer

Posted On: 2014-4-29
Location: Salford, UK

BBC Research and Development are looking to recruit a talented R&D Engineer to join their audio research team. This team collaborates with both industry and academia, shaping and defining next-generation audio for broadcast and looking to apply this to innovative new services. This involves developing new technologies and experiences for the BBC's audio output on all platforms. The team’s work includes audio quality assessment, future audio formats, spatial audio, and semantic audio. Projects typically have a 6-month to 3-year time-scale.

Role Responsibility

As an R&D Engineer/Technologist you will be responsible for research & development projects; either small projects that stand alone, or parts of larger projects where you will work with a Senior Technologist or Senior Scientist. These projects may deliver hardware or software systems, technical standards, or research knowledge.

You will also be required to provide technical advice and consultancy within your own field of expertise. R&D Engineers may be asked to work in different teams during their time at BBC R&D.

Essential Skills

*Algorithm development and signal processing
*Significant software development experience
*A degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Physics or a similar relevant science or engineering subject
*Ability to follow and implement methods and techniques specified in appropriate industry standards and scientific research papers

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About British Broadcasting Corporation

Broadcasting House
Portland Place
United Kingdom


The BBC is a public service broadcaster providing analog and digital broadcast services in the UK. The analog services comprise five national and several regional radio networks, a large number of local radio stations, and BBC World Service. The digital services carry the national radio and eight television networks including specialist networks such as parliamentary broadcasting, children’s broadcasts, and News 24. The BBC’s website is one of the most popular in the world. In addition to being a service provider and a source of quality programs, the BBC researches, designs, and develops technology across the whole broadcasting spectrum, including virtual production, open source compression technology, and Web tools as well as digital television and audio.

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