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B&W Group Ltd. - Development DSP Engineer

Posted On: 2020-8-25
Location: Southwater Research & Engineering, Horsham, West Sussex, England

Bowers & Wilkins are one of the most successful producers of high quality audio product in the world today. At the heart of this success is a team of research and development technologists constantly striving to maintain Bowers & Wilkins preeminent position in innovation and engineering excellence.
Bowers & Wilkins are currently looking to recruit a Development DSP Engineer at their Southwater Research & Engineering facility in West Sussex to help support research and development activities. This role involves working as part of the ‘Active Product Development Team’ whom are responsible for all aspects of active product development; 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. This role is to support the teams existing DSP engineers in taking products to market. The successful candidate requires a cross-discipline engineering skillset covering both software and hardware development.

The main goals of the role are to:

- Support the tuning process and validate sign off of the final release data.
- Design, maintain, and implement core audio DSP algorithms and control software.
- Confirm and insure QoS of the inter-chip communication (i2c, i2s TDM etc.) at numerous hardware build stages throughout a project cycle.

Duties & Responsibilities

- 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 and external suppliers


Essential: - Bachelors/Masters degree in a relevant field
- Knowledge of audio signal processing with theoretical and/or real-time DSP experience
- Understanding of fundamental DSP ideals: Filter theory, sample theory, ADC/DACs. etc.
- Experience coding with (one or more) languages in Matlab, Python or C/C++ with experience of object-oriented programming (OOP)
- Experience operating electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, etc.
Desirable: - Experience working with Python
- Experience working in a Linux or Unix development environment
- Experience with assembly language for real-time audio processing
- Ability to read and understand electronics schematics and layouts
- Familiarity with real-time audio prototyping tools such as Max/MSP
- Familiarity with sound recording/editing software tools, audio measurement tools
- Experience of software version control: Git, SVN.

Why would you want to work at B&W?

- We believe you get to work with some of the best engineers our industry has to offer
- Internal and external training opportunities provided in order to maximise your potential
- Due to the nature of the products manufactured, staff receive excellent product discount and listening sessions
- Investors in People - Silver Award Accreditation
- Onsite there is ample free parking
- Free drinks and snacks onsite
- Employee's have access to a group pension scheme and employee assistance programme
- Life assurance and private medical insurance is available after a qualifying period

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a Covering Letter and CV to:

Please mention AES001391 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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