Electronics Engineer - Audio Technology

  • Focusrite
  • High Wycombe, UK
  • Jul 23, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Electronics Engineer - Audio Technology

Based: High Wycombe / Hybrid
Term: Permanent, Full time
Salary: Negotiable + Excellent benefits

The Role:

We are looking for an Electronics engineer to join our team to create audio interface products for applications including live music performance, studio recording and education.

Duties will include:

On a day-to-day basis you’ll be responsible for delivering electronics hardware, covering the full life cycle from concept to production. This will include design of schematics, PCBs, debugging prototype hardware and ensuring your new designs are suitable for mass production.

Other aspect of your role will include the evaluation of new technologies, innovation, maintenance and optimising existing products.

Your workflow will be primarily waterfall, so the ability to plan your activities, estimate tasks and deliver against deadlines is essential.

The role gives an opportunity to directly influence the products we build, and a high degree of technical ownership which we strongly encourage.

We are a committed team who love what we do. You will be given freedom to work autonomously, but we pull together and there is always support available.

Skills and experience required:

  • A passion for designing products for musicians and producers, and for bringing those products to market.
  • Demonstrable electronic design skills. (Analogue audio, microprocessor interfacing, mixed-signal, SMPS etc.)
  • Confidence taking ownership throughout the development process and seeing products through to production.
  • Ability to meet quality requirements at minimum cost, and to find creative approaches to cost reduction.
  • Ability to analyse and present trade-offs between cost, quality, and time.
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills, including lab work (test equipment, SMT soldering etc.)
  • Good team working and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to adopt new working practices and continuously improve them.

Experience of any of the following would be an advantage:

  • A degree or HND in Electronics Engineering (or other relevant technical discipline).
  • Consumer Electronics industry experience.
  • Experience of design for manufacture, assembly, and production test.
  • Experience of analogue audio design and conversion, high-speed digital interfaces.
  • Experience in design for regulatory approvals (EMC, RED, LVD etc.)
  • Familiarity with embedded software.
  • An active interest in making music and music technology.

About Us

Focusrite plc is a global music and audio group that develops and markets music technology products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, our solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. Our audio technology brands stand together, seeking to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity – ‘we make music easy to make’.

The Focusrite Group trades under nine established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, ADAM Audio, Sequential, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Ampify Music and Linea Research. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making industry.

Music technology is an enriching space to work in and we enjoy a Group-wide open-door culture which encourages innovation. This culture, combined with a passion for the inspirational solutions we create, has led to the group winning numerous accolades, including three Queen's Awards for Enterprise, the AIM Company of the Year Award 2021 and regular appearances in 'The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For’.

The Focusrite Group is dedicated to building a great place to work and as an equal opportunity employer we are committed to Diversity and Inclusion. The group mission is to cultivate an equitable culture, internally and externally, where all people feel they are welcome, safe and positively represented, because at Focusrite they truly are. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.

Benefits include flexible/hybrid working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, group bonus scheme, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions and encourage personal development.