Sound Content QA Engineer (Contract)

  • ROLI
  • London, UK
  • Jul 10, 2019
Full time Music Teacher Sound Engineer Sound Technician

Job Description

“I'm always amazed at the sheer diversity and quality of the content our sound designers are capable of creating, and it's a pleasure to help realise them as products for our creators” 

- Lawrence, Sound Designer & QA Engineer

ROLI is looking for a Sound Content QA Engineer to take responsibility for ensuring the quality of sound content delivered with our software products. 

You will work closely with the Sound Team and the QA Team to plan, coordinate, check and deliver content for existing software products as well as new products in development, focusing on ROLI’s creator experience within our product suite. 

We’re looking for someone who has experience with digital music production, including audio/MIDI editing and sound design within a DAW. Furthermore, knowledge and/or a keen interest in pursuing a career within QA/Software Testing would be desirable. 

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a disruptive category of music making devices we are creating called ‘Connected Music’ - a network of hardware and software, platform and developer products that will revolutionise how music is made.

Please note this is a three month, full-time contract with potential for extension and/or a permanent position.

What you’ll do:

  • Deliver consistent quality of sound content across the ROLI product range
  • Ensure accuracy of audio transcription into multitrack MIDI and sheet music
  • Work closely with the Sound Team to package and deliver audio and MIDI content
  • Triage and raise any content issues in an effective manner
  • Assist in the specification and creation of sound content for existing and new products
  • Preset design of soundware for our software product range
  • Work with the QA Team to report software issues effectively
  • Represent the interests of the user from a soundware perspective 

What you’ll need:

  • Experience working with audio software and digital music production workflows
  • Familiarity with MIDI sequencing and editing
  • A strong ability to read sheet music and an understanding of music theory
  • Experience using software synths
  • A passion for music and music technology
  • Ability to understand and talk about complex technical problems
  • Excellent organisation skills and both eyes and ears for detail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with excellent written English
  • Superb and demonstrable time-management skills, the ability to work independently, and plenty of proactive initiative

Bonus points:

  • Deep knowledge of at least one DAW host
  • Knowledge of current commercial musical trends
  • Experience with ROLI or FXpansion software products

ROLI offers:

  • The opportunity to work with the leading, progressive minds within technology, hardware, and music creation to directly impact the way we create and interact with music
  • A range of meaningful benefits including:
    • Following probation, a competitive health care cash plan
    • A company pension scheme
    • 23 days holiday with 2 additional social impact days and the standard 8 statutory holiday days
    • 20 hours per year dedicated to volunteering within the local community
    • Flexible working hours
    • ‘Lending Library’ of all ROLI products
    • Team member discounts on ROLI products
    • Wellness programme including fortnightly massages, weekly guided meditation and yoga
    • Apple laptop and relevant software licenses for your role and beyond
    • Generous Parental Leave policy
    • Frequent friends and family events
    • A great working environment, featuring daily complimentary homemade vegetarian lunches as well as fresh baked bread, limitless home­made GOLDnola
    • A dedicated company-wide Hack Day every month to expand your skill­s
    • Following probation, a generous bike-to-work scheme plus in-house bike storage  
  • A competitive salary according to your level of experience

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ROLI wholeheartedly believes that difference stimulates a healthy and productive environment, as well as positively impact the products we create. We actively encourage diversity of background and perspective, and as an Equal Opportunities Employer, we oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination in all of our employment related processes and matters.