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Audio Software Applications Engineer

Company Name:
Analog Devices
Company Overview:
Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a broad portfolio of high performance analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (ICs) used in virtually all types of electronic equipment. Since our inception in 1965, we have focused on solving the engineering challenges associated with signal processing in electronic equipment. Used by over 100,000 customers worldwide, our signal processing products play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as temperature, pressure, sound, light, speed, and motion into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic devices. We focus on key strategic markets where our signal processing technology is often a critical differentiator in our customers' products, namely the industrial, automotive, communications, and consumer markets.
We currently produce a wide range of innovative productsincluding data converters, amplifiers and linear products, radio frequency (RF) ICs, power management products, sensors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology and other sensors, and processing products, including DSP and other processorsthat are designed to meet the needs of our broad base of customers.
Description:
ADI's Automotive Infotainment business unit seeks an Audio Software Applications Engineer skilled in providing technical support for audio software tools and DSP products for consumer products requiring real-time digital signal processing. Provide technical information to internal and customer stakeholders. Assist Sales in assessing potential applications of ADI tools, software and products to meet market requirements. Provide follow-up support in disseminating technical information on specific software applications. Drive innovative software applications of DSP algorithm implementation to designs within the consumer audio industry. Develop documentation, software and firmware to evaluate new products. Role includes involvement in product definition and development, pre- and post-sales support.
Responsibilities include:
Helping design, reference audio signal processing flows, including documentation, other materials to facilitate use of ADI signal processors;
Developing auxiliary PC software, firmware (i.e. microcontroller) and documentation to support interfacing ADI's products with customer prototypes and production environments;
Being lead resource to help customers choose optimum software components within the existing audio processing algorithm toolbox to speed up and secure audio application design wins;
Helping development teams test and implement code for new DSP algorithms; presenting and interpreting software designs, DSP algorithm implementations and feasibility within a given set of DSP's;
Being the first line of product support where other means have failed to isolate or fix problems in malfunctioning products or code; reporting design, reliability and maintenance problems/bugs to product engineering, other software/system engineering teams and management;
Collaborating with teams to create and implement detailed hardware/software improvement plans for next generation products;
Helping the software team improve user interaction tools to make software use more robust and intuitive;
Developing software to help engineering and customers evaluate new silicon;
Collaborating with other applications engineers in designing new software to support newer parts.
Qualifications:
BS/MS degrees in Electrical Audio Engineering, or Computer Science with Audio concentration, with at least 3 years of progressive experience in software engineering in the semiconductor or software industry for audio products, or equivalent directly relevant combination of education/experience.
3+ years' experience in bring-up, debug, validation and optimization of audio software within runtime electronics systems.
Demonstrated understanding of DSP systems, tools, signal processing and embedded software.
Demonstrated familiarity with standard audio electronics lab equipment including Audio Precision and other electro-acoustic measurement systems and audio processing software.
Preference will be given to candidates with strong knowledge/skills in the following areas:
Object Oriented Programming (C# a plus)
Audio processor understanding (compressors, expanders, gates, AEC, exciters, equalizers)
Audio Digital Signal Processing
System-level expertise in understanding the various signal chain components in audio electronics.
Experience with embedded DSPs. SigmaDSP, Blackfin, Tensilica or Sharc processors a plus.
Understanding of microcontrollers, microprocessors and their tools.
Understanding of audio codecs, Class D amplifiers and transducers working concurrently within a complete audio signal chain.
Knowledge of acoustic transducers and transducer analyzing equipment a plus (Klippel, SoundCheck, etc, ARTA,)
Knowledge and experience with audio software for the consumer and professional audio industry.
Excellent oral, written, presentation communication skills, in a global context; adept at presenting technical information to customers
For positions requiring access to technical data, Analog Devices, Inc. may have to obtain export licensing approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce - Bureau of Industry and Security and/or the U.S. Department of State - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. As such, applicants for this position except US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, and protected individuals as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) may have to go through an export licensing review process.
Analog Devices, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

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