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Headphone ANC Engineer

Headphone ANC Engineer

Job Title: Headphone ANC Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Sussex
Salary: £Competitive + Bonus + Good Benefits Package
Start Date: asap
Reference: DW5586
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 23, 2021 15:00

Job Description

You'll work as part of the ‘Active Product Development Team’ which is responsible for all aspects of active product development; overseeing industrial design, mechanical design, acoustics, transducer design, electronics, DSP etc. to bring products to market.

•    The main responsibilities of the role are to:

o    Support the headphone development process, specifically with relation to ANC. 
o    Design, maintain, and implement new and existing ANC topologies and algorithms.
o    Support deployment of the ANC with the headphone manufacturing partner.

Duties & Responsibilities:

•    Tune/verify/validate digital algorithm for active headphone products from prototype to engineering builds, and bring to mass production in the fields of ANC (Acoustic Noise Cancellation) and voice call enhancement

•    Maintain and develop the simulation GUI (MATLAB) based on system/platform requirements 

•    Develop and optimize ANC and DSP architectures

•    Collaborate with electronics team to optimize the audio signal path

•    Collaborate with external suppliers to help to develop future platforms

•    Work with other acoustic/mechanical experts to optimize the electro-acoustic-mechanical system

•    Manage the audio testing spec for production to achieve the world leading performance based on projects requirement

•    Manage ANC calibration and testing in factory

•    Work with ODM partners and in-house engineers to resolve production issues by providing technical direction for engineering builds and mass production.

•    Work as part of a cross disciplinary team to progress research in the audio field

•    The candidate must be prepared to travel, visiting our headphone OEM suppliers sometimes at short notice and for extended periods. Travel will mainly be in the PRC and Taiwan.

•    The candidate will also be required to get involved in DSP related to other products in the portfolio


•    Honour’s degree in Electronics, Acoustics or Signal Processing
•    Experience from within the audio industry
•    Comprehensive understanding of digital signal processing and digital and analogue filter design
•    Comprehensive understanding of control theory and ANC
•    Knowledge of moving-coil transducers and ECM/MEMS microphones
•    Creative problem solving
•    Skilled in MATLAB and experience in deploying embedded DSP
•    Experience of some or all of the following programming languages: Python, C, Java 
•    Able to operate audio test equipment instruments including Audio Precision, and SoundCheck etc …
•    Understanding of audio measurement techniques
•    Experience of critical listening.

Benefits package includes:
•    Competitive Salary
•    25 Days + Bank Holidays
•    Pension (5% employee, 5% employer)
•    Life assurance
•    Healthcare
•    Discounted products
•    Free food