• Senior Engineer, Audio Electronics Design

    Job Locations US-IL-Niles
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  • Overview

    Get ready to innovate and influence the future of sound!


    As a key member of the Musician and Consumer Audio (MCA) group, the Senior Engineer, Audio Electronics Design works on project teams that design and implement low-noise analog and digital circuitry in high-fidelity!  You will work cross-functionally on next-gen audio products, including Bluetooth earphones/headphones and portable microphones.


    • Designs audio and power supply circuitry that meet the desired performance, cost, and time-to-market requirements products involving Bluetooth and/or WiFi technology.
    • Helps in the selection, design, and layout of digital hardware including microprocessors, clocks, memory, and logic.
    • Integrates circuit blocks on complex designs by working closely with RF/Wireless Engineers.
    • Prepares and provides supporting design documentation, including design specifications, tuning procedures, experimental results, design options, tradeoffs, and reasoning for the final design choice.
    • Leads new product development teams by designing circuits, building and evaluating prototypes, performing experiments, generating documentation, and entering schematics.
    • Performs audio quality testing on products being developed, which includes conducting bench test and listening test evaluations of prototypes.
    • Performs system/sub-system level tests.
    • Leads new and existing products in the manufacturing plant; i.e. Maintenance of Line (MOL) support.
    • Generates Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and Special Engineering Notices (SENs).
    • Provides electrical engineering and technical assistance to other departments including Embedded, Acoustical, Mechanical, Marketing, automated Test Engineering (ATE), Quality, and Design.
    • Supports customers and end users regarding electrical engineering issues relating to the Company’s musician and consumer audio products.
    • Mentors, coaches, and monitors the work of less experienced engineers.
    • Works not only with local partners but also international development and manufacturing partners.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.  Graduate coursework is desirable. 
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience possessing wide-ranging experience in low-noise audio design and power supply design using professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
    • Demonstrated ability of working on complex assignments where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
    • Must have experience working in a multiple discipline engineering team.
    • Experience using analog simulation tools.
    • Experience meeting Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI), Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC), and Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) government performance standards.
    • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
    • Determines methods on new assignments and provides guidance to other personnel.
    • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
    • Has a full understanding of industry practices and/or company policies and procedures.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • International travel as needed (~10% annually).

    Highly Desirable:

    • A general interest in and experience working with audio electronic gear.
    • Knowledge of Bluetooth protocol and analyzers.
    • Experience with DECT, NFC, and emerging technologies in addition to Bluetooth and WiFi (802.11b/g/n/ac/ax).
    • Familiarity with Mentor Graphics tools.


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