DSP Engineering (Musician and Consumer Audio) Intern

Job ID 2021-2357
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Shure offers a challenging and rewarding summer internship program. The twelve week program is offered to undergraduate students that have completed at least 2 years of college, as well as graduate students. Each intern will receive a competitive salary and students who reside out of Illinois will receive a housing stipend to cover living expenses for hybrid or onsite internships. Applications will be collected, reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted in late fall/early winter.


The DSP MCA Intern will assist with the development of next-generation intelligent audio products tailored for the content creator, the wireless listener, and the conference participant. Activities will include modeling, developing, and/or evaluating digital audio processing algorithms for wireless headphones as well as an ecosystem of USB and wireless microphones.


This internship will be 100% remote or a combination of part-time remote/virtual and part-time in office.


• Simulate algorithms using Matlab and other prototyping tools; perform objective audio testing; conduct subjective listening validation tests; collect and evaluate algorithm performance data
• Translate real time audio signal processing algorithms from simulation model (e.g. Matlab) to fixed- or floating- point DSPs and/or ARM based MCUs in C/C++
• Optimize and test algorithm operation to meet product constraints (MIPS, memory) and requirements (latency, fidelity)
• Collaborate with members of larger cross-functional development team including acoustics, digital/RF hardware, mechanical, systems, and product management
• Work with technical mentor to estimate, organize, and plan work tasks
• Present personal contributions to product development and executive management


• In pursuit of a BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, or audio related major with an emphasis in Digital Signal Processing
• Coursework and/or experience with real-time programming languages such as C/C++ and simulation languages such as Matlab, and NumPy/SciPy
• Coursework and/or experience in software development on an ARM and/or DSP processing platform
• Coursework and/or experience with software development tools such as Integrated Development Environments, compilers/linkers, and debugging tools (emulator, profiler, etc.)
• Understanding of both floating point and fixed point platform development
• Experience with test and measurement equipment including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, audio analyzers, and digital multi-meters


Experience with any of the following considered a plus:
• Experience in studio recording or live sound reinforcement
• Experience with audio recording and editing via DAW usage (e.g. Reaper, Audacity) including VST plugin usage and/or creation
• Experience with live streaming or podcast creation
• Experience with wireless listening products and features
• Psychoacoustics
• HRTF’s and other binaural audio recording, rendering concepts
• 3-D Audio, Immersive Audio, Augmented Reality
• Noise reduction



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