At Universal Audio we employ the world's brightest engineers and digital modeling authorities to develop award-winning audio signal plug-ins. We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable algorithm engineer. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding position at an exciting and growing audio company, we would like to hear from you.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Working independently to carry out algorithm design projects based on product specifications.
Design and implementation of novel signal processing methods and structures for modeling audio circuitry.
Implementation and integration of algorithms into an existing software framework.
DSP porting and resource optimization.
Management of development and test schedules.
Collaboration with product management, SQA, customer support, and marketing.
Required Skills and Experience:
A passion and interest in music and audio.
Ability to perform circuit analysis for passive and active systems.
Awareness of nonlinear models for silicon and magnetic devices.
Experience with audio signal processing, incl. dynamics, filtering, modulated delays, feedback systems, etc.
Experience with filter design, sampling theory, and DSP.
Exposure to state-space and lattice structures, and basic control theory.
Awareness of iterative solution methods for nonlinear systems.
Experience with finite word-length artifacts in signal processing.
Facility working in MATLAB, SciPy, or similar computing environment.
Experience with C, C++.
Exposure to coding for DSP processors. SHARC experience preferred.
BS with 4+ years of experience with DSP development; MS or PhD preferred.
Internal Number: 1009
About Universal Audio Inc
Universal Audio. Pioneering audio recording for more than 50 years. Founded in 1958 by Bill Putnam Sr., the Universal Audio name has been synonymous with innovative recording products since its inception. A favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and more, the late Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarding as the father of modern recording — with many of his legendary studio and equipment designs still in use today. Universal Audio was re-founded in 1999 by Bill's sons, James Putnam and Bill Putnam Jr., with two main goals: to faithfully reproduce classic analog recording equipment in the tradition of their father; and to design new digital recording tools in with the sound and spirit of vintage analog technology. With nearly 90 employees and more than a decade of rapid growth, Universal Audio (UA) is today headquartered near the Silicon Valley, in Scotts Valley, California — where our classic analog gear is still hand-built, one unit at a time. Of course, analog is only half the story. At Universal Audio, we employ the world's brightest DSP engineers and digital modeling authorities to develop our award-winning UAD Powe...red Plug-Ins platform, featuring the most authentic analog emulation plug-ins in the industry. Software or hardware, every UA product is backed by a 50-year legacy of innovation, superlative quality, and technical passion.