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Lead Audio Platform Engineer - Galway

Contract Type: Permanent
Sector:
Location: Galway
Date: 16/10/2019
Job Reference: 105125
Contact Name: Dee Curley
Contact Email: dee@hero.ie

Job Description

Lead Audio Platform Engineer

Our client, a technology company in Galway are currently looking to recruit an Audio Platform Lead
for their site.

Description

We are looking for a technical leader to own our audio platform solutions across multiple operating systems. This is a unique role and provides the opportunity to build a team of talented audio engineers.

The successful candidate will have a good broad understanding of audio system architectures, with specific expertise on at least one key platform such as Windows, Android, iOS, OSX or console. The Audio Platform Lead will manage a team of platform-specific experts to develop cutting edge solutions for current and future platforms. Working with Business Teams and core DSP teams, the lead will be responsible for the overall solution design to address strategic initiatives across all delivery platforms including web-based services (cloud), mobile (iOS, Android, Windows) SDKs, OEM platform integration, and desktop (Windows APOs). The role will require high quality, timely delivery of end-to-end solutions.

The Audio Platform Lead reports directly to the Director of Mobile Audio Engineering. They will work closely with customer service teams, and sometimes directly with customers, to help facilitate the integration of technologies into OEM/ODM platforms.


The successful candidate has strong communication skills, expert-level technical skills, expert-level C/C++ skills, and experience working within agile development environments. They will have an enthusiastic approach to problem solving, a natural passion for collaboration, and an acute ability to adapt and learn quickly.

The role is based in one of our European offices and some long-haul travel (2-4 times per year) is expected to visit other offices or customers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Works with engineers from their own team and outside, to design, architect and document platform-level audio solutions that will present consistent features across multiple platforms for a given product.
Contributes to overall audio strategy by owning the strategic engineering thinking for platform-level development.
Is able to communicate features and architectures for a wide portfolio of related products to all technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Ensures technical consistency of products through design reviews, code reviews, documentation reviews, and end-to-end testing including ownership of automated tests.
Interfaces with partner organizations as a technical expert to understand their product pipeline and ensure DTS ingredient technologies will be compatible with future releases (e.g. Google, Qualcomm, Apple, Microsoft, etc.).
Oversees coding standards, best practices, and guidelines across all platforms and products developed by the team.
Provides an environment of mentoring and guidance for all team members
Promotes a culture of continuous improvement
Supports growth and development for themselves and the team
Leads recruitment and performance management as the need arises
Works closely with quality-assurance engineers to maintain a high product standard.
Works with the field engineering team to ensure rapid resolution of customer issues


Supervisory Responsibilities:
The Lead will be responsible for building and managing a new team of audio engineers with an emphasis on Windows and Android platforms

Education and/or Experience:
Master's degree in computer science or engineering preferred. Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience is required.
10 or more years of software development in a related role.
Multiple relevant commercially release projects.
Demonstrable experience of contributing to and leading technology teams.
Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams and develop collaborative working relationships across multiple business units.
Strong communication skills to champion and evangelize technology solutions to both technical and non-technical communities.
Expert level knowledge of C/C++ is required.
Strong understanding of audio signal processing and architecture.
Proficient knowledge of at least one other programming language such as Objective-C, Java, Python, or other mobile and web based technologies is desired.
Strong platform-specific knowledge on at least one leading operating system.
Working knowledge of other common operating systems (Linux, Mac OS, Windows).
Experience working in agile environments.
Experience working with continuous integration systems.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Proficient in verbal and written communication in English.
Ability to work well in a globally distributed work environment.

For further information on this Audio Platform-Lead role in Galway please contact Dee Curley on 091 730022 / dee@hero.ie

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