Acoustics Engineer 8/17/2016

Next Step Systems Novi, MI

Company
Next Step Systems
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
28843816
AJE Ref #
575911989
Location
Novi, MI
Job Type
Regular

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Summary:

Work closely with transducer/amplifier engineers, Project Managers, Business Manager and customers to conceive, design and prototype automotive audio systems.

Responsibilities:

-Identify/recommend new programs based on market research of the automotive industry, benchmarking competitors, customer requirements and identifying new audio technologies.

-Perform acoustic tuning using in-house design tools and objective/subjective evaluation of system performance.

-Conduct system integrations, implementation and validation tasks for taking prototype audio systems into production.

-Continuous VA/VE activity with speaker suppliers.

-Fabricate testing for the development and tuning of prototypes.

-Determine conditions under which systems tests are to be conducted and sequences and phases of test operations.

-Analyze and interpret test data and prepare technical reports for use by electronic engineering personnel and management.

-Prepare and present necessary documentation, material, reports, etc. for customer engineering meetings. Request necessary input to Product Development Team in Japan as part of preparation.

-Provide design support to FTL in Japan

Qualifications:

-Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering, Physics or equivalent experience. Must possess a minimum of four years with an emphasis in audio and signal processing.

-Understand acoustics and has a solid working knowledge of analog circuits (including active filters and power amplifiers). Practical skills in psychoacoustics and MATLAB are significant pluses.

-Experience with acoustical testing methods.

-Experience using standard audio and acoustic test equipment and tools.

-Experience writing computer language programs.

-Strong theoretical knowledge and experience in acoustics (automotive preferred).

-Experience conducting subjective listening evaluations.

-Ability to interpret electronic schematics, with some electronic design experienced preferred.

-Basic soldering skills needed.

-Basic hand and power tool skills, with some car audio installation/fabrication experience preferred.