Walrus Audio Hardware Design Engineers

  • Full-time
  • Oklahoma City, OK

2020-09-09 21:58:55 UTC

Job Detail

Walrus Audio is looking to add an electrical engineer and designer to our staff in Oklahoma City. The engineer needs to be a motivated and highly technical electrical engineer to lead in design, development, testing, and troubleshooting of analog and mixed signal product designs for new Walrus Audio products. This is an extremely hands on position in a fun, creative, and fast-paced work environment.
About Our Company

Throughout the years we have been inspired by sounds created by our favorite artists: the perfect breakup on an overdrive; a thick, punchy distortion; an endlessly sustained reverb; a self-oscillating delay. Walrus Audio is a collective of artists, musicians and engineers attempting to find the balance between art and performance in sound manipulation. It is our goal to make guitar effects that are as interesting to play, as they are to look at.

Responsibilities

• Analyze product and system requirements to develop ground-up appropriate analog, digital or mixed-signal system architecture
• Design electrical circuitry including schematic entry and PCB layout
• Assemble and test prototypes of new designs
• Quickly identify design issues and appropriate solutions during the course of product development
• Collaborate with internal and external engineers on product designs
• Use in-house project management software to develop project schedules and task breakdowns to ensure projects stay on track and deadlines are met
• Create technical documentation such as product BOM, test reports, and other project associated documents
• Work with a compliance lab to ensure all designs meet the specifications for electromagnetic and safety standards
• Support the production team by solving problems and teaching new builds
• Support customer service by troubleshooting and finding solutions to issues found with defective products

Personal and Organizational Skills

• Highly organized; able to build a custom workflow for tracking projects, jobs, and deliverables from the initial idea to the final product
• Is easy to work with, and able to maintain a positive attitude in fluid situations. Flexible under pressure
• Excellent multi-tasking and self-management skills, and also able to take direction and constructive feedback
• Possesses a deep understanding of and passion for all musical effects platforms
• Independent worker; someone that can have a “see a need, fill a need” type of mindset

Job Requirements

• BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent industry experience
• 3+ years of experience in audio hardware and software development including analog, digital control, DSP, and mixed-signal design
• Proficient in schematic capture and PCB layout using Autodesk Eagle
• Ability to work in an electronics lab with working knowledge of lab equipment such as signal generators and oscilloscopes
• Working knowledge of Audio Precision test equipment
• Ability to quickly build and test PCB prototypes
• Ability to accurately provide project timelines given a set of design features and deliverables
• Ability to analyze a multitude of technical issues and quickly find practical effective solutions
• Background in music is required

Compensation and Benefits

• Annual base pay dependent on experience
• United Healthcare Insurance plan available after 60 days probationary period
• $25,000 life insurance policy paid by company
• Holidays are paid by company after 90 day probationary periods. (New Year’s Day, Memorial day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and following day, Christmas Day and following day)
• Paid vacation after 90 day probationary period per year