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Senior Project Engineer, Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Company: Shure Brothers, Inc.
Location: Niles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Join Shure's Digital Signal Processing group be a part of the next generation of intelligent audio products tailored for the content creator, the listener, and the conference participant!

As the Senior Project Engineer, DSP you will:

  • Develop products that deliver excellent audio experiences in state-of-the-art audio technologies for one or more of following sectors: content creation, conferencing products, wired and wireless headphones, earphones.
  • Work cross-functionally to develop digital audio processing algorithms and characterize system performance.
  • Work with product managers, system architects, and embedded software/ hardware/acoustics engineers to define, develop and productize audio solutions.
  • Own responsibility for the overall audio quality of the product, which includes proper integration of DSP features, resource optimization, performance testing on the product including thorough listening test evaluations.
  • Perform feature refinement, software development, audio algorithm modeling/ deploying/ testing, and cross functional collaboration to deliver audio products that make Shure the most trusted audio brand worldwide.

The ideal candidate will have substantial demonstrated accomplishments in developing proprietary, value-added DSP algorithm technology in fixed and floating point implementations. In addition, they will have experience in low latency real-time audio algorithm development, and a familiarity or experience with audio processing for one or more aspects from the following: audio content creation, conferencing, listening technologies. Experience, familiarity, or enthusiasm for DAWs, VST plugins, digital audio codecs, microphone arrays, psychoacoustics, spatial audio, machine learning, audio algorithm design, adaptive algorithms (e.g. AEC, NR, AGC) and/or system testing is also a plus.

Team location: The team you will be interacting with is in Niles, IL. If you are remote some periodic travel to Niles may be necessary (<15%).


  • Deliver digital audio processing features into a variety of intelligent, sensor rich, data driven products
  • Design, simulate, develop and test real time audio signal processing algorithms for fixed- and floating- point DSPs and/or ARM based MCUs and associated components (ADCs, DACs) in a PC or proprietary environment
  • Simulate algorithm designs using Matlab and other prototyping tools; perform objective audio testing; conduct subjective listening validation tests
  • Implement and optimize previously simulated audio processing designs to meet product constraints (MIPS, memory) and requirements (latency, fidelity)
  • Implement audio processing algorithms on real-time operating systems or bare metal operating systems
  • Participate in the selection of hardware components such as DSPs, ADCs, DACs, memory, etc.
  • Work as part of a cross-functional development team to design and implement cutting edge audio products and technologies
  • Present live demonstrations of work-in-progress audio processing algorithms to product stakeholders
  • Estimate, organize, and document tasks
  • Review the design and code developed by peer engineers
  • Communicate technical topics both verbally and in written form
  • Manage time efficiently to support project teams


  • BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or Software Engineering with an emphasis in Digital Signal Processing.
  • Minimum 8 years industry experience with real-time audio processing including, but not limited to, programming languages such as C, C++, assembly or HDL/other digital hardware implementations.
  • Minimum 8 years industry experience with software development tools such as Integrated Development Environments, compilers/linkers, and debugging tools (emulator, profiler, etc.), or equivalent digital hardware tools
  • Minimum 5 years experience modeling DSP algorithms using Matlab/Simulink, NumPi/SciPy, etc.
  • Demonstrates skills as a seasoned, experienced professional in DSP processing architectures and modeling DSP algorithms using Matlab/Simulink and learns to use professional concepts and continues developing professional expertise.
  • Understanding of both floating point and fixed point DSP development.
  • Demonstrated competency with test and measurement equipment including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, audio analyzers, and digital multi-meters.
  • Familiarity with standard software development tools, such as Requirements Management, Bug Tracking, and Version Control
  • Familiarity with audio industry standards and organizations (AES, ITU, ETSI, IEEE, etc.).

Experience with any of the following considered a plus:

  • Audio processing for content creation products which capture, record, edit, and live stream both vocal and musical instrument content
  • Audio processing for array based audio conferencing products, including speakerphones
  • Audio processing for wired/wireless earphone and headphone products
  • Audio recording and editing via DAW usage (e.g. Reaper, Audacity) including VST plugin usage and/or creation
  • Microphone / Speaker interaction
  • Psychoacoustics
  • HRTF's and other binaural audio recording, rendering concepts
  • 3-D Audio, Immersive Audio, Augmented Reality
  • Microphone arrays and beam-forming

  • Machine Learning

  • Audio compression codecs, Error detection/correction

  • Fixed point audio development and debugging

  • Adaptive Filtering

  • Interfacing with remotely-located associates, management, or development teams.

  • Experience with wireless listening products and features

  • Experience in studio recording, live sound reinforcement, and/or live performance

Keywords: Shure Brothers, Inc., Chicago , Senior Project Engineer, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Other , Niles, Illinois

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