Acoustic Systems Engineer

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As an Acoustic Systems Engineer at Valve, you will join a multi-disciplinary group of electrical, mechanical, software engineers and designers who are busily defining new entertainment experiences through both hardware and software. We're hoping to add your deep technical expertise in acoustic systems to our team!

Valve is an entertainment and technology company driven to design and deliver extraordinary entertainment experiences to customers. We hire great people with broad skill sets who also exhibit deep expertise. Acoustic Systems engineers at Valve contribute in a variety of ways: we own the sound quality and reliability performance of consumer audio devices. We design and develop innovative audio architectures including: acoustic elements, playback transducer, microphones, power-systems, signal processing. We qualify design through meticulous testing. We build tests plans and performance qualification to ensure best-in-class performance. We work multi-functionally with the broader design team, communicating goals and driving specifications to ensure system level performance. We work with factory/manufacturing teams to ensure design for manufacturing, and we build automated, on-line quality control tests.

Do you prefer to collaborate with peers to define the work that you pursue, rather than simply follow a vision that's been set for you? If you're seeking an opportunity to steer product definition, functional exploration and design decision-making, consider joining Valve. We can't wait to see where you'll take us!

Learn more about our ground-breaking work in audio solutions for games and VR on github.

  • A Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent work experience) in an audio-related subject area such as acoustics, physics, electrical engineering, or mechanical engineering
  • Familiarity with spatial audio theory and application in physical systems and signal processing i.e. fundamentals of beamforming, room acoustics, and HRTFs
  • Familiarity with high spatial resolution audio content and formats for video gaming, virtual reality, and/or augmented reality
  • Extensive experience designing and tuning fully-integrated audio systems with built-in electronics, digital connectivity, and sophisticated digital signal processing
  • Proven experience delivering high-volume consumer electronics and systems dedicated to audio quality, including headphones, headsets, microphones or loudspeakers
What We Offer
  • An organization where 100% of time is dedicated as groups see fit
  • The opportunity to collaborate with experts across a range of disciplines
  • A work environment and flexible schedule in support of families and domestic partnerships
  • A culture eager to become stronger through diversity of all forms
  • Exceptional health insurance coverage
  • Unrivaled employer match for our 401(k) retirement plan
  • Generous vacation and family leave
  • On-site amenities in support of health and efficiency
  • Fertility and adoption assistance
  • Reimbursement for child care during interviews

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