Calrec Audio supply audio broadcast mixing equipment relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. From Premiership football, to the Superbowl, from “X Factor” to “Dancing with the Stars”, if it’s live there is a good chance it is mixed on a Calrec.

Our customers are absolutely focused on creating immersive and entertaining audio, and constantly push the boundaries of broadcasting. Calrec’s job is to push the boundaries of technology to help them succeed.

Formed as a microphone manufacturer in 1964, Calrec’s reputation for build quality, reliability and audio performance has made it an industry benchmark across the world. The latest Apollo platform introduced Bluefin2, the next generation of award-winning Bluefin technology. It provides over 1000 channel processing paths on just one DSP card. For surround sound mixing it is the industry’s most advanced and economical solution.

Now, broadcasters demand even more versatility and integration from their audio equipment, and in this technologically progressive era TV companies want to ensure that their systems can produce programmes efficiently and to required specifications. For their audio systems to achieve this, greater consideration has to be given to their networks as a whole, and how efficiently they can be controlled. Calrec has designed its range of consoles to meet these demands.

We are looking for driven, enthusiastic and inventive people who are passionate about audio technology. We have a reputation for innovation which we want to continue to build on. If you feel you can help us to do this, please get in touch. Unless otherwise specified, all applications for Current Vacancies or general job enquiries should be made in writing to: HR Manager, Calrec Audio Ltd, Nutclough Mill, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8EZ or careers@calrec.com

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Design Engineer (Digital Electronic and FPGA)

JOB TITLE
Design Engineer (Digital Electronic and FPGA)

JOB DESCRIPTION
Based in Hebden Bridge, we are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to strengthen our existing team, to produce commercially viable designs for new product development, to value engineer existing products and support products through their full life cycle.

KEY DUTIES

Reporting to the Hardware team leader you will be responsible for the design and development of digital electronic systems and sub-systems for professional audio products. This will include:

  • Design of electronic circuits, including schematic capture using Altium.
  • Design of system hardware architecture.
  • High-speed circuit design, including guidance on component and track layout.
  • Component selection and evaluation.
  • Design and development of firmware for FPGAs.
  • Prototype circuit bring-up, verification and validation.
  • Working closely with other designers (software and hardware), manufacturing & test depts.
  • Providing engineering support.

Hardware design checking
Participation in design reviews
System specification
Component engineering – sourcing and understanding suitable components
Understanding of design requirements for EMC compliance

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Essential
Electronic hardware design
Understanding of electronic circuits
Good written and verbal communication

Desirable
Knowledge of and interest in audio
Industry knowledge
An appreciation of embedded software
Physical design
Mechanical appreciation
Debugging to hardware level

EXPERIENCE

Desirable
5 years+ in high-speed digital design
FPGA firmware design
Design with embedded processors
Schematic capture – Altium preferred
Design with high-speed interfaces, e.g. PCIe Ethernet
Verilog/VHDL/ModelSim
Altera/Xilinx FPGAs (Stratix/Arria/Cyclone/Zynq/Kintex/Spartan)
ARM, NiOS, Microblaze processors
PCIe, 1G & 10G Ethernet
DDR2/3
Simple C programming
Good PCB layout practices
Design for digital audio
Good understanding of EMC

ATTRIBUTES

Customer focussed
Innovative
Active team member

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact careers@calrec.com

Mechanical Design Engineer

JOB TITLE
Mechanical Design Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION
Based in Hebden Bridge, we are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to strengthen our existing team, to produce commercially viable designs for new product development, to value engineer existing products and support products through their full life cycle.

KEY DUTIES
Design and Develop concepts using 2D drawings, 3D models and prototypes.
Produce engineering drawings, specifications, BOM structures, parts lists and costings.
Work closely with Product Managers, R&D Electronic hardware team, manufacturing departments and suppliers.
Manage multiple design tasks by prioritising and planning work.

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
Degree qualification – Mechanical Engineering

EXPERIENCE
Broad depth of experience.
Relevant mechanical design experience designing electro-mechanical equipment using a variety of materials (sheet metal, plastics, etc.)
Experience of working with Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor.
Good working knowledge of limits, fits and tolerance standards for production control.

ATTRIBUTES
Passion and desire to develop robust manufacturable products
Excellent team-working, interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent attention to detail

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact careers@calrec.com

Customer Support Engineer

JOB TITLE
Customer Support Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION
Calrec Audio, the world’s leading manufacturer of broadcast audio consoles, has an opportunity for an experienced, motivated and passionate Customer Support Engineer, based in Hebden Bridge. The overall function of the role is to provide post-delivery technical support of Calrec products. Applications are particularly welcomed from candidates with IT networking experience/qualifications with a passion or interest in audio

KEY DUTIES
Processing of service enquiries and calls
Commissioning of the company’s products
On-site service, including fault diagnosis and correction
Maintaining accurate records
Post-delivery quotations and sales
Report writing
Liaising with the Support Administrator for shipping and provision of spares, replacement or loan parts
Development and review of all aspects of the service function; the processes, the procedures and the database to meet team requirements, company goals and objectives

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
Degree or Diploma in Electronics / Music Technology or a related subject, OR
Professional IT networking qualification (CCNA/CCNP or equivalent)
Full clean driving licence

EXPERIENCE
Experience of Broadcast Engineering or Customer Support in a Broadcast Environment
System to component level knowledge of audio and audio control systems relating to broadcast applications
A knowledge of IP networking
A knowledge of AoIP technologies, such as Dante and AES67
A knowledge of Linux
Knowledge of computer based control systems
Computer literacy

ATTRIBUTES
Excellent customer interface and the ability to build long term relationships with customers; able to provide clear and concise information
The ability to maintain composure and a professional demeanour at all times, specifically in unusual and highly pressurised situations
Pro-active team member
Ability to maintain and improve company quality standards
Able to prioritise, identify and solve problems
Able to interface well with others and ensure the flow of appropriate and accurate information to customers and colleagues
Organised working habits
Flexibility
Good negotiation skills

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact careers@calrec.com

Senior Software Engineer

JOB TITLE
Senior Embedded Software Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION
Based in Hebden Bridge, we are looking for a Senior Software Engineer with good C++ skills, embedded development experience and good networking knowledge.

KEY DUTIES
You will have technical responsibility for developing and delivering software for professional audio products.
You will take a lead role in development projects and often work within a cross-functional team.  You will be involved in all parts of the software lifecycle; from specification and design through to maintenance.
Software specification – You will work with Product managers and other engineers to create specifications for new software products.
Planning and reporting – You will be required to provide estimates for development tasks and contribute towards planning of developments.  You will also be required to report progress against schedules.
Software design and development – You will work closely with other developers in a cross-functional team.  You will design and develop software to meet product requirements and ensure a high standard of quality and reliability.  You will also work with product testers to identify and resolve defects.
Software support – In this role, you will need to provide support to other R&D teams, production departments and customer support teams.  This may require you to work off-site from time to time.  Due to the nature of our business some out of hours work and weekend work may be necessary to meet the needs of our customers.

EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Essential
Degree or equivalent experience in a software or related subject.
A good understanding of hardware platforms and how s/w & f/w components work together
Software development for embedded platforms.
C++
OOD / OOP
A good understanding of TCP/IP networking
Understanding of Linux device drivers
Debugging to hardware level

Desirable
Interest in audio systems
Practical experience of UML
JIRA
Subversion / Git
Android kernel development

EXPERIENCE
Minimum 5 years commercial experience in designing and developing objected oriented applications.
Minimum of 3 years software development using C++
Experience in developing object oriented software

ATTRIBUTES
You are industrious, possess an exemplary attitude, take ownership and drive progress.
You have a passion to excel.
You like to take a leading role.
You are able to work to committed deadlines.
You execute tasks in the most expedient way
You are well organised and able to successfully prioritise and manage tasks.
You enjoy the challenge of solving problems
You are a good communicator
You pay attention to detail

For a full Job Specification and salary range, or to forward a CV and letter of application, please contact careers@calrec.com

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