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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UI Designer and Front-end Web Developer

JOB TITLE
UI Designer and Front-end Web Developer

JOB DESCRIPTION
We are looking for an experienced and creative UI Designer to work on the UI for state of the art audio mixing consoles. We are constantly pushing our products forwards and have some of the best hardware and software engineers in the industry. We need someone who can apply the same enthusiasm and attention to detail to the user interface and user experience to help to create products that our customers love to use.

We want to meet you if:

  • you can make the incredibly complex appear insanely simple
  • you are obsessed with pixel perfect design and composition and think there is no detail too small
  • you love to keep up with the latest UI trends but are able to maintain a consistent style
  • you think that the best interfaces are the ones that let people instantly and effortlessly do things
  • you understand how appropriate motion and transitions can improve user experience
  • you like to experiment and iterate and are able to create rapid UI prototypes
  • you are able to develop clear, modern and reliable front end code

You must be comfortable working in an agile environment where priorities will change and results are expected quickly. We have a healthy collaborative environment and you must be able to communicate and defend your designs. You must be able to accept positive criticism and have an ability to turn it into more successful ideas.

We expect you to have a stunning portfolio to present to us. This will be a fun and varied opportunity to work on audio equipment used by the world’s top broadcasters. In return we expect you to be passionate about the work, to be highly motivated and to be heavily involved in the creative process.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Extensive knowledge and experience of Photoshop and supporting knowledge of Illustrator (both CS6).
Able to rapidly mock up interface ideas and quickly respond to feedback and change
Commercial experience developing fluid and responsive web UIs using modern technologies, including HTML5, Javascript and CSS3
Knowledge of cross-browser compatibility issues & experience testing on desktop & mobile platforms
A strong command of the English language

DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES
An understanding of user experience and interaction design
Knowledge of audio mixing console operation
Experience designing UIs for large and complex systems
Experience in designing UIs for high pressure and stressful applications
Experience working with development teams, supporting developers with graphical advice & resources
Ability to handle code Javascript/JQuery beyond the simple application of plugins

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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