Audio Firmware Engineer

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Software and Services


Posted: 17 Jan 2019
Weekly Hours: 35
Role Number: 113109001
The IMG Audio team is seeking a highly motivated, hands-on Sr Audio Firmware Engineer. In this role is directly responsible for the development of all aspects of audio firmware for the embedded hardware. Candidates will work hand-in-hand with the IMG Audio team, innovating in small groups with high initiative. This position will make significant engineering contributions to industry-leading hardware products.

Key Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience developing embedded firmware.
  • Experience with MCUs, peripherals, features, and development environments.
  • Experience with board bring up and digital hardware.
  • Ability to design and integrate code into a shipping product.
  • Solid C/C++ coding abilities.
  • Some assembly experience is a plus.
  • Strong electrical system and software debugging skills.
  • Ability to read serial bus traces, board schematics, use an oscilloscope and logic analyzer.
  • Experience with RTOS embedded development and multithreaded programming.
  • Knowledge of Bluetooth and WiFi Technologies is desired but not required.
  • Familiarity with real-time audio (sample rates, buffering, I2S, PCM, drivers) is a plus Mac OSX and/or iOS programming experience is a plus.


As an Audio Firmware Engineer, you will have responsibilities spanning all aspects of product development: collaborate with marketing and multi-functional engineering teams to define product features and requirements; play a lead role in defining system architecture to implement new product and product features; design, implement, debug, and test embedded C code running on 16-bit, and 32-bit MCU's for Apple-branded audio products; support electrical bring-up and debug of prototype hardware; work with internal teams and external contract manufacturers to bring products to mass production; collaborate with software teams to define communication protocols; and enable expansion of our product ecosystem features through creation of test tools.

Education & Experience

BS or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience

Additional Requirements