Sr Acoustic Engineer

Job Details

Research and Development
Full Time
Costa Mesa, CA
8 Years
Bachelor's Degree
May 29, 2014

QSC Audio Products, LLC seeks an experienced and self-motivated  Senior Acoustic Engineer who is responsible for designing and implementing high-performance loudspeakers and systems.  The role is highly technical, and requires someone who can develop and deliver results to complex and demanding acoustic problems using modern techniques and methods.


Typical responsibilities include design of audio and/or acoustic components, design, development and test of crossover networks and/or enclosures, design and integration of horns/waveguides, acoustic test and validation, and component specification.


The successful candidate will work closely with members of one or more cross-functional teams, including mechanical engineers, electrical and/amplifier engineers, test engineers, supply chain staff, and NPI engineers.  The role requires someone who is self-motivated and possesses excellent communication and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in small teams, in addition to requiring excellent acoustic engineering skills.


Education and Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.  M.S. degree preferred.
  • 8+ years or equivalent experience in loudspeaker systems design and development
  • Passion for the music/audio industry
  • Solid understanding of acoustics
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to produce results in a dynamic and fast paced product development environment
  • Ability to work with offshore ODM suppliers
  • Knowledge of at least one acoustical data measurements system (e.g. Clio, SoundCheck)
  • Knowledge of at least one scientific/scripting language (e.g. Matlab, Scilab, Python)
  • Experience in computational acoustics FEM/BEM with a major multiphysics solver (e.g. COMSOL) is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Must be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct analysis of audio/acoustic components and systems
  • Design and implement loudspeakers, enclosures, and associated system hardware
  • Identify opportunities for improving acoustic designs and infrastructures
  • Participate and work effectively in cross-functional product development teams
  • Drive internal QSC development effort as well as ODM where required
  • Participate in new technologies research and development

These statements reflect the general details considered to describe the principal functions of the job, and are not to be construed as detailed descriptions of the entire work requirements that may be inherent in the position.