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Audio System Architect

Santa Clara, CA

DSP Concepts is a leading provider of audio signal processing technology for a broad range of product areas. Our technologies enable key new product features in products like voice enabled speakers and high-fidelity car audio systems. Through our Audio Weaver suite of software products and our extensive library of audio signal processing algorithms, we enable our customers to quickly develop, integrate and deploy advanced audio features into new products. 

DSP Concepts fosters a creative, challenging, and supportive work environment with a focus on professional growth. Teamwork, technical acumen, customer interaction and strong communication are part of the culture here.


The Audio System Architect works closely with the Product Management team on the Product Requirements Documents (PRD), based on their Marketing Requirements Documents (MRD) and yearly planned technology roadmap, and ensures that the different product development cycles are conformed to the PRDs. This person is also involved in developing the HWs associated with reference designs and demo systems.

This role requires a good understanding of the hardware and software system solution for a consumer or automotive application with audio/voice built in.

The person in this role shall also have a good understanding of the product development lifecycle, market players, ecosystem, and product use cases. This would require close coordination with cross-functional teams, including Product management, Marketing and Sales, Customers, and Algorithm and BSP developers.

The primary responsibilities for this position are:

  • Hardware knowledge related to various interfaces like I2S, PDM, TDM, I2C, SPI, USB, HDMI, optical etc.
  • Board design and development experience
  • Audio system validation experience be and familiarity with equipment like AP, ACQUA, sound cards, SPL meters etc.
  • Good knowledge about embedded software for DSPs, MCUs
  • Linux, Android experience preferred
  • Solid Audio Signal Processing knowledge. Ability debug audio software and hardware
  • Experience with Matlab, Python, AudioWeaver or similar packages
  • Experience with project management processes preferred
  • Good technical communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to mentor junior engineers
  • Being a visionary of integrating and scaling Audio Weaver to any product with Audio.

Beyond these responsibilities you will have the latitude to grow professionally and apply yourself in many domains. As the team and business grows, so will the responsibilities of this candidate.

This position is based in our Santa Clara, CA office and will require occasional domestic or international travel. DSP Concepts offers a full suite of benefits including 401K, dental and medical benefits.


The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree + 5 years experience with a focus on embedded SW, audio/acoustics, and DSP theory
  • Strong coding skills in Matlab and Python. C experience is a plus.
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