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JOB VACANCY — Product Engineer / Junior Product Engineer

At Spitfire Audio we make sounds for film composers. Our sample libraries and virtual instruments enable anyone to recreate the sound of an orchestra in stunning detail. Founded in 2007, we have recorded and released over 80 sample libraries, including collaborations with the godfather of film scoring himself – Hans Zimmer. Created with the finest musicians, engineers and studios in the world, our sounds can be heard across globally-successful movies, TV shows, computer games and albums. We are also breaking down the barriers to orchestral music making by providing a wide range of free virtual instruments, all as part of our mission to inspire a generation of composers.

Job Description

Spitfire Audio is looking for a creative, talented Product Engineer /Junior Product Engineer, ideally with a passion for music. The role is ideal for a talented junior engineer looking to grow and learn building amazing, first-in-class audio software/virtual instruments. 

You will be joining Spitfire Audio to further our journey building a multi-stream software development department. Reporting to the Software Architect, the Product Engineer / Junior Product Engineer would work within the Product department, developing various different projects for commercial release, and helping design and implement new and exciting interfaces for controlling and manipulating audio. 

Hours:  40

Location: London (with the possibility of remote working)

Salary: Depending on experience

Apply: CV and covering letter by email to careers@spitfireaudio.com for the attention of martin@spitfireaudio.com. Please put Product Engineer /Junior Product Engineer in the subject line. Applications close on 4th December 2020

PRIMARY TASKS & OBJECTIVES

  • Implement software designs through writing, maintaining, and testing code across Spitfire’s range of software products. 
  • Analyse and solve problems, contributing to the development of testing frameworks and test plans.
  • Undertake testing and debugging across Spitfire’s range of software products. 
  • Peer review code within the software development team. 
  • Contribute towards maintaining a positive, supportive and productive culture within the company. 
  • Contribute to writing documentation. 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

These skills are essential to the role: 

  • Experience in C++. 
  • A qualification in relevant area and at a level equivalent of UK RQF Level 6 (or higher)

DESIRABLE SKILLS

Not all of these skills are essential but would be highly desirable to have skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Familiarity with software development methodologies. 
  • Knowledge of version control using Git and Git-Flow methodologies. 
  • Experience with developing components of audio sampler software. 
  • The ability to design and implement DSP algorithms. 
  • Experience with JUCE C++ framework. 
  • A working knowledge of AudioUnit or VST programming. 

QUALITIES

  • Possess an interest in music, film, popular culture and tech - as well as what their colleagues are up to!
  • Be a team player.
  • Have oodles of integrity.
  • Be excited about the potential to really make a difference.
  • Be young-at-heart, driven, respectful and supportive.
  • Relish the prospect of working in an informal, non-hierarchical organisation.
  • Be happy to employ their own sense of initiative over and above being micromanaged.
  • Be excited about agile; and keen to work to, maintain and optimise process. 

Benefits

As well as joining a wonderful team and friendly company culture you will have access to:

  • Pension scheme
  • Private healthcare, including a range of pre-claim benefits
  • Life insurance policy
  • Income protection policy
  • WeCare 24/7 mental health support service
  • 23 days holiday a year plus UK Bank Holidays and an additional Christmas break
  • Employee Benefit Membership Discounts
  • National Cycle to Work scheme
  • Health & fitness app Sworkit
  • Company social events [COVID permitting] 

Spitfire Audio is an equal opportunity employer. 

We are committed to ensuring that the terms and conditions of employment of employees and potential employees are equitable and non-discriminatory. This means that job applicants and employees will be treated fairly regardless of their sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, ethnicorigin, disability, age, religion or religious beliefs.

Spitfire Audio values the differences that a diverse workforce brings.