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HP Inc. Senior Audio Software Engineer in Austin, Texas

Job Summary

  • The role is responsible for leading the development of audio software, including audio tuning, across multiple project teams in Hybrid Systems Video Engineering. This position oversees the software and audio tuning of videoconferencing equipment, primarily for room systems. Working closely with audio hardware engineers and the broader audio engineering community, this role ensures that product software is compliant with development guidelines and standards including those for certification to Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google and Tencent requirements. The role applies advanced subject matter knowledge of audio firmware, drivers and audio tuning to provide software solutions to cross-organization projects, drive innovation and integrate new technologies into products.

Responsibilities

  • Leads audio software development on multiple project teams that include other software engineers, hardware engineers and development partners (internal and external)

  • Responsible for all stages of audio software design and development for complex products, solutions, and platforms.

  • Performs unit test of firmware and works with entire audio team to validate audio performance against product requirements including meeting requirements for certification with Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google, Tencent and others as required.

  • Coordinates closely with Product Enablement software team to ensure that full software system works as intended both for individual products and for system solutions.

  • Identifies trends and opportunities for optimizing technical performance of products/solutions, quality enhancements and cost of delivery.

  • Provides domain-specific expertise, including overall audio/acoustic software and platform leadership, to cross-organization projects, programs, and activities.

  • Contributes to technology strategy and engineering roadmaps around audio software engineering; executes strategic software engineering proof of concepts.

  • Develops cost estimates, business cases, appropriation requests and plans for audio engineering projects.

  • Delivers professionally written reports, including analyses of complex audio/acoustic data that deliver key findings to enable data-driven decisions.

  • Working closely with audio hardware engineers, drives innovation and integration of new technologies into projects and products.

  • Provides guidance and mentoring to less-experienced staff members to set an example of audio software design and development, innovation, and excellence.

Education & Experience Recommended

  • Four-year or Graduate Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Audio Engineering, or any other related discipline or commensurate work experience or demonstrated competence.

  • Typically has 7-10 years of software work experience, including at least 3 years of experience with audio software development.

Preferred Certifications

  • Programming Language/s Certification (Java, C++, Python, JavaScript, or similar)

Knowledge & Skills

  • Audio Firmware and Command Protocols - must have experience and advanced knowledge

  • Programming (C++, Python) - must have strong skills and experience

  • Audio DSP programming - must have foundational knowledge, experience preferred

  • Signal Processing Algorithms - must have foundational knowledge

  • Agile Methodology - must have understanding

  • Audio transducers - must have basic understanding

  • Application Programming Interface (API) - must have basic understanding

  • Audio/Acoustic testing - experience is highly preferred

  • Microsoft Teams, Zoom or similar Audio Certification standards - familiarity is highly preferred

  • Interface protocols (USB, I2S, SPI, I2C, UART) - familiarity is desired

  • Audio MCU, MPU and/or SoC - experience is desired

Cross-Org Skills

  • Highly Motivated and Self-directed

  • Effective Communication, including clear written reports and collaborative discussion

  • Results Oriented

  • Learning Agility

Impact & Scope

  • Impacts function and leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives.

Complexity

  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors.

Disclaimer

  • This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO):

HP, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and prospective employees, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran, marital status, familial status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, uniformed service status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable national, federal, state, and local law(s).

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