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Three R&D Positions at Sound ID

Dear list members:


We at Sound ID are expanding our R&D team. We have immediate openings for the right individuals. Please see details below.


Regards, -- Hannes Müsch





Sound ID, a venture capital funded developer of listening devices for the hearing impaired, has three open positions in its R&D department at the company headquarters in Palo Alto, California.


1) Research Audiologist

2) Algorithm Designer

3) DSP Engineer


All positions are open immediately. Compensation is commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and includes health insurance and a 401K plan.



1) Research Audiologist:


The successful candidate will lead the clinical validation of Sound ID technology. He/She independently develops and implements appropriate test protocols. Their scope ranges from small in-house studies that support algorithm development to large-scale studies in preparation of product launches, which involve external test facilities.


Responsibilities include:

* Independently develop and implement test protocols

* Administer tests alongside other audiologists

* Organize, analyze and report research findings

* Support field trials and interface with external clinical sites

* Represent Sound ID at meetings and conferences

* Support Sound ID research by contributing expertise and ideas



The ideal candidate has a background in Speech and Hearing Research or Audiology. The candidate must be familiar with modern hearing device technology and have technical aptitude. CCC-A is a plus, but not required. A key requirement is the ability to work independently.


Send your vita and reprints of relevant publications to jobs@soundid.com with “Research Audiologist” in the subject line.


2) Algorithm Designer:


The successful candidate applies his or her understanding of the auditory system and of digital signal processing to develop signal processing algorithms that improve hearing-impaired individuals’ ability to understand speech and enjoy music.


Responsibilities include:

* Conceive of new signal processing approaches to alleviate the effects of hearing loss

* Implement and test these algorithms in MATLAB

* Patent inventions and analyze competitive patents

* Maintain familiarity with latest psychoacoustic and signal processing research and apply these to product development



The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or a related field, has extensive knowledge and experience in psychoacoustic research, and is familiar with the psychoacoustic research literature. The candidate has an understanding of hearing aid technology and fitting systems.


Send your vita and reprints of relevant publications to jobs@soundid.com with “Algorithm Designer” in the subject line.



3) DSP Engineer:


This position involves developing the embedded firmware for system level operations, including data flow and buffering, data logging, power up and power down behavior, etc. Additionally, there is the opportunity to participate in the development of sound processing algorithms - from high level simulation to fixed-point implementation and verification.



* DSP assembly language background

* Experience with embedded system firmware

* Experience with real-time applications

* Strong working knowledge of DSP fundamentals



* Experience developing robust firmware for low-power products

* Fixed-point implementation of algorithms

* Familiarity with speech processing algorithms

* Audio background, interest in sound processing

* Familiarity with hearing and psychoacoustic research a plus


Send your vita and reprints of relevant publications to jobs@soundid.com with “Sr. DSP Engineer” in the subject line.











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