Staff Audio Research Engineer

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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Staff Audio Research Engineer

PlayStation HQ in San Mateo, CA

We have a unique opportunity to join Sony PlayStation on our Platform Audio team! This team is an industry leader in audio technology. Their contributions improve the system libraries used for both current and future PlayStation products.

Here, you would craft and implement technology used for 3D Audio, hardware DSP, and virtual reality. This software is the foundation of an SDK used by leading game and content developers. Your contributions would directly advance the way audio is used worldwide. If this is you, please apply!

Responsibilities:

  • Drive research activities in spatial audio, psychoacoustics, and other audio related fields including HRTF (capture, synthesis, personalization), Ambisonics, loudspeaker rendering, and more
  • Develop requirements based on research or user input and assist with platform integration
  • Systems level multi-threaded programming and debugging using C and C++
  • Collaborate with international counterparts to contribute to PlayStation’s 3D Audio technology and greater audio ecosystem

Qualifications:

  • 5 years or more of digital signal processing experience
  • Prior experience as the main contributor within the areas of: spatial audio and/or acoustics
  • Proficient with: C or C++, IDE’s, Source Control (git/SVN), and MATLAB (and/or Python)
  • Experience with acoustics and psychoacoustics

Nice-to-Have:

  • Experience crafting tools for data driven and automated validation
  • Embedded systems development
  • ML modeling and training
  • Professional audio design & engineering
  • Strong 3D math skills
  • Exposure to debugging tools on Linux & Windows

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Date posted: 2022-07-23