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Sr Audio Systems Design Engineer II

Company: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


The Senior Audio Systems Design Engineer I & II is responsible for the audio performance and sound quality of the Starkey system. The means providing leadership in the architecting and design of audio systems for new products. This also means creating new ideas that lead to the improvement of sound quality. S/He also is responsible for risk analysis, problem solving, and issue resolution along with support of other engineering design teams. S/He must possess effective communication skills, technical expertise, creativity, and internal drive to lead the creation of designs that are recognized as best-in-class in the hearing aid industry. S/He is widely recognized in the organization as a leader in audio systems. The Senior Audio Systems Design Engineer I & II is primarily responsible for interacting with new product development groups; however, may also be responsible for supporting continuation engineering and technology development, as needed. S/He is expected to possess a working knowledge of hearing science, acoustics, patient and clinician needs, through established relationships with Product Management, Clinical Research, Marketing, and /or Sales. S/He takes on tasks that clearly impact programs.

Sr Systems Engineer II signifies that at least 50% of the competencies at the Principal Engineer level have been demonstrated.

Detailed Description

  • Responsible for the audio performance and sound quality of the program
  • Provide creative solutions by investigating and maturing new ideas.
  • Provide leadership for the development of new features on future programs. process and execution of requirements development and management, including identification of best practices.
  • Interact with cross functional customer facing groups to ensure desired product capabilities are reflected accurately in the architecture description.
  • Be involved with the research to ensure the maturation of new ideas.
  • Provide leadership in the design of audio processing system. Communicate with all functions and ensure the final success of the product.

  • Lead, own, drive, document, and deliver high-level audio system architecture, design, interfaces, risks, and tradeoffs that support product development schedules.
  • Create system / subsystem architecture design documents.
  • Ensure audio system requirements and designs are accurate, complete and delivered on time throughout the entire product life cycle.
  • Create / update audio designs based on lessons learned, pilot studies, manufacturing data, field data (Customer First, Rework and Repair), quality data, and regulatory or standards updates.
  • Be the subject matter expert for risk analysis and mitigation plans in collaboration with the Quality team per the risk register or DFMEA process.
  • Understand and provide direction on system-level design tradeoffs.
  • Facilitate cross-functional design reviews; own and drive resulting action items.
  • Support cost benefit analysis and other financial analysis efforts in Product Management, as requested.

  • Facilitate the verification of system requirements
  • Drive compliance assessment for each design review during the product lifecycle
  • Support clinical research to ensure they have appropriate evaluation plans for either pilot or validation studies.
  • Support Systems Verification Engineers to ensure they have valid verification plans for each integration point of a program / project.

  • Identify, analyze, own, and drive audio and sound quality related system-level technical issues
  • Ensure technical issues identified during system development and verification are documented with clear descriptions of steps to reproduce and configuration under test in relevant tools.
  • Ensure technical issues are analyzed and that the results are clearly documented in relevant tools.
  • Provide regular updates on issues assigned in relevant tools.
  • Own and drive technical issues to resolution working with cross-functional team members.

  • Perform other duties commensurate with a "senior" engineer role.
  • Perform work with little to no supervision as project subject-matter expert
  • Mentor, coach and provide work direction to other engineers, technicians and interns.
  • Use experience and critical thinking skills to make appropriate design decisions and design tradeoff recommendations in Program / Project design and peer reviews.
  • Provide technical consultation and guidance on projects

  • Perform Program or Project Tech Lead / Program Systems Design Lead Role as assigned.
  • Facilitate technical meetings for program / project.
  • Drive cross-functional technical risk assessments for program / project.
  • Coordinate and drive cross-functional test planning, gap analysis, execution and reporting.
  • Own and drive program / project technical issue visibility and resolution.
  • Support the Program / Project Manager by providing impact analysis of program / project schedules on any technical work, deliverables and dependencies.

Keywords: Starkey Laboratories, Inc., Eden Prairie , Sr Audio Systems Design Engineer II, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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