Senior Engineer, Audio Electronics Design in Niles, IL

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

Shure   •  

Niles, IL 60714

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


8 - 10 years

Posted 39 days ago

As a key member of the Musician and Consumer Audio (MCA) group, the Senior Engineer, Audio Electronics Design works on project teams that design and implement low-noise analog and digital circuitry in high-fidelity! You will work cross-functionally on next-gen audio products, including Bluetooth earphones/headphones and portable microphones.


  • Designs audio and power supply circuitry that meet the desired performance, cost, and time-to-market requirements products involving Bluetooth and/or WiFi technology.
  • Helps in the selection, design, and layout of digital hardware including microprocessors, clocks, memory, and logic.
  • Integrates circuit blocks on complex designs by working closely with RF/Wireless Engineers.
  • Prepares and provides supporting design documentation, including design specifications, tuning procedures, experimental results, design options, tradeoffs, and reasoning for the final design choice.
  • Leads new product development teams by designing circuits, building and evaluating prototypes, performing experiments, generating documentation, and entering schematics.
  • Performs audio quality testing on products being developed, which includes conducting bench test and listening test evaluations of prototypes.
  • Performs system/sub-system level tests.
  • Leads new and existing products in the manufacturing plant; i.e. Maintenance of Line (MOL) support.
  • Generates Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) and Special Engineering Notices (SENs).
  • Provides electrical engineering and technical assistance to other departments including Embedded, Acoustical, Mechanical, Marketing, automated Test Engineering (ATE), Quality, and Design.
  • Supports customers and end users regarding electrical engineering issues relating to the Company's musician and consumer audio products.
  • Mentors, coaches, and monitors the work of less experienced engineers.
  • Works not only with local partners but also international development and manufacturing partners.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field. Graduate coursework is desirable.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience possessing wide-ranging experience in low-noise audio design and power supply design using professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.
  • Demonstrated ability of working on complex assignments where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
  • Must have experience working in a multiple discipline engineering team.
  • Experience using analog simulation tools.
  • Experience meeting Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI), Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC), and Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) government performance standards.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Determines methods on new assignments and provides guidance to other personnel.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Has a full understanding of industry practices and/or company policies and procedures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • International travel as needed (~10% annually).

Highly Desirable:

  • A general interest in and experience working with audio electronic gear.
  • Knowledge of Bluetooth protocol and analyzers.
  • Experience with DECT, NFC, and emerging technologies in addition to Bluetooth and WiFi (802.11b/g/n/ac/ax).
  • Familiarity with Mentor Graphics tools.

Valid Through: 2019-10-7