Careers at Apogee

Apogee Electronics

Apogee is a leading developer and manufacturer of products for audio recording in the music, film, digital streaming and voice over industries. Based in Santa Monica, CA and founded in 1985, Apogee is recognized globally as an innovator and industry leader in professional and consumer audio.

We offer:

High energy, creative environment
Competitive salary package
Full benefits
401(k) plan
Opportunity for growth!

Many Apogee staff members are musicians and have an extensive background in the professional audio and recording industry, including sound engineering and producing.

If you are passionate about your profession (or have a passion and would like a profession!) we are interested in you.

DSP Firmware Engineer

 

Apogee Electronics is a leading designer and manufacturer of professional and pro-sumer digital audio equipment based in Santa Monica, CA. We are a growing company that enjoys a reputation for creating award-winning products for professionals in the studio and now at home. 

 

As a Senior DSP Firmware Engineer, this individual will be a core member of our Development Team working with the software and analog hardware teams.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage DSP tasks/ initiatives in the analysis, design, development and delivery of software solutions as an individual contribute with advanced knowledge within discipline

  • Work closely with systems engineers to design and implement DSP algorithms to meet constraints for latency, memory size, and power consumption

  • Implement DSP firmware to map high-level algorithms from Matlab/C to architecture-specific code, utilizing features such as SIMD, vector processing, assembly code, and caches

  • Analyze system performance to identify areas for optimization and inform chip architectural designs such as core selection, hardware accelerators, or custom instruction sets.

  • Experience working with USB Audio class drivers, Thunderbolt drivers and iOS protocol.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science

  • +5 years of DSP firmware development 

  • Strong background in embedded software development using C/C++ and assembly languages.

  • Knowledge of MFI certification process

  • Experience with other areas of software development and software tools a plus (scripting, windows/mac OS app dev, iOS/Android app dev, MatLab, LabVIEW, etc

  • Experience with other tools and systems including: Linux, RTOS, Software debuggers such as gdb, Git

  • Good working knowledge of audio and acoustics

 

We offer:

  • High energy, creative environment

  • Competitive salary package

  • Full benefits

  • 401(k) plan

  • Opportunity for growth!

 

Many Apogee staff members are musicians and have an extensive background in the professional audio and recording industry, including sound engineering and producing.

If you are passionate about your profession (or have a passion and would like a profession!) we are interested in you.

 

Job Type: Full-time   

 

Please email cover letter and resume to: hr@apogeedigital.com

 

 

Firmware Engineer


Apogee Electronics is a leading designer and manufacturer of professional and pro-sumer digital audio equipment based in Santa Monica, CA. We are a growing company that enjoys a reputation for creating award-winning products for professionals in the studio and now at home. 


Responsibilities:

  • As a  Senior Firmware Engineer you will  be an integral part of the product development team working to design cutting-edge audio recording products. The position requires expertise in firmware engineering, taking products from early concept stages, through a phase-gate development process, to mass production and follow-up support.

  • Develop firmware/embedded software for digital audio products that communicate with PCs, Macs, and mobile devices

  • Work with Electrical Engineering team to choose MCUs, DSPs, Codecs, etc. with the best balance of performance vs. cost

  • Assisting with hardware and system bring-up, supporting  other team members.

  • Interface with contract manufactures and QA Teams developing and implementing test procedures. 


Key Qualifications:

  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ with emphasis in Embedded Systems

  • Experience in embedded software architecture

  • Firmware development on ARM Cortex processors

  • Working knowledge of audio streaming concepts and protocols

  • Ability to understand electrical schematics and board bringup

  • Strong debugging skills 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of firmware development best practices (code reviews, test, etc)

  • Good technical knowledge of Signal Processing, DSP Design and Algorithms

  • Authorized to work in the US


Additional desirable skills:

  • Experience with Bluetooth, BLE, Wifi or other similar wireless protocols

  • Experience with low-level RTOS and real-time.

  • Experience working with USB Audio class and HID class

  • Knowledge of embedded system hardware components (power systems, battery charging, RF, audio codecs/ADC/DAC, capacitive touch sensors, IMUs, audio amplifiers, etc)

  • Experience with other areas of software development and software tools a plus (scripting, windows/mac OS app dev, iOS/Android app dev, MatLab, LabVIEW, etc)

  • Experience using audio test tools such as spectrum analyzers, audio analyzers, etc


Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science (or equivalent experience)

  • 5+ years of relevant experience

 

We offer:

  • High energy, creative environment

  • Competitive salary package

  • Full benefits

  • 401(k) plan

  • Opportunity for growth!


Many Apogee staff members are musicians and have an extensive background in the professional audio and recording industry, including sound engineering and producing.

If you are passionate about your profession (or have a passion and would like a profession!) we are interested in you.


Job Type: Full-time, On site    


Please email cover letter and resume to: hr@apogeedigital.com


Sales Specialist

Apogee Electronics, Defining the Art of Digital Audio Since 1985.


Apogee Electronics is a leading designer and manufacturer of professional and pro-sumer digital audio equipment based in Santa Monica, CA. We are a growing company that enjoys a reputation for creating award winning audio products. 


The Sales Specialist position will be a member of a team responsible for Apogee’s relationship with distributors, retailer,  and high- profile end-userss and is tasked with providing growth and positive customer experiences. You will be required to identify, prospect, and acquire new end user business by developing the indirect channel.  The Sales Associate will play a key role in expanding Apogee’s brand recognition, market share and e-commerce strategy. 


Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated self starter, obsessed with driving results

  • Customer-focused

  • Exceptional communicator with a love for public speaking

  • Passion for music creation and high quality audio

  • Flexible and able to thrive and adapt to constantly changing environments

  • Highly organized


Technical Acumen

  • Understand underlying Apple and Windows technology, interface protocols, hardware and software software.

  • Familiarized with popular DAWs such as Logic Pro X, Garageband, Pro Tools, Ableton LIve, and Cubase

  • Direct experience working in a professional audio recording studio environment

  • High level of proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint and Apple Keynote

  • Helpful to be a musician with experience in recording

  • Knowledge and background of professional audio systems including recording, live sound and broadcast, post production, 

  • Knowledge of content creation tools, online streaming software, as well as ‘work at home’ workflows.

  • Working knowledge of Applications / Plugins such as Source Connect, Audio Movers – Listen to

  • Working knowledge of Zoom, Meet, Skype, Instagram, FaceBook, Tiktok, Twitter. Twitch

  • Working knowledge of multichannel audio for video workflows, Final Cut, Adobe



Professional Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years in a professional sales role (Apple retail experience a plus)

  • 1-3 years in a B2B channel sales environment, music hardware, broadcast or consumer

  • Basic understanding of electronics experience preferred

  • Sales forecasting experience


Details

  • Office location Santa Monica, CA

  • Willingness to travel on when deemed necessary

  • Job Type: Full-time


Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Apogee is a Santa Monica 2017 Grand Prize Sustainable Quality Award Winner and a member of the Green Business Certification Program.This job description doesn’t constitute a contract of employment and Apogee may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.


Please send cover letter and resume to hr@apogeedigital.com NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. We will only consider resumes submitted with a cover letter.


Apogee Electronics is NOT seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity


Analog Hardware Design Engineer

Apogee Electronics is a leading designer and manufacturer of professional and pro-sumer digital audio equipment based in Santa Monica, CA. We are a growing company that enjoys a reputation for creating award-winning products for professionals in the studio and now at home. 



Responsibilities:

  • Design electrical circuitry, including schematic entry and PCB layout.

  • Troubleshoot hardware prototypes and verify all aspects of electrical performance.

  • Determine optimal solutions to hardware design issues discovered during design verification

  • Source and cross components 

  • Create engineering change notices as necessary

  • Ensure product compliance with applicable worldwide electromagnetic and safety standards.

  • Create accurate test reports, bills-of-material and other technical documentation.

  • Design and develop  production test fixtures for PCBA and product final test.

  • Support new design ramp-up at contract manufacturer sites, 

  • Support ongoing production, as-needed, by investigating manufacturing and component end-of-life issues.


Job Requirements:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent

  • 5+  years of experience, preferred experience in professional / consumer audio industry

  • Knowledge of design, analysis and implementation techniques

  • Experience designing and troubleshooting digital and analog hardware

  • Experience using a range of hardware and software development tools

  • Ability to read electrical schematics

  • Experience with Solidworks,  designing schematics and laying out PCB’s

  • Knowledge of embedded systems and executing tests on those systems

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States



We offer:

  • High energy, creative environment

  • Competitive salary package

  • Full benefits

  • 401(k) plan

  • Opportunity for growth!


Many Apogee staff members are musicians and have an extensive background in the professional audio and recording industry, including sound engineering and producing.

If you are passionate about your profession (or have a passion and would like a profession!) we are interested in you.


Job Type: Full-time   


Please email cover letter and resume to: hr@apogeedigital.com

Software Engineer

 

Apogee Electronics is a leading designer and manufacturer of professional and pro-sumer digital audio equipment based in Santa Monica, CA. We are a growing company that enjoys a reputation for creating award-winning products for professionals in the studio and now at home. 

 

This is an onsite position located in our offices in Santa Monica, California. Where employees have access to the world class Apogee Studio and live performance space.  Apogee Studio hosts KCRW’s Apogee Sessions which have featured performers like the Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Toro y Moi, Beck and many more. 

Job Description:

We are looking for a software engineer to join the Apogee software team.  We are looking for a self-motivated individual with experience writing clean, modern C++ code.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 4+ years professional experience in software development

  • Strong C++ skills

  • Experience in OS X and Windows development

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or equivalent experience)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Authorized to work in the US

 

Additional desirable skills:

 

  • JUCE

  • Embedded Linux

  • Experience developing audio applications

  • Understanding of audio recording, DAW software & audio interface hardware

 

We offer:

 

  • High energy, creative environment

  • Competitive salary package

  • Full benefits

  • 401(k) plan

  • Opportunity for growth!

 

Many Apogee staff members are musicians and have an extensive background in the professional audio and recording industry, including sound engineering and producing.

If you are passionate about your profession (or have a passion and would like a profession!) we are interested in you.

 

Job Type: Full-time, On site   

 

Please email cover letter and resume to: hr@apogeedigital.com

 

Program Manager


Apogee is a leading developer and manufacturer of products for audio recording in the music, film, digital streaming and voice-over industries. Based in Santa Monica, CA and founded in 1985, Apogee is recognized globally as an innovator and industry leader in professional and consumer audio.

 

The Program Manager at Apogee will support the operations team and have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and energetic environment of dedicated, passionate, artists, tech nerds and engineers all striving to create the best products available. 

 

Responsibilities: 

        Communicate daily with contract manufacturing partners to oversee: production status, build forecast and capabilities, new product introduction builds.

        Prepare and track project metrics and schedules.

        Communicate with suppliers and place purchase orders as needed to support Apogee demand and quality standards.

        Analyze sales forecasts, inventory, operating and capacity plans for worldwide production to meet customer demand, globally and by region.

        Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and act on those findings, by facilitating and introducing lean culture and procedures to drive business performance improvements. 

        Actively manage and build rapport with the executive team and strategically advise on priorities, options, risks, costs versus benefits, and impacts on other business priorities.

        Provide frequent and transparent updates, manage expectations, and keep all stakeholders informed of the progress of all in-flight products/projects.

        Actively contribute to the development of the Apogee’s culture and standards of quality.

        Promote process improvement and standardization of processes across all sites in the network.

 

Qualifications: 

        Excellent communication skills

        Strong organizational and project management skills

        Self-motivated, dependable and detail oriented

        Must be agile with excellent problem solving and investigative skills

        Adaptable and proactive

        Ability to meet deadlines

        Respectful and professional

        Strong negotiation skills

        Leadership capabilities 

        Multitasking

        People skills

        Aptitude for math and analytics, solid understanding of excel.

 

Experience: 

        Bachelor degree or equivalent experience 

        3+ years of previous experience in project management, operations or business analysis 

        Electronics manufacturing experience is a plus

 

Benefits: 

        High energy, creative environment

        Competitive salary package

        Full benefits

        401(k) plan

        Opportunity for growth!

Channel Marketing Content Creator

Apogee is a leading developer and manufacturer of products for audio recording in the music, film, digital streaming and voice-over industries. Based in Santa Monica, CA and founded in 1985, Apogee is recognized globally as an innovator and industry leader in professional and consumer audio.

 

The Channel Marketing Content Creator at Apogee will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic and energetic environment of dedicated, passionate, artists, tech nerds and engineers all striving to create the best products available. Your core responsibility will be to promote and communicate the value of the Apogee brand and its products by developing industry-leading content that includes video, blog posts, copywriting, lifestyle photography, social media, marketing materials, and presentations. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with sales and marketing teams to establish content campaign objectives and goals, complete tasks, and identify and solve mark problems 

  • Create and maintain a content publishing calendar and project status dashboard

  • Write, review, edit, and update content for blog posts, channel marketing materials, email marketing and social media

  • Create storyboards for all channel marketing video production

  • Work with the video and photography production team members to drive and produce projects to completion  

  • Conduct research and review customer surveys and feedback to learn more about current trends, developments, and perceptions of the Apogee products and competitive products to form a marketing content strategy

  • Create and host/find guests for, an episodic series that focuses on “how-to” content across spectrum of customer use cases

  • Use social media to engage customers and to promote company initiatives and campaigns

  • Create and publish campaign driven content on all social platforms

  • Monitor social media, industry forums and company website metrics

  • Utilize SEO methods to increase site traffic

  • Suggest new ways to promote company offerings and to reach consumers

  • Work with key influencers to source and publish user generated content

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, or a similar field

  • 5 years of professional marketing experience in pro audio, film or consumer electronics

  • Experience creating strong, engaging content

  • A portfolio of campaign related content successes

  • Awareness of the products, brands and trends in the pro audio, musical instruments, video production and gaming industries

  • Basic video editing experience using Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Ability to create simple graphics for social media and web content using Adobe apps, Canva, Figma

  • Experience setting up and managing email campaigns in Mailchimp

  • Experience with editing 

  • An understanding of SEO best practices

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing, proofreading, and copy editing

  • Excellent research, organizational, and time management skills

  • Strong listening and communication skills

  • The capacity to work independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to work efficiently without compromising quality or accuracy

 

Desired but not Required

  • Musician

  • Gamer

  • Podcaster 

  • YouTube content creator

  • Audio recording experience

  • Video production experience

 

We offer:

  • High energy, creative environment

  • Competitive salary package

  • Full benefits

  • 401(k) plan

  • Opportunity for growth!

 

Many Apogee staff members are musicians and have an extensive background in the professional audio and recording industry, including sound engineering and producing.

If you are passionate about your profession (or have a passion and would like a profession!) we are interested in you.

Please email cover letter and resume to: hr@apogeedigital.com

 

Senior Embedded Linux Software Engineer

Apogee Electronics is looking for a firmware/software engineer with a strong background in embedded Linux real-time driver, kernel and application development. Experience in Xenomai or other real-time platforms highly desirable.

You will play a meaningful role in the development of Apogee’s next generation products, working closely with hardware and software designers as part of a small and agile design team.

You will help develop a real time audio platform on Linux, assist in board bringup of custom hardware, and help develop prototypes in order to prove key design concepts and identify technical constraints up front. You will work with audio application developers on the performance of the drivers and overall system, as well as hardware engineers on the hardware peripherals and physical interfaces on custom hardware designs.

Qualifications:

      5+ years professional experience in software development and embedded systems engineering

      BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering

      Must have strong Linux kernel/driver level development experience

      Strong C and C++ background

      Understand optimizations and design trade-offs needed for real-time development

      Experience with ARM and developing for SOC devices, Altera SOCs a plus

      Low level programming of peripherals and interfaces, and experience with a variety of embedded MCU devices and toolsets desirable

      Basic understanding of audio recording, digital audio workstation software, and audio interface hardware a plus

      Audio application development or signal processing experience a plus

      Excellent verbal and written communication skills

      Hard working, enthusiastic self-starter with the ability to work independently and on a team

      Authorized to work in the US

Apogee Electronics is a leading designer and manufacturer of professional digital audio equipment based in Santa Monica, CA. We are a growing company with a reputation for award winning digital audio conversion systems.

Apogee Electronics is NOT seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity.

Job Type: Full-time

Please email cover letter and resume to: hr@apogeedigital.com

Junior Software Engineer

Apogee Electronics is a leading designer and manufacturer of professional digital audio equipment based in Santa Monica, CA. We are a growing company with a reputation for creating award-winning digital audio conversion systems.

This is an onsite position located in our offices in Santa Monica, California. Where employees have access to the world class Apogee Studio and live performance space.  Apogee Studio hosts KCRW’s Apogee Sessions which have featured performers like the Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Toro y Moi, Beck and many more. 

Job Description:

We are looking for a junior software engineer to join the Apogee software team.  We are looking for a self-motivated individual with experience writing clean, modern C++ code.

The ideal candidate will have:

      2+ years professional experience in software development

      Strong C++ skills

      BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Computer Engineering

      Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

      Authorized to work in the US

 

Additional desirable skills:

 

      Experience in OS X and Windows application GUI development

      Cross platform UI experience in JUCE/C++

      Swift development experience on OS X and iOS

      Experience developing audio applications

      Understanding of audio recording, DAW software & audio interface hardware

 

Apogee Electronics is NOT seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity.

Job Type: Full Time

Please email cover letter and resume to: hr@apogeedigital.com