Google Acoustics Transducer Design Engineer in Mountain View, California

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As an Acoustics Design Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

As an Acoustics Design Engineer, you'll help design the next generation of audio and acoustic systems for Google. You will be involved all aspects of the acoustics design of the product including component design, simulation, integration and manufacturing support. You will use your excellent design expertise in acoustic hardware to manufacture speakers, micro-speakers and other audio transducers.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.

  • Design speaker transducers and engage with vendors to optimize performance, mechanical features and testing.
  • Collaborate with vendors to create new customized transducers to meet specific performance requirements.
  • Characterize speaker performance using Klippel, SoundCheck and other tools.
  • Evaluate new components and technologies, and maintain a clear roadmap of new technologies and intersection points with products. Travel internationally to support new design and builds.
  • Manage the acoustic simulation of transducers and acoustic modules using lumped sum and/or Finite Element Method (FEM) tools (e.g. Comsol or Ansys). Present detailed data and design recommendations based on findings.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in engineering, physics or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 4 years of experience in audio design.
  • Experience in working with consumer hardware products as a technology supplier or within an Original Equipment Manufacturing/Original Device Manufacturing (OEM/ODM) company.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in collaborating with Instructional Design, Mechanical Engineering, Production and other cross functional teams to develop the optimal acoustical component design for the product.
  • Experience in designing speakers and speaker boxes for mobile products.
  • Knowledge of tuning methods, smart amplifiers and audio system architecture.
  • Knowledge of audio and acoustic measurements, with experience using equipment (e.g. SoundCheck, Audio Precision, Bruel and Kjaer, or Klippel).
  • Effective negotiation skills, with the ability to educate on the best methods of design and manufacturing.

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