• Acoustic Engineer

    Job ID 2019-1952
    Job Locations
    US-CA-Costa Mesa
    801 - R&D Acoustic Engineering
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    QSC thrives where innovative technology and compelling audio-visual experiences intersect. For over 50 years, QSC has pioneered the technology and solutions that enable immersive cinema, live performance audio, themed entertainment, digital collaboration and meeting experiences for our customers and partners around the world. A globally recognized innovator in the design, engineering, and manufacture of category leading high-performance loudspeakers, digital mixers, power amplifiers, audio processors, digital cinema solutions, and the Q-SYS™ software-based audio, video and control Ecosystem.

    By joining the QSC team, you will be in a challenging, collaborative, fun, and innovative environment. We encourage employees to take ownership, to color outside the lines, and to imagine possibilities. Our culture is casual but dynamic, with cross-functional teams collaborating on creating memorable audio-visual experiences that deliver joy to people, wherever they are. At QSC, fun and hard work go hand in hand. Join us and make a difference in the way people experience movies, meetings, presentations, live performances, and much more.


    The Acoustic Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing high-performance loudspeakers components and systems.  The role is highly technical, and requires someone who can develop and deliver results to complex and demanding acoustic problems using modern techniques and methods.


    Typical responsibilities include design of audio and/or acoustic components, design, development and test of crossover networks and/or enclosures, design and integration of horns/waveguides, acoustic test and validation, and component specification.


    The successful candidate will work closely with members of one or more cross-functional teams, including mechanical engineers, electrical and/amplifier engineers, test engineers, supply chain staff, and NPI engineers.  The role requires someone who is self-motivated and possesses excellent communication and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in small teams, in addition to requiring excellent acoustic engineering skills.


    • Develop and conduct analysis of audio/acoustic components and systems
    • Design and implement loudspeakers, enclosures, and associated system hardware
    • Build, measure, and evaluate prototypes to demonstrate acoustic designs
    • Identify opportunities for improving acoustic designs and infrastructures
    • Participate and work effectively in cross-functional product development teams
    • Drive internal QSC development effort as well as ODM where required
    • Participate in new technologies research and development


    • B.S. degree in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. M.S. preferred.
    • 3-5 years or equivalent experience in loudspeaker systems design and development
    • Passion for sound quality, music and the audio industry is a plus
    • Solid understanding of acoustics
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Experience performing multiphysics analysis with FEA simulation such as COMSOL
    • Experience with at least on scientific scripting language such as Matlab
    • Knowledge of at least one acoustical data measurements system such as SoundCheck
    • Knowledge of the Klippel measurement system is a plus
    • Excellent critical listening skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Ability to produce results in a dynamic and fast paced product development environment
    • Solid English written, verbal and technical language proficiency
    • Must be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision
    • Willingness and ability to travel overseas up to 10% of the time, to China as well as other locations


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