Technical Manager, Acoustics

Job ID 2023-4053
Job Locations
US-CA-Costa Mesa
Regular Full-Time


The Technical Manager, Acoustics, is responsible for the design and development of the Q-SYS loudspeaker portfolio. This is a technical leadership position and requires someone who is self-led and self-motivated. The successful candidate will be multi-talented, and capable of designing, engineering, and testing of a wide variety of loudspeaker types, ranging from small-format commercial loudspeakers to large-format performance loudspeakers. The role includes oversight of development partners in Asia and North America.


This role is a good match for a senior loudspeaker engineer who wants to make a greater impact. The Q-SYS Division has a wide and growing portfolio of loudspeakers. You will be responsible for expanding our catalog of loudspeaker products while working with DSP and amplifier engineers to ensure successful integration with the Q-SYS platform. The speakers vary in size and complexity, so there is always something new and challenging to do.


This is a HYBRID role, candidates must be located or willing to relocate to Costa Mesa, CA area (SoCal). 


Base Salary Range 123,000-176,000


The above reflects the pay range that QSC reasonably expects to pay for this role. This pay range also depends on various factors such as job duties and requirements, relevant experience and skills and geographic location. In addition to the base salary range, QSC offers a comprehensive package including but not limited to health benefits, 401K or Roth retirement plans, generous time off and profit sharing


We will be accepting applications until a final candidate is identified. 


Propose design concepts in collaboration with the Product Manager.

Participate in group discussions about future product development. Lead technical recommendations.

Attend regular meetings with suppliers.

Facilitate product development with other engineering functions.

Model and prototype loudspeaker systems and their components to assess the technical feasibility of proposed new designs.

Design all components of loudspeaker systems.

Solve various technical problems and make decisions related to them.

Hands-on, will-do approach to problem solving.

Work in an ISO 9000-compliant environment, maintaining records and all documents related to new projects.

Travel up to 10% of the time, domestic and internationally

Knowledge of 3D modeling for the development of new concepts using SolidWorks or Creo (not detailed mechanical design).

Close familiarity with 70V/100V commercial systems and understanding of UL1480/1480A.

Ability to supervise or perform all acoustic measurements related to projects.

Knowledge of crossover voicing and subjective evaluation.

Familiarity with power testing of transducers and loudspeaker systems.


  1. BS in Acoustics or Mechanical Eng. MS Degree is a plus
  2. 5-8+ years of experience designing commercial loudspeaker systems and their components (transducers, enclosures, crossover networks)
  3. Experience working with loudspeaker manufacturers internationally, preferably in Asia
  4. Experience with acoustical data measurements and analysis, e.g., Klippel, Soundcheck, VACS, or similar.
  5. Experience with design tools such as Comsol, Speakerlab, and MATLAB is high desirable. 


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