Production Systems Developer Placement High Wycombe 2024

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We’re looking for a placement student to support our Production Systems Development (PSD) Team in developing bespoke test systems to our overseas factories for the mass production of state-of-the-art audio interfaces, MIDI controllers and synthesisers.

The role

You will be working in a people-focused, multi-functional design & engineering team, collaborating on new product development and the continuous improvement of our production processes, systems and tools.

If you want to join an Agile team, involved in the development of industry leading sound recording and music production equipment in an exciting company which is committed to grow and evolve, we would love to hear from you.

What you will do:

  • Develop factory tests for new products entering production using our ‘in house’ production system tools & architecture
  • Get involved with new product introduction from design all the way to mass production
  • Support the execution of our strategy for PCBA and Final Assembly for new products
  • Implement automated functional test procedures and systems
  • Contribute to research and development of new areas for functional testing (eg robotics) and quality inspection (eg machine vision)
  • Provide remote technical support to factory engineers overseas

In order to be successful in this role you will need

  • Competent coding skills in Python (ideally Asyncio, Django, Pandas, Crossbar.io)
  • A good understanding of audio electronics and measurement tools and methods
  • A commitment to continual improvement, both personal and of the wider team
  • Excellent design, debugging and problem-solving abilities
  • The ability to communicate clearly with a cross functional team

It would be advantageous if you have some of the following

  • Enrolled in or completed a BEng/BSc degree, preferably in a related engineering subject – Electronics, Mechatronics, Manufacturing Systems, etc
  • Background in audio electronics and music technology
  • Experience with web technology: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React…
  • Hands-on prototyping using Arduino, Teensy, Raspberry Pi or other platforms
  • Familiarity with best practices and dev-ops tools: git, Ansible, Linux…
  • Experience with manufacturing automation, Industry 4.0, etc.

About Us

Doing a 12-month placement at Focusrite is like becoming one of the family. A rapidly growing, global family. We’re focused on providing opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music.

Our placements are very popular, and that’s mainly because you can really get stuck in during your year with us. We don’t ask you to answer the phones and do the photocopying. We want you to help develop our products, market our brands, speak to our customers and make us better. A lot of our previous placements candidates are now full-time employees.

All placements last for 12-months. We pay you £21255 per year (£23303 for London-based roles), and you get to share some of the same benefits as our permanent employees.

Our eleven brands, Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation, Ampify, ADAM Audio, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Linea Research, Sequential, Oberheim and Sonnox come together around a common mission to remove barriers to creativity.

We work hard. We are professional. And we play hard too. We select really, really talented and passionate people. And we absolutely love our work. So if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please apply for as many of our placements as you wish.

Timetable for applications

Deadline to apply: Monday 8th January 2024
Interviews: February/March 2024
Offers made by: Friday 29th March 2024

As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage people to apply regardless of religion, ethnic background, nationality, sexual orientation or gender identity. We recognise the diversity shortcomings of our industry and are committed to driving change. Equally, we recognise the major impact that climate change is having on our world and work every day towards being industry leaders in a carbon neutral future.

DEADLINE 9th January 2024