MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK seeks to double R&D team

Just six months after the acquisition of MIDAS KLARK TEKNIK by the Music Group we are now starting to set up a "UK Centre of Excellence" for developing cutting edge digital audio technology. This move follows a declaration by Music Group at the time of purchase to invest substantially in MIDAS product development.

This investment will begin with MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK seeking to double the size of its current team of engineers. Twenty positions for design and validation engineers are being created in Kidderminster and Manchester.

"I am incredibly excited about the way that we can now develop the company, thanks to the Music Group," says John Oakley, managing director of MIDAS KLARK TEKNIK. "We have already released a host of new products this year and the pace is about to increase. I want to hear from any R&D staff who would like to join us on our journey, particularly if they have experience of digital audio mixer design. We have vacancies for all types of skill and all levels of experience."

Working as part of a small team on state-of-the-art professional digital audio systems for the live performance arena, there are roles available at all levels, from recent graduate to team leader. Recent graduates will have had limited experience but may have had some exposure to music and gigs - setting up university shows, perhaps mixing smaller performances for friends. More experienced engineers will have had several years experience in a relevant audio-related field, and will have had direct programming or digital hardware design experience of the above. Team Leaders would be expected to have had the above plus several years experience of managing a small team through the full project lifecycle.

In all cases, prospective candidates should be self motivated and capable of working independently to specify, document, design, develop and test entire software or hardware subsystems. Candidates for the more senior positions will be expected to interface to both customers and the sales and marketing staff to capture requirements. You will also get to play with some very expensive audio gear and make a lot of noise!

Prospective candidates must have skills in some of the following areas:

  • C++
  • Embedded systems development
  • Real-Time software development
  • UML, Object-Oriented design
  • High speed digital logic design
  • FPGA design
  • Linux or Embedded Linux
  • WinCE, particularly WinCE BSP development and WinCE drivers
  • Low-level Ethernet programming - TCP/IP, UDP, Multicast, IGMP, VoIP, Ethernet switch control
  • Low-level hardware programming - control and interface to FPGAs, CPLDs etc
  • Linux Kernel drivers
  • PCM digital audio using SHARC-based DSP
  • GUI and graphical design
  • OpenGL, DirectFB or DirectX7
  • USB or graphics drivers
  • Agile methodologies

Finally, you must have a keen interest in or knowledge of professional audio software and live music.

MUSIC Group Research UK Limited is a flexible, open company where hard work will be well rewarded; if you have the desire and talent, we will do our utmost to progress your career. We are now part of the Music Group which is a large global and market leading company focused completely on audio technology and products. Music Group already employs over 250 R&D staff with design centres around the world. Naturally some travel to our other design centres may be required and opportunities for career progression to these other sites exist and are encouraged.

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