About the role
We are seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic audio synthesis developer to create software synths and modulate effects to complement our MIDI controller, Dubler. Current synth software can have a steep learning curve, but our ethos at Vochlea Music is to build accessible, intuitive experiences. You will be working with a UX designer, with experience in music tech instrumentation, to create something completely new.
Furthermore, you would have the freedom to explore, experiment and lead the direction of the sounds we are able to create and support. There are no limits here (except those of computation expense and UX design). We want somebody to come in and try and make new synths with lots of sounds, and have fun whilst doing it!
You will join a team that includes two highly experienced C++ engineers, plus a C++ engineer with audio plugin programming and audio machine learning experience. This means you will have access to mentorship and people who understand the challenges you may face. We will be available to help, and if there’s a lot to do, others will pitch in.
A significant amount of work experience is not necessary (but it is always a bonus); we are happy to consider recent graduates. We are primarily on the lookout for somebody with talent and excitement for this role. If you’ve ever made a JUCE plugin that uses any form of DSP, we definitely want to hear from you!
Has developed audio plugins that create sound
Confident working with C++ (academic, personal or industrial experience)
JUCE framework knowledge
Strong understanding of DSP for Audio (e.g. IIR filters)
Good understanding of audio synthesis & sound design (e.g. Oscillators)
Modern C++ expertise (with industrial experience)
C++ performance optimisation (e.g. profiling, multithreading)
Sound design expertise
Music production experience
Machine learning with audio features
Relaxed & fun working environment
Competitive salary with regular reviews
25 days of holiday (plus 8 days of bank holidays)
1 extra day of holiday gained for each year at the company (max 3 extra days)
Flexible working hours, including remote days (fully remote during COVID)
Training and development (conferences & short courses)
Fun team days out
Company pension scheme
About Vochlea Music
Vochlea Music is a London based creative technology company on a mission to empower music creators everywhere. We’ve created an artificial intelligence (AI) Audio Engine that makes it easy for anyone to create, control and manipulate music using their voice.
Imagine beatboxing triggering drum samples, humming a guitar part or controlling effects by the timbre of your voice - all absolutely live!
Our technology has been recognised internationally for a range of design and innovation awards, most recently winning the WebSummit 2019 Music Innovation prize and the MusicRadar NAMM 2020 Hi-Tech Innovation award. In November 2019 we released our first product, vocal recognition MIDI controller, Dubler.
Working out of an office in the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey, though during COVID we have been working remotely. We are a small, close knit team who value diversity and inclusion. We believe in a good work-life balance and respectful working culture. We have great ambitious aims for the business which we balance with a focus on enjoying the day-to-day. Join us on our journey to becoming a world leader in music tech innovation.