Sound Field Control Research Engineer

We are looking to add a highly skilled individual to the Research and Development team at Audioscenic. Experts in sound-field control and signal processing are welcome. Join our Audio R&D team and help us to push the boundaries of spatial audio technology.

Job Description

Audioscenic’s listener-adaptive 3D audio technology delivers audio beams directly to the listeners’ ears, adapting in real-time to their position. For this, we use advanced signal processing and state-of-the-art sound-field control techniques. An example of a system using our technology can be found here:

We are seeking a top-class individual to enhance our spatial audio algorithm development. We look for a practical mindset that can help us take the state of the art of sound field control algorithms and assist in implementing them in practical use cases; from home cinema to automotive.

Our technology has its roots in world-leading research from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton, and the successful candidate must demonstrate their capability to maintain our position at the cutting edge of spatial audio development.

The successful candidate will be expected to work at the heart of the Audioscenic Research and Development Team. The purpose of the role is to further develop the core spatial audio algorithms that will be built into our next generation of demonstration systems and products. Successful execution of the role will require precise and effective communication with our software development and computer vision teams.

Lab-based work is required for the tuning and development of systems, but a flexible mix between lab and home work is possible and encouraged.


Education and Experience 

PhD in Sound Field Control, Audio Signal Processing or Electronic Engineering or 3-5 years equivalent industrial research or academic experience.

Skillset and Interests

Required skills

  • Strong intuition and mathematical grounding in signal processing and sound-field control theory. 

  • Understanding of beamforming techniques. 

  • Proven skill in audio signal processing algorithm development

Desirable skills

  • Experience with cross-talk cancellation systems 

  • Proficiency in mathematical modelling languages (Python preferred, Matlab, Octave, Mathematica)

  • Real-time audio programming experience (for example MaxMSP, Pure Data)

  • C++ programming skills 

  • Electroacoustics experience

  • Expertise in designing, conducting, and evaluating subjective experiments


To apply please email your CV to


Southampton, UK