NXP Semiconductors Careers

March 16, 2018
Careers

NXP SoftwareWorking for NXP Software means working for the leading global independent software vendor (ISV) for mobile smart devices. You help to bring differentiation in LifeVibes™ software solutions to consumers by providing the best acoustic quality to device makers for use across their platforms. Through expertise, consumer insights and partnerships across the eco-system, NXP Software creates innovative use cases that make calling more personal and makes consumers aware of their context to support their day to day decisions. You can make LifeVibes speech and sensing software for smart devices more human, more you.

Organization Description

NXP Software is a world-wide leading software vendor for mobile multimedia. It specializes in innovative multimedia solutions and applications to help mobile device manufacturers and service providers deliver extraordinary media experiences. Established in 2003, we are located in 9 countries with more than 170 people. End-user insights drive our designs, resulting in differentiating end-user experiences, while our unmatched audio expertise ensures better performance and customizable solutions.

We’re dedicated to helping our customers win in their markets. Our solutions reflect our passion for innovation and success. In the rapidly evolving mobile industry that means being agile, creative and expert. We understand our customers’ need for speed and originality, and we have the expertise to deliver the right software solutions. NXP Software has established strong partnerships with key vendors to ensure optimum flexibility, ease-of-integration and interoperability between hardware and software platforms.

We deliver key software products for Speech Intelligibility and Acoustic Sensing. Our LifeVibes portfolio of software products is used in over one billion (1, 000, 000, 000) mobile devices, making the company the market leader in software solutions and applications for mobile multimedia.

Our engineering team is involved in research, in cooperation with universities, advanced development and product development.

We have offices around the globe in Asia, Europe and the United States and our sales and engineering team also supports customers and regional teams with the integration of audio products in devices, platforms and frameworks. Our headquarter is based in the Netherlands.

Job opportunities

  • Job ID: 12148
  • Location: Belgium – Leuven
  • Experience Level: 3-5 years
  • Education Level: Bachelor/Master
  • Type of Function: Full-Time Regular
  • Travel Percentage:
  • Your Responsibilities

    The electro- acoustic engineer will be the central point of contact for all acoustic related activities. This includes: Benchmarking our products against competitors, Performance measurement of devices with our software integrated, tuning of parameters of our products to get the maximum out of the customer devices, consultancy to the development teams to improve our software products, follow-up of standardized requirements and test methods in speech and mobile and implement them, etc.

    He/she will also be the owner of the audio lab in Belgium, maintaining and extending this lab with the necessary equipment and tools in order to use it efficiently in our activities, and he will coordinate consistant and meaningfull lab setups in other sites.

    Your Profile

  • Excellent ‘hearing’ skills, i.e. knowing how bass should sound, what can be expected from virtualizers, speech artifacts, etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of standard audio processing blocks (equalizers, compressors, speech processing, etc.)
  • Good understanding of audio quality standards in mobile
  • Experience with measurement tools (HeadAcoustics, ACQUA, RME, Network simulators, …)
  • Experience with electro-acoustics (hardware setups, soldering, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of speaker and microphone characteristics, especially for mobile devices
  • Experience with Matlab, PERL
  • Knowledge of software development (in C) is a real plus
  • Fluent in English.
  • Creative and accurate working attitude.
  • Open personality and good communication skills
  • Eager to improve efficiency in way of working
  • Able to work independently for different teams
  • Able to drive activities to closure, including proper communication in the organization.
  • Customer oriented attitude
  • Prepared to travel
  • Team player
  • Job ID: 12320
  • Location: France – Sophia-Antipolis
  • Experience Level: 5-10 years
  • Education Level: Masters Degree
  • We are increasing our investments in Innovation and Technology Development for speech processing. Therefore we are looking for creative, passionate and hands-on engineers with a solid background in speech processing and acoustics. Microphones on mobile devices are primary used for communication, but can also be considered as sensors that are constantly listening to the world. In order to build products that add value for end users of mobile devices using microphones as sensors, we want to extend our team with an Acoustic Sensing Researcher.

    Key Responsibility: Together with an Audio System Architect and a DSP Designer, you will design and develop products that are low power and Innovative. This includes development of new IP, core algorithm development, or intake of the right technology from research institutes.

  • Master in Science or Master in Engineering and experience with digital signal processing theory;
  • Preferably up to 5 – 10 years’ work experience;
  • Excellent knowledge about audio, statistics and machine learning methods (feature extraction, hidden Markov model, Gaussian mixture model, neural network, support vector machine, speech recognition, and classifier);
  • Understanding how speech recognition works
  • Excellent experience with algorithm design in Matlab;
  • Experience with practices for developing software products;
  • Solid knowledge of two or more of the following topics:
  • Un-supervised learning
  • Model adaptation
  • ARM cores and development tools
  • Mobile Platform and Audio Hub
  • Your Personal Skills

  • Creative and accurate working attitude;
  • Communicative team player working in an international environment with different cultures;
  • Interest in Agile Scrum;
  • Drive for high quality deliverables;
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to drive activities to closure, including proper communication in the organization;
  • Prepared to travel (10-20% of the time).
  • Job ID: 12323
  • Travel Percentage: 10
  • We are increasing our investments in Innovation and Technology Development for speech processing and acoustic sensing. Therefore we are looking for creative, passionate and hands-on engineers with a solid background in speech processing and acoustics.
    Microphones on mobile devices are primary used for communication, but can also be considered as sensors that are constantly listening to the world. In order to build products that add value for end users of mobile devices using microphones as sensors, we want to extend our team with a Digital Signal Processing Engineer.
    Source: www.nxpsoftware.com
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