Audio DSP Engineer - Headphones

iLaB is looking for an audio DSP engineer to strengthen our R&D team and our growing headphones business.  The candidate will be actively involved in the development of advanced and smart ANC solutions for (wireless) headphones (on-ear, over-ear and in-ear) and the new generation of TWS earbuds.  Projects include commercial projects, internal R&D projects and research collaboration projects with universities.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Create, prototype and promote signal processing concepts with applications in audio and acoustic, with a strong focus on headphones audio and acoustics that can use to promote to our customers
  • Execute technical feasibility and advanced development studies on new audio technologies for our customers and according to iLaB’s innovation roadmap. This involves simulation, prototyping, measurement, listening and a consideration of psychoacoustics
  • Support the team and our customers with product development by collaborating with other functions (Industrial Design, Mechanics, Electronics, Acoustics) to come to an optimal solutions
  • Maintain and contribute to the team’s competence, methods and tools
  • Screen and analyze relevant technologies and customer market trends impacting our business

Technical Skills


  • Degree in Technical Science and at least 3-5 years of relevant experience in audio industry, preferably in headphones
  • Relevant working experience in developing and optimizing audio algorithms and implementation on DSP
  • Working experience in audio algorithm development and simulation tools (MATLAB, Simulink, Max/MSP)
  • Experience working in a team towards a common goal, and share / document generated know-how


  • Experience in analog and digital Active Noise Cancellation
  • Good working knowledge of Control Systems theory
  • Experience in Electro-acoustics simulation, design and execution
  • Hands-on prototyping and/ or 3D printing
  • Practical knowledge of C/C++
  • Experience with iOS(Objective C) or Android

Personal skills

  • Passionate about music and sound
  • Innovative, inspiring and creative
  • Influence decisions and persuade others
  • Focus and deliver in a dynamic environment
  • Open mindset
  • Excellent communication skills to deal with customer expectations, needs and demands
  • Work independently
  • Good English skills (verbal and written)
  • Willing to travel (max. 15%)
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