Location: Framingham, MA

Job Description

Be a part of the engineering team that brings the best in ANR and Communications Headsets to life! Bose Aviation, Military, and Broadcast Headsets Group is seeking a passionate, hands-on acoustical engineer to take part in developing our next ANR and Communications headsets. You will be a key member of our cross functional team, working closely with your Bose engineering colleagues, and Internal and Contract Manufacturing (CM) partners to successfully develop and deliver our products to the marketplace.


  • Define, build, and characterize physical prototypes of acoustic systems
  • Collaborate with engineering team members to design, build, and test Audio and Active Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Investigate and develop acoustic system design concepts to achieve product performance requirements
  • Use simulation tools like Matlab, Simscape, Simulink, SPICE, and/or FEA to predict acoustic system behavior
  • Conduct acoustic measurements of components, subsystems, and full assemblies and perform thorough analysis of results
  • Work directly with DSP, controls, electrical, and mechanical engineers to tune and optimize system performance
  • Clearly communicate results through informal peer reviews as well as presenting at formal design reviews
  • Define, specify, and validate production test equipment and processes
  • Support prototype and production system builds both on-location at the factory and remotely
  • Collaborate with CM partners to develop and validate manufacturing assembly procedures to meet product performance requirements
  • Troubleshoot acoustic failures and recommend design changes to prevent future occurrences
  • Lead acoustic efforts on advanced development, production development, and continuous improvement programs including work planning and technical oversight, and coordination with Project and Product Management
  • Travel (domestic and international) required, approximately 4-8 weeks per year



BS required, MS or MEng desired, in Acoustical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering


  • Experience using and selecting acoustic test equipment, preferably those from B&K, GRAS, Audio Precision, National Instruments, Listen Inc. (SoundCheck), and others
  • 5+ years of acoustic experience w/ strong technical understanding or equivalent proven proficiency
  • Knowledge of transducers and transducer measurements
  • Strong understanding of acoustic test and measurement systems and techniques
  • Basic understanding of transducer design, lumped parameter models, micro drivers, ECM, and MEMS microphones or can demonstrate understanding of basic technical concepts
  • Knowledge of headphone acoustic structures and enclosure/porting design or can demonstrate understanding of basic technical concepts
  • Willingness to undertake data collection and physically able to work in a lab setting


  • 5+ years of direct acoustic design experience of high-performance portable audio products
  • 3+ years of hands-on acoustic test experience
  • Some technical leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of communications systems design and implementation including a familiarity with acoustic array design for communications mic systems, beamforming, speech processing, acoustic echo cancellation, and voice activity detection
  • Experience specifying requirements for acoustic component including drivers, microphones, and acoustic meshes
  • Experience with active noise cancellation technology is highly desirable
  • Experience using and selecting acoustic test equipment from B&K, GRAS, Audio Precision, National Instruments, Listen Inc. (SoundCheck), and others
  • Basic understanding of transducer design, lumped parameter models, micro drivers, ECM, and MEMS microphones


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Location: Framingham, MA

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