Universal Audio Jobs

If interested in any of these positions, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@uaudio.com with the job title in the subject line.

Company Background

Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio is best known for its classic, hand-built analog hardware and advanced UAD Digital Signal Processing technology for recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.”

Universal Audio is one of the most respected names in professional audio and music recording products.

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Position: Plug-In QA Engineer

Location: Scotts Valley, CA

Job Descritption

Universal Audio is looking for a QA Engineer to join our QA team and help test our industry leading plug-ins. As a Quality Engineer you will test our plug-ins from inception through shipping, running numerous tests, recording and tracking bugs and validating fixes. You will use your extensive knowledge of audio recording to help flesh out the test grid, validate audio workflow and insure that our plug-ins ship with the highest quality possible. This is an entry level position with room for advancement. While prior QA experience is not necessary, it is a big plus, as is prior experience as a beta tester in the audio industry.

Responsibilities

  • Test in house UA plug-ins by running standardized tests.
  • Help author and validate test grids.
  • Run tests with analog and digital equipment and record results.
  • Write bugs as necessary and follow through problems until resolution.
  • Interact with Engineering and Product Marketing about specifications and behaviors.
  • Attend meetings as necessary.
  • Work independently and use initiative but be willing to take direction.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of both analog and digital audio hardware.
  • Knowledge of Universal Audio’s DSP powered hardware.
  • Must be comfortable and familiar with recording studio workflows and most of the major DAWs.
  • Understand audio tracking and mixing and be familiar with how plug-ins work in both the UA Console application and inside DAWs.
  • Professional studio experience a major plus.
  • Work well with others and have excellent oral and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledge of QA methodologies, software development cycles and software tracking software such as JIRA a plus.

Please submit a resume and a cover letter combined in a single PDF.

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Position: Web Designer / Front-End Developer (HTML/Javascript)

Location: Scotts Valley, CA

Reports To: Creative Director

The Web Designer / Front-End Developer is responsible for HTML/CSS design, development and testing of the www.uaudio.com website, plus interactive projects and emails. Best-practice development and design methods will be utilized to ensure timely completion of various online marketing initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have excellent HTML/CSS/JavaScript chops, thorough understanding of relevant Adobe Creative Suite apps, an eye for detail, and experience integrating various front-end web technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Create visually appealing web pages, emails, and interfaces based on design mock-ups.
  • Work closely with Creative Director, Project Manager, and other members of the Development Team to ensure timely completion of deliverables.
  • Convert raw images and layouts into CSS/XHTML themes.
  • Troubleshoot front-end related issues on the UA website(s).
  • Create, edit or modify templates for a CMS or web development framework.
  • Assist with design / graphic production work.
  • Communicate to the Project Manager with efficiency and accuracy any progress and/or delays.

Required Skills

  • Experience in designing / front-end developing websites and/or web applications. Minimum of 2 years of web design and development experience is required.
  • Practical experience in development of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, graphics/multimedia creation with Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Practical exposure and/or experience with some or all of the following: Javascript, XML, PHP, and Content Management Systems.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Desire and willingness to work in a collaborative, flexible and team-oriented environment.
  • Interest and/or experience with music and audio production a plus.
  • BS / BA university degree a plus, but not required.

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Position: Junior Accountant

Location: Scotts Valley, CA

Job Descritption

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Junior Accountant will be responsible for monitoring and collecting from both domestic and international dealers and distributors. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented team player.

Responsibilities

  • Daily sales invoicing
  • Cash Receipts and reconciliation
  • Ensuring all international and domestic accounts are current with payments
  • Monitoring accounts for current payment status, placing any accounts on hold
  • Daily interfacing with Sales to ensure current active and hold accounts
  • Proper filing of sales invoices
  • Work with Customer Service to ensure proper billing of Return Merchandise Authorizations
  • Run manual credit card charges for Web Store sales
  • Enter Cash Receipts into ERP System for Web Store deposits
  • Transfer PayPal receipts to Comerica bank account
  • Enter PayPal Cash Receipts into ERP System for Web Store
  • Reconcile all Web Store transactions whether they be payments without orders or orders without payments. This includes creating credit memos or invoices for most reconciliation.
  • Reconcile and close shipping batches on a daily basis, mail invoices
  • Adjust open Material Requisition invoices to correct GL
  • Sales Commissions on a quarterly basis

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 1-2 years working in Accounts Receivable
  • BA or BS required
  • Detail Oriented
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize

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Position: Audio Software Engineer

Location: Boulder, CO

Job Descritption

Love music? And writing clean fast C++ code? We’re looking for someone who can write great code and apply it to plugin processing and audio signal networks. If you’re a DSP engineer looking to expand your horizons, or a good C++ developer looking to develop an audio focus, this could be you.

This position is located in Boulder, CO. Scotts Valley, CA also a possibility.

Required Experience

  • BSEE or CS degree
  • 1-5 years C++ experience
  • Knowledge of CPU architectures, optimization strategies, and math skills
  • Experience working in multi-threaded and/or real-time processes
  • Experience with source control tools and best practices
  • Experience developing and debugging on Mac OSX and Linux

Desired Experience

  • Experience with audio plug-in development (VST, AAX, AudioUnits)
  • Knowledge of Digital Signal Processing techniques and algorithms
  • Experience using Audio Production software like Pro Tools or Ableton Live
  • Experience using more advanced C++ features like templates, abstract base classes, etc.
  • Experience with HTML5 or other web technologies
  • JUCE, Boost, Git, CoreAudio, HTML5

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