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: HR Generalist

Location: Scotts Valley, CA

Job Description

As a key member of the Human Resources team, the HR Generalist will be responsible for semi-monthly payroll, benefits, employees programs, recruiting, leave administration and other essential HR functions on a daily basis.

In addition to those critical responsibilities, the HR Generalist will provide support and guidance to all employees and managers based in the US and abroad. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the HR Generalist will champion a culture that drives innovation and employee engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Process bi-monthly payroll through ADP
  • Benefits administration including:
    • 401(k) through Mass Mutual
    • HSA through Sterling
    • FSA & COBRA through ADP
    • Other programs as applicable.
  • Manage vendor relationships and administer any necessary reporting requirements for such things as workers compensation.
  • Maintain and organize all required documents employee files both online and on site and generate monthly reports.
  • Coordinate talent recruitment, interviewing and hiring processes both domestically and internationally.
  • Plan and conduct all on-boarding and off-boarding activities as applicable.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements for HR, benefits, and other employee programs.
  • Coordinate employee events and wellness activities
  • Manage performance management processes and coach managers on employees performance matters
  • Coordinate college tours
  • Work with Director of HR and insurance brokers to facilitate annual open enrollment

Experience/Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years of HR experience supporting a technology company.
  • Bachelor degree in Human Resources, or related area of focus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and organized.
  • Ability to influence and demonstrated sense of urgency.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and maintain strong, effective partner relationships.
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups with ease and humor.
  • Strategic thinker, collaborator, intellectually curious, prudent risk taker and must demonstrate strong business acumen.

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Position: Director of Program Management

Location: Scotts Valley, CA

Job Description

Universal Audio is seeking a Director of Program Management to lead a team of Program Managers who coordinate product development processes and activities across multiple departments, as well as, contractors and suppliers. This individual will be responsible for improving product development processes, coordinating product development activities among cross functional groups, improving communication, minimizing development inefficiencies, identifying potential resolutions for opportunity costs and risks at all stages of the development process.

Job Duties

  • Develop processes and procedures for Program Management group.
  • Must be able to work with cross function teams from engineering, marketing, operations, outside contractors and suppliers.
  • Able to refine and evolve the product development process and monitor relevant milestones for each program.
  • Develop detailed schedules for various hardware, software, web and marketing programs. Monitor and report on the various programs and schedules to ensure they are on track to meet the company’s requirements.
  • Drive programs towards completion, remove obstacles, instill actions and lead various functional groups with appropriate level of urgency.
  • Working with the functional Manager’s, engineers, individual contributors, resolve areas of conflict, resource or time constraints, so that the program stays on track to meet the company’s requirements.
  • Escalate any program risks, costs, resource issues, delays to appropriate level of management.
  • Monitor and report on the costs, NRE, tooling and resources of the various programs to ensure the program is on track to meet the financial targets and requirements of the company.
  • Able to identify, monitor, flag and report risks and issues as they occur over the product lifecycle development process and work with the associated manager’s to resolve.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of experience managing a team of Program Managers.
  • 5 to 7 years of Program Management experience working in a Hi-Tech industry. Preference for consumer electronics, music/entertainment industry, both hardware and software environments.
  • BA in Business and Program Management required. MBA preferred.
  • Ability to multitask, perform under pressure, drive progress and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written, verbal, presentation, coaching, organizational and mentoring skills and the ability to use with MS Word, Excel, Project and PPT is required.
  • Ability to work within cross-functional teams with hardware and software engineers, marketing, operations and other areas of the company.
  • Understanding of the PLC, its concepts and processes.

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Position: GUI Software Engineer – Cross-Platform Application Development

Location: Scotts Valley, CA

Job Description

We are looking for someone who is passionate about writing code and creating great user experiences to join the application development team that crafts the Apollo Console, UAD Powered Plug-Ins, and other applications that are used by recording engineers, musicians, and songwriters to make great-sounding recordings.

Education Requirements BS in Computer Science, or equivalent

Job Duties

  • Design and implement responsive, intuitive user interfaces for audio applications
  • Work with artists and designers to create the look of an application
  • Analyze performance for responsiveness and efficiency
  • Make use of driver and network APIs to our audio platform
  • Maintain real-time performance in a threaded environment
  • Write literate, reusable code
  • Ensure high quality by writing automated tests

Required Skills and Experience

  • 1-5 years commercial software development experience
  • Object-oriented design in C++
  • Event-driven application development
  • Cross-platform GUI development (Mac /PC)

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Professional audio software development experience
  • Mobile application development (iOS, Android)
  • Plug-in/component software development
  • Python, Git, SCons

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