Head of Audio Research

| Cambridge
What’s it like to work at iZotope? 
We’re the leaders in intelligent audio production and you’ll see that all iZotopians have a passion for what we do. Our company, our market and our customers are growing fast. This means all iZotope employees are engaged in interesting and challenging work. We have the opportunity to try new and different things and lots of room for career enrichment. We work with exceptional colleagues and foster an environment that empowers those closest to the work to make decisions and provide each other the support to move quickly and learn as we go. iZotope combines the excitement and pace of a startup with the stability and work/life balance of a market leader. Plus, it’s really cool to work for a company in the music and film industry! 
We are seeking a forward-looking and creative Head of Audio Research to lead iZotope’s applied research team in the discovery and evaluation of emerging audio technologies and their application to our future products. Qualified applications should have demonstrable experience managing and supporting a team of research and development engineers; expert knowledge in the design and development of signal analysis and processing algorithms; a passion for music and audio technology; and proven expertise in and extensive practical experience with technological advances in machine learning and/or digital signal processing. The ideal candidate would have prior experience developing music and audio production technology and be familiar with trends in audio software.

Responsibilities Will Include:

  • Leading an independent and vibrant research program in the realms of advanced digital signal processing and machine learning
  • Managing and developing a high-performing team of research engineers, including hiring, coaching, career development and performance management
  • Working closely with product management and development teams to identify and pursue research opportunities to develop breakthrough, enabling technologies for iZotope’s software and hardware products 
  • Supporting active product development projects through the delivery of new algorithms and technologies to product development teams
  • Oversight of the data and compute infrastructure underpinning our machine learning programs
  • Driving iZotope’s efforts to publish and present at relevant academic and professional conferences and publications 
  • External outreach to industry partners, universities and professional organizations in the audio industry to keep iZotope current in regards to relevant technology and scientific trends and promote iZotope’s contributions in these areas

Required Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years prior experience as a Research Manager or Director
  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent field 
  • In-depth knowledge of theoretical and applied DSP, especially in the areas of digital audio effects, speech processing and/or music information retrieval
  • Currency with modern applications of deep learning techniques in audio analysis and processing 
  • Proven record of relevant, high-quality research and scholarship
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail Team player and strong influence and leadership skills

The preferred location for this position is in our corporate headquarters in Cambridge, MA, but we will also consider applicants based in one of our satellite offices in New York, Los Angeles, or Berlin.
iZotope is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other category protected by law.

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What is your vision for the company?

Our products empower creators to produce most professional music, film, tv and podcasts today, and we see the opportunity to bring that same ability to creative people with any level of technical expertise.

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Producing professional-sounding audio is really hard, requiring a lot of training and a heavy investment in gear. We are trying to use the latest advances in modern technology to fundamentally change the way music is recorded, produced and performed, so that any musician can record and produce the sound in their head.

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What are iZotope Perks + Benefits

iZotope Benefits Overview

iZotope works hard to provide a highly competitive benefit package to meet our employees’ needs. We offer medical, dental and vision plans with considerable company contributions. Our employees are also eligible for a generous 401(k) employer-match. Life insurance and short- and long-term disability are standard iZotope-paid benefits. As an added benefit employees get access to all iZotope products complimentary for personal use as well as a variety of other awesome benefits such as free subway passes, subsidized identify theft protection, tuition assistance, fully paid eLearning subscription, reduced gym membership rates, and many many more. Let’s not forget about our extensive time off programs. Each year we strive to add new benefits to the mix.

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