Garmin/Fusion Seeks Speaker Design Engineer

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Position Description


Job Title:Senior Loudspeaker Design Engineer


Reports to:Mechanical Engineering Team Lead




Introduction:Fusion Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Garmin Ltd (NASDAQ: GRMN).  Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor, fitness, automotive, mobile and OEM applications.  With the power of Garmin behind us, Fusion Entertainment has embarked on a range of new and exciting media platforms.


At Fusion Entertainment you will be surrounded by others who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projects.



Purpose of the Role:We are looking for a full time Senior Loudspeaker Design Engineer who is interested in working on Fusion Entertainment’s next generation loudspeaker systems and components.


In addition to serving as a Senior Loudspeaker Design Engineer for complex audio development projects, this Fusion Entertainment Design Engineer will design active and passive loudspeaker systems to meet specified requirements for performance and cost.  You will design, simulate, build and test speakers, crossovers, and filters. You will be a project engineer on various products.


Speaker Design Engineers on the Fusion Entertainment loudspeaker design team also:


  • Collaborates and adds value through participation in design reviews, providing comments on electrical design aspects and other engineering areas
  • Evaluates new technologies as they apply to existing functions
  • Understands the construction and materials used in loud speakers
  • Able to evaluate the sound quality and efficiency of loud speakers
  • Contributes to advanced technical research on new technologies
  • Independently determines general approach and specific solutions to technical problems
  • Offers process improvement suggestions and authors new procedures as appropriate
  • Direct and coordinate manufacture of prototypes
  • Plan and develop experimental test programs to verify compliance to all applicable regulations and quality guidelines
  • Provides reliable solutions to a wide range of difficult problems using sound problem solving techniques
  • Provides technical input to product development plans and concept documents
  • Regular meetings with ODM speaker manufactures in China and Taiwan



Qualifications/SkillsCandidates for this role should possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Acoustics from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in designing and testing professional loudspeaker systems OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience


·         5+ years audio / acoustics industry experience

·         Experience in speaker design

·         Knowledge of acoustic testing

·         Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

·         Broad technical knowledge and skills in one or more areas of Electrical Engineering (e.g., analog, digital, RF, and/or DSP)




Preferences for this role include:

·         Experience in the development and tuning of powered loudspeakers and systems

·         Knowledge of UL, CE, FCC and other regulatory requirements

·         Knowledge of audio Digital Signal Processing



International travel to manufactures will be required several times a year.



BenefitsFusion Entertainment offers extensive health care, life insurance and income protection coverage with little to no contributions, depending on the plan. An Employee Stock Purchase Plan and staff product discounts are also available.


PositionPermanent position in Auckland, New Zealand


Send resumes to [email protected]

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