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Temp Audio Researcher, Spatial Headphones

PlayStation, San Mateo, CA

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Temp Audio Researcher, Spatial Headphones

PlayStation HQ in San Mateo, CA

 

Temp position with an estimated length of one year

Seeking mid-to-senior level professional experience

 

We are looking for a researcher to work closely with our audio research and engineering team to improve and develop spatial audio rendering techniques.  You will delve into HRTF customization and assessment, spatial audio rendering algorithms, and related technologies.  As a part of R&D, you may have the opportunity to experience and contribute to new and exciting technologies, potentially outside the scope of your immediate role.   Join us in ensuring we remain the best place to play and develop!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Research and investigation of solutions for HRTF customization options for spatial audio
  • Identifying user features relating to the user’s perception of audio
  • Finding methods or technologies to enhance or emphasize headphone-based audio experience
  • Creation of tools for data driven validation

 

Requirements:

  • MATLAB, or similar, proficiency
  • Signal processing experience
  • C/C++ programming experience
  • HRTF modeling familiarity

 

Nice-to-Have:

  • Professional Software engineering background
  • Game development background
  • Exposure to debugging tools on Linux & Window

 

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