Sr. Audio DSP Algorithm Engineer

Ring Inc., Santa Monica, CA

Your Ring of Security Starts at the Front Door

Ring is seeking an experienced audio DSP algorithm engineer to lead the audio development on Ring’s Audio/Video products. Candidate should be experienced in, and have a personal passion for audio from DSP algorithm processing to the mechanics and dynamics of microphone and speaker systems. Working across the hardware and firmware teams you help bring the best in class audio and video solutions to Ring products.


  • Research, implementation and testing of audio DSP algorithms such as: Equalization Filtering, Echo Cancellers, Automatic Gain Control, Compression, Limiters. Implemented in DSP or directly in C as needed.
  • MATLAB simulation and verification of audio solutions.
  • Subjective and objective audio testing using acoustic test equipment, with aim of achieving the best psychoacoustic quality with optimal loudness and minimal power.
  • Participate in hardware selection and specification of speakers, microphones, DSPs and power amplifiers, etc.
  • Optimizing acoustic performance of currently shipping products.
  • Participate in bring up of new SoCs, chipsets, sensors, and products.

Required Skills

  • Deep understanding of audio hardware and audio DSP algorithms.
  • Familiar with common DSP algorithms such as Equalization Filtering, Echo Cancellers, Automatic Gain Control, Compression, Normalization.
  • Strong C/C++ and MATLAB Simulink or similar simulation environment.
  • Real Time Operating Systems (RTOS) and Linux experience
  • Excellent documentation skills, developing highly modular and extensible code with the aim of high re-use across a variety of platforms and products.

Additional Highly Useful Skills

  • Familiar with audio and speech compression standards such as MP3, AAC, A-law, mu-law, etc.
  • Familiar with audio transport protocols RTSP, SIP, etc.
  • Familiar with Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) and TI’s PurePath Studio Graphical Development Environment
  • Knowledge of microphone arrays and beamforming, noise cancellation, far-field audio processing, de-reverberation.
  • An interest in audio analytics such as sound classification.

Work Experience and Education

  • 5+ years of knowledge in Audio and/or digital signal processing required
  • B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.
About Ring

Ring's mission is to reduce crime in neighborhoods and empower consumers by creating a Ring of Security around homes and communities with its suite of smart home security products: Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Video Doorbell Pro (HomeKit-enabled), Ring Stick Up Cam and the new Ring Floodlight Cam. With these security devices, Ring has created the neighborhood watch for the digital age and continues to keep homes around the world safe. For more information, visit www.ring.com . With Ring, you're always home.

Ring Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants with our regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ring Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

About Ring Inc.

The Ring Story If not for my wife, the Ring™ Video Doorbell would not exist. Inventors come up with a lot of bad ideas and she has heard them all. One night I shared my idea for reinventing the doorbell. She loved it! Not just for the obvious convenience but for the security of now being able to safely answer the door from anywhere. She said “This is like caller ID for the front door” I hope that you enjoy the Ring™ Video Doorbell as much as we do, and I look forward to hearing your stories about the product.

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