Careers

Everybody knows us as the people behind the instruments that shaped electronic music. But there is far more to our company than the gear we create.

Above all else, we are a team of music obsessives trying to create and inspire new electronic music. It's what we love to do. If that's what you love to do too, take a scroll down this page and jump on any chance to use your talents.

By joining our team, you'll be at the absolute forefront of innovation in electronic music. You'll work alongside some of the true innovators and influencers in our industry today.

If you can't see a job here that suits you, why not get in touch anyway? We're always on the lookout for wandering geniuses.

We are currently accepting applications for our 2015/16 placement scheme, please click here for more details.

High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | UK
Full Time
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Overview
An opportunity has arisen to join a fun and sociable Marketing Team at Focusrite – a ‘Top 100 Company’ to work for, who provide great benefits to all staff including encouragement and opportunity for further learning.

The role is within the Online Team who are responsible for a variety of systems across multiple platforms serving the whole company.  These include high profile websites in multiple languages, software delivery mechanisms, a technical knowledge base and internal user interfaces for database interrogation.

The Online Team also serve the company by bringing to fruition global and territory-specific sales and marketing initiatives and identifying opportunity to grow brand and product awareness by utilizing the latest technology.

The person
The role would suit someone with 2-5 years commercial experience with a passion for web development, an interest in database architecture and the eagerness to further develop a commercial career in a sociable environment.

The role requires someone with self-motivation and the ability to work across multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.  At any one time this person will have a combination of projects and smaller tasks.

Essential skills

  • Good written English skills required for final proof reading of web copy, system documentation and customer-facing support.

The following, ideally supported by an online portfolio and examples of application:

  • PHP / MySQL / jQuery / Javascript
  • HTML / CSS (ideally including some HTML5 / CSS3)

Advantageous technical skills

  • Experience of Drupal or other PHP / MySQL-based CMS
  • Browser and device compatibility
  • Experience in creation of test cases and testing

Involvement in:

  • Software activation / online delivery mechanisms including some customer support
  • Server and database administration
  • Back end maintenance and development of Drupal 7 installations
  • System documentation
  • Internal PHP systems
  • Migration of old systems, databases and servers
  • Driving continual improvement in all internal and customer facing systems
Full time | Permanent
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Role Overview

Focusrite has many products in the market and introduce several more each year under the Focusrite and Novation Brands. Our products, such as audio interfaces and synthesizers, are used by top performers and music studios. All our products are designed in the UK, and manufactured in the UK and China.  The strong year-on-year growth of the company has required the creation of this new full-time role at our Head Office in High Wycombe. This role will form part of the Project Management team, and reports to the Programme Manager.

Role Description

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for managing the development and delivery process for new electronic hardware and PC/Mac/iOS software products, across the Focusrite and Novation portfolio, ensuring consistent excellence in Quality, Ease of Use, and Reliability.
  • Apply and manage the Focusrite Project System (FPS), with level one project delivery plans, and detailed stage plans with deliverables and review gates.
  • Work closely with the market segment teams, planning and coordinating the stage deliverables from Product Concept Validation through to 1st Customer Ship. Project ownership will be for the entire process “End to End”, including deliverables from Product Management, R&D, Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.
  • Be responsible for estimating project costs, tracking the project performance measures (schedule/cost/quality), and reporting status regularly to the Programme Manager.
  • Contribute as part of the Project Management team, owning and delivering multiple parallel projects, to the successful deliver the full project programme.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level education.
  • A technical background, with the ability to understand and assess the schedule and risk, in the planning and delivery of consumer hardware and software projects.
  • 2+ years’ experience as a Project Manager, able to demonstrate capability to deliver multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in MSProject and MSOffice, with excellent documentation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities, identify critical path activities, and resolve resource constraints.
  • Interest in music and the music industry, would be a significant advantage.
Full time | Permanent
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Job Description
We are searching for an experienced QA Manager to ensure our products meet the high standards our customers expect.  Reporting to the R&D Manager, you’ll be part of our product team designing and building new Focusrite and Novation products, and maintaining support for existing ones.  You’ll be responsible for our QA approach, activities, processes and tools.  Most importantly you'll manage and mentor our growing QA team, working with them to deliver robust test strategies and products.
Skills & Requirements

An ideal candidate would be:

  • An experienced QA Manager with a product development background
  • Expert in electronics, firmware and software testing techniques
  • Able to see the big picture, but with an eye for detail
  • A proven people manager - clear, supportive and diligent
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about audio and music making!

Experience
We’re looking for significant experience both with QA and management. A degree in science or engineering is not essential, however the ability to demonstrate a rigorous, scientific approach is crucial.  A track record of delivering high quality consumer electronics will help you stand out.

Full time | Permanent
High Wycombe | UK

We're looking for an outstanding software developer to join our software team.    You'll work with us to specify, design and build new products.  You'll evaluate new technologies, adopt and refine new working practices; and most importantly write lucid, high performance, maintainable code which will form the backbone of new product ranges.

You'll also help us maintain our portfolio, from iOS apps to the desktop (via DSP algorithms, VST plugins and web applications) - but don't worry, we don't expect you to be an expert in all of them!

An ideal candidate would be:

  • Experienced in audio, music and application software
  • Familiar with a variety of programming languages, platforms and operating systems (C++ and iOS experience essential, Windows, OS X, Cocoa and C# also desirable)
  • An excellent designer, debugger and problem solver
  • A clear communicator
  • Pragmatic, curious and flexible
  • Passionate about programming, music and sound

 

Come and help us build amazing apps!

Permanent
High Wycombe | UK

If you don't see anything that quite suits your skill-set but you think we should know about you, especially if you have original and commercially viable product ideas (hard or software) or any other attribute you think we'd be mad to ignore, we want to hear from you. Submit a C.V. here which will be handed to the relevant person in your area of interest and if we think we can find space for you, one of our team will email you directly.