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Audio Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
New Taipei, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Acoustics/Electrical/Computer Engineering/Physics, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience tuning audio systems for consumer products.
  • Experience with consumer hardware, tablet, phone products, and audio measurement tools (e.g., SoundCheck, HEAD acoustics ACQUA, Audio Precision, Klippel).
  • Experience with voice quality measurement using HEAD Acoustics ACQUA and HATS.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree or PhD in Acoustics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience testing speaker systems on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, or smart speakers.
  • Experience running Google Assistant readiness test and audio digital signal processing/analysis by Matlab or Python tools.
  • Experience with NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) measurement (e.g., Artemis suite).
  • Knowledge of SoundCheck sequence writing, VOIP test by HeadAcoustic ACQUA for 3GPP, VOIP, POLQA test.
  • Knowledge of using Audio Precisions to test include PDM I/O, Analog, PWM signal.

About the job

Google's custom-designed machines make up one of the largest and most powerful computing infrastructures in the world. The Hardware Testing Engineering team ensures that this cutting-edge equipment is reliable. In the R&D lab, you design test equipment for prototypes of our machinery and develop the protocols used to scale these tests for the entire global team. Working closely with design engineers, you give input on designs to improve our hardware until you're sure it meets Google's standards of quality and reliability.

As an Audio Test Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and executing acoustic test plans for consumer hardware products. You will also be responsible for analyzing test results and identifying defects in areas including voice quality, audio playback performance, and microphone performance.

Our team develops custom hardware solutions, integrates them into the system and is responsible for the user-facing performance. Our team collaborates closely with Software Engineering and Algorithm teams within Google Nest and cross-product areas, including Assistant, Google Cloud, and more.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Our Devices & Services team combines the best of Google AI, Software, and Hardware to create radically helpful experiences for users. We research, design, and develop new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, seamless, and more powerful. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, the Devices & Services team is making people's lives better through technology.


  • Perform micro-speaker/loudspeaker transducer component test and microphone component test.
  • Build a consumer hardware acoustic test plan, data collection and arrangement, audio equipment maintenance and calibration.
  • Perform telephony audio tests on consumer devices (e.g., VOIP).
  • Manage machine learning acoustic data collection and Google Assistant Readiness test data collection.
  • Enhance the tech team on audio/acoustic related tech experiments. Customize acoustic/audio test methodology and improve test efficiency.

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