DiGiCo Digital Mixing Consoles

R&D Student Hardware Engineer

Contract Type: Year Placement

Based in Chessington, we are looking for a Student Hardware Engineer to work in our Research & Development team on a year’s placement. The exact duration is open to negotiation, but nominally 10 months.


Our mixing consoles can perform complex audio processing and mixing on hundreds of simultaneous audio channels with very low latency. To do this they have very high speed audio engines implemented in hardware and firmware.  There is a sophisticated user interface implemented using graphics, touch and a range of electromechanical controls; and in between is a sophisticated application which drives the console.


You are likely to be involved in a mix of analogue and digital circuit design, development and testing: from ADC’s to DAC’s and all the digital processing and control in between.

You will typically be:

  • Working with colleagues on projects to develop new hardware or adapt existing hardware to deliver new features and performance
  • Taking ownership of specific development tasks under guidance from colleagues
  • Participating in requirements specification and design activities involving the wider R&D team
  • Testing and documenting your own work
  • Researching, developing and testing solutions to specific problems
  • Developing your own technical knowledge and skills
  • Working with colleagues to evolve our development and test environments


  • Structured and systematic in your approach with good attention to detail
  • Able to explain and discuss complex subjects effectively through excellent verbal and written communication skills: our working language is English
  • Able to work effectively in a team, sharing ideas, problem solving as a group and providing and accepting constructive peer review
  • Mathematically fluent
  • Interested in, and willing to learn about, audio signal processing

You should have some knowledge of basic analogue electronics design, some understanding of digital logic and electronics bus design (I2C, SPI, JTAG) and ideally, some hardware development skills: soldering, bread-boarding etc.

To apply, please forward a CV and letter of application to careers@digiconsoles.com