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Placements at Focusrite | Novation

Applications for our 2015/16 placements are now closed.  We will list our placements for next year from January 2016.

In 2015 we advertised the following roles....

R&D Hardware Design (electronics) – 2 placements

  • Ordering and sourcing components and PCBs during all phases of development
  • Maintaining / organising the R&D component stock.
  • Assembling & fault finding prototypes by hand, including soldering components and using CAD tools to aid the build process.
  • Design work on new projects, including schematic capture, PCB layout and firmware development

R&D Mechanical Design

  • Drive and negotiate the Design Intent through preliminary studies
  • Create 3D Assemblies and parts from concept sketches
  • Generate 2D Mechanical Drawings and BOM exports
  • Product artwork creation and updates
  • Build Rapid Prototypes
    • Prepare data for tooling
    • Review off-tool parts and provide feedback to vendors
    • Maintain product ownership until Mass Production

Service & Support

  • Component level repair of all products.
  • Creating service documentation for new products.
  • Assisting worldwide service partners with repairs.
  • Feedback of field issues to the design/manufacturing teams.
  • Feeding into the design of new products based on experience of faults/serviceability of previous models.
  • Pre & post sales technical support for Focusrite & Novation product lines via email, phone and LiveChat.
  • Recreation of customer setups - bug-hunting! Feedback of field issues to R&D.
  • Contributing to new product development based on experience with customers.
  • Assisting global distributors, VIPs and artists.
  • Being part of a tightly-knit, award-winning Support team.

QA Engineer

  • Help to validate that new technologies and product concepts are fit for purpose
  • Analyse, and help to refine, technical specifications for new products
  • Assist in the development of new QA approaches
  • Plan and execute tests on new product samples
  • Create bug reports, and assist developers in fault-finding
  • Retain responsibility for product quality throughout and beyond development
  • Test maintenance updates, and manage their release
  • Test our products on new software and hardware platforms

Online Marketing Assistant

  • Basic copy-writing
  • Editing and adding new content on two main brand websites
  • Web content optimisation
  • Social media content gathering
  • Engaging with different customer groups on multiple online platforms
  • Creating online surveys
  • Assist in creation of html ecomms