Field Application Engineer
CSR Plc - Burlington, MA

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CSR is a pioneering designer and developer of silicon and software for the consumer electronics market. We help to transform the lives of motorists, photographers, music lovers, mobile phone users and other gadget-loving consumers. CSR is dedicated to finding simple solutions to complex problems. Using our track record working with leading brands, our highly skilled engineers develop world-class technologies that realize the potential of a wide range of devices to make peoples' lives and experiences easier, richer and more varied.

Our energies are focused on five sectors:

Voice and music, including headsets, speakers and docks for high definition wireless experiences

Indoors Location, helping to bring the outdoors in and allowing people to find their way around airports or shopping centers for example

Automotive infotainment, driving innovative solutions for the auto industry with the integration of smart phones and in-vehicle systems

Bluetooth® Smart, capitalizing on low energy connectivity for a range of devices

Imaging (cameras and printers), delivering integrated connectivity, location and imaging

CSR is at the forefront of developing semiconductors and software for a host of world-leading technology platforms and standards, including Bluetooth®, GPS and other location technologies, FM radio, Wi-Fi®, Near Field Communication and numerous others.

Key Responsibilities

As the demand for our products has grown, and the range of devices and applications proliferated, we have expanded into new markets including voice, music and gaming. To reinforce our commitment, we have acquired companies in these sectors including SiRF in 2009, aptX® in 2010 and Zoran in 2011 and we now need to expand our growing team with bright Software Applications Engineers who will help support our growing list of customers.

This software application engineer will work on CSR’s leading-edge connectivity and location products and provide technical support to customers and CSR internal sales and field organizations. This engineer’s main responsibility is to enable customers to go to production with CSR products. This is accomplished by writing application notes, developing software examples and demonstrations, assisting customers integrating the software modules in their platform, as well as providing training on CSR's products to customers and CSR internal organizations. This role also requires assisting customers with complex technical issues at their site or remotely, and giving technical presentations at internal and external development conferences.

Person Specification - Required

The ideal candidate will have a B.S. or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related, plus at least 5 years of professional experience. This engineer should be an expert in ‘C’ language development and SW protocols for wireless systems. A strong background in memory and resource-constrained, real-time embedded systems and understanding of microcomputer architecture is required.

Knowledge of RF/Wireless systems, BSP hardware and software, and familiarity with at least one wireless software protocol stack (e.g. WiFi,

Bluetooth, ZigBee, etc.) is required. Experience developing and/or debugging embedded device drivers (e.g. UART, SPI, I2C, etc.) is required.

Good communication skills are required to communicate effectively with people in different countries.

Ability to network and establish the cross-functional relationships needed to acquire knowledge and drive system solutions with cross-functional teams.

Innate customer focus and the ability to comfortably discuss and work on technical topics with customers is a must.

Shape future products improvements and support the business development through feedback to development and marketing teams of observations from CSR field resources and customers.

Must be available for international and domestic travel.

Person Specification - Desired

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