KTP Associate (Audio Networking)

University of Essex - School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering


Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are a unique UK-wide activity that help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity by making better use of the knowledge, technology and skills within universities, colleges and research organisations. Further information is available at: www.ktponline.org.uk


The University of Essex in partnership with Profusion PLC offers an exciting opportunity to a graduate to develop Ethernet based software to control reference designs for networked microphones and active loudspeakers (enabling SMART control of a range of settings used in professional audio). This post is fixed term for 30 months and is based at the Profusion PLC offices in Southend, Essex.

Please note this role is subject to funding approval (funding outcome expected early November 2017).


The duties of the post will include:        

  • Leading on the development of Ethernet based software to control reference designs for networked microphones and active loudspeakers.
  • Assessing feasibility of all technical road maps, liaising with Academic team.
  • Development of Ethernet based software to control reference designs for networked microphones and active loudspeakers IP stack development, to include:
  • Analysis of current DSP and audio-over-IP technology.
  • Design of DSP Module and accompanying Software Development Kit.
  • Analogue-IP interface development.
  • Internet of Things Analysis.
  • Preparation of operational documentation and provide subsequent support and training for users.


The post holder must have:

  • A degree (BSc/BEng) in a computer programming or related discipline.
  • C++, Java, MATLAB and JAVA programming skills.
  • A good working knowledge of DSP functionality.
  • A good working knowledge of IP, Ethernet and analogue/digital audio.


As a KTP Associate, the post will offer the following benefits:

  • A personal development budget of £5,000 will be available, for training and development as agreed by the project team.
  • Potential to study a part fee-waived course via the university.
  • Management training and mentoring by an Innovate UK KTP Adviser.
  • An interesting and challenging role, with exposure to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Full access to university resources to complete the project.
  • World-leading Academic and Company project supervision, with project support by a dedicated, sector leading KTP Office.


Profusion PLC

Aviation Way

Southend on Sea



Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521.

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