A day in the life of engineers at Arioso Systems
The engineers at Arioso Systems get the opportunity to change the audio world with their own inventions. Here is more about their day-to-day work and the challenges of developing such a groundbreaking technology.
“What I find most exciting about my job is the mix between creational time at the computer, hands-on work in the lab and face-to-face conversations with my colleagues”, said one of our engineers. “Together we find new solutions and shape the future of hearing with our leading-edge MEMS micro speakers.”
What does a typical day of an engineer look like?
The start of a typical day probably doesn’t differ much from many other jobs: checking and answering mails and staying on top of news and developments.
The larger part of the day usually consists of lab time for measurements, simulations and experiments, meetings to discuss results and work on challenges together and desk time for the development of layouts, project planning, technical documentations, calls with partners or customers and in some cases patent registration processes.
What skills are helpful?
Our team develops novel audio technologies. That means, using state of the art is normally not an option. Our engineers, who develop our MEMS micro speakers and ASIC driving circuits, need to be creative and able to think outside of the box.
Technical problems that surface during the development are usually new. Instead of searching for existing solutions, it is often necessary to find a completely new one. Our engineers should be self-motivated to learn. At the same time, they get a high degree of freedom and responsibility.
The range of tasks is broad and very diversified.
Measurements in the lab are centered around our electronic devices and their characterization and hook-up. Programming scripts skills, electronic engineering work and technical understanding are required. A solution oriented hands-on mentality is needed for running experiments, during hook-up of new devices and failure analysis.
Generated raw measurement data needs to be filtered, analyzed, summarized and concluded. This work relies on statistics, structured experiment planning and gut feeling and will ideally result in a clear conclusion. Otherwise, a follow-up experiment needs to be decided and planned, to address the remaining open questions.
Results are presented to other colleagues in a meeting or via mail. They will be reviewed together and next steps discussed. Often, several of these project workflows are running in parallel.
If everything goes well, our engineers are rewarded with a correct sound of our µSpeaker. “It is great to help develop and roll out this exciting new technology by solving problems where new, not yet existing, solutions are needed. It is very motivating to see the device getting better and better over time,” concluded a colleague.