DSP Developer at Blocs (Blocs1203)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London -- London

Job Type

19 January 2017


You have extensive experience writing DSP code for high-performance environments. You love music and music-making software. You’re a driven, scientifically minded individual. You’re friendly and comfortable working in a small team.


We're looking for an outstanding DSP software developer to work on our range of successful audio apps. You'll work with us to specify, design and build new products. The work will involve writing code for the x86 and ARM platforms; adopting/refining new working practices; and, most importantly, writing lucid, high-performance, maintainable C++ code, which will form a critical part of a number of new product ranges.


  • You will develop audio DSP code for the iOS, Android, Mac and Windows platforms
  • You will write code that has demanding requirements for audio performance and low latency
  • You will improve our current audio engine, and write synthesisers and audio effects
  • You’ll be part of an energetic and creative team with a passion for designing industry leading audio apps


  • Strong understanding of digital synthesis, filter design and FX algorithms
  • Solid mathematical knowledge and familiarity with modelling tools such as numerical Python/Matlab/Mathematica
  • Significant experience in developing real-time DSP software
  • Fluent coding skills in C++ and assembly (intrinsics)
  • Excellent design, debugging and problem solving abilities
  • Good team working and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Awareness of modern CPU architectures and code optimisation techniques to minimise runtime overhead on a general-purpose CPU
  • A love of programming, music and synths/fx


Blocs is a new, innovative start-up created by Focusrite/Novation. Our focus is to develop new music-making things for people with a wide range of technical ability.

We’re based at Tileyard Studios in King’s Cross, which is home to the creative industry's top artists, composers, writers and producers. Because we’re a small group of people, we’re able to shape our own culture and process to meet our needs. We focus on innovative products and try to connect with customers in new ways. One of our products is Launchpad for iOS, which is one of the most successful music-making apps on iOS.

Contact information

Rob Steed


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