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Software Architect, Voice and Audio
TX, United States
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Company Overview:

Ambiq has been on a singular mission since 2010 to put intelligence everywhere by creating the most energy-efficient semiconductor solutions for IoT endpoint devices. Using the revolutionary Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT®) Platform, Ambiq’s record-breaking ultra-low power solutions, including MCU and SoCs, have helped global device makers deliver more than 150 million products with advanced features, enhanced performance, and extended battery life.

With a leading market share in wearables at the speed of shipping 1 million units per month, Ambiq is now expanding its impact on novel endpoint products such as hearables, smart home automation, industrial IoT preventive monitoring, and more. 

Our innovative and fast-moving teams of research, development, production, marketing, sales and operations are spread across several continents, including the US (Austin and San Jose), Taiwan (Hsinchu), China (Shenzhen and Shanghai), Japan (Tokyo), and Singapore. We value continued technology innovation, fanatical attention to customer needs, collaborative decision making, and, above all, enthusiasm for energy efficiency. We embrace candidates who also share these same values. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, creative, and comfortable learning and driving exciting new technologies. We encourage and nurture an environment for growth and opportunities to work on complex, interesting, and challenging projects that will create a lasting impact. Come join us on our quest for 100 billion devices. The endpoint intelligence revolution starts here.


  • The candidate will be working with Global Marketing, Advance Development & SoC Architecture teams to drive ultra-low power audio and voice architectures on Ambiq Micro’s technology and product roadmaps.
  • Help analyze requirements at system level and define appropriate hardware/software partitioning to meet overall design objectives, working together with SoC Architects.
  • Develop high level software specifications, establish end to end use cases and flows, and drive design reviews for audio software infrastructure
  • Work with the Software Development teams to transition architecture specification into Ambiq’s products and support key product use cases
  • Interface with customers to understand critical infrastructure requirements and deployment scenarios for enablement of Ambiq solutions with best power-performance profile.


  • BS/MS (EE, CE, or CS) with 10+ years of Embedded Software development experience with embedded systems/real-time environments (bare metal and RTOS).
  • At least 4 years’ experience working with Voice and Audio in embedded systems. 
  • A deep knowledge of audio accelerators, voice processing, DSP architectures and audio/voice interfaces specifically targeting wearable, IoT and mobile systems is critical
  • Experience with one or more of the Audio frameworks (e.g. Audio Weaver, XAF, gstreamer, ALSA etc) and enablement of the same on embedded platforms
  • Experience with Audio peripherals including ADC, I2S and PDM is required. 
  • Experience with ARM M-Class microcontrollers is preferred.
  • Experience developing in embedded C, assembly language and C++.
  • Experience doing performance modeling and optimization
  • Experience with software testing and test automation & defect management practices.
  • Prior DSP experience is required
  • Experience with Radio technologies in context of Audio highly preferred (e.g. Bluetooth and BLE audio)
  • Prior experience & involvement with Audio testing and certifications preferred
Aleron companies (Broadleaf Results and TalentRISE) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

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