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Software Development job in audio, Queen Mary University of London

Jun 09 2010 | 11:37 am


Apologies for posting this on the dev list, but it seems the most appropriate place since we’re looking for someone with advanced audio programming skills. My understanding of the project is that it aims to create a repository of working code for UK researchers in audio – maintained cross-platform. Of course, this may be of interest to those outside the UK too. I expect that the relevant skills include a high level of programming experience in C++, matlab, Java etc since researchers may submit their existing code in these languages.



Software Developer: Audio and Digital Music

Centre for Digital Music

Queen Mary, University of London
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

The Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary, University of London, is seeking an experienced Software Developer with a background and knowledge in Audio and Digital Music, to work on a new EPSRC-funded project "Sustainable Software for Digital Music and Audio Research". The aim of this project is to provide a Service to support the development and use of software, data and metadata to enable high quality research in the Audio and Digital Music research community.

The postholder will undertake a range of software development activities in this project, including: developing cross-platform robust engineered software from research prototype software; tailoring or adapting existing research software to make it usable by other researchers; creating and maintaining software and data repositories; providing documentation, training and advice on the use of developed software; and engagement and outreach to the research community and beyond.

The C4DM, part of the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, is a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of Digital Music & Audio Technology. C4DM already develops robust software and technologies for music and audio research, including Sonic Visualiser (SV), a popular open source cross-platform framework for analysis of music and audio. Details about the School can be found at and about the Centre for Digital Music at

The post is full time and for 40 months (starting in July 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter). Starting salary will be in the range £27,913 – £33,659 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, final salary pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to the Principal Investigator, Prof Mark Plumbley at

Further details and an application form can be found at: (

To apply for the Software Developer position, please email the following documents to Ms Julie Macdonald at Completed application form quoting 10212/CE; a CV listing any publications and a statement describing your previous software development experience, outlining the relevance to this project. Postal applications should be sent to Ms Julie Macdonald, School of EECS, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 25 June 2010. Interviews are expected to be held on 7 July 2010.

If you have not heard from us by 12 July 2010 then you should assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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