Acoustical Engineer

Bose Corp.

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Framingham, MA

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Job Description

Bose Corporation is world world-class for our premium automotive audio systems. We take pride in crafting extraordinary experiences that excite our customers and enhance how they engage with their vehicle. These experiences rely on our ability to think beyond the design of any one component and meticulously engineer an audio system that is more than just the sum of its parts. This requires engineers who can achieve rapid expertise across a wide range of technical areas and are passionate in delivering the best possible audio experience. Bose is seeking an Acoustical Engineer to join the Automotive Product Engineering team who shares this same passion and drive. In this position, you will have the opportunity to engage with a wide variety of engineering functions over the full product development lifecycle. From early concept performance target creation with product planning to post production change acoustic approval with transducer design, this role provides an opportunity to develop expertise in several areas that are essential to the Bose automotive business. We are looking for a hardworking engineer who cares about establishing relationships (both internal and external), maintains a customer facing approach, and will thrive in a constantly evolving and exciting environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate closely with technical leadership in product planning, component design, research, and systems engineering
  • Review new OEM specifications with acoustic requirements (design, validation, EOL test). Participate and/or lead customer facing negotiations
  • Support and/or lead the development of next generation acoustic measurement equipment, toolset, and processes
  • Serve as an SME for acoustic measurement best practices within automotive and align with technical leads in other engineering organizations (consumer, production test, etc…). Implement consistency with both internal and external labs
  • Run Framingham based component listening evaluations. Build listening evaluation standards and implement with Global Bose automotive teams
  • Participate and/or lead competitive assessment activities (component selection, report generation, etc…)
  • Share acoustic approval responsibility with other technical leads (will depend on project type, bandwidth, and technical capability)
  • Support/influence the creation new transducer RFQ targets and requirements for 3rd party component certification
  • Maintain a deep connection to systems engineering community and be able to represent what parameters are meaningful to system level performance across all customer teams
  • Understand the fundamentals of how acoustic assemblies and components are typically leveraged in-vehicle (transducer, bass box, externally ducted woofers, etc...)
  • Support application development in understanding, negotiating and addressing customer requests and requirements for transducer/assembly acoustic performance


  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or related engineering fields
  • 5+ years of product development experience in electronics or audio systems
  • Component design expertise is a plus (transducer and/or acoustic enclosures)
  • Expertise in acoustic measurement systems with experience in at least one industry standard (ex: Klippel, AP, Etani, etc…)
  • Software tool proficiency:
    • MATLAB (data manipulation)
    • Acoustic simulation (Ex: COMSOL, Sim Speaker, etc…)
    • Basic CAD experience is a plus
  • Ability to work independently
  • System design approach and ability to distill requirements to the component level
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Customer facing experience is a plus
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically/internationally

Bose is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. For additional information, please review: (1) the EEO is the Law Poster (; and (2) its Supplements ( Please note, the company's pay transparency is available at Bose is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application or employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.