[Clam-devel] Job offers at Barcelona Media: 3D audio developers

Xavier xavier at amatriain.net
Wed Sep 3 05:24:32 PDT 2008

Quin perfil busqueu? Es a dir, quant paguen? :-) Ho dic perque potser 
puc moure l'anunci. Tambe estaria be que posesiu una versio online 
(encara que sigui al teu blog), es pot promocionar molt millor.

Pau Arumí wrote:
> Dear All, 
> The following position may be of interest to you.
> Please forward to anyone interested. Apologies for double posting.
> ==== About the Barcelona Media Audio Group ====
> Fundacio Barcelona Media Universitat Pompeu Fabra is a research centre
> created to foster the competitiveness of the Catalan and Spanish media
> and communication industry through innovative research activities and
> projects. BM promotes technology generation and development; research
> and creativity; transfer of research results to industry; promotion of
> the research results to society at large; training in all areas of
> communication; and social awareness of the communication industry in a
> culture of innovation. 
> The Audio Group research embraces the whole chain of audiovisual
> productions, focusing specially on 3D surround sound technologies, from
> capturing, to postproduction, to exhibition. Two main general goals are
> to automatize the workflow (by automatic audio adaptation to given 3D
> scenes), and to make it easily adaptable to any final exhibition system
> (surround 5.1, 7.1, 22.2, binaural or 3D stereo, etc.).
> One strong line of research of the group is the reproduction of acoustic
> fields in 3D virtual environments, using computer simulations to predict
> what any source would sound like in a given virtual world.  The group
> applies and improves the algorithms of Finite-Differences in Time-Domain
> for low frequencies, Ray-Tracing for high frequencies. Such technologies
> are then integrated in real-time, interactive multimedia systems. 
> Audio group home page: http://www.barcelonamedia.org/linies/10/en
> ==== Profile ====
> We are looking for one or more experienced software developers.  The
> candidate should be self-motivated, results-oriented, and hard-working.
> The candidate should preferably have a degree on Computer Science,
> although other profiles might be taken into account.
> ==== Required skills ====
>       * Software-engineering techniques and methods for developing large
>         software systems (design patterns, agile methodologies, version
>         control systems, etc. ).
>       * Real-time programming techniques including lock-free and
>         multi-threading.
>       * Programming languages: C, C++, Python.
>       * Operating systems: GNU/Linux and Mac OS X.
>       * A keen sense for the aesthetics of code, documentation, and user
>         interfaces. Thoroughness in all aspects of software development.
>       * The ability and willingness to interact in a team, using agile
>         methodologies.
> Not required, but valuable skills:
>       * Real-time multimedia environments (PureData, Max/MSP,
>         Supercollider, CLAM, etc.).
>       * Plugin architectures: LADSPA, LV2, VST, Audio Units, etc.
>       * Knowledge of common protocols such as OSC, MIDI, etc.
>       * Knowledge in digital signal processing and/or acoustics
>       * 3D modeling: Blender or Maya or 3D studio
>       * Qt
>       * Scons 
> ==== What we offer ====
> We offer an opportunity to work in creative projects in the field of 3D
> audio for media productions, with applications ranging from 3D digital
> cinema, to sports broadcasting, and videogames. 
> Side opportunities: perform strategic research in a new promising
> domain, working in a small-medium multidisciplinary team, collaborate
> with people from the industry and from other academic research groups,
> to establish contacts with the international audio research community
> through the attendance to international conferences...
> ==== How to apply ====
> To apply, send email to jobs at barcelonamedia.org / cc:
> toni.mateos at barcelonamedia.org, pau.arumi at barcelonamedia.org with the
> subject "3D Audio Jobs"
>       * A brief presentation letter stating your interest in the offer.
>       * A CV
>       * Optionally, code samples (non open-source samples will be
>         treated as confidential)
> ==== More background about Barcelona Media ====
> BM grew from the Communication Station set up by Universitat Pompeu
> Fabra in 2001. It is a member of the Catalan and Spanish network of
> Technology Centres, and is the only one devoted to the Media sector.
> BM’s trustees are representatives of the Media industry, the Catalan
> Government, Barcelona City and four universities. BM has an extremely
> strong record in European collaborative R&D and Innovation projects,
> both as partner and co-ordinator. BM is currently involved in 14 EU
> funded research projects in information and communication technologies
> with over 5 million € EC funding. BM was co-ordinator of an FP6 IP and 2
> STREPs, including IP-RACINE which researched and developed digital
> cinema technologies ‘from scene to screen’. It is now co-ordinating the
> FP7 ICT IP 2020 3D Media, developing 3D digital cinema and home
> entertainment. Other directly relevant projects are IP SALERO
> (‘intelligent content’ objects with context-aware behaviours), SEMEDIA
> (Search Environments for MEDIA) and FP5 SPEED-FX (very high resolution
> real-time graphic interaction for digital cinema). 
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