[sdiy] Advice on finding Synth/IOT/AUDIO work? job boards etc

Peter Pearson electrocontinuo at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 19:20:06 CET 2024


The Embedded Muse has job listings sometimes but unlikely to be audio
related:

https://www.ganssle.com/tem-subunsub.html

On Sun, Mar 24, 2024 at 1:40 PM Chris McDowell via Synth-diy <
synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:

> Agreeing with Ben and Grant here. I just went through this process! Having
> a decade of "Super Synthesis" on my resume confused everyone, especially
> when I had it listed as concurrent with the other jobs. I used ChatGPT to
> help me take my relevant experience and retarget as an embedded engineer,
> meaning circuits, layout, firmware, bring-up. I made sure to fluff it up
> nice, with references to specific technologies on each job listing and a
> very tiny narrative describing what the job was and why I was valuable.
>
> Nobody ever gave two shits that I know how to design audio hardware.
> Knowing how to use Altium and STM32CubeIDE though, very valuable.
>
> Dan, thanks for the hard work on Snazzy. you were kicking butt and an
> inspiration when I started Super.
>
> If anyone here has advice on how to pay rent making modules, that would be
> welcome! lol
>
> Cheers,
> Chris
>
> > On Mar 24, 2024, at 10:58 AM, Ben Bradley via Synth-diy <
> synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> >
> > I agree with Grant's suggestion, I'd suggest you (re)write your resume
> > as an embedded software engineer and you "just happened" to work on
> > music-related devices.
> >
> > There's the Music-DSP list, what little traffic it has is job
> > postings, though they're mostly academic-area jobs that generally
> > require advanced degrees.
> >
> >> On Sun, 24 Mar 2024 at 10:53, Dan Snazelle via Synth-diy
> >> <synth-diy at synth-diy.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hello there.
> >>
> >> I am wondering if anyone has leads on good places to find
> jobs—websites, job boards etc within the domain of synth, stompbox,
> internet of things work. I have lots of experience designing modules,
> stompboxes, coding C/C++ with ESP32, STM32, Arduino, etc. And a couple
> years of working with GoLang at a Crypto Tax company.
> >>
> >> I did nothing but run Snazzy FX for so many years that I am having the
> issue that many "normal" jobs see that as a mark against me, not as a good
> thing that I have worn so many hats over the years.
> >>
> >> Even before Snazzy FX I had years of doing audio work, and over the
> last few years I had a programming job. The irony is that I took the job to
> bring some financial stability to my life. I did not think about the fact
> that tech is full of lay-offs.
> >>
> >> Anyway long story short I would love to hear from others who might have
> leads on how to find work at other audio companies  OR who may be able to
> relate their experiences about how they went from synth work into a job
> that utilized those skills.
> >>
> >> When I try to apply for programming jobs—they see I have two years of
> working at a tech company. Which they do not see as enough experience. Then
> they see I had more than 12 years manufacturing audio products. And before
> that a lot of audio work. Which just seems to confuse them. I am wondering
> if there is a search term that might work well for people with these skills?
> >>
> >> Some people tell me my best bet is to start making modules again but as
> I live in NYC and have large rent it seems like that is not the quickest
> route to actually being able to get my rent paid.
> >>
> >>
> >> Happy to share my resume with anyone who might be able to help or who
> may have advice.
> >>
> >> I only have 6 more weeks of unemployment left so I am feeling as if I
> must figure something out quickly.
> >>
> >> thanks!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> ________________________________
> >> From: Synth-diy <synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org> on behalf of Neil
> Harper via Synth-diy <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
> >> Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2024 11:28 PM
> >> To: synth-diy at synth-diy.org <synth-diy at synth-diy.org>
> >> Subject: Re: [sdiy] Simple circuit challenge: |a-b|
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> On 2024-03-21 19:14, Neil Harper via Synth-diy wrote:
> >>> On 2024-03-21 15:50, Rutger Vlek via Synth-diy wrote:> Dear list,
> >>>>
> >>>> while hobbying on an experimental design, I'm looking for a simple
> >>>> analog circuit to give me the absolute value of the difference between
> >>>> two signals (mathematically written as |a-b|).
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> can't you just put one signal into the inverting input of an op-amp and
> >>> the other signal into the non-inverting op-amp?
> >>>
> >>> if loading the signals are an issue, you can do op-amp buffers before
> it
> >>> and I think that configuration is called a "differential amp" and uses
> 3
> >>> op-amp cells. there's also dedicated IC's for diff amps, but they can
> be
> >>> $8-12 each and I think are only used when crazy precision is necessary
> -
> >>> maybe because it reduces the cumulative effects of resistor tolerance
> in
> >>> the 3 op-amp version?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> /// Neil Harper
> >>> /// Every Wave is New Until it Breaks
> >>
> >> forget what I said, i didn't see the absolute value thing. i blame the
> >> internet for stealing my ability to fully read things.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> /// Neil Harper
> >> /// Every Wave is New Until it Breaks
> >>
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