Careers At Blackstar

Blackstar Amplification основан в Норгэмптоне (Англия) в 2004 году и официально начал существовать в 2007. Движимый страстью основателей в деле разработки инновационных усилителей, которые поражают ожидания гитаристов, Blackstar сегодня дистрибутирует продукты в более чем 50 стран по всему миру и является передовым международным брендом на рынке усилителей. Многие годы наша команда продолжает расти, ведь Blackstar всегда нацелен на талантливых индивидуалистов, которые готовы воплощать и развивать свои идеи внутри одного из самых восхитительных брендов в музыкальной индустрии.


Service Engineer

Department: Service

Job Title: Service Engineer

Reporting to: Service Manager

Responsible for: Repair tasks to all Blackstar products and loan stock.

Overall purpose of the job:    To assist service department with the returns, processing and repair of Blackstar products, plus administer the loan stock amplifier stock

Main Activities / Tasks: 
• General service work – working to component level on digital and analogue circuits
• Booking in service repairs and arranging the return of repaired units
• Collection and delivery of loan stock
• Maintenance of the loan stock logging system
• General enquiries by phone and email
• Shipment of spares
• Handling the daily out going post
• Occasional Quality testing off site
• Take responsibility for the general housekeeping of the workshop ensuring tidiness and cleanliness

Other Duties:
• Any other required duty as and when required.
• Occasional off site visits

The Person

Person Specification

Ideally the candidate will be familiar with all aspects of guitar amplifier design and manufacture, and will be able to apply their extensive knowledge in a commercial environment
Minimum HNC in electronics or associated engineering subject or 5 years’ experience of electronic service and repair of consumer audio equipment

Technical skills
Knowledge of valve based audio equipment
An interest in musical instrument and audio technology Also a Guitar player
A demonstrable aptitude for electronics and will have been interested in guitar amps, consumer electronics and circuitry in a previous role

Working within a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) structure Will have worked in commercial electronics environment in a similar role for a minimum of 5 years, with experience of talking to end users in both written and verbal form 

Culturally aware
Patient and clear thinking
Mature and methodical
A structured approach
Able to communicate at all levels and environments
Diplomatic, assertive and confident 
Team player
Ability to prioritise well

Specific requirements of the role
Willing to work extra hours in order to meet deadlines Work will be based at Blackstar HQ in Northampton

Working hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Job Description:
   View the 'Service Engineer' job description
Job Details:
  • Location: Northampton
  • Ref No: Service-01
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Department: Operations
Software Developer
Department: Research and Development
Job Title: Software Developer
Reporting to: Senior Software Engineer

Overall purpose of the job:
To develop Blackstar proprietary software (both for public release and internal development tools) from design brief to release and beyond. Responsibility for the quality and features of Blackstar end-user-facing software products.

Main Activities / Tasks: 
  • Specifying, designing and developing new, user-focused software as per business needs
  • Support and maintenance of existing Blackstar software, including the specification and development of new features
  • Working within the Digital Team to understand requirements for - and resolve issues with - Blackstar software
Other Duties:
  • Assisting in software project planning
  • Identifying areas for improvement within Blackstar software development processes, and delivering solutions for them
  • Other duties within skill set but not necessarily role scope as and when (creative design input, attending meetings etc)
Education / Qualifications:
  • Qualified to degree level or above in a relevant subject 
Training / Technical Skills:
  • Microsoft Silverlight programming experience
  • Native macOS development experience
  • Mobile application development experience
  • User interface design
  • Experience using automated build systems e.g. Jenkins
  • Web services or other distributed programming methodologies
  • Cross-platform development methods e.g. Mono or similar
  • C programming knowledge
  • Scripting knowledge
  • C# .Net programming experience
  • Experience using and developing for Unix-based systems, e.g. macOS
  • Knowledge of operating system internals (event loops, drivers, kernel/user architecture, threading models, etc)
  • Full software lifecycle experience, including requirements capture, solution identification, and system design.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new programming languages and tools, as required
  • Strong software design principles
  • Experience in using version/source control software
  • USB application communication
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good numerical skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Experience/awareness of software testing principles
  • XML experience
Experience / Knowledge:
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, using Sprints to plan work packages and report results
  • A musical background, guitar playing or otherwise, would be considered a strong advantage, though is by no means essential
  • 3+ years commercial software development experience
  • Independent and self-reliant, being able to work without close supervision
  • Working within a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) structure
  • Passion for the music industry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build professional relationships with people at all levels
  • Ability to manage working time effectively and prioritise assignments appropriately
  • Enthusiastic, methodical, committed and dependable
Specific Requirements of the Role:
  • Full time, 8:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday in Northampton, UK
  • Willing to work extra hours as and when required
Job Description:
   View the 'Software Developer' job description
Job Details:
  • Location: Northampton, UK
  • Ref No: DW-00001
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Department: Research and Development

Форма для заполнения

Если вы уверены, что обладаете нужными нам навыками, отправьте нам скачаную и заполненную форму Blackstar Application Document, с прикрепленным CV.

Или же, если вам так удобнее, пришлите нам письмо с вложенными Blackstar Application Document и CV на наш почтовый адрес: Blackstar Amplification Ltd, Suite 2, Hawes Business Centre, Sandfield Close, Moulton Park, Northampton, NN3 6EU

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