DSP Developer at Ampify (AMP0717b)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- Greater London -- London

Job Type

16 August 2017


You have extensive experience writing DSP code for high-performance environments. You love music and music-making software. You’re a driven, scientifically minded individual. You’re friendly and comfortable working in a small team.


We're looking for an outstanding DSP software developer to work on our range of successful audio apps. You'll work with us to specify, design and build new products. The work will involve writing code for the x86 and ARM platforms; adopting/refining new working practices; and, most importantly, writing lucid, high-performance, maintainable C++ code, which will form a critical part of a number of new product ranges.


  • You will develop audio DSP code for the iOS, Android, Mac and Windows platforms
  • You will write code that has demanding requirements for audio performance and low latency
  • You will improve our current audio engine, and write synthesisers and audio effects
  • You’ll be part of an energetic and creative team with a passion for designing industry leading audio apps


  • Strong understanding of digital synthesis, filter design and FX algorithms
  • Solid mathematical knowledge and familiarity with modelling tools such as numerical Python/Matlab/Mathematica
  • Significant experience in developing real-time DSP software
  • Fluent coding skills in C++ and assembly (intrinsics)
  • Excellent design, debugging and problem solving abilities
  • Good team working and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Awareness of modern CPU architectures and code optimisation techniques to minimise runtime overhead on a general-purpose CPU
  • A love of programming, music and synths/fx

About Ampify

We are a new, innovative London-based software start-up launched in 2016, and we are part of Focusrite & Novation.

Our mission is to create amazing music-making apps and software for new music makers, in an environment where like-minded, passionate people can collaborate and create fast. Our office is a dynamic, positive and innovative place. Here you’ll meet other smart, creative people who love bringing ideas to life.

We’re a small team right now, but we’ve got big plans. We’ve already got some of the best-performing iPad and iPhone music-making apps under our belt (check out Launchpad on the app store, for example) and we’re growing fast.  Being a part of Focusrite Novation also gives us solid stability and support.

We’re based in the heart of London, at Tileyard Studios in King’s Cross, Europe's fastest-growing music and tech hub, home to the creative industry’s top artists, composers, writers and producers. You’ll often bump into them when getting your morning coffee. Find out more about Tileyard Studios at

We also offer a bunch of great benefits that we think goes well beyond the norm, including:

  • Based in Tileyard (King’s Cross), one of the world’s foremost Music Tech Hubs in London
  • Homeworking flexibility
  • Employee discounts on all Focusrite/Novation/Ampify/REDnet/KRK/Stanton/Cerwin Vega products
  • Following probation, a comprehensive health care plan
  • Pension scheme, to which the company contributes
  • 23 days holiday per year
  • Access to use and borrow hardware and software products
  • Laptop and relevant software for your work and also your music making
  • A parental leave policy
  • Social events, music nights, making music weekends
  • Encouragement to attend extend your learning and attend events
  • Lunch at Tileyard’s vibrant Vinyl cafe (often frequented by prominent music artists)
  • Lunch and breakfast snacks included
  • Bike-to-work scheme and bike storage facilities (with showers)

All roles are based in London, UK.

Contact information

Rob Steed