Drown Internships

Product Design Engineering Intern Summer 2020

About Us:
Drown Audio is a young Edinburgh based company creating audio hardware which creates meaningful connections through audio.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign from last year we are just finalizing production and will launch the world’s first tactile earphones for gaming in March. Drown earphones deliver the most realistic, immersive audio you have ever experienced, without sacrificing comfort or style.
We are exploring how our patented technology can be used in other sectors and how we can build and improve on our current audio platform.

The Role :
We are looking for students approaching or in their final year of university and recent graduates. As a member of the product design engineering team, you will be at the forefront of our design, test and build strategy for the development of our next generation product(s). There will also be a requirement to deliver the current product already in production and work with our partners in China to improve the technology already implemented. You will report directly to the lead product design engineer.
We are looking to expand our R&D strength so be prepared to think creatively about our future products, test designs and evaluate their value.
As a small company, flexibility is of key importance in a team member, along with a willingness to work across disciplines. There may be requirements to be involved in the marketing strategy, go to trade shows, meet with users, create video demonstrations of the product etc.

Required Skills :

We are a prototype focused design studio and as such the ideal candidate should feel very comfortable with an iterative and hands on approach to design.
The ability to communicate design concepts through sketches, hand built prototypes and CAD models is essential.
We are transitioning to Fusion 360 and familiarity with this software is beneficial.

A willingness to explore new ideas, to push yourself and to embrace failure is mandatory.
Self-starters are required as we won’t be able supervise your daily output.

Graphic presentation skills, using the Adobe suite (or similar software).
Good written and spoken communication skills are a prerequisite.
Any background in audio, while not necessary, is always welcomed.

What you can expect :
Industry experience in developing a product for mass market. A result driven work environment.
Flexible working hours.
Ability to work remotely when required.
More responsibilities than in a larger company.
Opportunities to meet face to face with users to test designs. Featured on our website and social media channels.
35 Hours a week, paid the Living Wage.

How to apply :
Please send a mini-folio of your work (university and industry), along with a cover letter and CV to :
Please try to limit files sizes to 10MB.
A mini-folio should comprise of around 5-8 projects which show a variety of reliant skills.
Application deadline is Friday 20th March. The start date is flexible.