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We’re Hiring a Program Manager!

If you think you’re qualified for this job and are in/willing to relocate to the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, please send a resume  to jobs@presonus.com ATTN: Job Opportunities or fax to (225) 216-9621 (ATTN: Job Opportunities).

Program Manager

SUMMARY

The Program Manager is the glue that makes products happen at PreSonus. Whether working with Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Software Development, Industrial Design, or Marketing, the Program Manager leads cross-functional teams to deliver market leading and award-winning PreSonus products from interfaces to digital mixing consoles to preamps and more.

The Program Manager manages the schedule for a program from early concept to mass production, developing the operational expense budget, identifying development bottlenecks and responding with solutions to overcome them, and organizes activities across the Company to get product out the door. This position is the pulse of the Company.

The position is located in Baton Rouge, LA that features low cost of living, vibrant arts and food culture, an active live music community, and the Sportsman’s Paradise that is Louisiana. The ideal Program Management candidate exhibits a strong work ethic during the initial phases of product conception and development. Come join us in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and work with international colleagues in Asia and Germany. We will accommodate visits and interviews here in Baton Rouge, LA. We look forward to meeting you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with Product Management to define strategy and requirements, lead cross-functional development teams from design through delivery, and mange the timelines for projects
  • Hold regular team meetings, develop agendas, capture meeting minutes including decisions made, action items, and notes. Follow-up on action items
  • Regularly communicate with senior management on status, risks and change management
  • Develop new products, manage sustaining engineering and technology platform efforts to meet product line growth objectives
  • Develop and management development of phase documentation including Marketing, Engineering, and Requirements documents.
  • Calculate costs, labor, perform Bill of Materials analysis and calculate margins with cross functional teams in order to understand business cases for programs managed

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for this role must have extensive experience in defining projects and programs, managing schedules and deploying new products, interacting effectively with cross-functional roles throughout a company, coordinating efforts to scope, performing cost / benefit analysis for features and communicating results throughout the organization.

  • A strong background in electronics is required, ideally in a consumer technology product related industry such as consumer electronics or professional audio
  • Experienced in whole product development process of electronics or PC products from concept to mass production.
  • Specific experience in audio products is considered a “plus”.
  • Experience in Phase Gate Product Development processes is required.
  • Experience in program management with overseas manufacturing, strong handling skills in manufacturing, quality control issues, testing and qualification requirements, material and logistics
  • Creative thinker who is a demonstrated leader with superior analytical abilities and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Results-oriented: the candidate has a demonstrated ability to drive the timely delivery of products
  • Organized: can track multiple efforts across multiple departments with differing levels of complexity.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-functional teams
  • Strong project management and presentation skills are required
  • Cost, schedule and inventory control experience
  • Strong negotiation and influential management skills
  • PMP Certification – in process or completed is considered a “plus”
  • Strong capabilities in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project
  • Experience – 3-5+ years in Program Management is required
  • Education – Degree in Engineering (Computer, Electrical , Software or Mechanical) or Computer Science; and MS or MBA is preferred

BENEFITS

Benefits: Standard PreSonus-provided Benefits, including participation in the PreSonus 401(k) plan, fully paid health and dental insurance for you, with the ability to add your spouse or other direct family members at a competitive rate.

Please send resume or inquiries to jobs@presonus.com ATTN: Job Opportunities or fax to (225) 216-9621 (Attn: Job Opportunities).

And that was that.

Fact is, we have little to report, because we’re all FINE! Yeah, we were spooked for a bit, but Isaac has moved north, and the gang’s all here, back in the swing of things. We’re really quite lucky. Electricity, air conditioning, Internet and positive attitudes are all functioning properly.

Sincere thanks to all the thoughts and well-wishes sent our way during this admittedly frightening time.

Uhh, anybody know what to do with a few dozen soppy sandbags?

 

We’re OK, folks!

Hey! This just in from Cave Daughdrill, who is weathering the storm in his Baton Rouge home.

“Aight, here’s my official report:
Isaac is slow moving. Very little damage in Baton Rouge at the moment – a few trees down, lots of people without power. The storm is slow moving, so we won’t be sure of our full status for another 12-24 hours.

I have a good feeling that PreSonus HQ will be just fine, and we all plan on being there tomorrow either way.”

-Cave

If the Good Lord’s Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise…

just the essentials

We regret to announce that the PreSonus offices will be closed in the interest of our employees’ safety during hurricane Isaac. Storms like these pose a very real threat to our community and we are taking this quite seriously.
Hazards include but are not limited to flooding, downed power lines, and airborne nutria—who are known to bite when confused, frightened, and/or airborne.
In order to keep the cuts, shocks, bites, and bruises to a minimum so we can look good at PreSonuSphere, we’ve decided it’s best for our crew to stay home rather than risk injury.
At the time of this writing we are anticipating being closed during the following times. Note that this is a best-guess, as hurricanes can change like the weather.

 

  • Tuesday Aug. 28: closed beginning at 2 p.m. CST
  • Wednesday Aug 29: closed all day
  • Thursday Aug 30: closed in the morning until around 10 a.m. CST, or whenever the power is back and it’s determined that it’s safe for employees to return to the office. This is tentative, of course.

Please note that this closure will affect all departments, including tech support. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

New PreSonus Headquarters and Research Facility To Arise on Highland Road

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 2012… On August 22, 2012, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new high-tech headquarters and research facility. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal led the list of guests of honor, attending in recognition of PreSonus’ contributions to the state and local economy.

A leading manufacturer of digital and analog hardware and integrated software systems for the professional audio market, PreSonus has expanded from 49 employees in 2009 to more than 130 employees worldwide, including the 80 full-time employees who are overflowing its current offices on Florida Boulevard.  According to PreSonus CEO Jim Mack, PreSonus has grown its revenues by more than 50% last year and is slated to enter new product categories to continue its growth.

Designed by local architects Ritter Maher, LLC, and developed by Moniotte Investments, the new 44,000-square-foot building—located at 19151 Highland Road—will cost approximately $8.3 million including land and development.  Completion is expected in the late summer of 2013. It will easily accommodate at least 125 employees—crucial because PreSonus is continuing to grow and hire—and offers many amenities that are not available in the company’s current space.

Among the unique features of this building will be a specialized high-tech recording studio/R&D space that is being custom-designed for PreSonus’ engineering and testing teams by the award-winning Walters-Storyk Design Group of Highland, New York. The 2,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art studio will feature a control room, a 500-square-foot live-sound room, two isolation rooms, a video-production suite, five test labs as well as a separate 1,500-square-foot live-sound room.

PreSonus’ rapid growth, local hiring, and emphasis on digital engineering qualified it for LED Digital Interactive Media and Software Development tax-credits. This program supports the creation of quality digital-engineering jobs that stay in the Baton Rouge community. Historically, companies like PreSonus have usually located on the East or West Coast. However, the tax-credit program has helped make it possible for PreSonus to grow and prosper in its home city, investing these funds in new engineering staff and in research and development. Many of the new hires are highly skilled digital-hardware and software engineers residing in the Baton Rouge area.

Much of the engineering team graduated from the LSU Engineering Department, and the company was recently named to the LSU 100 Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses. PreSonus also is working with LSU in an effort to develop local design talent through the university’s outstanding engineering programs and internships.

August 22 marks the beginning of the next stage of PreSonus’ growth and its continuing contributions to high-tech employment in Baton Rouge. Look for much more to come from this vibrant company.

It’s an Honor Just to be Nominated.

[ZOMG, we just got a great e-mail from The folks at PAR, letting us know that we were nominated so GET OVER THERE AND VOTE, #TeamPreSonus!]
Congratulations! PreSonus’ Studio One 2 and StudioLive 16.0.2 have been nominated for 2012 PAR Excellence Awards in the Digital Audio Workstations and Small Live Controllers/Mixers/Worksurfaces (Under $2,500) categories, respectively. August 2012 marks the PAR Excellence Awards’ re-introduction as a reader-voted program, presented by the Editors and Contributors of Pro Audio Review (PAR) magazine. 
Online voting on the list of nominees by PAR print and digital readers (subscribers only) will be open from the mail date of the August issue through Friday, November 16, 2012. PAR Excellence winners will be announced in the December issue of Pro Audio Review and simultaneously online at prosoundnetwork.comPAR’s shared website with sister publication, Pro Sound News.
Nominations for the 2012 PAR Excellence Awards were developed through the brain trust of PAR Editors and Contributors. Nominations were based on the “I want to own this” principle; gear selected should have a proven field track record, performed well via PAR’s “real world” review process, or — in the case of recently released products — have shown particular promise through demonstrations, beta-testing and among early adopters.

Swamp Grease Rebroadcast Today!

In case you missed it last time (or didn’t) we’re re-broadcasting our best Webinar ever today: Swamp Grease II! http://bit.ly/NyVhfm

Two New Studio One 2 Books Released!

Two highly respected music-industry publishing companies have released new books about Studio One!

Alfred Publishing was first up with its new volume, Teach Yourself Studio One Version 2.0, by David Terry. A followup on the company’s earlier book about Studio One 1.x, this book is focused on getting you started and also serves as a refresher for those with some knowledge of the program. The book includes a DVD with more than 75 minutes of instructional video. It won Music Inc. magazine’s “Best in Show” award at the 2012 Winter NAMM show. It lists for $19.95 and is available here.

For those who want a more in-depth book that includes the advanced features of Studio One Professional 2, Hal Leonard Books is offering Power Tools for Studio One 2, vol. 1, by Larry the O. The first in a two-volume set, the 320-page book includes a DVD-ROM packed with video and lists for $39.99. However, from now through September 15, 2012, U.S. customers can receive 35% off when ordering from musicdispatch.com — or call 1-800-637-2852. Enter promo code ONE2 at checkout.

Two New Studio One 2 Books Released!

Two highly respected music-industry publishing companies have released new books about Studio One!

Alfred Publishing was first up with its new volume, Teach Yourself Studio One Version 2.0, by David Terry. A followup on the company’s earlier book about Studio One 1.x, this book is focused on getting you started and also serves as a refresher for those with some knowledge of the program. The book includes a DVD with more than 75 minutes of instructional video. It won Music Inc. magazine’s “Best in Show” award at the 2012 Winter NAMM show. It lists for $19.95 and is available here.

For those who want a more in-depth book that includes the advanced features of Studio One Professional 2, Hal Leonard Books is offering Power Tools for Studio One 2, vol. 1, by Larry the O. The first in a two-volume set, the 320-page book includes a DVD-ROM packed with video and lists for $39.99. However, from now through September 15, 2012, U.S. customers can receive 35% off when ordering from musicdispatch.com — or call 1-800-637-2852. Enter promo code ONE2 at checkout.

PureMix Studio One Video and Membership Discount Codes!

Our friends at PureMix just published the first of many videos to come using Studio One. What sets these guys apart is that they teach real world production concepts, not just “how to xyz.” If you have yet to visit this site, now is a great time!

While you’re there, create an account and use one of these coupons for an exclusive subscription discount:

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So, what’s PureMix all about, anyhow?

These days there is no way to learn record making from working professional since there are so few assisting positions left. In the past, an aspiring engineer or producer could watch and learn from someone more advanced for a few years and prepare for flying solo without burning their wings too early. That old mentor/disciple system is pretty much gone, and it’s a shame.

PureMix.net is a place to share the knowledge we, as successful professionals, acquired over time.pureMix.net content is produced in professional studios, professional and multiple awards engineers and teaches in depth: mixing, recording, producing and mastering.

Fab Dupont, the founder of PureMix has mixed or produced tracks for/with/featuring Jennifer Lopez, Freshlyground, Shakira, Les Nubians, Kirk Whalum, Nat King Cole, and a slew of other artists.

The platform is a streaming website that offers lessons purchased by the unit, or all-access subscriptions. Our users can download the audio files from the session that we use in order to try and practice at home. There is also a high-end and private forum for our subscribers where we they can share their thoughts and ask for thorough counseling.

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