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Commercial Design Engineer I

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Job ID: 9778
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Farmers Branch, TX
Date Posted: Jan 20, 2023

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We are hiring for a new world!

We are the premier integrator, redefining client experiences through leading-edge technology, unrivaled service, and passionate people.

We are focused on bringing the power of technology to create new experiences in the fields of smart homes, smart enterprises, and smart venues. Be a part of a talented team and embark on an exciting journey.

Are you looking to take your career to the next level? If you do, then be with an organization that is growing and helping each new generation stay up to date with the most advanced solutions in integration.

Position Summary: Commercial Design Engineer III

A Design Engineer is responsible to work with sales to create and present a client with designs that meet or exceed expectations in a timely manner. They are the technical liaison to our sales team and clients. This is done through comprehensive designs, communicated through thorough scopes of work and bills of materials. The position bears the responsibility to develop long lasting client partnerships & work with team members to maintain the account on all levels.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:

  • Conceptualize from scratch AV systems designs for AVDG clients and companies
  • Respond to requests for proposals in a timely manner
  • Interface & maintain ongoing dialogue for projects with Clients, Sales, CAD, and Tech Ops team members
  • Generate detailed scopes of work, RFI’s, bills of materials and block diagrams
  • Provide full consultant level drawing sets
  • Generate comprehensive bid responses
  • Identify all cabling and miscellaneous material needs
  • Provide testing reports and acceptance reports for sound and video calibration, room acoustic and light analysis
  • Generate Installation estimations internally and through soliciting outside vendor resources
  • Customer liaison for engineering inquires
  • Assist and perform client site visits for initial surveys, ongoing technical assessment, and support for tech ops during integration, install, & commissioning
  • Meet with vendors/prospective vendors to help evaluate products
  • Post sales project consultation
  • Other duties assigned as needed

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • CTS-D preferred
  • 6+ years’ experience in AV systems design
  • Strong technical writing skills a must
  • Formal education in Electronics or related field preferred
  • A minimum of 4 years of AV experience plus a four-year degree or military experience may also be considered
  • A thorough, demonstrable understanding of systems integration techniques
  • Skilled in the use of Computer aided drafting software
  • MS Office – able to use Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access proficiently without training

Why Guitar Center? Here's just some of the rewards:

For our employees who are musicians we offer the unique opportunity of gig leave--take time off to share your music with the world and return to your job after your tour! Guitar Center offers robust benefits and perks, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K plus company match, mental health support, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, employee discount program, and tuition reimbursement options.

About AVDG

Founded in 1996, Audio Visual Design Group (AVDG) is a leading design-build firm specializing in next-generation AV design & integration, revolutionizing smart homes, smart enterprises, smart venues for clients across the globe. Our innovative, vibrant, and technical culture allows us to deliver the most sophisticated systems and continuously change the AV landscape demonstrating to clients what technology can do for them. AVDG's world-class team and original smart-system solutions are among the best in the industry.

Since joining the Business Solutions Division of the Guitar Center Company in late 2017, AVDG has leveraged new avenues of growth and opportunities to support our clients and our team better. Guitar Center is bolstering AVDG's high-growth trajectory, rigorously expanding our national footprint.

Why join us?

At AVDG, you will join a peer group of like-minded people passionate about Audio, Video, Lighting, and Control technologies. You will have the freedom to apply your craft to deliver outstanding customer experiences enabled with engineering, collaboration, & technology. You have many opportunities to learn, including access to the newly launched AVDG University. As AVDG is a part of the larger Guitar Center group, you will find opportunities to expand your career and to collaborate beyond smart-system solutions if you choose to.

Love this gig and want to apply? Send your resume and apply today!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

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