Audio-Visual Design Engineer

Applied Minds, LLC Applied Minds, LLC Employer:
Burbank, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Nov 1 '17Posted on:

Founded in 2000, Applied Minds draws on the talents of nearly 150 employees and a network of subject matter experts to innovate by melding art, design, science, and engineering. We help organizations ask the right questions and then provide unexpected, yet powerful solutions. With a passion for inventing the future for our clients, we bring together brilliant and creative people from numerous disciplines into multidisciplinary teams to work on projects such as autonomous systems, command centers, modeling and simulation systems, robotics, spacecraft, UAVs, user experiences, vehicles, and more.

Equipped with outstanding tools and technology, collaborative spaces, an art department, and advanced fabrication and prototyping facilities, we work in an informal, creative environment that blurs the lines between disciplines.

If you have exceptional talent and passion, join Applied Minds and help us create for the ages.

The Audio-Visual Design Engineer is responsible for audio-visual system design and implementation. The AV Design Engineer will assist a multi-disciplinary design team to layout audio-visual components, create schematic diagrams and line drawings, compile specification documents, assemble design documentation and generate cost estimates. This individual would be expected to build and demonstrate mock-ups of systems designs at both large and small scale.  With knowledge of state-of-the-art integrated audio, video, IT and control systems technology, this individual will successfully provide professional designs and systems engineering support required to take a project from inception to completion/integration and client acceptance.


  • Develop comprehensive, audio-visual equipment designs, including low voltage wiring, trim-out, equipment rack and control room layout, system processing and control, display technologies and network systems for transport of high-bandwidth audio and video signals.
  • Participate in design, brainstorming, estimating meetings as needed
  • Assist Project Management, Purchasing, Service, Fabrication to define the scope of work, interpret project specifications and drawings, determine system layout, programming requirements, system testing and develop bill of materials to include appropriate amount of job-related labor to generate comprehensive project equipment lists and perform the project.
  • Design the AV layouts using CAD and/or 3D building information modeling (REVIT) 
  • Generate schematic diagrams showing integration of AV, control, and power distribution systems
  • Participate in final drawing review processes and quality assurance assessment
  • Coordinate design and engineering tasks with architects and engineers
  • Coordinate with security experts to design systems for secure environments
  • Perform physical integration and testing of AV components as needed
  • Maintain high-level of personal expertise in current and future technology
  • Contribute and participate in Design Department objectives and goals
  • All other duties as assigned



  • 5 -10 years of experience in systems design and integration of audio, video, control systems and production environments
  • Experience in the design of network systems used for the transport of audio and video signals a plus
  • Working knowledge of equipment connectivity, wiring, electronics, operation, installation of professional audio, video, theatrical lighting, conferencing, and control equipment
  • Experience reviewing bid documents for purposes of evaluating and preparing comprehensive bill of materials and scope of work descriptions
  • Knowledge of industry standards and best practices
  • Superior interpersonal skills with a team player attitude, demonstrating the ability to manage projects and multiple tasks simultaneously, and adjusting to shifting priorities
  • Possess the ability to work at times on time sensitive, priority projects
  • Strong experience with computerized design programs including Revit, AutoCAD, Visio, and Microsoft Office is expected
  • Ability to work closely as a member of a team while at the same time having a high level of personal initiative to work without close supervision
  • Commissioning of systems including audio systems tuning, video display calibration, setup of audio DSP systems, video processors and switchers, and participation in testing and checkout procedures


  • Integrated AV systems programming
  • Hands-on ability to wire low-voltage systems
  • Familiarity with audio-visual design in secure environments 
  •  US Government Security Clearance

Applied Minds is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and as such make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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