Biomedical Acoustics Engineer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

Port 6's goal is to build the leading augmented reality interaction laboratory in Europe over the next year. A time machine over and into the next leap in human cognition since the invention of the personal computer.

You will be working in our biometrics laboratory prototyping novel sensor and signal processing architectures in the acoustics domain. This includes the entire process from ideation, to research, prioritization and execution. These prototypes will be in the form of a portable wearable wristband device that gathers and processes sound based information from the air, skin, and internal tissue of the human body.

Part of this work involves searching and understanding research papers at the forefront of bioacoustics, as well as tailoring your sensor designs to be optimized for specific types of sounds that are of interest to the augmented reality interaction domain.

At its core, you will be developing quick and dirty proofs of concepts, non-invasive wearable electronics, various microphone sensor configurations and signal processing pipelines.

Additionally you will work closely with the rest of your team to design wristbands that include more than just acoustic sensors. You will also work closely with our interaction designers to understand the design requirements and constraints of a typical AR user directly implemented into amazing AR experiences.


  • Delivering numerous biometric proof of concepts with our team by rapid iteration.

  • Making Prototypes and Circuit Designs for portable and wearable bioacoustic devices.

  • Communicating findings, uncertainties, and properties of your work.

Things we would value from you

  • Experience with designing and selecting sound sensors and transmitters spanning a wide frequency spectrum from vibration transducers to bone conduction speakers. This includes both single sensing units as well as sensing arrays of multiple units.

  • Prior work involving sensors placed in various mediums and command over the physics of wave propagation across mediums such as from the human skin to a microphone.

  • Fluency with the signal processing, sensor fusion, sound localisation and 3D spatial filtering that come with the acoustic data from these sensor configurations.

  • Confidence in turning quick and dirty lab proofs of concepts to well packaged, low power circuit boards.

Plus if

  • Excellent communication skills in English

  • Vim

If you love creating extremely cool stuff, we'd love to see your application!

For more information or questions please contact us at or phone number +358407708840

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

New tech gear
New tech gear

Are you a true Tech Savvy? Macbook, trackpad, you name it, we get you covered.

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Working at
Port 6

Port 6 is on a mission to build the future of human computer interaction in extended realities. A future where the real and virtual worlds merge, and where the interactions feel so powerful, responsive, and liberating they seem like a sixth sense. We do it by building AI-powered wristbands, creating the truly natural way to interact. Our first prototypes enable typing, gaming, playing musical instruments, creating artwork, controlling an operating system, and many more. This is how we work. We build prototypes every day looking to answer the most important unanswered questions at the foundation of the augmented reality future, from interaction design to biomedical instrumentation. Walking the fine line between playful exploration and parabolic focus. Our lab then, is our playground. It is the physical manifestation of our future building mindset. Our aim is to make it the world's leading augmented reality interaction lab; a bright space people enter to experience years into the future and touch it themselves with their own hands. By turning bleeding edge research into commercial opportunities, we are aiming to make the future of augmented reality more present, private, and powerful. Our team is composed of a group of makers with backgrounds in design, physics, machine learning, electrical engineering, and more, including advisors Miklu Silvanto (ex-Apple) and Markku Mäkeläinen (ex-Facebook). Now, we are looking for more colleagues who want to build the leading interaction laboratory and the world-class knowledge to create the next era of human computer interaction. We are being funded by investment fund Superangel, Superhero Capital, Charlotta Björnberg-Paul, and the founders of Pipedrive: Urmas Purde, Timo Rein, and Peep Vain.

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