Careers

Why work for ASL?

At ASL we seek out committed and enthusiastic team players, exceptional individuals who possess the necessary skills to help shape our industry

Ever since being founded in 1989, ASL has continually produced world-first designs using cutting edge technology. ASL is now a global leader in life safety audio products, and provides advanced site and rail line control systems. ASL offers employees exciting opportunities to work on innovative products that not only save lives, but also reduce use of the world’s precious resources.

ASL offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training, and competitive compensation. Please speak to us today and see what you can achieve!

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Our Values

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Promotes Diversity

ASL believes diversity creates opportunity. Which is why we ensure equal opportunities for all.

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First Steps

The ASL apprenticeship scheme is an exciting opportunity that helps passionate individuals take their first steps in the audio industry while studying towards a qualification.

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Togetherness

ASL believes in creating working environments that enable employees to demonstrate their capabilities, focus on their work, and create value for their customers.

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Rewarding

ASL offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive range of benefits. These benefits are designed to balance the demands of both work and personal life.

Current job vacancies

Each vacancy contains a job description, explaining the purpose, duties and responsibilities of the job. The Candidate section sets out the essential criteria that any applicant will need to meet in order to carry out the job successfully. If you feel like you would be a good fit and have a lot to offer please feel free send your CV with a cover letter to recruitment@asl-control.co.uk We will try and get back to you as soon as we can.

Purpose of Role

Are you passionate about coding and software design? Does the prospect of building applications to solve high-impact business problems excite you? We are looking for C++ software developers who can build robust applications, pioneer new programs for our customers, and help define the technological future for our products.

We are looking for a number of software engineers to expand our team, at a variety of experience levels.

 

Junior Software Engineers

For Junior Software Engineers, we require a minimum of either: a) newly graduated in Computer Science or a related field; or b) equivalent work experience with C++.

 

Mid-level and Senior Engineers

We are also looking for a number of mid-level and senior C++ software engineers with an interest in helping us grow and develop our talent pool (yes - including themselves!).

 

Support

We are committed to supporting our new team members, and we’re building an environment that fosters knowledge sharing and mentorship. This is a great opportunity for software engineers to create impact and develop their careers.

During COVID we are working from home when possible (company supplied laptop over VPN, so you just need broadband). Long term the plan is hybrid working where there is likely to be a minimum of 1 or 2 days a week in the office.

As a software engineer in ASL, you will have technical ownership of your designs and services, and you will influence good coding practices among your peers. Responsibilities include designing, coding, reviewing, testing, fixing, researching, deploying, and maintaining services and code in production environments.

We are looking for experienced software engineers who use technology to solve complex problems, collaborating with team members and across teams. You may create or have a responsibility to improve or invent tools or applications.

 

Things we're looking for

Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to articulate real-world problems into technical solutions.

Experience mentoring more junior software engineers to improve their skills.
Experience of contributing to building, designing, and deploying performant (reliable and scalable) multi-threaded and/or distributed systems.
Linux is our main development environment, however only interest in gaining this experience is required, and we do value the expertise of other platforms.

 

About us

We use predominantly C++ and Qt to develop mostly cross-platform products and solutions.  Our key software product is a top-level control system that manages various other systems and presents the information from them in a coherent fashion to the operators and includes a 3D interactive map.  Our core hardware product domain is public address / voice alarm (think stations and stadiums).

 

The benefits

  • Private Healthcare
  • Company pension – employer contribution 5%
  • Death in service benefit
  • Group sickness benefit
  • A range of family-friendly policies including flexible working
  • 31 days holiday (rising to 33) this includes public holidays.

Purpose of Role

ASL is looking for an experienced, creative and talented DSP Engineer to work on Audio Digital Signal Processing algorithms and associated control software within a dedicated team to develop exciting and innovative Professional Audio Products.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implementation of DSP for digital audio systems
  • Design and implementation of software for audio networking solutions and system peripherals
  • Product Specification and Architectural design

The Candidate

 

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Design and implementation of DSP algorithms for audio systems.
  • Design and implementation of embedded software written in C and/or C++ for such systems.
  • Full product life-cycle experience.
  • Experience of working within a quality system e.g ISO9001.

Highly Desirable

  • Familiarity with assembler language for ADI Processors: SHARC, SHARC+, Blackfin
  • A keen interest in audio systems.
  • C experience.
  • C++ experience.
  • Knowledge of Linux.
  • Experience with  IP and audio networking.
  • Good hardware familiarity.
  • Experience with RTOS.

 

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to work well within a small team of hardware and software engineers.
  • Strong communication skills and be comfortable working with all levels of the organisation and with customers.
  • Good time estimating and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently making decisions and driving issues to a conclusion
  • Be interested in all aspects of the Company from business strategy to the working environment.
  • Be flexible and keen to assist in a variety of ways on a variety of projects.
  • Above all have strong technical skills and a desire to develop them quickly.

 

Education and qualifications

  • Degree in a relevant subject or a track record that demonstrates a clear ability to design complex, innovative new products.

 

The benefits

  • Private Healthcare
  • Company pension – employer contribution 5%
  • Death in service benefit
  • Group sickness benefit
  • A range of family-friendly policies including flexible working
  • 31 days holiday (rising to 33) this includes public holidays.

Purpose of Role

The Business Support/HR Manager will provide wide-ranging business support throughout the company and will be responsible for HR matters across the business.

 

Key Responsibilities

Business Support

  • Manage administration and facilities throughout the Company and solve facilities issues
  • Provide support to Management and Directors meetings
  • Provide support to the Quality Manager
  • Monitor and provide input to ASL’s Environmental Management Plan
  • Manage ASL’S waste and recycling
  • Manage ASL’s compliance with local environmental requirements
  • Manage ASL’S Quality and Environmental internal audit programme
  • Provide support on contract terms and conditions

 

HR

  • Implement and keep up to date ASL’s HR policies in line with legislation and best practice
  • Ensure all HR processes operate effectively in line with organisational policy and legislation
  • Ensure the assessment of training needs for all staff is carried out and that appropriate training is provided
  • Provide inductions to all employees, including Quality and Environment inductions
  • Provide support and guidance to managers and employees on HR policies and procedures including grievance, disciplinary, terms and conditions, absence performance management, and recruitment
  • Manage any disciplinary, grievances, and performance management issues with line managers as required; where appropriate participate in investigations, hearings, and appeal stages
  • Develop and manage a consistent recruitment process
  • Participate in the annual salary review process to ensure consistency
  • Keep holiday and sickness records up to date

 

The Candidate

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Business acumen and strategic thinking.
  • Self-starting and comfortable with working autonomously.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Experience of working within a quality system e.g ISO9001.

Highly Desirable

  • Experience in working with and supporting senior management in all aspects of business strategy, development, and implementation.
  • Experience of HR business partnering, ideally in a technology company, including change management, performance management, employee conduct matters, and family policies.
  • Good documentation skills and highly organised.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite, particularly document presentation.

 

Education and qualifications

  • Degree in business management or equivalent is desirable.
  • Recognised professional HR qualification is desirable.

 

The benefits

  • Private Healthcare
  • Company pension – employer contribution 5%
  • Death in service benefit
  • Group sickness benefit
  • A range of family-friendly policies including flexible working
  • 31 days holiday (rising to 33) this includes public holidays.

Purpose of Role

The Business Analyst is responsible for working with all parts of the business to understand and improve the business processes, workflows, and information systems to meet the company’s objectives.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and promote the implementation of improvements to business processes to meet company requirements and ISO 9001 (quality), 14001 (environment), and 27001 (information security) standards.
  • Review and audit processes to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Implement, maintain, and continually improve the company Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) information system.
  • Communicate with stakeholders to understand the needs of the business.
  • Work with stakeholders to understand and investigate feedback into the company ERP information system and business processes.
  • Use data modelling practices to analyse findings and create suggestions for strategic and operational improvements and changes to the ERP information system and business processes.
  • Consider opportunities and potential risks attached to suggestions.
  • identify the processes, resources, and information technology required to introduce recommendations.
  • Gain agreement from senior management, of the best method of introducing your recommendations to the business.
  • Communicate the benefits of your recommendations across departments and help to address any uncertainty and concern.
  • Produce written documentation to support your work including training materials, report on your findings, and present to stakeholders when necessary.
  • Support staff and teams in making your recommended changes, including helping to resolve any issues.
  • Ensure plans are made and processes are created to evaluate the impact of the changes made, including taking responsibility for overseeing and reporting on this evaluation.

 

The Candidate

Knowledge and experience

  • At least 5 years of proven experience working in a business analyst role.
  • Experience with ERP systems (Access Dimensions and/or Dynamics Business Central preferred).
  • An understanding of ISO9001, 14001, and 27001 (desirable).
  • Change management.

 

Skills and attributes

  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to talk and present to a range of audiences, sometimes acting as a translator between parties.
  • The capacity to motivate others and lead change.
  • The ability to work under pressure on multiple projects within your project timeframes.
  • A passion for creating solutions with a positive attitude to change.
  • Excellent analytical skills and an informed, evidence-based approach.
  • A strong interest in business and business development.
  • A good understanding of information technology.

 

Education and qualifications

  • A good degree in a relevant subject, such as business information systems or business computing systems
  • Project Management: Prince 2/Agile

 

The benefits

  • Private Healthcare
  • Company pension – employer contribution 5%
  • Death in service benefit
  • Group sickness benefit
  • A range of family-friendly policies including flexible working
  • 31 days holiday (rising to 33) this includes public holidays.

Purpose of Role

ASL has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Technical Account Manager to join our busy and dynamic sales team.   You will be learning the skills needed to manage and coordinate a portfolio of customers such that the Company’s sales and profits are maximized, and customer expectations are fulfilled.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the sales team with customers’ technical and commercial requests.
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs and objectives.
  • Forecast and track key account metrics, providing reports in a timely manner using Company tools.
  • Produce simple quotations and system proposals.
  • Communicate with both internal and external stakeholders.

The Candidate

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Able to understand technical information.
  • Strong communicator with a highly analytical approach.
  • Team player.
  • Customer-focused and results-driven.
  • Target driven.
  • Open and respond positively to feedback.

Highly Desirable

  • Must have an interest in new technology related to the Company’s markets.
  • Experience of working in a sales environment and using Dynamics CRM or equivalent systems.

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to work well within a small team
  • Strong communication skills and be comfortable working with all levels of the organisation and with customers.
  • Good time estimating and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently, making decisions and driving issues to a conclusion
  • Be interested in all aspects of the Company, from business strategy to the working environment.
  • Be flexible and keen to assist in a variety of ways on a variety of projects.
  • Above all, have strong technical skills and a desire to develop them quickly.

Education and qualifications

  • Minimum 2 years experience in selling or account management.
  • Good technical degree or equivalent experience.

The benefits

  • Private Healthcare
  • Company pension – employer contribution 5%
  • Death in service benefit
  • Group sickness benefit
  • A range of family-friendly policies including flexible working
  • 31 days holiday (rising to 33) this includes public holidays.

No suitable vacancies?

Although we may not have any suitable vacancies we would still like to hear from you; please feel free to send your CV with a cover letter to 

recruitment@asl-control.co.uk