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 a UK-based global leader in life safety audio products and provides advanced 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 currently employs approximately 70 staff. ASL’s staff include a high percentage of degree and higher qualified engineers. ASL also runs a strong apprenticeship programme, in association with local colleges. Several people who originally joined the company as apprentices have now progressed to senior roles.

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

Support the growth of ASL through providing support to customers in the design of ASL products and solutions and by providing the delivery of accurate and timely quotations and bids.

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce accurate and detailed quotations and systems proposals
  • Liaise with strategic end-users such as Network Rail, LUL, BAA to influence requirements and drive supplier preference
  • Evaluate and clearly understand the details and requirements for each tender
  • Be up to date with latest estimator techniques and procedures
  • Be responsible for Company quote calculator ensuring it is up to date and error free
  • Be up to date with all ASL and competitor product range
  • Liaise with Product Management to ensure unique selling point of ASL products is up to date and communicated to Sales Team
  • Seek out and understand technical clarifications
  • Be involved with tender/proposal presentations
  • Manage the company quote review process
  • Participate in the improvement of products and processes by communication ideas & suggestions, as well as resolving problems you encounter
  • Maintain proper filing of documentation in both hard and soft copy as per company QA procedures.

The Candidate

Knowledge and experience

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good computer skills: use of MS office eg advanced Excel, Word, CRM software
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to multi task
  • Good organizational skills, able to manage own workload with minimal supervision
  • Customer focused
  • Analytical approach to solving problems

Skills and attributes

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good computer skills: use of MS office eg advanced Excel, Word, CRM software
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to multi task
  • Good organizational skills, able to manage own workload with minimal supervision
  • Customer focused
  • Analytical approach to solving problems

Education and qualifications

  • Engineering degree or other related disciplines
  • Diploma in Acoustics advantageous
  • CISCO or other IP networking qualification would be 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

Purpose of Role

The Inside Sales Coordinator's main role is to contribute to achieving sales and margin targets together with the team by maintaining excellent relations with the existing customer base and coordinating and supporting the Sales Team in general. Delivering timely and accurate quotations is a key part of this role, as well as keeping both CRM and sales/customer folders updated with all key customer communication files and documents for the whole sales team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Being the first point of contact for all sales quotation and commercial support enquiries via phone, emails, website or direct contact. Take action directly or distribute to relevant internal stakeholders, follow-up and keep track of all running topics.
  • Liaise with the SVP Sales & Bus Dev to set quotation priorities
  • Manage the administration of quotes by coordinating the Sales Team
  • Deliver competitive, accurate and timely quotations using the ERP system
  • Ensure relevant Sales information systems are kept up to date, especially the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and sales/customer folders. Logging all new quote requests and purchase orders onto the CRM system and update relevant information for existing Accounts, Contacts, Opportunities and Quotes.
  • Support in margin analysis exercise for larger or strategic offers upon request from the sales team members
  • Coordinate input to Monthly Sales Report together with SVP Sales & Bus Dev at the start of every new month.
  • Prepare reports and PowerPoint from CRM and ERP system to produce accurate forecasts and reports on budgets, margins, sales and bookings forecast, upon request from the sales team.
  • Follow up of quote status with customers.
  • Providing customers with answers on any commercial related issues and request (prices, documentation, stock availability, etc)

The Candidate

Due to the important interaction with the whole sales team daily, as well as the role of coordinating all essential sales activities - this position is office based.

Skills & Attributes

  • Good computer skills: use of MS office e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoints, CRM Dynamics and others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good organisational skills and structure
  • Manage own work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in an open plan team environment
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Goals and objectives oriented
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Motivated by helping and supporting others

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • 1 year + experience of working in a support role within a Sales environment
  • Experience in administration and coordination of a team
  • Team-player

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a Sales & Marketing environment, preferably within a Technology organization, but not a must.
  • Working in a manufacturing or product-based company is an advantage.
  • Some experience in Public Address and Voice Alarm, Communication or Integrated Control System projects or Supervision Software industries is desirable, but relevant training will be provided.
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Education and qualifications

  • L3 Business administration or similar

The benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Private Healthcare (on completion of probation period)
  • Company pension – employer contribution
  • Life insurance
  • Income protection insurance
  • Training & personal development
  • Opportunities for career progression

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.

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

Purpose of Role

ASL has an exciting opportunity for a Warehouse Operative. The overall responsibility is to ensure the safe and efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of materials, goods and products.

Key Responsibilities

Goods-in

  •  Book in goods arriving at ASL and route to correct stock location or project
    destination.
  • Perform inspection of goods on arrival as stated in the ASL Quality system, and as
    directed by the Operation Manager and report any non-conformities
  • Organise the sample test of products as stated in the ASL Quality system before
    making products available for sale or use.
  • Ensure Goods are labelled correctly

Maintaining Stores/Stock

  •  Ensure that products and goods are stored in correct locations
  • Make sure Stock Database is kept up to date with stock information e.g. Stores
    location
  • Kit and allocate material for assembly or sales orders
  • Ensure that products and goods are only taken out of stores using authorised
    processes
  • Consumable stock level management – monitor and maintain stock levels based on
    agreed minimum levels.
  • Ensure efficient and effective use of limited stores area
  • Ensure stores areas are always kept tidy

Non-Conforming Materials (RMAs)

  • Manage the return of faulty / incorrect goods to suppliers and sub-contractors

Goods-out

  •  Picking and Packing goods for dispatch in a timely manner in line with shipping
    schedules
  • Ensuring that packaging is of a high standard to ensure no transit damage is
    sustained by ASL products and systems
  • Packing goods to a high standard using materials defined by the project and/or
    customer.
  • Prepare and create Packing list, Delivery notes and Export paperwork.
  • Make arrangements for collections

The Candidate

Skill and Attributes

  •  Picking and Packing goods for dispatch in a timely manner in line with shipping
    schedules
  • Ensuring that packaging is of a high standard to ensure no transit damage is
    sustained by ASL products and systems
  • Packing goods to a high standard using materials defined by the project and/or
    customer.
  • Prepare and create Packing list, Delivery notes and Export paperwork.
  • Make arrangements for collections

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  •  Warehouse experience
  • Computer usage – specifically spreadsheets – is required
  • Experience of MS Office Excel and web-based accounts

Highly Desirable

  • Dispatch and export requirement
  • Experience of Access Dimension
  • Experience of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) / Materials Resource Planning (MRP)
  • Knowledge of reading Technical / Mechanical drawings

 

Education and qualifications

  •  5 GCSEs grade A-C including Mathematics and English

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

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