Careers at Griffin

Create something brilliant that surprises and delights users.
Make and sell it worldwide. Sleep when you can.

Just another day at Griffin Technology.

Griffin Technology designs and builds the accessories people need to get the most out of their digital media players, computers, TVs, home & car stereos. Since our start on a kitchen counter in 1992, we’ve grown to become one of the largest providers of accessories for personal computing and digital media in the world. Our hallmarks? Brilliant design. Breakthrough uses of technology. And worldwide distribution through leading big box and specialty retailers. Our approach has given birth to some of the best known accessories in the digital entertainment and personal computer markets.

We call Nashville home

Most of our positions will be based in Nashville, a city that ReadWriteWeb and others have tagged as one of the best cities in the world for tech start-ups. Conde Nast Traveler named us one of its Best Places to Go in 2013. Come visit and we think you'll stay. The New York Times came up with things to do when you're here for 36 hours, but that's just a piece of our story. We consistently show up in all kinds of top 10 lists for livability, affordability, family-friendliness, cultural offerings and musicians per capita.

Our music scene is amazing; thriving maker scene; great place for foodies; and 20 minutes from the office in any direction. Plus, you're in the middle of primo hiking, paddling, trail running, and more. We're also home to one of Rolling Stone's Best Record Stores in the USA (incidentally, if you understand why we think that's important, you'll begin to understand the kind of company we are).

Open Positions

Java Developer 2/6/2015

Creates solutions by developing, implementing, and maintaining Java based components and interfaces. Creating complex web-based applications and system integrations, writing and revising programs to handle a specific job based on requirements and implementing functions based on prototypes, among others.

General Responsibilities

  • Defines objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality.
  • Designs and develops user interfaces to internet/intranet applications by setting expectations and features priorities throughout development life cycle; completing programming using languages and software products; designing and conducting tests.
  • Completes applications development per requirements, schedules, and activities; contributing to team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms.
  • Supports users by developing documentation and assistance tools.
  • Maintains job knowledge by researching new technologies and software products.
  • Accepts ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent experience
  • At least 2.5+ years of continuous application development with J2EE technologies
  • Knowledge of system development methodology is preferred
  • Knowledge of relational database technologies is required, Oracle preferred
  • Must have some experience with requirements gathering
  • Demonstrated ability to document design and code
  • Ability to excel in highly demanding environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • effective communication skills

This is an on-site, full-time position at our home office in Nashville, Tennessee. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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Back-end Web Developer 1/27/2015

Job Description

The Back-end Web Developer will create and maintain core application logic, databases, data and application integration, API and other back-end processes to support the functions of the eCommerce team.

The Back-end Web developer reports to the Web Technology Lead.

Job Responsibilities Include

  • Collaborate and scope requested new features to Magento with the Griffin team
  • Develop extensions and modules for custom Magento and Wordpress functionality
  • Support eCommerce staff in server management
  • Provide custom reports for Customer Support and eCommerce teams
  • Manage external vendors
  • Write consistent, clean and maintainable code
  • Work with front-end developer and designer to provide guidance on best practices
  • Document solutions with concise and clear explanations
  • Troubleshoot issues in the eCommerce environment
  • Manages workflow in a transparent way as defined by eCommerce
  • Stays current on latest trends in web application design

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 3 years experience with LAMP stack
  • Experience with Magento or other eCommerce platforms
  • Experience with REST and SOAP APIs
  • Experience with nginx is a plus
  • Experience with Git is a plus
  • Some javascript experience is a plus

This is an on-site, full-time position at our home office in Nashville, Tennessee. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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Customer Support Technician 1/22/2015

Job Description

The Support Technician will provide end user support and technical issue resolution via email and phone, and contribute to the best customer service and technical support team in the industry. Griffin Support strives to provide friendly service, gives users good advice on product features, and tracks and reports issues as they happen. You will report directly to the Customer Support Manager.

Skills Required

  • A sincere love for gadgets, consumer electronics, and assisting end users in a patient and professional manner.
  • Excellent reading comprehension, grammar, and problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of Macs, including knowledge of various operating systems and standard applications.
  • Knowledge of PCs, including XP and Vista.
  • Typing proficiency: 40-60 wpm.
  • Self motivated, detail-oriented and organized.
  • Fluency in other languages is a plus.
  • At least two years of post-secondary education required. A four-year degree is preferred.
  • Previous work experience in Customer Service or other Service Industries is preferred.
  • This is a full-time position at our home office in Nashville, TN. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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Sales Account Manager - Wireless 11/25/2014

General Responsibilities

  • Support National Account Manager
  • Keep current sales accounts accurate and up to date by working with all departments in the company
  • Increase sales by properly managing current sales accounts
  • Maintain knowledge of industry products, competitors, and services
  • Find and attract new business and sales accounts

Required Skills

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years experience selling to distributers or retail accounts in either of the following categories: Consumer Packaged Goods or Consumer Electronics
  • Advanced skills in PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
  • Experience selling to wireless retail accounts is a plus
  • Sales Account Management is a plus
  • Skills using Mac OS or CRM Software is a plus

Ideal Candidate

  • Able to use effective selling techniques
  • Has excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize, and keep thorough and accurate records for all accounts
  • Able to work alone and as part of a team to meet individual, team, and company goals
  • Able to communicate ideas and challenges effectively
  • Willing to contribute to a happy and productive company environment

This is a full-time position at our home office in Nashville, TN. Candidate must be located locally, or willing to move to Nashville. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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Embedded Firmware Design Engineer 10/21/2014

This position reports to the Engineering Manager, and is responsible for the design, prototyping, testing and evaluating of Griffin consumer and business products.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for design, debugging, testing and evaluating of new and existing products in respect to embedded firmware
  • Timely development with milestones of each firmware application; keeping management abreast of any changes to specs or timelines
  • Provides instruction and guidance to hardware designers in component selection and design
  • Ability to work with vendors and contractors involved in development of products

Education and Experience

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science (or equivalent)
  • 3-8 yrs embedded software development in C; preferably in consumer products
  • Embedded experience, experience with limited-memory targets (8-bit and 32-bit)
  • Understanding of general processor architecture and functionality
  • Proficient in C (without expectations of niceties such as malloc)
  • Ability to read electrical schematics (signal connections, etc)
  • Experience with JTAG debugging
  • IAR Development tools a plus
  • Experience interfacing with Apple iDevices strongly desired
  • Successful candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, and demonstrates strong communication and organization skills. Candidate is able to take initiative, manager and prioritize multiple projects, and work well with or without direct supervision

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate would have experience with various RF technologyies, 2.4GHz and 5GHz (Bluetooth, Zigbee, IEEE 802.11, FM, etc), Microchip, NXP and ST ARM based processors, Apple product standards and specifications. USB connectivity, digital audio and experience with Agile PLM also helpful.

This is a full-time position at our home office in Nashville, TN. Candidate must be located locally, or willing to move to Nashville. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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Why Griffin?

You mean besides getting paid to create things with amazing, creative people?

  • Competitive compensation
  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick days
  • Amazing health, dental and vision coverage (yeah, really)
  • 401k matching
  • Really good (and free) local-roast coffee
  • Easily the coolest office space in Nashville (a restored 100-year-old factory)
  • Free Lunch Fridays