Careers at Griffin

Create brilliant designs. Tame technology. Manufacture and sell worldwide. Surprise and delight consumers. 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. 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

Embedded Firmware Design Engineer 7/2/2014

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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Senior Packaging Designer 7/2/2014

The Sr. Packaging Designer will design and report to the Executive Creative Director and Marketing Team.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Creates innovative package design consistent with the Griffin brand and within budget.
  • Manages a team of package designers and executes brainstorming, and renderings of new package design concepts.
  • Creates unique design solutions for any project, thinks outside of the box.
  • Has enthusiasm to manage, lead and direct a team of designers.
  • Manages timelines on new package concept development.
  • Uses Adobe CC to develop and execute the direction and development of creative packaging for Griffin Technology to ensure marketing, brand objectives and strategies are met.
  • Communicates with Licensors to develop packaging for Licensed products.
  • Attends product kickoff meetings and recommends package direction for new products.
  • Works alongside Packaging Production on package form concepts, materials, print specifications and finishes.
  • Delivers great design that communicates to the intended audience, under tight deadlines.
  • Is Responsible for communicating new concepts out to appropriate departments.
  • Develops competitive analysis through store visits, and working with User Research to set-up online surveys or focus groups for new package concepts, when time allows.
  • Works alongside ECD and Product Development on product logo standards.
  • Works with appropriate leads in Marketing to create and maintain our Visual Style Guide.
  • Works with appropriate leads in Marketing to create and maintain our Visual Style Guide.
  • Ensures accurate, consistent, and timely completion of design deliverables within budget, meeting company expectations, objectives, and creative brief specifications.
  • Meets quality standards at all times for all assigned deliverables and makes recommendations to Management for improvements in creative design concept, tools, processes and/or assigned tasks.
  • Participates in processes or planning meetings with internal teams for assignments of limited complexity as needed.

Education and Experience

  • 5 years experience as a design leader.
  • Design degree or equivalent preferred.

Ideal Candidate

  • Is able to handle quick turnaround of last-minute requests.
  • Has great time-management skills and an eye for detail.
  • Is able to sketch concepts to convey an idea quickly.
  • Has a knowledge of package forms and functions.
  • Is excited about creating a great user experience through package design.
  • Has knowledge of branding.
  • Presents concepts in a clear and confident manner.
  • Has excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Has the drive to consistently improve as an artist and mentor.
  • Is Creative, Collaborative, Innovative.

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