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 4/17/2014

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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Sales Account Manager - Wireless 4/17/2014

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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iOS Developer With Andriod Developer Experience 4/17/2014

Griffin is seeking iOS developers of all skill levels to help conceive, design, develop, and support applications to compliment our unique and expanding catalog of mobile accessories. Having Android development experience as well is preferred for this position. You will be part of an energetic and creative team that works hard to create great software and hardware, but also remembers to have some fun along the way! We are seeking individuals that are passionate about their craft and finding creative solutions to complex and interesting problems.

Required skills:

  • BS CS/CE or equivalent.
  • Proficient in Objective-C and C
  • Proficient in iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) development
  • Proficient with XCode, Interface Builder, and associated envelopment utilities such as Instruments
  • Experience developing for Android
  • Ability to work in independently and/or collaboratively and manage your time effectively
  • Strong desire to acquire new skills and continuously refine your craft

Preferred skills:

  • 3-5 yrs Programming Experience
  • Experience in C++
  • Experience developing for alternative mobile platforms such as OS X or Windows
  • Experience with source code management including git and subversion
  • Familiarity with UI/UX design
  • Familiarity with the External Accessory Framework & Core Bluetooth Framework

This position will be based in Nashville, Tennessee. Compensation for these positions will be commensurate with the candidate's level of experience. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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Sales Account Manager - Target/Wireless 1/8/2014

General Responsibilities

  • Support National Account Manager/Assume responsibilities in his or her absence
  • Managing Target Canada business and supporting the account manager for Target U.S.
  • Manage other accounts in the wireless channel
  • 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 3 years experience selling to distributers or retail accounts in either of the following categories: Consumer Packaged Goods or Consumer Electronics
  • Preference for candidates with experience working with Target and understanding of POL, IR, etc.
  • Advanced Skills in PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
  • Sales Account Management is a plus
  • Skills using Mac OS, or CRM Software is a plus

Ideal Candidate

  • Has pleasant and professional telephone manner
  • 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 in the Minneapolis metro area. Candidate must be located locally. No relocation will be offered. 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