Open Positions

at AJA Video Systems

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A career at AJA Video Systems will be unlike any other you’re exploring. You’ll be challenged and inspired with creative design opportunities working in a beautiful Sierra Foothills location on a campus designed to facilitate learning, teamwork and innovation with products that are changing the broadcast and media landscape. Our location in Grass Valley is a paradise for people who enjoy the outdoors – hiking, fishing, white water rafting and kayaking, skiing, or camping.

We look for people interested in turning ideas into real products. Our products facilitate video and movie productions. We want people who are creative, out-of-the-box thinkers and who are tenacious problem-solvers.

Open Positions

Engineering Department Manager

- Grass Valley

Directs engineering design team in development projects throughout the entire cycle from initial concept through successful completion. May manage several projects at once. Works closely with engineering teams to keep projects on schedule. Coordinates activities between engineering, quality assurance, product management, and manufacturing. Responsible for meeting project deadlines of teams within department. Must be on-site during normal business hours, or remote until COVID-19 concerns diminish. Responsible for championing the AJA engineering culture which emphasizes creativity, teamwork, tenacity, empathy, critical thinking, and helping others.

Requirements:

  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion in overall project management.
  • Prioritize, plan and track project(s) progress. Provide weekly status reports to VP of Engineering.
  • Provide project direction and ensure effective teamwork and collaboration.
  • Initiate and conduct formal progress review meetings.
  • Provide technical guidance and consultation to project team members, contractors, and vendors.
  • Coach and mentor less experienced team members.
  • Evaluate performance of team members who are direct reports.
  • Exercise considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and engineering specifications for projects within department.
  • Liaison between engineering, quality assurance, product management, customer support and manufacturing departments.
  • Provide leadership to engineering team.
  • Responsible for hiring, development and performance management of department.
  • Must be available outside normal business hours if business conditions require it.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Expertise in embedded Linux applications.
  • Must have the technical depth and breadth to identify the necessary technical resources and expertise required to complete project(s).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and manage engineering teams.
  • Strong project management skills and experience.
  • Organized and adept at identifying technical and operational issues and able to make sound and timely decisions to resolve issues.
  • Understands the industry and keeps abreast of new technologies and competitor’s products.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines that may extend work hours.
  • Willingness to adhere to company policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive and professional manner.

Education and Experience:

  • Typically requires MSEE/CS combined with 10+ years of related experience, or BSEE/CS combined with 12+ years related experience with at least 5 years of project management experience.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Purchasing Manager

- Grass Valley

Responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services, and managing vendors. Negotiating strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and closing deals with optimal terms. Replenishment of current inventory, removal of non-moving inventory, ensure replacement cost accuracy, and vendor/part number maintenance.

Supports Engineering for NPI and equipment requirements. Provide day-to-day supervision to employees in the purchasing department.

Requirements:

  • Manage and develop the team of Purchasing Agents.
  • Execute purchasing strategies by managing, maintaining, and improving purchasing processes and procedures to ensure the highest quality merchandise at lowest possible price is purchased.
  • Negotiate and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.
  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and service.
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production, distribution capabilities, and the supplier’s reputation.
  • Produce and maintain purchasing reports
  • Oversee the maintenance of our parts and pricing database
  • Manage material cost reduction and inventory while supporting internal customers.
  • Source management; lead-time and cost reduction.
  • Strategize supplier base management concepts into day to day activities
  • Manage major vendor relationships, and intervene with difficult vendors.
  • Work closely with our contract manufacturers and component vendors, to maintain competitive pricing, lead time and on time delivery.
  • Reporting of purchasing trends, supply usage, budget actuals and contract performance
  • Provide support for engineering’s component, equipment and NPI outside Manufacturing needs.
  • Assist MRO procurement to support internal customers.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person and over the phone.
  • Strong word processing and computer database skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as MRP software.
  • Strong analytical ability with active listening skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills with extensive knowledge and ability to negotiate best vendor terms, pricing, and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements.
  • Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, processes, procedures, and best practices
  • Understanding of warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures, and familiarity with inventory planning
  • Ability to interact professionally with internal departments to quickly address their needs and concerns.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, organizational, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines.
  • Ability to study and apply new information.
  • Exhibit a professional, business-like appearance and demeanor.
  • Represent the Company with a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Adhere to Company policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive and professional manner.

Education and Experience:

  • AS or AA degree, or equivalent related experience.
  • Ten years of experience in electronic component procurement.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Janitorial Maintenance

- Grass Valley

Under general supervision, performs janitorial and some general maintenance duties as needed.

Requirements:

  • Monitor building to ensure a neat and clean presentation and environment.
  • Perform various cleaning and maintenance activities to include sweeping and mopping all tile surfaces, and vacuum carpeted areas.
  • Ensure cleaning supplies are stored in appropriate areas.
  • Clean rest rooms to include disinfecting toilets, sinks and floors, and restocking rest room supplies as needed.
  • Remove trash and dispose of in designated areas.
  • Maintain all equipment to include vacuum cleaners, trash cans, mop buckets and cleaning supplies.
  • Ensure security of building during and after completed jobs and reports any security violations to management.
  • Report any building maintenance issues or needed repairs to management.
  • Report any emergency maintenance problems, environment hazards, or other safety issues immediately to management.
  • Snow and ice removal and/or prevention.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  • Effectively use a variety of cleaning equipment, hand and power tools.
  • Follow oral and/or written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work assignments.
  • Exhibit a professional, business-like appearance and demeanor.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness to adhere to all company policies and procedures paying special attention to health and/or safety procedures.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior maintenance experience required.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Our Story

AJA develops an extensive range of solutions for the professional video and audio market, from conversion devices to I/O solutions, digital recorders, cameras and more.

Behind every AJA product is a passionate team committed to bringing professionals high quality gear that won’t disappoint in the field. Hear about AJA’s dedicated crew, and the process that goes into developing each product in Grass Valley.

Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and have a full range of benefits which include multiple health plan options, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, 125 Flexible Spending Accounts, and matching 401(k) plans.

 

Perks

Admission into locally sponsored events, company picnics with huge giveaways, local walking trails near campus, centrally located, softball teams, full kitchen, unlimited specialty coffee, and great fellow co-workers to name a few.