Open Positions

at AJA Video Systems

Join the team

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

Purchasing Agent

- Grass Valley

Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day purchasing and inventory activities within assigned areas. The Purchasing Agent processes demand requisitions from the MRP system and turn those requisitions into purchase orders. This includes but is not limited to: Replenishment of current inventory, removal of non-moving inventory, return to Vendor activities, and administrative maintenance of Purchase Orders, Vendor details, component lead-time, and part numbers referencing approved suppliers to ensure replacement cost accuracy.

Requirements:

  • Monitor stock levels, manage lead time and inventory reduction of assigned commodities.
  • Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders
  • Work with Purchasing Manager, Manufacturing, and component engineering as needed to find and evaluate new suppliers, to maintain level of service and competitive pricing.
  • Provide support for engineering’s component, equipment and NPI outside of Manufacturing needs.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts
  • Resolves shipments in error with suppliers and accounts payable.
  • Preparing and implementing effective negotiation tactics with guidance.

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 and PLM software.
  • Efficient in utilizing MRP demands to support manufacturing.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organization levels; 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.
  • Strong analytical ability with active listening skills.
  • Demonstrate experience in negotiating prices and terms and conditions.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge purchasing best practices, including supply chain management concepts.
  • Ability to study and apply new information.
  • Represent the Company with a high level of integrity and professionalism.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of experience in electronic component purchasing, preferably for a manufacturing company.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Staff Software Engineer

- Grass Valley

Designs and develops software systems in conjunction with hardware product development, applying principles and techniques of computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis.

Required Skills and Background:

  • Extensive experience with C/C++ development on Linux
  • Experience developing kernel device drivers for Linux Operating System
  • Experience developing multi-threaded applications
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming, Design Patterns, Separation Of Concerns and general software engineering best practices.
  • Experience working with: Unix/Linux, Source Control tools and git, and bug tracking tools.
  • Requires an M.S. in Computer Science plus 4 years experience or B.S. in Computer Science plus 6 years experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in software development for embedded systems developing and using BSPs cross compiling, and debugging
  • Experience with TCP/IP and network programming
  • Experience with video formats and signaling
  • Experience with video test equipment: Waveform monitors, signal generators, and oscilloscopes.
  • Inter-process communication, and multi-processing applications.
  • Experience with STL and STL extender libraries such as Boost and Qt.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Product Manager

- Grass Valley

This position drives the direction of future products as well as increasing the profitability of existing products through a deep understanding of our industry, and connection with customers. The successful person communicates with all areas of the company and works with engineering to define product release requirements, as well as managing engineering priorities against business needs. Works with marketing to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them to understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customers. Serves as an evangelist for AJA products, working with the sales channel and key customers. As the internal person responsible for all technical matters on their relevant product line, assists technical support and other departments with knowledge and specifications for products. Works with key partner companies to provide ongoing product support and development.

Required Skills and Background:

  • Possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; have a big-picture vision and drive to make the vision a reality.
  • Must have a strong technical understanding of product line for which one is responsible.
  • Thorough understanding of the professional video marketplace and the ability to conduct competitive analysis for both existing and new products.
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams from engineering, to technical support, marketing and sales.
  • Must think strategically and be able to identify new products, new applications and relationships for existing products, develop new partner relationships, and help design go-to-market plans.
  • Must possess strong analytical skills, demonstrated leadership qualities, and exhibit excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to travel globally to participate in conferences, trade shows, seminars, training programs, and visit existing and potential customers.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business field
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in the broadcast/video industries in a product manager role

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

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:

  • 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

Linux Systems Administrator I

- Grass Valley

Performs routine IT tasks under the direct supervision of the senior IT personnel. This includes assisting with the implementation, configuration, coordination, control, maintenance, and troubleshooting of all IT systems.

Requirements:

  • Experience with Linux servers and system administration. (Such as Ubuntu, Debian)
  • Serve as an escalation point for technical assistance.
  • Perform troubleshooting and gather information on technical requests.
  • Develop automation and documentation for recurring technical issues.
  • Experience with various scripting languages (Such as bash, python)
  • Experience with network configuration and management (VLANs, Switch Configuration, Gateways, Firewalls)
  • Record resolution details in ticketing system. Follow up with employees to ensure satisfactory resolution.
  • Review, update, and create documentation for helpdesk and systems administration tasks.
  • Stay up to date and provide accurate information on IT services available to employees.
  • Escalate feedback and suggestions to IT Manager. Identify and suggest procedural or technical improvements to senior IT personnel.
  • Stay up to date and improve technical knowledge through training and research.
  • Assist senior IT personnel with wide range of systems administration tasks including install, debug, maintain, and upgrade software and hardware.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; capable of training users in applications and operating system fundamentals and writing basic documentation.
  • Strong word processing and computer database skills.
  • Familiar with most operating system commands/utilities.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organization levels; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical ability with active listening skills.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines.
  • Possess a work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality, and accuracy. Exhibit a professional, business like appearance and demeanor.
  • Willingness to adhere to company policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive and professional manner.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • AA Degree in computer science, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in computer related field.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Facilities Maintenance

- Grass Valley

Under general supervision, performs maintenance and repair of buildings, facilities, equipment, grounds, and janitorial duties.

Requirements:

  • Oversees installation, inspections, repairs, trouble shooting, and daily building maintenance and repairs.
  • Work with outside vendors for any building repairs that are beyond our internal capacities as directed by management.
  • Snow and ice removal and/or prevention, with a flexible schedule during inclement weather.
  • Monitor buildings to ensure a neat and clean presentation and environment.
  • Assist with maintaining company cars, including cleaning and ensuring timely servicing.
  • Assemble and install new furniture or equipment; troubleshoot and maintain existing fixtures.
  • Assist in moving materials, furniture, or equipment within or between buildings and off-site storage.
  • Assist in monitoring, repairing, and maintaining a safe working environment to comply with environmental, health and safety policies.
  • Report and repair emergency maintenance problems and/or environment hazards immediately.
  • Perform janitorial duties as assigned daily.
  • Ensure security of buildings during and after completed jobs and report any security violations to management.

Desirable Skills and 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.
  • Possess a work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality and accuracy and special attention work safety procedures.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior maintenance experience required.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Staff Hardware Engineer II

- Grass Valley

Applies hardware engineering principles and analysis to the design, development, and implementation for professional digital video products and systems. Consults with engineering teams on complex problems and may direct the work of less experienced engineers. Coordinates work of project team.

Requirements:

  • Provide analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of hardware for new products. Develop test strategies, devices, and systems.
  • Perform stress and performance tests on a variety of electronic hardware including circuit boards, processors and wiring.
  • Coordinate work of project teams.
  • Provide technical support to project team members.
  • Use extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Perform a variety of engineering tasks.
  • May provide consultation on complex projects and is considered to be the top level contributor/specialist.
  • Contribute to the development of project goals, schedules, and resource planning.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated expertise in a variety of the hardware engineering field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to apply new technology independently.
  • Ability to design multiple subsystem architecture.
  • Ability to plan small projects.
  • Ability to solve complex problems involving multiple sub systems.
  • Acknowledged technical expert on product.
  • Demonstrated understanding of related products' architecture.
  • Understands competitive products.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to lead, coach and direct less experienced engineers.
  • Ability to solve problems requiring originality and ingenuity using knowledge gained while specializing in field.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines that may extend work hours.

Education and Experience:

  • Typically requires MSEE/CS combined with 8+ years of related experience, or BSEE/CS combined with 10+ years related experience.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Sr. Hardware Engineer I

- Grass Valley

Applies hardware engineering principles and analysis to the design, development and implementation of professional digital video products and systems under the general supervision of a lead engineer or manager.

Requirements:

  • Working under general supervision of a lead engineer or manager, provide analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of hardware for AJA products.
  • Develop test strategies, devices, and systems.
  • Perform stress and performance tests on a variety of electronic hardware including circuit boards, processors and wiring.
  • Perform a variety of hardware engineering tasks.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrated proficiency of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular hardware engineering field.
  • Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Strong complex problem solving skills.
  • Must have demonstrated level of creativity and able to make independent decisions.
  • Able to take constructive input from a lead engineer or manager to increase skills.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines that may extend work hours.

Education and Experience:

  • Typically requires MSEE combined with 2+ years of related experience, or BSEE combined with 4+ years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Staff Hardware Engineer I

- Grass Valley

Applies hardware engineering principles and analysis to the design, development and implementation of professional digital video products and systems.

Requirements:

  • Provide analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of hardware for products.
  • Develop test strategies, devices, and systems.
  • Perform stress and performance tests on a variety of electronic hardware including circuit boards, processors and wiring.
  • Define product level test and simulation strategies.
  • Provide technical support to project team members.
  • Generally leads a group of hardware engineers.
  • Design, plan, and coordinate work teams.
  • Use extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Evaluate and recommend tools.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Strong understanding and experience with a variety of hardware engineering concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Able to support and drive activities of other technical staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities.
  • Comfortable in making independent decisions for solutions of complex problems.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines that may extend work hours.

Education and Experience:

  • Typically requires MSEE combined with 6+ years of related experience, or BSEE combined with 8+ yrs related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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.