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

Hardware Engineer

- 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.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. The base salary for this position is $84,052-206,907. This range reflects base salary only, and does not include additional compensation or benefits. Individual base pay is determined by various factors such as relevant experience, education, training and skills, and the scope and responsibilities of the position.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • 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 Qt.

Education and Experience:

  • Typically requires an M.S. in Computer Science plus 4 years experience or B.S. in Computer Science plus 6 years experience.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. The base salary for this position is $84,052-206,907. This range reflects base salary only, and does not include additional compensation or benefits. Individual base pay is determined by various factors such as relevant experience, education, training and skills, and the scope and responsibilities of the position.

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.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. The base salary for this position is $165,615-227,721. This range reflects base salary only, and does not include additional compensation or benefits. Individual base pay is determined by various factors such as relevant experience, education, training and skills, and the scope and responsibilities of the position.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Senior Field Systems Engineer

- East Coast

Technical liaison to end-users and dealers primarily for AJA’s entire product line. Uses a unique blend of sales and technical savvy, with the ability to understand the client’s needs from a sales as well as a deeply technical perspective. With a thorough understanding of the market, understands customer’s problems, and finds innovative solutions for their specific workflows. Works with sales, acting as a technical salesperson, effectively communicating the strengths of AJA solutions and serves as an evangelist for the AJA product line, working with the sales channel and their key customers. May be expected to train new Field Systems Engineers or provide consulting to less experienced Field Systems Engineers.

Required Skills and Background:

  • Serve as key technical contact to dealers and/or end-users. Have primary responsibility for working with appropriate groups to resolve any issues as needed.
  • Work with clients, channel dealers, and potential clients to suggest, design, and implement AJA solutions. Interface with clients to define their requirements and ensure their satisfaction.
  • Possess current industry intelligence and suggest appropriate technologies for product installations that may include complementary products from other manufacturers.
  • Provide detailed feedback to technical support of technical data obtained in the field.
  • Work with AJA salespersons to define and implement product solutions into a given workflow.
  • Work with AJA Marketing providing feedback on any relevant data, including success stories, or competitive data.
  • Travel worldwide and participate in conferences, seminars and training programs and trade shows. Visit customers and travel with sales representatives on an ongoing basis.
  • Prepare and present reports regularly to Vice President of Global Sales on current product performance, future activities, and tactical implementation. Submit detailed activity reports as requested.
  • Monitor competitive performance, customer feedback and customer satisfaction.
  • Effectively meet all process timelines.
  • Analyze the market to identify opportunities for product enhancements.
  • Train and/or consult with less experienced Field Systems Engineers.
  • Related Bachelor’s Degree preferable.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ experience in broadcast or film-related industries.
  • High level of technical knowledge of broadcast-related processes and technologies.
  • Understanding of SDI, HDMI, and IP infrastructure.

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to balance technical and sales issues as well as communicate appropriately with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Ability to follow through with tasks and task completion.
  • Ability to handle challenges and provide quality solutions on time.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers and employees, as well as clients and channel personnel.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both verbal and written), and exchange information with others clearly and concisely, in both small groups and public speaking.
  • Ability to respond to frequent pressure to meet deadlines when work speed and sustained accuracy are paramount.
  • Possess a high degree of understanding and experience with broadcast and film systems, processes, technologies, and infrastructures.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. The base salary for this position is $107,742-$148,146. This range reflects base salary only, and does not include additional compensation or benefits. Individual base pay is determined by various factors such as relevant experience, education, training and skills, and the scope and responsibilities of the position.

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.