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

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

Senior Field Systems Engineer

- Grass Valley

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.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Quality Assurance Engineer

- Grass Valley

Tests software and hardware, maintains bug database, develops test procedures and maintains the QA Lab. This is a senior level position that requires an individual to possess an in depth knowledge of existing and upcoming video standards; and a deep understanding of customer’s facility architectures and the use AJA products within those facilities.

Required Skills and Background:

  • Develop and build software/firmware to aid in the development process, including the testing of new features, as well as bug fixes.
  • Maintain bug database including entry, assignment, updating and closing of bugs.
  • Assist with testing of new software and hardware as it is developed.
  • Interface with developer to help develop robust products and provide feedback based upon testing.
  • Assist Product Management with issues from the Technical Support Group. This may involve duplicating issues reported by customers, as well as training on new features and products.
  • Assist Product Management with the creation and verification of technical information for the Marketing Department.
  • Author structured and repeatable test plans.
  • Design test harnesses and architect the QA Laboratory.
  • Author structured regression tests of software/firmware to determine that previously functioning features are still functioning properly.
  • Develop metrics to determine when product is ready to be released, including assisting Product Managers with the beta test cycle.
  • Work with Product Management to help maintain third party relationships which could include external hardware manufacturers, external software developers, and external customers.
  • Create testing automation through the use of scripting languages, and standard tools.
  • BA/BS Degree with 5+ years of experience in a related field, or 10 years of experience in related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of video software and hardware.
  • Understand networking -- TCP/IP layers, routing and addressing/sub-netting.
  • Familiar with one or more programming languages.
  • Competent with Waveform monitors, test signal generators (both audio and video), and oscilloscopes.
  • Knowledgeable of SMPTE standards and specifications.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines that may extend hours.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Sr. Technical Writer

- Grass Valley

Prepares documentation for AJA products, primarily technical documentation for end users. Works with technical staff, primarily Product Management and Engineering, to research, understand, organize and create supporting documentation for AJA products. Reports to and coordinates with Product Marketing staff to ensure the documentation is focused on the correct audience, addresses their needs and presented to customers and the industry as a whole in an appropriate and professional manner.

Required Skills and Background:

  • Works with technical staff to understand AJA products and how they function in order to write supporting technical documentation.
  • Works with product marketing to ensure the documentation is directed to the correct audience and is presented appropriately.
  • Uses photographs, drawings, diagrams, and actual product operation to write supporting documentation that is clear and concise.
  • Creates illustrations and works with Creative Services group to obtain imagery that describes products and explains operational theory.
  • Co-ordinates with Creative Services to group to order and obtain photographs to illustrate mechanical assembly/disassembly of products.
  • Selects the appropriate medium for message or audience, such as manuals and quick start guides.
  • Coordinates with Marketing team to manage a shared folder of written documents, graphics templates and assets.
  • Plans workload and scheduling to meet deadlines based on priorities set by Product Marketing, often including multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Actively seeks the technical information required for documentation preparation.
  • Plans and co-ordinates with Product Management to receive prototype units for new product introductions well enough in advance for manual production in advance of releases.
  • Provides constructive feedback to Product Management for any issues discovered in the process of utilizing prototype hardware and software.
  • Revise documents as new issues or changes to products arise.
  • Works with AJA regulatory engineers to help ensure the documentation meets industry requirements.
  • Works with AJA legal staff to help ensure the documentation meets trademark, copyright, and other legal requirements.
  • Reports to Product Management staff product usability issues discovered while preparing documentation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 8+ years’ experience working in the video/broadcast industry or a related industry.
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience as a technical writer or copy editor.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and layout design software like Adobe InDesign or equivalent.
  • Experience with Adobe RoboHelp a plus as AJA moves from PDF based to documents to online live manual distribution.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills both written and verbal and ability to work closely with management across the organization.
  • Demonstrated detail-orientation and organizational skills.
  • Familiar with a variety of engineering and marketing design tools and software programs for technical writing and documentation.
  • Strong technical understanding of company’s products and their use.
  • 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.

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

Technical Support Technician

- Grass Valley

Acts as a technical problem solver to end-users and dealers primarily for our entire product line. Provides technical assistance on video and film technology and client workflows. Communicates with all areas of the company, primarily sales and other members of Technical Support. Communicates technical data found from client issues back to other members of Technical Support as well as to Product Management and/or Engineering, as product feedback.

Requirements:

  • Work with clients, channel dealers, and potential clients to suggest, test, and implement solutions for AJA product operational issues. Interface with clients to define their needs and ensure their satisfaction.
  • If required, diagnose and resolve technical issues through a remote desktop connection.
  • Respond in a timely and professional manner to incoming support phone calls and e-mails.
  • Provide detailed feedback to technical support staff and other areas of the Company of important technical data obtained from calls and emails with clients.
  • Work with AJA Marketing and Sales, providing feedback on any discovered relevant data, including success stories, or competitive data.
  • Document ongoing customer cases for Product Management/Engineering to review.
  • Test specific customer workflows and relevant AJA and other companies’ technologies, for ongoing knowledge and troubleshooting skills.
  • Effectively meet all process timelines.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to balance technical issues and communicate appropriately with both technical and non-technical clients.
  • Must possess a unique blend of people-skills and technical savvy, with the ability to understand the client’s needs from a deeply technical perspective.
  • Expected to stay current with our product lineup, including new features and updates as well as staying current with computer, video, and film technology, including other companies’ products our products and clients may operate with (example: Adobe Premiere, etc.)
  • Strong familiarity of analog and digital video and audio standards as well as infrastructure.
  • Solid understanding of networking standards and protocols.
  • 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 clients and channel personnel.
  • Ability to maintain own workflow and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate (both verbal and written), and exchange information with others clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to respond to frequent pressure to meet deadlines when work speed and sustained accuracy are paramount.
  • Always project a friendly, patient, and personable manner.
  • Represent the company in a professional and business-like manner.
  • 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 experience.
  • Two years of post-secondary education in electronics or related equivalent experience.
  • High level of computer hardware and software experience on both Mac and Windows.
  • At least five (5) years experience in the video industry.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

Electronics Technician III/Manufacturing Lead

- Grass Valley

Provides proper levels of tested products for shipment while troubleshooting and performing quality checks on assemblies. Provides day-to-day supervision and assignments in test and/or assembly areas. Ensure that standard inventory control techniques and procedures are followed.

Requirements:

  • Maintain tested product levels in Finished Goods stockroom.
  • Monitor and perform final QC on tested and aligned assemblies.
  • Troubleshoot and repair failed assemblies.
  • Manage day-to-day-work assignments in Test and/or Assembly.
  • Closely monitor inventory accuracy and usage.
  • Assist Engineering debug, by performing tests on Proto boards.
  • Set-up and track quality data for analysis.
  • Process and maintain specified Customer Returns and support inventory levels.
  • Support Engineering with feedback on new product performance, or on-going issues and resolution.
  • Support return material and loan process.
  • Practice proper safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong word processing and computer database skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to use standard electronics test equipment.
  • Ability to perform standard surface mount soldering for repairing failed assemblies.
  • 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 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.
  • At least two (2) years post-secondary education or equivalent experience.
  • At least five (5) years experience in the video industry.

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.