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

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

Electronics Technician

- Grass Valley

Under general supervision test and repair AJA product in preparation for final quality control, testing, and shipping.

Required Skills and Background:

  • Using test equipment, perform post-burn-in test and alignment.
  • Program components and assemblies.
  • Evaluate, troubleshoot and repair failed assemblies.
  • Perform preliminary pre-burn-in test on incoming assemblies.
  • Accurately record and track required materials.
  • Meet daily production goals for quantity and quality.
  • Practice proper safety procedures.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of post-secondary education in electronics or equivalent education and experience.
  • At least 2 years experience in the electronics industry.

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good understanding of database and MS Office applications.
  • 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.

Email resumes to: jobs@aja.com

IT Helpdesk Technician

- 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:

  • Serve as first point of contact for technical assistance.
  • Perform troubleshooting and gather information on technical requests.
  • Work with Employees to resolve common requests. Work with senior IT employees to solve recurring issues.
  • 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 staff.
  • Stay up to date and improve technical knowledge through training and research.
  • Assist Senior Systems Administrators 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 experience.
  • AA Degree in computer science, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a computer related field.

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

Accounting Assistant

- Grass Valley

Provide administrative and accounting support to the Controller and/or other Senior Managers. Perform a variety of administrative and accounting duties to ensure the accurate and timely recording of essential company information.

Requirements:

  • Perform moderate to difficult accounting and administrative duties under minimal supervision with the ability to research, track, reconcile and resolve problems that may occur.
  • Review employee expense reports, including AJA American Express business card transactions, and related receipts for accuracy. Ensure expenses are appropriate according to company policy and IRS guidelines. Work with employees and managers to correct any errors or discrepancies. Verify or acquire managerial approval.
  • Code, input and pay all expense reimbursements and miscellaneous payables.
  • Maintain payment records and perform year end archiving of files.
  • Adhere to month end accounting close schedule.
  • Process Petty Cash transactions and maintain Petty Cash balance.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts.
  • Perform account and transaction analysis upon request from Controller.
  • Provide supporting documents for audits.
  • Performs back-up for Receptionist/Front Desk, Order Entry, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Accounting/ERP systems processing and reporting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and respectfully with individuals and groups at all organization levels; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong active listening skills; reactive problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness to adapt to changing business needs and deadlines that may extend work hours.
  • Possess a work ethic that includes neatness, punctuality, and accuracy.
  • Exhibit a professional, business-like appearance and demeanor.
  • Represent the Company with a high level of integrity and professionalism.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Coursework in accounting highly desirable.
  • Three (3) years of related 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.