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

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

Component Engineer

- Grass Valley

Working with both the engineering and operations departments, assists engineers with component selection and assists procurement in sourcing and quoting electronic components. Manages the Product Lifecycle (PLM) system.

Requirements:

  • Assist engineering with component selection.
  • Build out component AVLs.
  • Perform cost analysis on BOMs and provide alternative component sources to reduce overall BOM costs.
  • Define corporate standards for component descriptions and ensure new any existing components meet the standard.
  • Assist in defining the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system. This includes coordinating the subcontractors and inside employees during the implementation phase of the PLM and managing data entered into the PLM. Assist procurement in sourcing and quoting electronic components.
  • Resolve EEE (Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical) component procurement and screening problems in a timely fashion.
  • Manage component lifecycle, working with purchasing to locate alternate component sources, and minimize last time buys.
  • Focal point for all component failure analysis and drives supplier corrective action activities to closure.
  • Support RoHS and other environmental regulatory activities associated to component level.
  • Assist with Export Commodity control at the component level.
  • Assist in reducing installed component costs.
  • Provide PLM training and guidance to all functional groups—marketing, sales, engineering, and manufacturing.

Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of components used in AJA product lines.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Experienced with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system, preferably Omnify.
  • Willingness to undertake a variety of assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with engineers, managers, other employees and outside vendors.
  • Willingness to adhere to company policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive and professional manner.
  • BS Degree with 5 years experience in a related field, 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 $89,751-123,408. 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

Web Developer

- Grass Valley

Reporting to the Enterprise Architect and working closely with IT and Marketing, update and develop in-house websites and web applications including the primary public facing AJA website. Improves and maintains website architecture to ensure reliability and scalability. Responsible for developing, testing, implementing and maintaining web-based application systems with a focus on security. Troubleshoots system problems and issues and looks for ways to monitor and improve applications.

Requirements:

  • Design and deliver critical customer facing and internal website systems and features.
  • Oversee web application designs, test plans, and rollout strategies.
  • Create and build demos prior to full-scale implementation.
  • Research, evaluate and propose solutions that are robust and meet stringent security standards.
  • Review requirements, software designs and code, and take ownership of the quality of the deliverables.
  • Takes responsibility for creating scalable and reliable system designs.
  • Provide time and effort estimates of deliverables.
  • Working closely with IT to ensure all designs meet IT standards.
  • Monitor web traffic for unusual patterns or problems.
  • Work with IT to maintain back-ups, and server health.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with multiple scripting and programming languages. Especially PHP, JavaScript and python. Familiarity with SQL, HTML, CSS, Object Oriented Programming, Open-Source CMS projects, etc.
  • 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.
  • Experience with using third party REST APIs and developing API interfaces.
  • Experience with SVN or GIT versioning systems.
  • Experience in developing in a cross-browser environment.
  • Experience with IDE debuggers or strong debugging skills.
  • 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 positively and professionally.

Education and Experience:

  • BS Degree in computer science or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5-8 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Experience developing a mid-sized dynamically generated website or experience working with a team of developers on a large production website.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. The base salary for this position is $89,751 – 112,189.00. 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.