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Life at AJA

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.

The nearby Yuba is considered one of the most beautiful rivers in California. We are located an hour from Lake Tahoe, and hour from Sacramento, and about two hours from the Bay Area. We also host multiple music festivals and are home for numerous artists, writers and musicians. Nevada City, our sister city, was recently voted one of the top ten small towns in the U.S. We have excellent schools including numerous charter schools that appeal to specific talents and interests of our community’s families.

Open Positions

Senior Hardware Engineer

- Grass Valley

Design, develop, and verify FPGA and board designs for AJA PC-cards and AJA embedded systems.

Design responsibilities include design of complex, multi-million gate FPGAs (Xilinx and Altera); logic simulation; static timing analysis and floor planning.


  • Strong Verilog background.
  • Experience with industry standard simulators
  • Extensive FPGA Synthesis background
  • Background in high speed digital board design
  • 5 -10 years of experience with a Bachelors or Masters Degree in related field

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Design Experience with standard interfaces such as: PCIe, HDMI, DDR2/3, DVI, FireWire
  • Broadcast Video knowledge
  • Understanding of SMPTE standards
  • Background in the design video interfaces: SDI/HDSDI, Component, Composite
  • Hardware, firmware and software integration
  • Understanding of Professional and Consumer Audio standards

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Hardware Engineer

- Grass Valley

Design, develop, and verify FPGA and board designs for AJA PC-cards and AJA embedded systems.  Design responsibilities include design of FPGAs (Xilinx and Altera) and board design.


  • Understanding of HDLs such as Verilog or VHDL
  • Understanding of Computer architectures
  • Circuit design concepts
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Strong analytical ability and problem solving skills
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in related field

Desirable skills and experience:

  • Understanding of High speed circuit design
  • Understanding of Signal Integrity and Transmission Line concepts
  • Understanding Digital Signal Processing concepts

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Software Engineer

- Grass Valley

Required Skills and background
  • Extensive hands-on experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript, and cross-browser coding practices.
  • Extensive hands-on experience HTTP, AJAX, JSON, REST, C++ and server-side processing.
  • Experience with Prototype, DOJO and/or other Javascript libraries.
  • Understanding of cross-site scripting (XSS) and other client-side vulnerabilities.
  • Extensive experience in cross-browser development techniques, strategies and debugging.
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Programming, Design Patterns, Separation Of Concerns and general software engineering best practices.
  • Experience working with: Unix/Linux, Source Control tools, MVC Frameworks and bug tracking tools.

Desired Skills
  • Solid foundation in user interface design and interaction.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/ related subject matter or equivalent work experience.

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Product Marketing Manager

- Grass Valley

As a core member of the marketing team, this position plays a key role in developing programs and strategies to support the company’s public facing efforts. Works closely with product management, marcomm, operations and engineering groups to ensure the organization has all the tools needed to achieve AJA’s marketing goals. Help define the go-to market plans for new product launches. Help manage the current marketing efforts including website content, sales presentations, technical documentation, and demonstration tools. Represent the company through customer visits, trade shows and press interviews.

Required Skills and Background:

  • Must have an in-depth understanding of the industry, including market segments, trends, business models, and workflows.
  • Experience in planning and executing industry events, e.g. NAB, IBC trade shows, working with AJA Events Manager.
  • Demonstrated experience taking products from concept to successful market acceptance.
  • Experienced in development of product marketing strategy, integrated marketing campaigns, product positioning and sales channel strategy and programs.
  • Excellent communication skills, including those of a public spokesperson dealing with large internal and external audiences, and the press.
  • Strong organizational skills.


  • BS degree in a technical field. MBA highly desirable.
  • Ten (10) years experience in a relevant industry and in a similar position

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Our Benefits

We offer competitive salaries and have a full range of benefits which include three health plan options, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance, 125 Flexible Spending Accounts, and matching 401(k) plan.