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Junior Software Engineer/ Field Application Engineer
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PNI Sensor Corporation | Santa Rosa, CA
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Junior Software Engineer/ Field Application Engineer

Job Description

Are you an engineer by training but don't want to be stuck in a cube? Leverage those people skills, support customers and join our growing team, all the while utilizing your technical background. PNI Sensor Corporation has a new position opening to support our ever-growing customer base. This Field Application Engineer will be a key role on our customer support team, providing professional technical troubleshooting, application support and driver development, and product marketing support for all PNI products. Working under the Field Application Engineering Manager, this is a fantastic opportunity to jump in at a more junior level and learn and grow with the PNI products and sales & marketing team.

Located in the heart of wine country in north Santa Rosa, California, PNI Sensor Corporation is a growing technology company that offers a challenging and dynamic work environment without layers of bureaucracy. Employees have an opportunity to expand their skills and interests, while working with leading edge sensor and control technology. PNI offers a comprehensive benefits package including health/dental/vision insurance, disability and life insurance, a 401k plan, generous PTO, and a flexible working environment.

Essential Functions:

* Be the main technical resource for supporting customers.
* Writes Application Notes, white papers and reference designs to increase the productivity of our customers and enhance their ability to apply PNI technology to their design challenges.
* Performs technical support for all PNI products in a professional, proactive and timely manner.
* Works with customers to understand the application and requirements, and recommends the appropriate product or solution
* Works with customers to integrate PNI products in their systems by testing prototypes and samples, building prototypes and debugging software
* Troubleshoots and repairs products, while working to reduce overall returns
* Assists with failure and trend analysis
* Provides support for the assembly of demos and prototypes, and prepares and assists with product demonstrations and applications
* Assists in modifying and verifying product designs to meet customer requirements
* Provides technical training and technical assistance to customers, reps, distributors and PNI staff
* Assists in the development of product data sheets, application notes, sales sheets, and other product related documentation
* Prioritizes and manages multiple projects
* Ensures that all activities are carried out in compliance with PNI Safety Program and local, state, and federal safety regulations.

Minimum Education required:

* BSEE, BS Computer Engineering/Science or related field required

Minimum Experience required:

* 2 years of relevant industry experience

Required Knowledge and Skills:

* Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the proven ability to interact with interdepartmentally with both software and hardware developers, vendors and customers
* Working knowledge and understanding of the basic principles, theories, concepts, and practices related to sensors and analog hardware
* Programming skills in C/C++ or other computer languages
* Experience with driver development preferred
* Understand basic electrical circuits and capable of reading schematics
* Capability to use multi-meter, logic analyzer and oscilloscope
* Ability to work well with others in a geographically diverse environment
* Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities

Work environment:

* Office Environment (75%)
* International and Domestic Travel (25%)

PNI is an Equal Opportunity Employer