Purchasing Manager - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Purchasing Manager with experience in government contracting, including FAR/DFARS and procurement policies & procedures. This individual is responsible for developing and standardizing purchasing activities and will have the creativity, passion, and drive to take full responsibility for implementing purchasing policies and procedures for the entire corporation.

Responsibilities:  

  • Develop, implement, and maintain corporate purchasing systems and procedures, which enable us to purchase from suppliers with the best delivery terms, quality, and total cost performance. Familiarity with AS9100 is a plus. 
  • Develop policies and procedures, to enable us to enter into partnerships with our suppliers which foster excellent performance. 
  • Negotiate unique subcontracts and purchasing arrangements using knowledge that is based on a technical understanding of the types of purchases to be made, market factors and internal requirements.
  • Maintains and furnishes purchasing records, analyses, cost data and reports for use in scheduling, planning, budgeting and other functional activities.
  • Administer supplier improvement process to include quantitative supplier performance measures for quality and delivery performance. Accomplish Continuous Improvement initiatives: focus on cost savings, gross margin improvement, etc.
  • Design and implement training programs for purchasing policies and procedures. Recent and detailed experience with Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (normally conducted by DCMA) is a definite plus.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Materials Management, Business Operations/Administration, Finance, or Related Field is highly preferred. Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • 10+ years of purchasing experience within the aerospace or electronics manufacturing industry.
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience that includes establishing goals and objectives for the purchasing department, coordinating purchasing activities, assigning/scheduling tasks, communicating expectations and deliverables.
  • Strong contract negotiation skills of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint ERP/MRP System is a plus.
  • Certifications from Industry associations is a plus (CPM/CPPM)
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required. 

Mechanical Design Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a skilled Mechanical Engineer for our Products and Engineering Department, specializing in the development and production of advanced sensor solutions for ground and airborne applications.  The successful candidate will have hands-on experience in the development of electro-mechanical systems with experience in both prototype R&D as well as commercial product development.  This role will be directly responsible for the development and fabrication of state-of-the-art technologies for various new advanced sensor systems and will have the opportunity for career growth through program management and/or increased technical responsibilities. The successful candidate will demonstrate out-of-the-box creativity and a passion for mechanical design along with a knack for hands-on development and testing.

Responsibilities:

  • Engineering tasks will range from the design of one-off lab set-ups to low-mid volume production products, most often requiring designs from a systems-level and component level.
  • Must be eager and willing to learn the fundamentals of unfamiliar technologies and concepts quickly and be comfortable working in a very dynamic setting with a number of scientists and engineers.
  • The ability to multi-task and seamlessly transition between different projects is essential.
  • Engineering tasks will be performed independently as the sole responsible mechanical engineer on multi-disciplinary teams, therefore the ME should be a self-starter and willing to take full responsibility in delivering a fully-functional and quality product.
  • Well versed in a variety of manufacturing processes, including machining, rapid prototyping, injection molding, laser cutting, etc.
  • Generate detailed system/device specifications and manage specifications trade-offs to achieve complete functioning systems.

Requirements:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of design experience in an R&D and/or product development capacity focusing on small electro-mechanical and/or optical systems.
  • Advanced proficiency in solid modeling using Solidworks (preferred), Pro-E, or CATIA.
  • Experience with design for manufacturing and production processes (injection molding, casting) for consumer or military goods strongly preferred.
  • Experience with mechanical and thermal simulation packages (SolidWorks, ANSYS) preferred.
  • Capable of producing manufacturing drawings with an understanding of GD&T.
  • Creativity, strong problem-solving skills, excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills are essential.
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

Embedded Software Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking an Embedded Software Engineer (2) to code device drivers as part of a complete embedded software development lifecycle using strong programming experience in C and/or C++ and experience in development of device drivers and kernel development for embedded systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing, coding, testing, and debugging BSP, device drivers, and kernel.
  • Designing and developing Built-In-Test software for Real-Time Operating System (RTOS).
  • Review code and design.
  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of system resource.
  • Integrate and validate new product designs.
  • Interface with Hardware design and development.
  • Access third party and open source software.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field. Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • Strong and Solid programming experience in C and/or C++ (Assembly language experience is needed).
  • 4+ year of experience in development of device driver and kernel development for embedded systems.
  • Hands-on experience in producing custom firmware and low-level driver development for Generic Linux kernel and RTOS environment.
  • Knowledge of device driver development (PCIe, 1553, UART, I2C, GPIO, USB, SATA and so on).
  • Knowledge of miscellaneous Operating Systems (Linux, Windriver VxWorks and Greenhills Integrity).
  • OpenGL and Video driver experience is plus.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written.
  • Efficiently multi-task and commit to working under deadlines.
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

Embedded Software Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to code device drivers as part of a complete embedded software development lifecycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing, coding, testing, and debugging BSP, device drivers, and kernel.
  • Designing and developing Built-In-Test software for Real-Time Operating System (RTOS).
  • Review code and design.
  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of system resource.
  • Integrate and validate new product designs.
  • Interface with Hardware design and development.
  • Access third party and open source software.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field. Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • Strong and Solid programming experience in C and/or C++ (Assembly language experience is needed).
  • 4+ year of experience in development of device driver and kernel development for embedded systems.
  • Hands-on experience in producing custom firmware and low-level driver development for Generic Linux kernel and RTOS environment.
  • Knowledge of device driver development (PCIe, 1553, UART, I2C, GPIO, USB, SATA and so on).
  • Knowledge of miscellaneous Operating Systems (Linux, Windriver VxWorks and Greenhills Integrity).
  • OpenGL and Video driver experience is plus.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written.
  • Efficiently multi-task and commit to working under deadlines.
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

Embedded Software Engineer - Torrance

Seeking an Embedded Software Engineer with 4+ years of experience in the development of device driver and kernel development for embedded systems to execute complete embedded software development lifecycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing, coding, testing, and debugging BSP, device drivers, and kernel
  • Designing and developing Built-In-Test software for Real-Time Operating System (RTOS), e.g. GreenHills Integrity, WindRiver VxWorks, and embedded Linux
  • Review code and design
  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of system resource
  • Integrate and validate new product designs
  • Interface with Hardware design and development
  • Access third party and open source software

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field. Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • Strong and Solid programming experience in C and/or C++ (Assembly language experience is needed).
  • 4+ year of experience in development of device driver and kernel development for embedded systems.
  • Hands-on experience in producing custom firmware and low-level driver development for Generic Linux kernel and RTOS environment.
  • Knowledge of device driver development (PCIe, 1553, UART, I2C, GPIO, USB, SATA and so on).
  • Knowledge of miscellaneous Operating Systems (Linux, Windriver VxWorks and Green Hills Integrity).
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written.
  • Efficiently multi-task and commit to working under deadlines.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Embedded Application Software Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a professional Embedded Application Software Engineer with 4 years of experience developing application software for embedded systems and strong programming skills in Ada and C and/or C++  to execute complete embedded software development lifecycle for our Mission Systems division within a fast-paced, cutting edge company.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing, coding, testing, and debugging embedded application software.
  • Designing and developing Built-In-Test software for Real-Time Operating System (RTOS).
  • Review code and design.
  • Analyze and enhance efficiency, stability and scalability of system resource.
  • Integrate and validate new product designs.
  • Interface with Customer Interface Specifications.
  • Access third party, open source software and legacy software (experience in rehosting legacy software is a plus).

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related field. Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • Strong programming experience in Ada and C and/or C++ ( ability to write a wrapper for an existing OFP is a plus).
  • 4+ year of experience in development of application software for embedded systems.
  • Hands-on experience in DO-178 and Arinc-653 for safety-critical avionics real-time operating systems.
  • Hands-on experience in producing custom application software development for Generic Linux and Green Hills Integrity OS.
  • Hands-on experience in object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms and all phases of software development.
  • Knowledge of miscellaneous Operating Systems (Linux, Windriver VxWorks and Greenhills Integrity) is plus.
  • Knowledge of Multi thread programming, socket-level TCP/IP communications.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written.
  • Efficiently multi-task and commit to working under deadlines.
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

Director, Business Development (Airborne Systems) - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Director, Business Development (Airborne Systems) who can drive the business growth across our divisions focusing on NAVAIR and associated Tier 1 system integrators.  This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the development of business of the highest importance to the future growth of our company. The Director, Business Development will report to the Corporate Vice President, Business Development for Airborne Systems and be responsible for all aspects of the business development/capture lifecycle, from opportunity creation/ identification through to award, including customer relationship, opportunity identification, proposal generation and overall customer satisfaction.

The successful candidate will present a proven track record of action management of technically complex programs and engineering tasks, which are essential skills for developing business utilizing cutting edge technologies.  The candidate must quickly assume leadership responsibility for capturing large size military programs as well as successful transition to program execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Identification and capture of new business including Small Business Innovation Research Transition with focus on year over year revenue growth.
  • Support strategic long-range planning, market analyses and forecast data for DoD and commercial market sector.
  • Actively participate in the identification and qualification process of potential business opportunities to ensure alignment with our strategic goals and objectives.
  • Lead capture and proposal team activities with a focus on customer requirements and budget, competitive intelligence and price-to-win analyses.
  • Conduct customer engagements and customer call planning with the purpose of establishing critical trust with senior leaders of NAVAIR avionics programs.
  • Identification of strategic alliances, teammates and partners for key pursuit opportunities.
  • Participate in relevant trade shows, industry days and seminars to stay abreast of customer strategies, goals and objectives.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for Foreign Military Sales of existing our products in compliance with current ITAR and US Export restrictions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Computer Science or similar with 10+ years of experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in Business Development and/or Program Management experience in NAVAIR avionics programs/systems with knowledge of ITAR and US Export restrictions
  • Practical understanding of technology transitioning, product/market development, and marketing/product planning for US military applications (preferably specific to avionics programs)
  • Knowledge of conducting and directing competitive product analysis using market research techniques and a solid technical understanding of service/agency needs and requirements
  • Must have proposal development/writing and basic contracting/negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership skills, excellent communication (presentation, written, and verbal), and relationship building skills. Good problem-solving ability to work with a diverse work force.
  • U.S. Citizenship required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Ability to travel a must.

Desired:

  • Former pilot is a plus
  • Completed (1) assignment in NAVAIR Program/Platform acquisition office
  • Naval Academy graduate is a plus

Director, Business Development (Ground Combat Systems) - Torrance

Seeking a Director, Business Development (Ground Combat Systems) to develop business of the highest importance to the future growth of our company. This person will report to the Vice President, Business Development for Airborne Systems and be responsible for all aspects of the business development/capture lifecycle, from opportunity creation/ identification through to award, including customer relationship, opportunity identification, proposal generation and overall customer satisfaction.

The successful candidate will be an experienced professional that drives the business growth across our divisions focusing on military ground forces and associated Tier 1 system integrators.  You will present a proven track record of action management of technically complex programs and engineering tasks, which are essential skills for developing business utilizing cutting edge technologies.  The candidate must quickly assume leadership responsibility for capturing large size military programs as well as successful transition to program execution.

Responsibilities:

  • Identification and capture of new business including Small Business Innovation Research Transition with focus on year over year revenue growth.
  • Support strategic long-range planning, market analyses and forecast data for DoD and commercial market sector.
  • Actively participate in the identification and qualification process of potential business opportunities to ensure alignment with our strategic goals and objectives.
  • Lead capture and proposal team activities with a focus on customer requirements and budget, competitive intelligence and price-to-win analyses.
  • Conduct customer engagements and customer call planning with the purpose of establishing critical trust with senior leaders of Army and Marine Corps ground combat programs.
  • Identification of strategic alliances, teammates and partners for key pursuit opportunities.
  • Participate in relevant trade shows, industry days and seminars to stay abreast of customer strategies, goals and objectives.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for Foreign Military Sales of our existing products in compliance with current ITAR and US Export restrictions.
  • Will be required to travel up to 50%.

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Computer Science or similar with 10+ years of experience. (May be open to consider candidates without a technical degree)
  • ·If no technical degree, candidates may qualify with a Master’s degree in Business Administration or similar with 10+ years of experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in Business Development and/or Program Management experience in Ground Combat Vehicles or ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) (preferred, open to other complex platforms) or equivalent military experience.
  • Practical understanding of technology transitioning, product/market development, and marketing/product planning for US military applications (preferably specific to Ground Combat Vehicles programs)
  • Knowledge of conducting and directing competitive product analysis using market research techniques and a solid technical understanding of service/agency needs and requirements
  • Must have proposal development/writing and basic contracting/negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership skills, excellent communication (presentation, written, and verbal), and relationship building skills. Good problem-solving ability to work with a diverse work force.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a security clearance within one year of employment. 

Desired/Not Required:

  • Former Army and/or Marine Corps veteran (transitioning veterans welcome)
  • Completed (1) assignment in the Marine Corps Systems Command Program/Platform acquisition offices or
  • Completed (1) assignment in the Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) Program
  • Ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in fire control systems, software defined radio, communications, radio jammers, and/or navigation strongly preferred

Director, Technology Transfer Business Development - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Director for the Business Development Department to advance our Technology Transition efforts. We develop innovative technology as a part of an SBIR Phase I program and then proceeds with transition to a Phase II for prototype development, which lays the foundation for transitioning the prototype to production. This is an excellent opportunity for an energetic “hands-on, get-it-done” individual to contribute to the development of business of the highest importance to the future growth of the Corporation. Innovation and a “make-it-happen” attitude are valued characteristics, and so the successful candidate will enjoy working in a very dynamic, fast-paced R&D setting with a focus on technology transition of novel solutions for the DOD, DOE, NASA, and other federal agencies.

The successful candidate will present a proven track record of leadership, technology transition, and especially as an effective liaison between the government funding agency and our principal investigators, technology directors and general managers. The candidate should have excellent technical writing skills to support and prepare winning proposals and whitepapers. Strong customer interface and presentation skills are essential to support regular communication with government customers as well as various internal support organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute technical expertise and manage technical talent in the pursuit advanced development programs, and as appropriate, production programs for our technologies.
  • Work interactively with scientists, engineers, and production staff to develop innovative and integrative solutions and create winning proposals to address customer requirements.
  • Quickly establish trust with the Government technical point of contact
  • Provide leadership for business development with focus on year over year revenue growth
  • Support strategic long-range planning, market analyses and forecast data for DoD and commercial market sector
  • Actively participate in the identification and qualification process of potential business opportunities to ensure the business model supports the strategic goals and objectives
  • Lead capture opportunities and proposal team activities
  • Coordinate customer engagements and customer call planning
  • Identification of strategic alliances, teammates and partners for key pursuit opportunities
  • Participate in relevant trade shows, industry days and seminars to stay abreast of customer strategies, goal and objectives
  • Will be required to travel up to 50%.

Experience & Requirements:

  • Ph. D in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Physics with 8+ years of experience, or MS with 10+ years of experience.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience in product development role (non-R&D).
  • 5+ years of experience in Business Development and/or program management experience
  • Knowledge of conducting and directing competitive product analysis using market research techniques and a solid technical understanding of service/agency needs and requirements
  • Must have proposals, contracting, and negotiation skills
  • Good problem-solving ability to work with a diverse work force
  • Ability to maintain and effectively plan for revenue growth
  • Excellent communication and persuasive skills in spoken and written English as the primary technical interface with customers, vendors, sub-contractors and non-technical persons
  • Must be able and willing to obtain a Security Clearance or have an active Secret Clearance.

Director, Compliance - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Director, Compliance to implement government compliance programs while reporting directly to the Chief Administrative Officer. Our ideal candidate will have a practical application-based understanding and knowledge of federal contracts, FARs and DFARs, ITAR and EAR, and serve as a proactive resource to our leadership as it pertains to compliance audits and training programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Implementation and oversight of a dynamic compliance program with an emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Review of complex government programs through analysis of government contract terms and conditions to assess business risks.
  • Provides advice and guidance concerning the requirements and obligations represented in the FAR, DFAR, ITAR and EAR to the leadership of all departments.
  • Periodically interview project leaders to ensure coordination, communication and adherence to budget and completion goals.
  • Assist our Contracts department as an interface with internal technical staff.
  • Prepare reports for executive management.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration, Accounting, or related discipline
  • 5+ yrs. of government compliance audits and training programs within the aerospace/ defense industry
  • Professional working knowledge and demonstrated proficient work experience with FAR, DFAR, ITAR, EAR, and US Government/ DOD Prime Contractor customer expectations
  • Have a high degree of tact and diplomacy to deal with a variety of diverse personnel and changing priorities.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and be detail-oriented.
  • Must possess demonstrated people leadership abilities
  • Must set highest ethical standards for self and others
  • Highly effective and active communicator who works well with people at all levels
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

Scientist I/II - South San Francisco

Scientist I/II, Research Mass Spectrometry - Assay Development - South San Francisco

Who We Are: We are embracing new paradigms and technologies to develop novel and life-changing therapies for cancer.

What We Are Looking For: We are seeking a highly motivated and energetic Scientist I/II to operate in a LC/MS-based quantitative bioanalytical role to support research and development projects. 

Responsibilities:  The Scientist I/II will design, plan, and independently conduct a wide range of LC/MS based bioanalytical assays to support fit for purpose studies in research and development.  The candidate will be responsible for sample preparation, method development, quantitative LC/MS bioanalysis of small molecules (metabolites/catabolites), data analysis, writing reports, and presenting data at internal meetings.

  • Develop methods and analytical workflows to support small molecule toxins and linker-drugs characterization for antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) discovery using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and mass spectrometry (MS).
  • Develop sample preparation methods for plasma extraction of small molecule toxins as well as ADCs using automation platform.
  • Perform quantitative LC-MS/MS of small molecule from various bio-matrices in-vitro and in-vivo to support exploratory toxicology, PK/PD, ADME, and efficacy studies.
  • Identify drug impurities, degradants, and metabolites using LC-MSMS.
  • Support the troubleshooting of LC-MS instrumentation issues and perform routine maintenance of both MS and LC equipment.
  • Work closely with multiple teams in research/process development/chemistry and provide analytical support as needed.
  • Assist in method pre-validation and transfer to GLP lab.
  • Maintain excellent documentation of all work including lab notebooks, test methods and protocols.
  • Present results and experimental information in team meetings.

Requirements:

  • B.S/M.S in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related fields with 5+ years of industrial or academic experience (2+ years of experience with MS degree)
  • Experience with quantitative bioanalysis of small molecules a must.
  • Hands on experience using Triple Quad MS a must.
  • Experience using Sciex software- Analyst and Multiquan a must.
  • Experience using Automation- platforms is preferred. 
  • A good understanding and working knowledge of various analytical methods for small molecule and large molecule.
  • Able to work independently or under minimal supervision to design and conduct experiments, as well as interpret, document, and communicate results.
  • Willing to work effectively with others in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and the ability to self-motivate, multitask, meet frequently tight deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder.

Ideal Candidate:

  • LC-MS expert with 2+ years industry experience. PhDs not desired due to level.

Great Plains Support Administrator - Irvine, CA

Seeking a Great Plains Support Administrator with 3 years support and maintenance of Dynamics GP solutions to work as a core member of our GP team.

Responsibilities:  You will work closely with the business to build cutting-edge solutions following the agile development process. 

  • Provide day-to-day technical Dynamics GP application support for clients including the following modules:  Financial, Distribution, Manufacturing, Fixed Assets, HR, Payroll, Project Accounting, Field Services (RMA). Third Party Addons such as: Greenshades, Batchmaster, Rockton Auditor, Willoware Tools, Binary Stream, Integrity Data.
  • Keep users informed as to the status of open issues
  • Escalate complex problems to next level of support as appropriate
  • Effectively communicate pre- and post-analysis of problems to senior staff
  • Perform routine administrative tasks such as maintaining user accounts, running checklinks/reconciles, deploying packages
  • Coordinate with other MIS teams such as DBAs, hardware systems, data services

Requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience in the support and maintenance of Dynamics GP solutions
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SQL databases and relationships
  • Experience in the manufacturing and/or distribution industry
  • Bachelor's degree and/or relevant industry training/certification
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with emphasis on detail and follow-up
  • Ability to triage support issues and escalate to the necessary parties
  • Availability to provide on-call and off-hours support as needed
  • Collaborate effectively as part of the overall Dynamics/MIS team
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder

Desired/Nice to Have:

  • Dynamics GP consulting experience
  • Dynamics GP third party solutions
  • Dynamics GP payroll and HR modules
  • Integration tools such as Scribe, E-connect, Integration Manger, SSIS
  • Reporting tools such as SSRS, Crystal, GP Report Writer, Forms Printer
  • Dynamics GP customization via Modifier and/or VBA
  • Version upgrades of Dynamics GP
  • Helpdesk/knowledge base solutions such as ITSM

Research Scientist - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Research Scientist with a Master’s degree & 5 years of experience in machine vision, robotic vision, image/video based machine learning and AI for a new startup working on advanced sensors/systems for government projects.

Responsibilities: The Research Scientist will work on cutting edge projects for our U.S. government.  You'll be working alongside other highly educated, Masters & PhD scientists who are excited and passionate about the work we are doing as well.

  • Development, integration, and test of machine vision systems and subsystems.
  • Deriving system requirements and specifications with a technical team
  • Developing and realizing software designs as a team member or a technical lead

Requirements:

  • MS required with 5-8 years’ experience, PhD preferred with 3-5 years’ experience (Computer Science, Robotics, Image Processing, and other related engineering areas preferred).
  • Experienced in theory and practical implementations of the machine vision, robotic vision, image/video based machine learning, and artificial intelligence
  • Experienced in methods of image acquisition/processing/analysis systems easy applying results of the tradeoffs analysis (e.g., resolution, field-of-view, size, weight, power, cost, manufacturability) and component selections
  • Experience in the modern computer science tools (programing languages e.g. Matlab, C/C++, OpenGL and OpenCV libraries, etc.) for 3D reconstruction, object detection, tracking, classification and recognition.
  • Demonstrated skills in image processing, computational geometry, computer graphics, mathematical modelling of physical and engineering objects/processes, algorithm development.
  • Ability to develop new scientific and engineering concepts, carry out design and development, write winning proposals, execute technical tasks of the contract, realize prototypes, perform test and evaluation, provide documentation, manage multidisciplinary projects.
  • Ability to multitask and work as individual contributor and be an excellent team player strictly adhering to the tightest schedule. Good verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Sr. Cost/Price Proposal Specialist - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Sr. Cost/Price Proposal Specialist with a Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years estimating, pricing & proposal experience in a high tech, preferably aerospace company & knowledge of FAR/DFAR proposal requirements to work for a new start-up in Torrance, CA.

Our client uses cutting edge technologies to perform government R&D and manufacturing of integrated systems comprised of unique sensor, programming, and optoelectronic technologies with innovative implementations of modern electronics, computing, and augmented intelligence and they are looking for a seasoned, Sr. Cost/Price Proposal Specialist.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop estimates and prices for all development and manufacturing proposals using proposal pricing software designed for federal agencies and government contractors, in collaboration with a multi-functional proposal team and in alignment with customer requirements and company opportunity and strategic objectives.
  • The position will closely partner with Business Development and will coordinate and lead the completion of quotes, bids, and proposals in collaboration with stakeholders in an accurate, timely, compliant, customer-focused, and company value-added manner to acquire new business to achieve strategic and business objectives. It will help drive enhancements to the contract standard work breakdown structure as needed to ensure costs for key tasks and activities are captured at a level of granularity needed to manage performance to achieve budget and deliver profit as well as technical and schedule requirements and to provide improved historical data for basis of estimates.
  • It will add robustness to the estimating and pricing process through efforts such as using a quote/bid/proposal process schedule, checklist, and kickoff meeting; executing cost analysis, trend analysis, and what-if modeling; implementing risk and opportunity identification, quantification, and management; and a quote/proposal compliance review. It will also assist in strategizing and modeling “should” and “could” cost for new products to balance estimated cost/price with competitiveness/what the market will bear along with helping with cost reduction initiatives as appropriate and beneficial.
  • Will help ensure business is executed in a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) compliant manner that meets regulatory and customer requirements and achieves company strategies, goals, and objectives. It will lead labor category and rate definition, creation, and update; participate in the evaluation and update of overhead structure when needed; and contribute to the review and update of overhead and G&A cost components.

Requirements:

  • BS/BA in Business Administration or Management, Finance, Math, or related field. MBA a plus.
  • 10 Years Estimating, Pricing, and Proposal Experience in Hi Tech or Complex Development and Manufacturing Environment. (Aerospace and Defense a plus).
  • Knowledge of/Experience with FAR and DFARS Proposal Requirements as Well as Familiarity with Government RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs.
  • Experience with PROPRICER Highly Desirable or Similar Tool a plus.
  • Experience with Cost Modeling and Cost Analysis, Risk and Opportunity Identification, Quantification, and Management.
  • Experience Working with Engineering & Manufacturing Personnel on Development and Analysis of Development and Production Cost.
  • Experience with Deltek Costpoint or Similar ERP/MRP System a plus.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Supply Chain Program Manager - Phoenix, AZ

Seeking a Supply Chain Program Manager with 8+ years supply chain or sourcing/procurement and leadership experience preferably at a program level and previous aerospace experience a plus for a global aerospace company in Phoenix, AZ.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of 20+ individual contributors performing supply chain functions including commodity management, supplier management and hardware ordering, tracking and expediting
  • Act as a technical, project, team and program leader for an established and fast-growing service line
  • Act as the point of contact with the customer in technical discussions and sales initiatives
  • Act as the sourcing and procurement focal for key initiatives (APQP, design to cost, MRL requirements, etc)
  • Establish and maintain operational readiness for all services including staffing plans, employee development, quality assurance, etc.
  • Report status regularly to senior leadership and key customer focus

Secondary Job Functions:

We often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization.  Some of these roles and opportunities include:

  • Execution within multiple services
  • Project Management: Execution and Support
  • Technical Leadership and Technical Reviews
  • Develop work instructions to ensure repeatability
  • Personnel Management
  • Quality Management and Continuous Improvement

Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Science, Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related discipline required
  • 8+ years related experience in Integrated Supply Chain or Sourcing / Procurement required
  • Demonstrated leadership required; preferably at a program level
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of an organization with customers, suppliers and within the internal team
  • Experience within aerospace a plus
  • Proficiency with MS-Office Suite Tools, to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong team and communication skills a must
  • Robust business acumen
  • Energetic, willingness to learn
  • Candidate must be responsible, reliable, detail-oriented, assertive, and self-motivated
  • Candidate must have the ability to perform well under pressure and meet deadlines on time
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Desktop Support Analyst - Irvine, CA

Seeking a Desktop Support Analyst who will provide technical support for Applications, Computers, Printers, Cables, 3-D Scanners, etc., through analysis and problem solving to facilitate installation, maintenance, and implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Creates computer images utilizing Acronis True Image (or similar) Backup and Recovery applications.
  • Installs, configures, and validates 3rd party intra-oral scan and design software, anti-virus software, Windows and Macintosh operating systems, MS Office, and proprietary in-house applications.
  • Coordinates and performs software deployments and upgrades.
  • Manages leased hardware including PC refresh on a regular basis.
  • Manages printers including installing Network and Local printers, troubleshooting technical and mechanical issues, and replacing toner cartridges.
  • Deploys computers throughout Company; performs set-up, cloning and imaging for quarterly leased terminated equipment as required.
  • Supports users with fax machines including assisting in set-up, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Supports users with 3-Dimensional Imaging Scanners, both desktop and handheld devices, including deploying devices, set-up, configuring, and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Supports and deploys handheld touchpad devices including configuring and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Performs diagnostics on various devices utilizing 3rd party computer health diagnostic tools.
  • Performs preventative maintenance services on a prescribed schedule.
  • Responds to support tickets for applications and/or hardware issues.
  • Identifies and resolves technical issues; performs tests as necessary to ensure proper functions.
  • Reports problems and proposed solutions; chooses best solution and course of action.
  • Develops “lessons-learned” and authors Knowledge Base articles.
  • Utilizes 3rd party remote software such as VNC Client, RDP, Team Viewer, and Proxy Master to connect to customer desktops for remote support.
  • Repairs computers as necessary.
  • Communicates solutions to users in a clear, concise, and timely manner to ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with various Company departments and team members.
  • May travel to Remote Labs to assist with moves and large-scale system changes and/or rollouts.

Requirements:

  • 2+  years of experience in Applications or IT Technical Support.
  • Must have previous experience supporting enterprise applications.
  • Excellent customer service skills.  Willingness to help.
  • Formal education in Information Technology, a plus.
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

 

Sr. Operations, Manufacturing & Production Manager - Salt Lake City, UT

Seeking a Sr. Operations, Manufacturing, Production Manager with 8+ years manufacturing experience to work in our Aerospace Composites Structures facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This candidate must have an Active DOD Secret Clearance.

Responsibilities:  The candidate will manage a team of Operations Supervisors and Work Area Leads, and will be responsible for the combined strategic (long-term) and tactical (short-term) management planning and execution of assigned manufacturing processes and/or value streams.

  • Must have demonstrated manufacturing leadership ability in systems installation and complex aircraft assembly manufacturing environment(s).
  • The particular “systems” are electrical, mechanical, and hydraulics that are routed throughout the entrails of a vehicle.
  • Assembly of composite components into a structure via preforms, co-cure, co-bond and mechanical fasteners, (i.e. Hi-loks, nut plates etc).
  • Will fabricate parts and ship them to our customers to assemble.
  • We also build parts and assemble – could use someone that understands the assembly processes.

Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree with minimum of 8 years manufacturing experience, or High School diploma/GED with 10+ years’ experience
  • Must have demonstrated manufacturing leadership ability in systems installation and complex aircraft assembly manufacturing environment
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills, to include use of disciplined problem-solving methodologies and tools (5 Why, 8D, PFMEA, Process Capability Analysis, SPC, Poke-yoke, etc)
  • Proven leadership and hands-on implementation of continuous improvement, to include lean, six sigma and/or other improvement methodologies (Value Stream Mapping, Visual Controls, Pull Systems, 5S, Standard Work, etc)
  • Hands-on experience and is a subject matter expert in the installation / drilling / fastening / bracketry  associated with cable assemblies, wiring harnesses, wiring diagrams, conductivity tests, hydraulic tubes, valves, gauges, compression fittings, leak testing, as well as sequencing of the process steps
  • Experience with effective kitting techniques to ensure all proper components are delivered to the mechanic in the most convenient & efficient manner. Possess effective FOD prevention and inspection / control techniques
  • Strong written and oral communication skills related to highly technical topics, across all levels including customers and leadership
  • Composites Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing - Operations - Production Experience
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance with a completed investigation date within last 4 years

Desired/Not Required:

  • EVMS / CAM experience preferred
  • Start-up program experience preferred

 

IT Support Analyst - Irvine, CA

Seeking an IT Support Analyst to assist our internal customers related to various Company system issues by clearly communicating technical solutions in a user friendly and professional manner. Duties include advanced troubleshooting, prioritizing, and completing assigned tickets in a timely manner, as well as escalating complex issue to other IT teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Diagnoses and solves complex questions and problems related to Office 365 including SharePoint, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Teams, and most modules within the Office 365 offering.
  • Works alongside the IT Support team and takes escalated tickets from the queue or directly from the queue as necessary & enters usable data into our ticketing system.
  • Provides troubleshooting assistance through use of remote controls tools such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to connect to customers for remote support.
  • Interprets, analyzes, diagnoses, documents, and resolves Level 2 IT issues related to internally supported hardware and software.
  • Installs, diagnoses, and resolves Level 1 and Level 2 problems for hardware, peripherals, and software systems using SCCM
  • Creates, deletes, and edit user accounts as well as manage permissions using Active Directory.
  • Maintains Time Management system (Kronos); including configuring, installing, and troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Configures access for New Hires and Terminations.
  • Manages user access for Active Directory, Office 365, Great Plains, Kronos, BrainShark, and proprietary applications such GO (all modules), GCM, DL Plus, Elektra, and CloudPoint.
  • Acts as primary administrator for certain applications and processes such as Office 365, Kronos, KwikTag
  • Serves as liaison between various sub-departments of IT such as Desktop, Systems, Business Analysts, and Development.
  • Creates SCCM Packages, OSD, and maintain Collections.
  • Seeks process improvements and makes suggestions and recommendations to management.
  • Creates SQL queries and runs pre-written stored procedures.
  • Provides outstanding customer service and responsiveness to all end-users across all locations.
  • Guides users through step-by-step solutions and operating IT equipment.
  • Provides technical assistance and training, and recommends remedial actions, as needed.
  • Escalates complex issues to different IT Teams, as necessary.
  • Communicates resolution status proactively to ensure customer timeframe expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Creates, assigns, and reopens tickets to appropriate IT teams.
  • Follows-up on open tickets, unresolved tickets, scheduled hardware and software upgrades, systems level problems, tickets that are escalated to other departments, and non-urgent after-hours messages to ensure progress and completion of requests.
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with various Company departments and team members.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Bachelors’ Degree
  • 3+ years of experience in Applications or Helpdesk Support
  • Mid level experience with Office 365 including Sharepoint, Azure, etc…
  • Level I & Level II support experience
  • Experience with Active Directory
  • Experience working in a large enterprise and supporting enterprise applications
  • Highly self-motivated and directed professional, with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment                            
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Mechanical Engineer - Irvine

Seeking a Mechanical Engineer with a BSME & 5+ years strong mechanical design skills to create innovative designs and optimize existing designs based on production requirements. Primary purpose is to design technical products and systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for design, development, implementation, and analysis of electromechanical products and systems, such as small tabletop milling machines, scanners, etc.
  • Performs engineering design evaluations. May develop a range of products with moving parts. 
  • Recommends alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures. 
  • Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5+ years of experience designing mechanical assemblies.
  • Excellent understanding with engineering standard concepts, best practices, and procedures.
  • Electromechanical or Mechatronic experience a plus. 
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Sr. Clinical Project Lead - San Jose, CA

The Sr. Clinical Project Lead reports to the VP, Medical Affairs and shares responsibility for ensuring the safety and efficacy of products worldwide. The Project Lead will assess the clinical data mitigation steps necessary to attain full compliance with the EU IVDR compliance initiative.

Responsibilities:  The Sr. Clinical Project Lead will be responsible for representing Medical Affairs (MA) on Core Teams for existing and/or new product initiatives.  The CPL represents the interests of the patient and the health care worker/clinician which provides input into product design and quality on behalf of Medical Affairs, which is responsible for ensuring the safety of the product.  They will apply basic knowledge of clinical trial design and conduct when interacting with the extended clinical operations team.  This person is aware of local/global regulations, complies with policies and procedures, and is familiar with our products, and the product development process. They have experience working with ISO standards and elements of design control. They will review and provide input to product labeling & have a working knowledge of and clear understanding of technical/scientific aspects including product knowledge, clinical knowledge, study design, statistical analysis, etc.

  • May provide input into product design on behalf of the Medical Affairs team who are responsible for safety of product. May mentor other associates.  Interact with internal stakeholders such as Core team members, Clin OpS, DM and statisticians. May interact with key opinion leaders.  
  • Must be knowledgeable about key aspects of simple to moderately complex clinical studies to enable accurate inputs into Core Team product development plans.  
  • Responsible for liaising effectively with the Corporate Clinical Development Group (CCD) in the execution of clinical studies supporting registration of BDB products.
  • Provides the project core team leaders with budget and resource needs necessary to conduct clinical studies on behalf of the project.
  • Recognizes existing problems, develops recommendations and successfully implements solutions of simple or moderately complex problems.
  • Represents Medical Affairs (as part of team) on specific projects/programs.  Interacts with clinical investigators and may interact with Key Opinion Leaders.

Requirements:

  • Masters degree in a biomedical discipline. Doctorate level degree or other allied health degree/certification in a health-related or life science field is highly desirable.
  • 5 years of experience in a regulated industry environment, such as medical device, biotech, or pharmaceutical industries.
  • 3 years IVD or medical device experience AND hands-on laboratory experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to create and organize technical/medical documentation and provide regular updates regarding the status and progress of clinical trials.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to perform well in a highly matrixed environment, and to serve as an effective member of a highly functioning multidisciplinary team
  • Able to integrate elements in the product development process and leverage support from product team members
  • Organized, dynamic, confident, energetic, creative, and open to new experiences and ideas.
  • Facilitates the creation of a bottom up /top down, program schedule that gains the commitment of the program team and the Portfolio Decision Team, then monitors and maintains or revises the schedule through the course of the program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and other Regulations and Guidance's relative to the conduct of clinical trials worldwide
  • Demonstrated experience in managing clinical projects, including familiarity with generating timelines, project plans and clinical project deliverables with minimal or no direct supervision.
  • Ability to effectively communicate study status, project risks and issues to the project team leaders, clinical study management, and Clinical Research Associates.
  • Proven ability to solve problem and mitigate issues.
  • Ensures availability of required supplies and/or resources for individual and/or group activities.   
  • Carries out tasks and activities that are defined in local business/operating plans.
  • Strong training and presentation skills
  • Intermediate project management knowledge
  • Hands-on work habit and down-to-earth personality
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder

Desired/Not Required:

  • Individuals with previous experience leading cross functional groups are a plus.
  • Proven track record in clinical project leadership desired.
  • Individuals with previous direct clinical trials experience, preferably within an IVD and medical device industry are highly desired.
  • Individuals with experience managing medium to large size clinical studies budgets are highly desired.
  • Individuals with a solid knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and other Regulations and Guidance relative to the conduct of clinical trials and sale of laboratory products worldwide are highly desirable.
  • Individuals with previous flow cytometry experience or clinical laboratory experience.
  • Individuals with experience in Risk Analysis, Human Factor and/or Health Economics evaluations.