Purchasing Manager - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Purchasing Manager who will oversee purchasing activities in compliance with a DCMA-approved purchasing system. The successful candidate will have the creativity, passion, and drive to take full responsibility for implementing purchasing policies and procedures for the entire corporation. The candidate must understand government contracting, including FAR/DFARS and procurement policies & procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.   Recent and detailed experience with Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (normally conducted by DCMA) is a definite 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.

  • Maintain and furnish 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.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or a related field. Master’s Degree is a plus.

  • 5 years of purchasing experience within an aerospace/manufacturing environment.

  • Prefer experience with Deltek Costpoint.

  • 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 for complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors.

  • Prefer experience transitioning from a manual purchasing system (e.g. issuing POS from Deltek) to an automated MRP system

  • Prefer certifications from Industry associations (C.P.M./CPPM)

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written

  • U.S. citizenship a must.

Quality Inspector I - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Quality Inspector who will be responsible for quality inspection duties including conformance of parts received to drawing specification(s), review of receipt documentation and logging acceptance in MRP/QA software. We are looking for a team player who has an eye for detail, is open to feedback, and can quickly establish themselves in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Read engineering drawing(s) and inspect parts using metrology tools i.e. pin & thread gauges, calipers, and height gauges, etc.

  • Review receiving documentation for accuracy and compliance to QA clause flow downs.

  • Document receipt of material in MRP and QA system software database Tools.

  • Document and take pictures of parts that are nonconforming with sufficient details of rejection.

  • Report trend observations for repeated nonconforming material.

  • Track and schedule calibration for tools used in QA and on the production floor.

  • Track shelf life material and recall expired material from the production floor.

  • Assist with in-process inspections as needed.

  • Enter production build technical data package records into QA software data base.

  • Assist with inspecting and packaging material to be delivered to the customer.

  • Assist logistics with shipping and receiving duties as needed.

  • Manage and balance multiple tasks/priorities and perform well under pressure.

  • Work in an efficient and effective manner as directed to ensure that scheduled deadlines are met.

  • File, organize, and maintain all documents and relevant information in network folders and archives.

  • Maintain strict confidentiality.

  • Ability to work extra hours when necessary to meet deadlines.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma plus 1-2 years of experience in Quality Inspection (Associate’s Degree or Certification in technical field in lieu of experience)

  • Able to read and interpret engineering fabrication drawings (basic shop math).

  • Knowledge general dimensioning and tolerance standards.

  • Knowledge of MS Office software tools.

  • Good communication skills (verbal, written, and listening).

  • Ability to work with engineers and production staff in a positive and helpful manner.

  • Strong organizational skills, efficient, and the ability to multitask.

  • Detail and process oriented with emphasis on accuracy and quality.

  • Ability to work independently or in a team and problem solve.

  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Director of Accounting - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Director of Accounting who will be responsible for overseeing Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Payroll for a fast growing, cutting edge technology company in Torrance. The Director of Accounting will be responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies, and US GAAP.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the general accounting function, which includes inter-company accounting, cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting, balance sheet management (excluding inventory related items) and royalty management.

  • Is responsible to ensure that credit risk is balanced with business objectives, targets are met and that only valid claims with proper management authorization are paid.

  • Accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the company assets are protected.

  • Coordinates and oversees the activities relative to internal controls documentation and testing and segregation of duties.

  • Provides technical accounting GAAP guidance and support to all company entities. At times, this may include involvement in due diligence and other activities surrounding acquisitions/dispositions.

  • Responsible for proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules. This currently entails a real-time review of each instrument order and its terms for changes needed and determination of proper timing of revenue recognition. Involves significant interaction with Business Development and Divisional Operations.

  • Ensures that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP. Responsible for reviewing monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other documents to ensure this compliance.

  • Ensures that company financial reports are prepared in compliance with policies.

  • Supervises the completion of Federal and State tax reporting requirements (including income, property, sales and use, payroll and other local taxes), insurance reports and other reports required by government regulation. Also, assists Corporate Tax, Treasury and Risk departments with dealing with tax related issues and meeting reporting requirements.

  • Ensures that the computer system continues to operate as required. Involved in validating/designing suggested changes to ensure accounting requirements continue to be met.

  • Coordinates work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records. Is further responsible for the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings.

  • Ensures that the accounting department is staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities, noted above. Responsible for continued development of these associates.

Will have direct management responsibility of the following: General Accounting, Accounts Payable and Payroll.

Required:

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting

  • CPA Certification.

  • Private Industry accounting experience.

  • 5+ years of management experience is a must.

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting required.

  • Demonstrated ability to form, lead and develop high-performing teams.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills are mandatory.

  • U.S. citizen/green card holder.

Desired:

  • Experience in analyzing business performance and developing financial plans within a manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in Deltek/Costpoint and Unanet Time Management systems.

  • Experience in Government Accounting (D/FAR, CAS and ITAR Compliance).

Quality Analyst - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Quality Analyst who will be responsible for performing ongoing support, coordination, and administrative tasks required to support IS09001/AS9100/AS9110 Certifications, ISO 17025 Test Laboratory Accreditation, and CMMl-DEV vl.3 Benchmarking. They will also oversee the management of product manufacturing and test records. Many of these tasks consist of performing follow-up on quality system-related activities, as well as administrative activities such as phone calls, e-mails, scanning, paper and electronic filing, and reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Tracks corrective action (supplier, audit, process, customer, etc.) status from issuance to closure.
  • Schedules and coordinates calibration of inspection, measuring, and test equipment.
  • Sends Supplier Qualification Questionnaires to suppliers and follows up.
  • Ensures Approved Vendor List (AVL) is maintained and up-to-date.
  • Manages training records.
  • Supports material review activity as required by Quality Engineering.
  • Creates product asset records.
  • Scans Technical Data Packages (TDP's).
  • Prepares and submits Government Source Inspection (GSI) requests.
  • Coordinates preparations for customer and regulatory audits and other visits.
  • Coordinates inter-laboratory comparison testing in support of ISO 17025 accreditation.
  • Supports Configuration Management activity as required.
  • Provides support for annual Conflict Minerals campaigns.
  • Coordinates gathering of monthly QMS metric results and publishes results.
  • Generates purchase requisitions for Quality & Facility Operations Department.

Required:

  • High School Diploma. Desired: AA or BA/BS Degree, Technical Trade School certification.
  • 1 year of experience providing similar quality coordination and administrative support.  Would be willing to look at someone with IT background as well.
  • General knowledge of aerospace quality requirements/processes is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are critical.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
  • Strong skills utilizing MS Excel, Word, Power Point are a must.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

 

Lead Systems Engineering Architect - Aliso Viejo, CA

Seeking a Lead Systems Engineering Architect with a BSCS and 10+ years infrastructure/architecture experience to be a technical expert in our systems engineering/infrastructure group. Develops standards and guidelines that guide the design of enterprise solutions and architecture. Innovates solutions to processing needs using evolving technologies and engineers an enhanced operating environment.

Responsibilities:  The Lead Systems Engineering/Architect will be a technical expert in our systems engineering/infrastructure group and develop standards and guidelines that guide the design of enterprise solutions and architecture. In addition, will innovate solutions to process needs using evolving technologies and design an enhanced operating environment.

Uses a broad and deep understanding of technical concepts in multiple specialized fields to develop solutions to problems and critical design issues. Work assignments are typically focused on critical products for the organization. Creates solutions that significantly impact the future success of the customer and his/her department. Changes the overall plan, goal, or project to improve the efficiency or potential of a situation. May manage relationships with suppliers/vendors.

Requirements:

  • BS degree in Computer Science/Systems Engineering
  • 10 + years in systems/infrastructure/architecture
  • Expert knowledge of standards in IT Architecture and Infrastructure
  • Ability to develop enterprise guidelines and standards
  • Expert knowledge of the software development process and how it fits within the IT architecture and infrastructure
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of industry trends and new technologies and ability to apply trends to architectural needs
  • Expert knowledge of enterprise platforms and operating systems
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required

Application Development Manager - Aliso Viejo, CA

Seeking an Application Development Manager with a BSCS and 5 years software engineering/architect/delivery experience for a lead role in our Product Engineering group who will manage the execution of multiple cross functional projects.

Responsibilities:  The Application Development Manager is a lead member of the Product Engineering function and will manage the execution of multiple cross functional projects of varying size and scope. The role requires a blend of solution architecture and project management/execution skills. The position will coordinate and collaborate with business and technology stakeholders to ensure the efficient delivery of the products and services.

  • Lead & manage software engineering projects, teams (onsite & offshore) and initiatives from definition through delivery and maintenance
  • Collaborate with IT leadership in drafting new initiatives
  • Drive engineering efficiency in an Agile Scrum software development model
  • Continuously improve and streamline development processes for scalability
  • Instill strong focus and best practices for creation and maintenance of high quality deliverables
  • Solid teamwork and interpersonal skills, possessing the ability to communicate with internal partners, employees, and senior management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication; an ability to present and discuss technical information in a way that established rapport and gains understanding
  • Excellent organization and decision-making skills that engage colleagues to make joint decisions and bring people together across boundaries to achieve results
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with experience in organizing, prioritizing, planning, and executing multiple high-risk, large-scale projects from definition through implementation

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
  • 6+ years in custom software engineering, solution architecture and delivery
  • 5+ years on java based open source applications and technologies
  • 5+ years of experience building java based consumer-facing web applications at scale
  • 3+ years of experience delivering single page applications with JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS or JQuery or Backbone or similar
  • Familiar with infrastructure deployment methodologies and industry best practices
  • Proven experience of large corporate/matrix organization processes and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of Responsive/Adaptive design UI frameworks and practices
  • Strong experience and understanding of REST web services, application design patterns and frameworks ‪
  • Application of virtualization technologies such as AWS or Azure in development and production
  • AWS and Domain management experience ‪
  • Test automation practices and tools such as: BDD, Cucumber or Selenium ‪Issue management tools such as Jira, or Rally ‪
  • Build and deployment automation tools such as Jenkins
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required

Nice to have:

  • Experience leading UI/UX domains including design thinking and rapid UI prototyping, UX insights
  • Big 4 IT consulting

 

IT Support Analyst - Irvine, CA

Seeking an IT Support Analyst with 5+ years IT Technical/Applications Support experience to assist with system issues to include advanced troubleshooting, prioritizing, and completing assigned tickets in a timely manner, as well as escalating complex issues to other IT teams in a friendly, professional manner to our internal customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages user access for applications such as but not limited to GO (all modules), Active Directory, Exchange, GCM, DL Plus, Great Plains, Kronos, BrainShark, and Exchange.
  • Provides troubleshooting assistance through use of remote controls tools such as Proxy master and VNC Client to connect to customers for remote support.
  • Interprets, analyzes, diagnoses, documents, and resolves Level 1 IT issues related to internally supported hardware and software within first call.
  • Diagnoses and solves immediate complex questions and problems related to application software, operating systems, and antivirus.
  • Installs, diagnoses, and resolves Level 1 problems for hardware, peripherals, and software systems.
  • Manages internet security via Websense; adds and removes objects as well as manage permissions.
  • Maintains Time Management system (Kronos); including configuring, installing, and troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Creates simple queries and runs pre-written stored procedures in SQL Server 2008.
  • Performs basic administrative and security tasks for a variety of applications and software, including but not limited to MS Sharepoint, Great Plains, Kwiktag, DL Plus, Kronos, Active Directory, BrainShark, and Exchange.
  • Provides technical assistance and training, and recommends remedial actions, as needed.
  • Communicates resolution status proactively to ensure customer timeframe expectations are met or exceeded.
  • 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.
  • Contributes to library of Knowledge Base articles.

Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience in Applications or IT Technical Support
  • Must have previous experience supporting enterprise applications
  • Troubleshooting experience using remote controls tools such as Proxy master and VNC Client or otherwise
  • Experience interpreting, analyzing, diagnosing, documenting and resolving Level I IT issues related to hardware and software
  • Able to diagnose and solve complex problems related to application software, operating systems and antivirus
  • Ability to manage internet security via Websense
  • Formal education in Information Technology, a plus
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required

 

Firmware Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Firmware Engineer with 5 years experience in C or C++ software development and hands-on experience with embedded systems and lab equipment to design, develop, create, and modify airborne firmware and software for military applications.  The selected candidate will be a creative and energetic engineer comfortable with multidisciplinary teams on fast moving and complex projects.  He/She will develop software for avionics, drones, robots, and other sensor and control systems. 

Responsibilities: The Firmware Engineer will design, develop, create, and modify airborne firmware and software for military applications.  The selected candidate will be a creative and energetic engineer comfortable with multidisciplinary teams on fast moving and complex projects.  He/She will develop software for avionics, drones, robots, and other sensor and control systems. 

  • Develop and document detailed software specifications derived from system specifications, and customer requirements.
  • Plan and implement software and/or firmware.
  • Establish and report progress and quality metrics
  • Integrate, validate and verify embedded systems, report and mitigate problems and document results.
  • Resolve system-level hardware-software integration issues.
  • Adhere to internal configuration management (CM) and quality assurance processes and formally document software and firmware development.
  • Provide technical write-ups in support of bids and proposals.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physics, Avionic Engineering, System Engineering, or a related field.
  • Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • 5 years of experience in C or C++ software development.
  • Python, RTOS, Linux, Windows, Rhapsody is a plus
  • Hands-on experience with embedded systems and lab equipment (i.e. oscilloscope, bus analyzer, multi meter, etc.)
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Desktop Systems Supervisor - Irvine, CA

Seeking a Desktop Systems Supervisor with 5 years desktop or IT Technical Support experience and 3 years of experience managing people and projects to work for a global medical technology company in Irvine.

Responsibilities:  Supervise a global Desktop Support team and oversee daily operation of Desktop Support Analysts and Coordinators. The Supervisor is responsible for the team’s performance and success in all locations.

  • Provide quality technical software/hardware, phone and desktop support with a high degree of customer service and technical expertise.
  • Supervise the Desktop Support team in all aspects including schedules (maintain proper service time coverage), team and individual performance, and employee issues.
  • Responsible for quarterly hardware lease returns and refresh.
  • Accountable for 100% IT assets by properly documenting and tracking hardware movements using ServiceDesk Plus.
  • Populates scorecards monthly and have recurring meetings with employees to provide feedback.
  • Ensures all desktops in the enterprise are up-to-date with Windows patching and high percentage of compliance meeting or exceeding industry standard.
  • Assigns day to day assignments to ensure work is completed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Monitors ServiceDesk Plus ticket queue for Desktop Support to ensure problems are handled efficiently and effectively. Escalate tickets to other teams as required and document all troubleshooting steps and pertinent information.
  • Provides management reports on Desktop Support operations and issues.
  • Advises and trains Desktop Support Analysts on operational procedures and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Updates and communicates to departments the schedule of equipment replacements and software changes.
  • Contributes to Knowledge Base of problems and solutions.
  • Assists with daily IT Technical Support functions where needed.
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling project-oriented assignments and setting priorities.
  • Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments, work techniques and performance.
  • Reprimands employee if employee violates company rules or does not perform up to expectations.
  • Oversees the assignments and status of ITSM tickets by the site leads within the ITSM queue for the Desktop Systems Analysts.
  • Enforces ticket resolution notes and best practices are completed by ticket owner.
  • Manages and communicates the need for IT hardware, software, and consumables to be available and in stock.
  • Provides exceptional Customer Service and communicates this in a professional manner to all of our customers.
  • Provides updates to the IT Manager through email, and phone calls about pending tasks and projects.
  • Reviews ITSM reports and projects on a weekly basis.
  • Manages employee schedules and sends notifications when a Desktop Systems Analyst is sick or going on vacation.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to the work.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree with a formal education in Information Technology
  • 5+ years of experience in Desktop or IT Technical Support.
  • Must have previous experience supporting enterprise applications.
  • 3+ years of experience managing people and IT projects.
  • Knowledge of Level 2 Networking, TCPIP, Premises wiring, and Active Directory.
  • Knowledge of MS Windows, MS Office, PC repair, software installation and desktop level support.
  • Possess mental agility to diagnose, analyze, and resolve technical issues in real-time while providing customer service.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze software issues.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and effectively contribute as a team player.
  • Ability to organize, plan, and coordinate multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to provide quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated customer service attitude (people person).
  • Demonstrated: analytical, project management, time management and prioritizing abilities, strong problem-solving skills & attention to detail and accuracy.

Nice to Have/Not Required:

  • ITIL v3 certified preferred
  • Familiarity with ITIL best practices, a plus

 

Hardware Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Hardware Engineer with 5+ years experience in the development of electronic or mechanical hardware (preference is in avionics or underwater sensor systems) who will perform hands-on end to end hardware development (planning, designing, implementation, and testing/benchmarking) on cutting edge projects for our military.  This position is working for a fast growing defense contractor in Torrance.  The opportunity for growth and advancement is tremendous.  Read on for details.

Responsibilities:

  • You will perform hands-on end to end hardware development (planning, designing, implementation, and testing/benchmarking) on on-going programs and R&D projects.
  • You will participate in the design & development of electronic or mechanical hardware architecture and designs leveraging latest technologies.  
  • Designing electronic or dynamic mechanical hardware for avionics or undersea platforms.
  • Detailed mechanical design, drawings and/or analysis using SolidWorks or Creo.
  • Will be involved in electrical or mechanical design and development for a broad range of prototypes including electronic packaging with thermal, mechanical, and vibrational considerations.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineer.  Masters or PhD is preferred.   
  • 5+ years of experience in the development of electronic or mechanical hardware. Preference is in avionics or underwater sensor systems.
  • Experience in (a) design and simulation tools such as ORCAD, PCAD, or(b) dynamic mechanical designs, kinematic analysis, etc.
  • Experience in outsourcing layout, PCB fabrication, board population and other tasks requiring specialized vendor services is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written – and experience in technical writing to produce hardware documentation.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Staff Accountant - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Staff Accountant for our Finance and Accounting Department.  The staff accountant will report directly to the Senior Accounting Manager and will be a key position within the finance team.  The successful candidate should be eager to work in a very dynamic, fast-paced research and development and operation.  This position will support the accounting team in managing/maintaining the general ledger for financial reporting purposes, assist in our ongoing compliance to maintain sound internal controls over financial reporting.  He/She will assist in the execution of all aspects of general accounting, as well as assist with financial reporting.  This position will help the organization archive its strategic and financial objectives by executing on deliverables such as:

  • Assist accounting team in day to day accounting operations and month/quarter end close process including review of schedules and supporting documentation
  • As required, assist the accounts payable and accounts receivable activities
  • Prepare accurate, compliant and timely balance sheet reconciliations as assigned
  • Support of financial system software and applications
  • Publish timely and accurate monthly reporting schedules
  • Support audits (both financial and government cost audits)
  • Prepare ad hoc management reports

Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree in Finance or Accounting is required.
  • Public accounting experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • CPA is preferred.
  • Strong grasp of US GAAP
  • Experience with Deltek CostPoint or a similar ERP system
  • 6+ years of accounting-related experience with a combination of public accounting & industry experience. 2+ years of government accounting and reporting is preferred.
  • Good communication and management skills
  • Highly skilled in Excel or similar application
  • Strong integrity, high accuracy, and a team player
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required

AP/AR Supervisor - Torrance, CA

Seeking an AP & AR Supervisor with 5 years AP & fixed asset accounting experience who will assist with the company's Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables process in our fast-paced and dynamic technology company. 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for timely and accurate payment of all vendor invoices
  • Ensure expenses are authorized, reviewed, and invoices are in accordance to company policies
  • Data entry of invoices into the accounting system
  • Assist in implements Deltek Costpoint ERP system
  • Support Accounting team with ad hoc analysis and projects

Requirements:

  • BS/BA degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Strong grasp of US GAAP.  Knowledge of FAR cost principles.
  • Experience with Deltek CostPoint or a similar ERP system.
  • 5+ years of accounts payable and fixed asset accounting
  • Good communication and management skills.
  • Highly skilled in Excel or similar application.
  • Strong integrity, high accuracy, and team player.        
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

Sr. IT Support Analyst - Irvine, CA

Seeking a Sr. IT Support Analyst with 6+ years applications support experience to support our internal customers with system issues by 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 issues to other IT teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages user access for applications such as: GO (all modules), Active Directory, Exchange, GCM, DL Plus, Great Plains, Kronos, BrainShark, and Exchange.
  • Provides troubleshooting assistance through use of remote controls tools such as Proxy master and VNC Client to connect to customers for remote support.
  • Interprets, analyzes, diagnoses, documents, and resolves Level 1 IT issues related to internally supported hardware and software within first call.
  • Diagnoses and solves immediate complex questions and problems related to application software, operating systems, and antivirus.
  • Installs, diagnoses, and resolves Level 1 problems for hardware, peripherals, and software systems.
  • Manages internet security via Websense; adds and removes objects as well as manage permissions.
  • Maintains Time Management system (Kronos); including configuring, installing, and troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Creates simple queries and runs pre-written stored procedures in SQL Server 2008.
  • Performs basic administrative and security tasks for a variety of applications and software, including but not limited to MS Sharepoint, Great Plains, Kwiktag, DL Plus, Kronos, Active Directory, BrainShark, and Exchange.
  • 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 Technical Support office.
  • 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.
  • Contributes to library of Knowledge Base articles.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.  Formal education in Information Technology, a plus.
  • 6+ years of experience in Applications or IT Technical Support.
  • Must have previous experience supporting enterprise applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, customer service attitude and organizational skills.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

 

Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer with 7+ years of QA experience in a regulated environment (aerospace/defense/automative/medical device) with a thorough understanding of ISO 9001:2000/AS9100 or AS9110. Our Senior Quality Assurance Engineer will be responsible for assuring POC’s products meet drawing, specifications and contractual requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Quality Engineering Manager and other team members oversee the Quality Management System.
  • Assist with developing and improving standards and procedures.
  • Ensures on-going ISO/AS9100/AS9100 compliance with the Quality Management System.
  • Verify the accuracy or performance of the product and creates a Failure Analysis Report.
  • Analyze failures, determine root cause and initiate corrective action on product and internal process failures.
  • Ensures customer’s needs are being met per functional specifications.
  • Perform QA tasks to assure developed products meet requirements.
  • Perform supplier qualification, visits, and audits.
  • Utilizes Customer (Internal or External) feedback as an input to drive continual improvement.
  • Verifies and validates information flowing to suppliers and validates that the suppliers are responding with requirements.
  • Implement, administer and maintain Quality Management System through design, development and production phases on Engineering/Production programs.
  • Interface with Program Management, Engineering and Operations in program lifecycle.
  • Define, analyze, manage, and improve program metrics.
  • Review and perform first article inspection.
  • Review program documentations (drawings, assemblies, procedures, reports, etc.) Support design reviews.
  • Generate Quality Program Plans.

Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science or related engineering field.
  • 7-10 years of experience performing Quality Assurance duties in a mission critical environment.
  • Experience creating quality, test and inspection plans and documenting results.
  • Strong working knowledge and understanding of QA process and methodology.
  • Experience with complete Software / Hardware system analysis, design, implementation, testing, regression testing.
  • Thorough understanding of ISO 9001:2000/ AS9100 and/or AS9110.
  • Experience with testing, failure reporting and analysis.
  • Strong understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering requirements.
  • Attention to detail and adherence to schedule.
  • Good communication skills, good problem solving ability, ability to multitask, ability to delegate responsibilities appropriately, and ability to work with a diverse work force.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Associate Director, Program Management - San Diego, CA

We are seeking an Associate Director, Program Management who is a proven product development and technical leader to drive new initiatives strategic to our global medical technology company. The Associate Director, Program Management, has overall accountability for the success of one of our programs comprised of multiple hardware, software and enterprise software projects. This position leads the design of the product, planning of the development effort, and drives the team’s efforts in execution of all phases through commercial launch.

You will manage key timelines, dependencies, and Core Team resources across projects and business platforms. You will be accountable to ensure your program is aligned across business scope and milestones. You will also be accountable to ensure your program/project teams are efficient, knowledgeable, and disciplined in delivering the hardware and software solutions on time and on budget through our Global Product Development System (GPDS – phase gate process). You will also be accountable to effectively communicate program/project update to cross functional management team.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures alignment of product value proposition, program scope, and strategic business objectives.
  • Represents the customer and market viewpoint when leading the team to make technical and program decisions.
  • Demonstrates program management best practices and contributes to improving the product development process.
  • Generates novel ideas for defining, implementing and bringing to market new products, technologies and services.
  • Leads the team to prepare for Phase Gate and other Go/No-Go decisions by executive leadership, ensuring that decisions are informed by a balanced and clearly articulated representation of the relevant data.
  • Leads program planning process ensuring requirements are clear and driven by customer need and experience.
  • Defines, delegates and evaluates the roles, responsibilities, goals and deliverables for core and extended team members.
  • Important roles include: Program leadership, Functional leadership, Small Platform leadership, New to the world – project, New to the business – program, Highly complex line extensions.
  • Develops innovative solutions to complex business or technical problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Independently determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.
  • Communicates program updates to functional management and executive leadership.
  • Leads the NPD Core Teams to mitigate risks and resolve issues quickly.
  • Defines program resource needs and negotiates program resourcing plans.
  • Leads key technical design and commercial excellence reviews, constructively challenging the team and the organization to rethink assumptions and approach headwinds in new ways
  • In charge of medium-large scale, moderate to high complexity new product development programs with sub-projects that may be related to a technical or business challenge OR in charge of planning & leading execution of a road-map of products.
  • Ensures compliance with the company's global development process.
  • Manages program budgets and business cases.
  • Brings regulatory compliance and quality management questions/issues to the attention of management.
  • Leads cross-functional teams through problem resolution including root cause analysis and corrective action
  • Participates in business & technical assessments and influences development decisions.
  • Analyzes data and complex situations involving evaluation of tangible variables to programs or collective system of projects.
  • Work with functional leaders to ensure the appropriate Core Team resources are committed to the projects and contribute to the expected levels.
  • Ensure effective and efficient regular formal and informal communications with the Core Teams using a variety of tools and channels.
  • Lead product development utilizing a multitude of processes such as our Global Product Development System, Voice of the Customer/Business, Project Management, and Agile.
  • Lead, direct, coach, and mentor Core Team members to maximize project success. Provide meaningful and significant feedback to functional leaders regarding the performance of Core Team members that is considered in annual performance evaluations.
  • Participates in and may provide program/project consultation for multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Interacts with senior external personnel on significant business or technical matters often requiring coordination between functions.
  • Accountable for developing and ensuring compliance with project budget including capital expenditure, expenses and headcount.
  • Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives.
  • Actively promote continuous learning to improve skills of self and the group.
  • Ensure business and technical lessons are reviewed, learned, and disseminated.
  • Accountable for overall solution/products’ commercial success.
  • Provide direct supervision to program managers and project managers to effectively drive functional excellence.
  • Set performance goals and provide mentorship to align with larger company objectives.
  • Conduct performance reviews, motivate team members and create strategies to boost productivity.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field and a minimum of 8-10 years relevant experience in new product development program management of successful cross-functional leadership in a matrix organization. Have served as a team member for a minimum of 5-7 years in the delivery of a complex systems and solutions.
  • MBA or MS strongly preferred Experience in Med Tech or other highly technical industries developing electromechanical / software systems is preferred
  • 3-5 years of direct supervisory experience.
  • Experience in regulated industries is a plus.
  • Requires a highly motivated, dynamic and customer-centric leader who thrives in a challenging and changing environment.
  • Experience leading hardware and software development teams, encompassing Electrical, Mechanical, Embedded software and Enterprise Software solutions
  • Experience developing and leading complex electro-mechanical programs
  • Proven expertise in developing and moving existing products to new IT platforms, as well as embracing a platform/product development paradigm
  • A proven track record of executing of all aspects of product development including requirements, design, development, verification and validation as well as other aspects (e.g. performance, security, usability, scalability, install-ability, supportability) relevant to the final commercialized product
  • Experience leading development teams using Microsoft technologies (.NET, C++, C#, SQL, Windows, etc.), agile development practices, and cloud deployment experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence people and teams at all levels without direct authority.
  • Proven success building employee engagement; creating, communicating and building understanding of a shared vision.
  • Complete understanding of a wide application of business and program management principles, theories and concepts in the field.
  • Generally-accepted Program and Project Management tools (ex: PMBOK®), structured product development process(es)
  • Experience with both Agile and Waterfall program management, SCRUM and PMP certification preferred.
  • Exceptional critical thinking and change management skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, decision making, prioritization and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage conflicts and ambiguity to drive clarity and deliver results.
  • Demonstrates a high level of business acumen integrated across finance, marketing, sales, service, R&D and manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated results and solutions-orientation as achieved through optimized processes and flawless execution.
  • Ability to champion and execute customer-centric approaches, ideas, methods, and processes.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility.
  • Experience navigating self and teams in cross-functional environments and/or matrix organizations.
  • Requires polished presentation skills to executive leadership level. Represents self and program with an executive presence.  Must possess exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience in structured product development processes.
  • Effective meeting management and group facilitation skills.
  • Must be able and willing to travel between 10 and 15%.
  • Demonstrates mastery of the following competency areas:
  • Business Plan Development – ability to develop and validate new business opportunities. Deeply understand, influence, and manage expedient valuation of strategic hypothesis and assumptions.
  • Innovative Ideas & Approaches - ability to generate novel ideas for defining, implementing and bringing to market new solutions.
  • Project & Cross-Functional Leadership - possesses the skills, knowledge and aptitude to engage, influence, and direct all functions involved in the development of the assigned product.
  • Managerial - ability to manage product development teams effectively.
  • Optimized Execution and Performance - advances long-term growth while consistently meeting or exceeding near-term business performance expectations.
  • Personal Effectiveness - ability to work effectively within the project team and the cross-functional organization.
  • Commercial Excellence - ability to effectively apply business, financial and commercial knowledge to successfully deliver the product development outcomes
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.

Questions:

  • Why are you interested in this role?
  • What type of programs/ products have you managed and what industries?
  • What have been the size of the team you have managed and what type labor categories you have worked with?
  • How have you influenced executive management’s decision on a program you have managed and how was that supported after the decision was made?
  • How would you describe your management style?
  • How many direct reports do you have today, and in previous roles?

Sr. IT Support Analyst - Irvine, CA

Seeking a Sr. IT Support Analyst with 5+ years applications or technical support.  Duties include advanced troubleshooting, prioritizing, and completing assigned tickets in a timely manner, as well as escalating complex issue to other IT teams.  Will assist internal customers with Company system issues by clearly communicating technical solutions in a user friendly and professional manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages user access for applications such as: GO (all modules), Active Directory, Exchange, GCM, DL Plus, Great Plains, Kronos, BrainShark, and Exchange.
  • Provides troubleshooting assistance through use of remote controls tools such as Proxy master and VNC Client to connect to customers for remote support.
  • Interprets, analyzes, diagnoses, documents, and resolves Level 1 IT issues related to internally supported hardware and software within first call.
  • Diagnoses and solves immediate complex questions and problems related to application software, operating systems, and antivirus.
  • Installs, diagnoses, and resolves Level 1 problems for hardware, peripherals, and software systems.
  • Manages internet security via Websense; adds and removes objects as well as manage permissions.
  • Maintains Time Management system (Kronos); including configuring, installing, and troubleshooting malfunctions.
  • Creates simple queries and runs pre-written stored procedures in SQL Server 2008.
  • Performs basic administrative and security tasks for a variety of applications and software, including but not limited to MS Sharepoint, Great Plains, Kwiktag, DL Plus, Kronos, Active Directory, BrainShark, and Exchange.
  • 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 Technical Support office.
  • 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.
  • Contributes to library of Knowledge Base articles.
  • Performs other related duties and projects as business needs require at direction of management.

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED.  Formal education in Information Technology, a plus.
  • Six years of experience in Applications or IT Technical Support.
  • Experience troubleshooting through use of remote controls tools such as Proxy master and VNC Client.
  • Experience analyzing, diagnosing and resolving Level 1 IT hardware and software issues. 
  • Experience diagnosing & resolving complex issues related to application software, operating systems, and antivirus.
  • Experience managing internet security via Websense (add/remove objects & manage permissions).
  • Must have previous experience supporting enterprise applications.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Manufacturing Engineer who will play an instrumental role in the growth and success of our expanding production of avionics displays. The successful candidate will define and improve manufacturing processes to transition engineering prototypes to full rate production.  He/ She will have a successful track record interfacing with design engineers and production teams to ensure hardware producibility, developing build strategies, planning and requesting manpower/equipment/process resources, and generating assembly documentation.  The successful candidate will have hands-on experience working in a fast-paced electronics manufacturing environment, delivering products on time and on budget.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain manufacturing methods, processes, and operations for new and existing products to assure the highest level of quality and to meet profitability objectives.
  • Define production flow, equipment setup, and processes and oversee continuous process improvement to reduce cost and enhance quality.
  • Lead and perform production assembly, testing, and inspection per drawings and specifications, as needed.
  • Apply current state of the art manufacturing techniques to production methodology such as “Just In Time” and “Lean Manufacturing”.
  • Interfaces with the Engineering staff to ensure Design for Manufacturability and Testability objectives are attained through concurrent engineering activities.
  • Prepare and revise manufacturing work instructions and functional test procedures to prepare suitable documentation for assembly technicians.
  • Assist QA with the dispositioning of non-conforming hardware/ material(s) and support corrective action activities as required.
  • Provide support to various suppliers as needed in conjunction with QA.
  • Play a key role in the transitioning of engineering prototypes to full scale Production.

Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science or Engineering or related field with 12+ years of experience
  • B.S. Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or a related field with 10+ years of experience is a plus.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the manufacturing of electronics for high reliability military and government systems.
  • Knowledge of MIL/ IPC workmanship and performance standards related to electronic assemblies (IPC-610, MIL-STD 883, MIL-STD 810, MIL-HDBK-217, etc)
  • Knowledge of display technologies (LCD, LEDs, NVIS-compliance) and techniques (bonding, sealing, spectral and luminance measurements) a plus
  • Solid understanding of design data and manufacturing/assembly sequencing as well as tooling concepts and strategies; able to generate work and process instructions for assemblers and technicians.
  • Understanding of First Article Inspection (FAI) reports and Nonconformance Reports (NCRs).
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills including the ability to deliver effective presentations to peers, management and customers.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills to apply in a fast paced, dynamic and flexible small business environment.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Staff Engineer - San Diego

Seeking a Staff Engineer for a technical leadership position, responsible for leading mechanical engineering activities to develop and commercialize disposable infusion sets and related components for a global medical technology company.

Responsibilities: This individual will have responsibility for working cross-functionally to understand end-user requirements and mapping them to design specifications and developing an efficient architecture, ensuring a detailed and well-tested design. Responsibilities include defining, clarifying, and documenting requirements; performing (or ensuring the team performs) the necessary design analysis and tradeoffs; designing the disposable layout and defining sub-components, recognizing when interface impacts might occur and taking early action to avoid problems. Interfacing with our SAP and CAD PLM systems to manage projects in our design control environment.

  • Developing project plans and executing and/or delegating work appropriately
  • Identification of project tasks/ needs and assigning resources as needed
  • Decomposing system level requirements to disposable design definition, conducting robust design and analysis
  • Problem solving/ failure analysis, disposable layout and component design, design verification and validation test activities and collaboration/coordination with other cross functional teams (quality, manufacturing, regulatory, marketing, etc.) to realize the systems functionality and performance and eventual product release
  • Interpret requirements and rationalize the design choices with the multi-disciplinary team
  • Leverage quantitative approaches and knowledge of both mechanical design and manufacturing considerations, design
  • Assemble and evaluate prototype models to assess technical feasibility of various solutions
  • Ability to work in a “hands on” manner to develop engineering prototypes
  • Work cross functionally with internal / external customers and external suppliers
  • Qualify and make design and engineering decisions critical to success

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or similar
  • 7-10 years of experience in medical device design unless supplemented with a Masters (5 years) or PhD (3 years)
  • Experience using PLM and CRM systems
  • Extensive experience solving problems and well versed in critical thinking
  • Systems and requirements engineering experience
  • Strong leadership and team building skills
  • Experience with design best practices, including advanced tolerance design, and design for reliability.
  • Design for Six Sigma, Design for Manufacturability training / experience
  • Experience with injection molded plastics and design of high-volume disposables.
  • Experience as mechanical lead in the development of medical disposable devices
  • Proficiency with basic statistical techniques including familiarity with analysis of variance (ANOVA) and design of experiment (DOE) methodologies.
  • Expertise in common risk management techniques (FMEA, FTA, ETA).
  • Experience in modeling, simulations and sensitivity analyses.
  • Experience in development using cross-functional teams ideally in a healthcare, medical technology or life sciences area.
  • Experience creating and driving project plans, delegating tasks to resources as needed, and ensuring successful completion thereof.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory standards applicable to design of medical devices, including FDA QSR 21 CFR 820, ISO 13845, ISO 14971 and IEC 60601 and collateral standards
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to challenge the development efficiency while maintaining a robust design and design standards.
  • Self-directed with the ability to learn and adapt quickly to multiple and competing requests.
  • Strong organizational, influencing and coordination skills.
  • Demonstrated customer focus, and track record of releasing products.
  • Must be comfortable making practical assumptions with engineering justifications, where needed.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.
  • Effective interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between 10 to 20%.
  • U.S. citizen/green card holder required.

Questions:

  1. Do you have medical device experience?
  2. Do you have high volume manufacturing experience?
  3. Do you have plastic molding experience?
  4. Do you have global experience?
  5. Do you have cross-functional experience?

Quality Analyst - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Quality Analyst who will be responsible for performing ongoing support, coordination, and administrative tasks required to support our IS09001/AS9100/AS9110 Certifications, ISO 17025 Test Laboratory Accreditation, and CMMl-DEV vl.3 Benchmarking. They will also oversee the management of product manufacturing and test records. Will be responsible for follow-up on quality system-related activities, as well as administrative activities such as phone calls, e-mails, scanning, paper and electronic filing, and reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Tracks corrective action (supplier, audit, process, customer, etc.) status from issuance to closure.
  • Schedules and coordinates calibration of inspection, measuring, and test equipment.
  • Sends Supplier Qualification Questionnaires to suppliers and follows up.
  • Ensures Approved Vendor List (AVL) is maintained and up-to-date.
  • Manages training records.
  • Supports material review activity as required by Quality Engineering.
  • Creates product asset records.
  • Scans Technical Data Packages (TDP's).
  • Prepares and submits Government Source Inspection (GSI) requests.
  • Coordinates preparations for customer and regulatory audits and other visits.
  • Coordinates inter-laboratory comparison testing in support of ISO 17025 accreditation.
  • Supports Configuration Management activity as required.
  • Provides support for annual Conflict Minerals campaigns.
  • Coordinates gathering of monthly QMS metric results and publishes results.
  • Generates purchase requisitions for Quality & Facility Operations Department.

Requirements:

  • HS diploma, Associates Degree, Technical Trade School certification or BS/BA.
  • Requires 1year of experience providing similar coordination and administrative support.
  • Strong skills utilizing MS Excel, Word, Power Point are a must.
  • General knowledge of aerospace quality requirements/processes is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task, attention to detail and accuracy are critical.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder.

Sr. Information Assurance Research Engineer - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Senior Information Assurance Research Engineer with an advanced degree (MS or PhD) and 5+ years of experience in system development and Information Assurance for our Electro-Optics Systems department. Candidates with the following background and experience are highly encouraged to apply: cyber-security, internet of things (IoT), edge computing, big-data, and blockchain.

Responsibilities:  The Sr. IA Research Engineer will be responsible for participating in system, hardware, and software design activities for products being developed for use in DoD environments. Lead requirements analysis activities to include requirements generation, development and implementation of technical solutions. Contribute to and lead organization-wide efforts across information assurance, encryption, cybersecurity technical areas.

  • Play a major, if not lead, role in design, development and implementation of IA subsystems.
  • Participate in system (hardware and software) Information Assurance (IA) activities including design, development, implementation, integration, and test of IA system components. Ensure information assurance requirements are met in support of security requirements or certifications if applied.
  • Work with government and non-government IA representatives to ensure integration and fielding requirements are understood and addressed.
  • Providing technical write-ups related to software development on bids and proposals.

Required:

  • MS Computer Science, EE, or Applied Mathematics and Physics plus 5 years of system development experience with at least 3 of these years in the Information Assurance domain.
  • 5+ years of experience in system development with at least 3 of these years in the Information Assurance domain.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency and knowledge in design, test, evaluation, analysis of system, hardware and software architecture.
  • Must have experience developing robust software in a production software environment using C/C++, Java, Python, or other relevant language.
  • Ability to present technical concepts and designs to Senior Management and customers.
  • Must have excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to translate theoretical IA concepts to working software systems efficiently and reliably.
  • U.S. citizenship required to obtain security clearance.

Preferred:

  • PhD Computer Science, EE, or Applied Mathematics and Physics In absence of BS, a lesser degree in the above disciplines will be considered if a strong portfolio of domain specific experience and/or independent research is demonstrated.
  • Experience with cybersecurity research (including network intrusion detection, malware detection, cyber-network defense) is a plus.