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Sr Applications Engineer

Company: Curtis Instruments, Inc.
Location: Livermore
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Are you looking for a position with a proven industry leader? Are you looking for a position where you can be an integral part of a team? This position, which is located in our premier engineering facility in the San Francisco Bay Area - Livermore, CA.
Job Summary:Provide advanced technical/application support for motor speed controller based vehicle systems. Develop technical documentation and presentations for both pre and post-sales technical support, as required. Travel to customer sites for technical and sales support.Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering, or a related discipline, plus 7 or more years related experience.
  • Experience in understanding usage and application of electronic systems
  • Significant Experience in application and/or design of control systems and/or control systems components
  • Must be able to design, write, and maintain C/C++ code
  • Experience with developing software tools in a PC Windows programming environment
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally approximately 20%
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practices
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective video-conference technical support for customers and sales staff
  • Must be self-motivated and manage time well. Project management experience is a plus
  • Accuracy and good organizational skills
  • Ability to interpret and create a variety of instructions in written, verbal, diagram or schedule form
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink is a plus
  • Familiarity with functional safety standards (EN13849 / ISO26262) is a plus
    Essential Functions:
    • Assist customers with the application of Curtis motor control products that best meet their requirements, including product selection, system design, software design, troubleshooting and production support both in the field and via telephone or other electronic means.
    • Estimate resources and timing required to design and develop hardware and/or software needed to implement vehicle system designs.
    • Organize and lead cross functional and cross company teams to design and implement vehicle systems from concept to production.
    • Provide Product management and other appropriate groups within the company with data relative to market requirements, product shortcomings, competition, warranty problems and any other information obtained through customer contact.
    • Configure and tune motor controllers.
    • Design and write software for customer controller applications. Follow documentation and review processes that are required for safety-critical software.
    • Participate in and lead the development of Application Notes, Data Sheets, Product Manuals and other technical literature in coordination with the Technical Publications, Engineering and Product Management organizations.
    • Coordinate the building, documentation and shipping of prototypes for customer evaluation. Upon acceptance of prototypes, coordinate product releases of new models to production.
    • Provide the Sales Department with technical assistance for customer visits either in the field or in the factory, as required.
    • Cross train Customer Support Engineers and Application Engineers in skills duties and responsibilities as needed in the performance of duties.
    • Generate based on customer request, evaluate and review for approval all technical ECN's submitted for the product group. Once approved, notify subsidiaries, sales personnel and, when needed, customers of ECN's that effect the form, fit or functions of the controller being produced.
    • Review all failure analysis completed by the Failure Analysis with customers to facilitate root cause analysis and to identify failure trends.
    • Work with Engineering Quality Department to develop test systems for customers to evaluate returned controllers.
    • Support and develop PC based software tools for customer end-of-line programming systems and field reprogramming.
    • Develop and present training programs to educate the sales force and/or customers on the proper selection and application of the company's motor control products.
    • Design, setup and run tests to validate design specifications and applications suitability.
    • Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability, durability, manufacturability, and stay abreast of new engineering techniques and tools.
    • Follow corporate operating policies.
    • Assist other departments
    • All other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Curtis Instruments, Inc., Livermore , Sr Applications Engineer, Engineering , Livermore, California

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