Field Application Engineer, Channel

Location: Reston - VA - USA

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About u-blox

u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global technology leader in positioning and wireless communication in automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. Their smart and reliable solutions, services and products let people, vehicles, and machines determine their precise position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules, and secure data services and connectivity, u blox is uniquely positioned to empower its customers to develop innovative and reliable solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, the company is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia, and the USA. (

Job Description

Job Title Field Applications Engineer - Channel
Classification Exempt, Salaried position
Location Remote East/West USA
Reports to Field Applications Manager, Reston, VA
Company Swiss u-blox (SIX:UBXN) is a global leader in positioning and wireless semiconductors and modules for the automotive, industrial and consumer markets. Our solutions enable people, vehicles and machines to locate their exact position and communicate wirelessly over cellular and short range networks. With a broad portfolio of chips, modules and software solutions, u-blox is uniquely positioned to empower OEMs to develop innovative solutions for the Internet of Things, quickly and cost-effectively. With headquarters in Thalwil, Switzerland, u-blox is globally present with offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Position The successful candidate for this position will work in our existing application engineering team in the USA, and provide technical solutions during both the design-in and post-sales phases to our channel customers. The candidate will help customers supported by u-blox manufacturer representatives along with distribution channels fully utilize the performance capabilities of u-blox GNSS, short range and cellular wireless products. The ideal candidate is highly motivated and willing to learn about and experiment with new products, services and concepts.


  • Support designated u-blox Regional Channel Manager assigned accounts working with manufacturer representatives and distribution channel customers during the design-in and post-sales phase with u-blox GNSS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA, and LTE modules and chips
  • Support channel partners and Manufacturers Reps account base
  • Work closely with the u-blox RCM, manufacturer representatives and distribution partners to close new business opportunities in assigned regions
  • Resolve technical issues in customer products
  • Give technical training sessions to existing and prospective customers, represenatives and distributors
  • Perform in-depth testing and analysis of new u-blox products
  • Provides technical market feedback to R&D and Product Management at HQ
  • Performs occasional technical competition analysis if required
  • Decides in support issues in consent with the responsible Regional Account Director and distribution partner
  • Decides on escalation of cases to Technical Manager
  • Maintenance of laboratory infrastructure
  • Authorized to work in the US for any employer
  • Bachelor/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of supporting mixed signal (RF/Digital) customer applications
  • Knowledge of wireless communication systems, including GSM, UMTS, and LTE
  • Ideally experience with GNSS, RF design, and embedded software development
  • Distribution and channel experience is a plus
  • General software knowledge is considered an additional asset
  • Excellent communications and management skills
  • Occasional travel to national and international destination
  • Technical Capacity
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Results Driven
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type
This is a full-time position.

Expected Hours of Work
Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Work Authorization
Must have legal right to work in the United States

EEO Statement
Company provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  • A challenging position with a great team in an exciting technology industry
  • Comprehensive company benefits
  • Competitive salary

Are you interested in this challenging position within an international work environment in a successful company? Apply now! You will be working with a motivated team in an exciting technology. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

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