Field Application Engineer, Auto

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

Classification Exempt, Salaried position
Location Midwest Region, USA
Reports to Manager of Field Application Engineering in California

The successful candidate for this position will work in our existing field applications engineering team in the USA, and provide technical solutions during both the design-in and post-sales phases of the customer relationship. The candidate will help customers 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 and concepts.


  • Support Automotive Tier One and OEM customers during the design-in and post-sales phase with u-blox GNSS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular LTE modules and chips
  • Work closely with the sales team to close new business opportunities
  • Resolve technical issues in customer products
  • Give technical training sessions to existing and prospective customers
  • Perform GNSS drive testing and analysis of new u-blox products
  • Write application notes and publish articles in trade magazines
  • Provides technical market feedback to R&D and Product Management at HQ
  • Understands customer design architecture and competitive offerings
  • Prioritizes support issues in consent with the responsible Regional Sales Manager
  • Maintenance of laboratory infrastructure to support hands-on technical role
  • Authorized to work in the US for any employer
  • Bachelor/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of working experience in mixed signal (RF/Digital/Analog) hardware design support
  • Knowledge of wireless communication systems, including WiFi, Bluetooth and LTE
  • Ideally experience with GNSS, RF design, and embedded software development
  • General software knowledge is considered an additional asset
  • Excellent communications and management skills
  • Occasional travel to national and international destinations
  • Technical Capacity
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Results Driven
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

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.

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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