Persistent Systems

Field Application Engineer

US-NY-New York
Department
Field Operations

Company Overview

Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company which develops, manufactures, and integrates a patented and secure Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. The company’s industry leading R&D team has designed wireless networking protocols to support their cutting edge Wave Relay® system and technology. Wave Relay® is capable of running data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult and unpredictable conditions. Their suite of products is field proven and utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture,  Robotics, and Unmanned System markets.

 

Job Description & Responsibilities

We're seeking a highly skilled Field Application Engineer to join our growing team.  As a member of the Field Operations Department, you will be working at our New York City headquarters. You will be responsible for supporting all field operations, including internal and external engineering demonstrations, development testing, assisting with systems integrations, providing on and off-site customer support, customer trainings, and building relationships with prospective clients. We are looking for skilled engineers who enjoy being in the field and working with our customers. You will be working with the most sophisticated customers in the wireless communications industry, including 3-letter government agencies, federal and local law enforcement, mainstream media outlets and international commercial companies.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

 

• Traveling to test locations and customer sites to directly support the testing, evaluation, and deployment of the Wave Relay® system
• Supporting project execution in the deployment and support phases as technical specialist
• Conducting development testing on new and existing Wave Relay products
• Creating diagrams and documentation for specific engineering solutions and customer requirements
• Completing engineering tasks such as defining requirements, supporting design efforts, developing acceptance test plans, and data analysis.
• Developing technical expertise of the Wave Relay suite of products
• Supporting the sales force in technical analysis and solution design during the business development phase of the project
• Interpreting written customer requirements and technical specification documents
• Providing necessary technical documentation for suppliers, customers and internal use
• Providing technical advice to management on strategic or project issues
• Screening of the market segment including key customers and competitors on and ongoing basis
• Interacting with customers and providing direct technical support
• Assisting customers in integrating other systems, sensors, and components with the Wave Relay® systems
• Conducting onsite and offsite Wave Relay® training courses
• Participating in meetings for customer employment of Wave Relay® systems

Job Qualifications & Experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

• Knowledge of networking and IP scheming
• Knowledge of radio frequencies (RFs) and wireless communications
• Experience working with customers and as part of a team with remote members
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Must be willing and able to travel 50% of the time
• Must have a United States security clearance or the ability to obtain a United States Security Clearance

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

• Technical degree (preferably in Electrical, Computer or Software Engineering, or other discipline with focus on system integration) or equivalent experience

• Comprehensive knowledge of Mobile Ad hoc Networking
• Proven experience writing reports and building test plans
• Experience performing consultative, solutions-based design and implementation for clients
• Experience conducting training from a formalized lesson plan
• Experience resolving issues at the lowest level as a customer liaison
• Experience providing customer feedback, conducting student evaluations, and internal reporting
• Keen awareness of the wireless industry and developing communications trends

• Ability to work under time pressure with minimal supervision
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and presentation skills

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