Systems Application Engineer I

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Systems Applications Engineer | Industrial IoT

Primary Function

The Systems Application Engineer will be responsible for helping customers and partners understand, adopt, and deploy a solutions stack to solve for their business opportunity. The solution stack will represent some combination or all of the sensory layer, Local Area Network, Embedded Control, Network layer, Wide Area Network, Data Platform (on-Premise, Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud) and Security (at the edge, network and enterprise) layer.

The position requires technically supporting customers and partners directly as well as driving industry requirements back into the Arrow business units and partners for future product development and solutions support. The ability to answer questions and guide customers surrounding embedded software, standards, technologies and protocols, Gateway integration and connectivity are fundamental to success.

Requires a self-motivated professional capable of accurately representing all of the layers in the IOT Solutions Architecture that leads to a deployable offering, efficient go to-market plan and accountable revenue pipeline.

This role will collaborate closely with IoT Business Development Managers and Solutions Architects and geographical field teams, partners and customers in the customer value chain including but not limited to: oem’s, service or manufacturing enterprises, system integrators, solution integrators, solution providers, ISVs & service providers and managed service providers.

Daily activities will include definition of solutions with Solutions Architects and Field Applications Engineers, outlining Development requirements and anticipating points of complexity for risk mitigation. The Systems Applications Engineer is responsible for the full life-cycle development of the IOT solution, from solution definition with Architect to integration and production readiness. Responsibilities include hardware and software requirements gathering, product assessment, evaluation and recommendation, (hardware, software, ODM/OEMs, 3rd party hardware/software vendors, system integrators, etc.), prototype development, pilot and production-readiness with partners, and solution support. You will work closely with partners to integrate and validate product requirements for solution the solution, analyze gaps, and make application and system recommendations, as needed.

Roles & Responsibilities

The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Proven seasoned solutions professional with a deep understanding of design, development and integration.
  • You speed time to revenue for our customers and Arrow. You reduce the time from definition to deployment and remove obstacles or fix errors to delight the customer.
  • Adept at building Proof-of-Concept prototypes (both hardware and low level software)
  • Thrives in an agile and flexible environment where our commitments to customers reign supreme. You ae consultative and collaborative.
  • Results-oriented, proactive, confident under pressure and demonstrated skills in solution selling.
  • Good working knowledge of sensors, calibration, and filtering
  • Some knowledge of RF basics and antennas
  • Knowledge of PCB design concepts & product certification basics (FCC, UL, TUV, CE, PTCRB)
  • Capable of managing a prototype design project (PCB Design, board programming, provisioning, etc)
  • Mechanical/Enclosure modeling or design experience desired
  • Able to create professional, visually impressive presentations with content appropriate for an intended audience
  • Experience at presenting slides to executive management or conveying concepts to hardware engineers
  • Broad industry knowledge in areas such embedded, wireless connectivity, Gateway Connectivity and Middleware allowing for connecting to on premise and cloud platforms.
  • Strong leadership skills, planning, project management, excellent communication, virtual-team engagement, time management, are essential.
  • Building relationships with IoT Business Development Managers, Solutions Architects and Field Applications Engineers you are a hands-on engineer, very capable of doing and knowing how to collaborate internally and externally with partners to achieve our goal.
  • Leverage personal network and domain expertise to open doors to develop new opportunities

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering, EE or related technical field
  • We seek 10 Years of experience in design, integration, development roles.
  • Deep domain knowledge of embedded, local area networks and wide area networking beneficial. You should major in processing and hardware while have a minor in embedded software (drivers, OS, RTOS, Middleware).
  • Understanding of a variety of related technologies in the space of IOT, including HTTP, REST API, BLE Beacons, NFC, LLRP, time series database, Hadoop, edge/cloud analytics, and EPC Class 1 Gen2 Passive RFID.
  • Knowledge of key wireless standards and protocols: Cellular,WIFI, Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-wave, 802.15.4, Profinet, Ethercat, etc
  • Experience in development within one of the following verticals a plus: Industries & Factories, Retail & Commercials, Smart City and Buildings, Agriculture, Transportation and Telematics, Healthcare.

What is in it for you?

  • Training
  • Skills development
  • Performance coaching
  • Medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401k domestic partners program and more.

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At Arrow, we are driving innovation and choice by offering employees a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy.

Our comprehensive, competitive benefits program is an important part of your total compensation package. We offer a variety of plans and coverage including health and welfare, retirement, paid time off, and voluntary benefits as well as resources to help you make cost-effective decisions for you and your family. Everyone counts at Arrow, and our benefits enable you to achieve and maintain better health and plan for your future as we work together toward smarter solutions in tomorrow’s technology.

Arrow offers competitive time off for you, which includes accrued vacation time, personal and floating holidays, in addition to other observed holidays. These are granted based on the date you join the company in any given year.

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Arrow Electronics, Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please refer to our Hiring Process & Accommodations Request Instructions on our Career Site to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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