Application Engineer, Harsh Environment Fiber Optic

Allen, Texas
01-07-2020
Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI)
Depends on Experience 

 

 

Position requires candidates to be U.S. person as defined in ITAR, 22CFR 120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien Status)

Amphenol Fiber Systems International (AFSI) is a full service fiber optic company specializing in the fabrication an manufacture of fiber optic connectivity products and systems.  Our commitment to technical excellence makes us an industry leader in proficing sophisticated products and professional technical assistance in the fiber optic industry.  AFSI, located in Allen, Texas, has and will continue to base its strategy on technical and application support, quality assurance, product performance and value.

Description

The Fiber Optic Application Engineer is a technical role responsible for assisting in the growth of military and aerospace fiber optic sales.  The engineer will act as a technical resource for the external and internal sales teams and will work with them to identify fiber optic solutions for customer requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Thoroughly review customer requirements and identify appropriate solutions
  • Assist Market Managers (external sales) in Bill of Material (BOM) creation, component costing and quoting
  • Learn key accounts and key programs for the business; coordinate quoting activity to maximize growth potential
  • Provide technical support and expertise to customers, respond to customer feedback
  • Travel with external sales to key customers; assist with on-site applications engineering
  • Communicate customer requirements to Product Development organization, host bid and contract reviews on new products, participate in new product design reviews 
  • Work with Market Managers to respond to written and verbal RFIs 
  • Author fiber optic technical proposals in response to customers’ Request for Proposals (RFPs); act as lead on proposal efforts, coordinating closely with the manufacturing divisions’ engineering teams
  • Support 4-5 trade shows per year with help from sales team
  • Follow up on existing customers, proposals, quotations
  • Assist in technical editing of sales and marketing materials, which include articles, presentations, white papers, and collaterals

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical, strategic, and conceptual skill sets  
  • Ability to understand and communicate technical applications and develop customer specific interconnect solutions  
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong team building skills; able to coordinate between multiple functions (sales, engineering, marketing)
  • Strong organization skills – able to keep track of customer requests for quotations and ensure all deadlines are met
  • Entrepreneurial skills – Must be self-sufficient and able to contribute and develop innovative ideas in a smaller company environment
  • Frequent travel

Required Education and Experience:

  • 1-3 years of progressive experience in engineering desired but not required, sales and/or marketing,
  • Technical / Engineering BA/BS degree strongly preferred (Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with RF/Optics experience and/or advanced degree)
  • Experience selling to large, defense industry customers a plus
  • Experience with connector sales and/or group systems (army, marine) market sales a plus
  • U.S. person as defined in ITAR, 22CFR 120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien Status)