Careers

On-Ramp Wireless is the global leader in wide-area machine-to-machine communication. We are looking for technology and business innovators with an entrepreneurial spirit to help us power the M2M revolution. On-Ramp offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including stock options, and the chance to work for a dynamic and growing company. To apply, please email your resume to hr@onrampwireless.com and include the position in the subject line.

Director of Manufacturing Operations
Software Engineer
Regional Sales Manager
Marketing Programs Manager
Director Ecosystems Development
Director of Strategic Business Development, Global Oil & Gas
Project Engineer
Sr. Software Engineer
Staff Software Engineer
Staff System Test Integration Engineer
Sr. RF Test Engineer
Laboratory Technician


Director of Manufacturing Operations

The qualified candidate will participate as a member of the Operations team with the responsibility of production, both internal and outsource, manufacturing test engineering, manufacturing engineering, and quality. Ensure that design for manufacturability, test and service requirements are developed, implemented and validated. The Director will lead the Manufacturing Operations team with the responsibility of taking new products from EVT/DVT low volume builds to high volume production in Asia. In addition, this position will drive quality function including development of QMS, compliance to quality standards and customer requirements, and analysis and closed-loop feedback to achieve desired acceptance levels and for continuous improvement.

RESPONSIBILITIES

New Product Introduction:

  • Work with Design teams during EVT and DVT phases of Product Life Cycle – DFM, DFT, DFS
  • Participate in engineering design and peer reviews
  • Work with local PCBA CMs to support EVT, DVT and small volume builds including in-house testing, build analysis and feedback to appropriate source for corrective action as required
  • Work with off-shore CM/EMS and support Process Verification, PVT builds with eventual transition of PCBA products into volume production

Mass Production

  • Be the primary interface with CMs for resolution of build, test, and quality issues in a PCBA / SMT production environment
  • Direct and guide staff to support the CM in resolution of pertinent issues

Quality

  • Lead development and implementation of a QMS including related documentation
  • Drive Root Cause Failure Analysis and Corrective Action to appropriate source(s)
  • Manage the RMA process for failure analysis and product turnaround back to customer

General

  • Able to justify and determine make/buy decisions for manufacturing processes
  • Train manufacturing staff on assembly processes and test systems
  • Participate in continuous improvement of Operations metrics (cost, quality, processes)
  • Manage and drive manufacturing improvement projects
  • Work with Supply Chain in selection, qualification and sustaining of CMs and suppliers

REQUIREMENTS

  • A Bachelor’s degree, EE preferred, and a minimum of 10 years’ applicable experience
  • Knowledge of PCBA / SMT electronics manufacturing processes and continuous improvement methods
  • Experience in managing CMs is required, Asia CM experience highly desirable
  • Experience developing and implementing Quality systems and processes
  • Must have excellent organizational, leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with other departments to achieve project goals and milestones
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Coaching/training/mentoring staff while maintaining a positive work environment

Software Engineer

The Software Engineer will be a part of the embedded software team helping to develop and unit test applications built on the On-Ramp wireless protocol. Will work closely with development and systems test teams to ensure high-quality results and maintain comprehensive unit test for new products and features. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic self-starter that advocates for quality and is passionate about great technology.

This position requires the following:

  • A BSEE or working equivalent is required.
  • Must have C/C++ programming experience.
  • Must have Python, PERL or similar scripting skills.
  • Embedded software and hardware experience a plus.
  • Proficient with using and setting up lab equipment; JTAG debugger, logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, function generators, DMMs, etc.
  • Familiar with one or more of the following wireless LAN/PAN technologies: 802.15.4 protocols, ZigBee, proprietary sensor networking protocols, WLAN, Bluetooth is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must.

Regional Sales Manager

We are seeking two dynamic Regional Sales Managers for both the Western US and Eastern US territories. These key positions require individuals with exceptional customer insight and interface skills. As a Regional Sales Manager, you will be responsible for direct and distribution channel sales of company products and services. In addition, you will manage all aspects of sales to prospective and current customers, provide technical and administrative product information, be responsible for product presentations and demos and manage the sales channel within your region. You will be accountable for meeting sales targets and company growth objectives through new customer development and sales growth optimization of existing accounts within the established geographic area. In addition, you will provide market and account level leadership to properly identify, qualify, create account plans and execute against those plans with our partners, focusing on the electric cooperative and municipality space. The successful candidate should live within the Western US, preferably Southern California.

Requirements:

  • Drive execution of trade shows, demo events, press conferences and related activities.
  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years’ applicable business development experience are required.
  • Existing relationships and experience selling wireless technology into the metering and utilities market with a track record of success is also required.
  • Wireless experience with AMI, Distribution Monitoring, & similar is preferred.
  • Excellent strategic level selling is necessary.
  • Must be able to deliver sales support and motivation for partners and value added resellers.
  • The qualified candidate must have the ability to drive results in a busy startup environment.
  • Provide pro-active communications to clients informing them of sales achievement, company and industry news items, as well as successful product applications.
  • You will also represent the company in regional and national trade shows.
  • Candidate must be willing to travel 50-60%, act independently, and be self-motivated.

Marketing Programs Manager

As Marketing Programs Manager for On-Ramp Wireless you will be responsible for executing the programs supporting the promotion and sales of our purpose built M2M communications systems, infrastructure and applications. The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Product and Ecosystem Management.

You will be a key part of enhancing the On-Ramp brand and voice across all channels, developing and promoting compelling content, expanding industry and press outreach, and identifying qualified leads that generate sales opportunities for our solutions.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Drive execution of trade shows, demo events, press conferences and related activities.
  • Develop content and manage delivery of marketing collateral and brochures, company website, executive speeches and presentations, industry outreach (e.g. contributed content, webinars), and commercial white papers.
  • Manage day to day execution of Public Relations program.
  • Support sales and business development teams as needed
  • Work collaboratively with Product Management and executive leadership in developing marketing strategy and tactics to increase company’s profile in key markets.
  • Manage marketing vendors and related deliverables.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 2-4 years of marketing communications experience dealing with complex enterprise products, ideally with some experience in communications infrastructure.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, specifically in communicating complex topics and advanced technology for new markets.
  • Capability to generate timely, high quality deliverables dependent on contributions from internal and external team members.
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities within demanding timeframes.
  • Ability to multitask and maintain high performance under in a dynamic fast paced, high growth environment.

Director Ecosystems Development

As Director Ecosystem Development for On-Ramp Wireless you will serve as the primary owner of ecosystem business development and enablement activities for our purpose built M2M communications technology, identifying and cultivating sensor and device manufactures to embed On-Ramp’s RPMA communications in their applications. The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Product and Ecosystem Management.

You will work closely with Sales and Product Management to identify key ecosystem partners and evangelize On-Ramp’s technology platform, focusing building business relationships build around specific customer opportunities. Once partners are engaged you will manage go to market support and day to day partner relationships to drive revenue growth and market leadership.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Develop and drive enabling strategy for key ecosystem partners globally, working closely with Sales team to prioritize target partners
  • Negotiate agreements and develop initial business relationships with partners
  • Maintain strong and deep working relationships with partners and peers
  • Advocate On-Ramp products and value propositions
  • Drive On-Ramp product adoption on target applications, focused on enabling new applications at targeted end customer accounts
  • Understand current and emerging communications needs and provide feedback on requirements to product management
  • Provide training and associated go to market support for ecosystem partners
  • Establish expertise in focused segments, market trends, and M2M communications models
  • Contribute to product roadmap definition and planning

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • BS degree or equivalent related experience required, MBA or further education preferred
  • Experience in technical marketing, business development, application engineering, or field application engineering
  • Design experience or strong technical background in communications systems, wireless infrastructure or sensor networks.
  • Excellent track record of performance against goals
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong customer relationships across different levels and functions
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience working with customers to understand technical requirements, position solutions and develop differentiated offerings and go-to-market plans

Director of Strategic Business Development, Global Oil & Gas

On-Ramp Wireless seeks a highly motivated Director of Strategic Business Development (BD) for our rapidly expanding Global Oil & Gas (O&G) industry sector. In this role, you will develop, refine and deliver effective selling and partner strategies to distinguish On-Ramp’s Total Reach technology as the standard for the Digital Oil Field, as well as natural gas Automated Meter Infrastructure. You will lead the company’s O&G market development and strategic partner development efforts that enable these key partnerships to increase our strategic customer acquisition and revenues in this global industry sector. You will help to expand our presence across all O&G channels and systems integrators by aiding in the development and promotion of industry specific content, customer specific solutions, and strategic sales campaigns that deliver compelling customer value. Ultimately you will be helping to expand our industry and press outreach, while helping to drive qualified leads that generate sales opportunities for our partner-led solutions. You will be expected to work both autonomously and interactively with other team members, demonstrating a commitment toward shared goals and meeting On-Ramp’s strategic objectives worldwide.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate discipline and organization in executing assignments and plans, while building and maintaining great relationships with customers, partners and co-workers.
  • Develop and maintain the global O&G market and BD strategy and related budget, reporting regularly on progress and return on sales and partner marketing investment.
  • Create and manage a go to market strategy that increases company visibility both domestically and internationally in this critical sector.
  • Participate in the execution of O&G specific trade shows, demo events, press conferences and related activities that lead to new customer and partner acquisition.
  • Ensure that the semi-annual global O&G revenue is exceeded via aiding the internal and external key stakeholders responsible for prospecting, qualifying, proposing, and closing net new strategic O&G customers

Qualifications

  • Experience working at a global technology company or startup that has successfully sold into the Global Energy or Oil& Gas industry is a must.
  • 10+ yrs of successful strategic business development, enterprise sales, or strategic partner sales with consistent over budget (over quota) achievement.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a keen understanding of how to deliver compelling customer value through the use of hardware, software and services to deliver real business solutions to this global market. MBA is preferred.
  • Tangible experience with selling and successfully delivering Radio Frequency (RF) based solutions to the O&G sector is very important. Broad understanding of RF and wired competitive alternatives is strongly desirable. Demonstrated leadership and accomplishments associated with successfully navigating O&G clients from legacy technology based solutions to more modern and advanced communications infrastructure based alternatives.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to articulate a global vision and strategy in a way that motivates a team and focuses their energy on over achieving business goals.
  • Capability to generate timely, high quality deliverables dependent on contributions from internal and external team members.
  • The ability to manage multiple, complex priorities within demanding timeframes.
  • Sound business and financial acumen, balanced by a talent for creative thinking and problem solving.
  • Ability to follow critical business processes to ensure quality and timely execution of initiatives that lead quickly to goal accomplishment.

Project Engineer

Onramp Wireless has an immediate need for an entry- level Project Engineer (PE) to join our Applications Engineering Team. The primary role of the PE will be to provide technical support to our eco-system development partners integrating RPMA technology into their end applications. The ORW Project Engineering team provides direct partner integration support throughout all phases of application integration including: system design, test, to partner production. This is an exciting engineering role that is customer facing. You will have opportunity to get involved in all facets of 3rd party end to end application development by providing support for: system design hardware development, firmware development, back office integration, as well as field pilot demonstration and validation. The qualified candidate will be expected to maintain expertise in the latest wireless technologies as well as monitor new developments in the emerging M2M and Internet of Things markets.

Responsibilities

  • Daily activities are a split between time spent working with internal engineering as well as external partners during development and test of newly integrated applications.
  • Some Domestic and International Travel (up to 10%) to development partner locations or end customer pilot locations may be required. Travel may be required for assisting development partners during the integration effort. Additionally travel may be required for piloting of newly integrated applications as well as Pre Sales Qualification for newly integrated applications.
  • Provide technical support to development partners integrating RPMA technology into their applications using our standard reference collateral.
  • Participate in regular technical discussions with partners across multiple levels and disciplines to help partners refine system operation as mapped to RPMA fundamentals as well as resolving other technical needs.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering with communications emphasis preferred. Equivalent experience may be considered.
  • 1+ years of professional experience with system design, hardware design, and/or firmware design is desirable.
  • Experience and knowledge of TCP/IP, XML, Java, and Linux/Unix is desirable.
  • AMI experience for gas, water and/or electric utility meters is a plus.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English is necessary.
  • Must be self-motivated, organized and an effective communicator, flexible to changing business needs and priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively with external partners to develop plans and project goals with strong focus on achieving goals and milestones is necessary.

Sr. Software Engineer

The Sr. Software Engineer will work with application engineers and the embedded software team to develop and deploy applications built on the On-Ramp wireless protocol. Work closely with SQA and systems test teams to ensure high-quality results and maintain comprehensive unit test for new products and features. The ideal candidate will be a flexible, dynamic and visible leader that advocates for quality and is passionate about great technology.

  • 5+ years of C/C++ programming experience.
  • Expert Object Oriented Analysis and Design skills.
  • Strong background in high-performance algorithms and data structures.
  • Advanced knowledge of protocol-stack development and experience designing and implementing communication systems from the ground-up.
  • Comprehensive experience in TCP/IP protocols (sockets, IP, ICMP, UDP, QoS, etc.) including performance tuning and troubleshooting tools and techniques.
  • Shipping, production code for widely deployed enterprise application on Linux/UNIX required.
  • SQL experience and familiarity with Oracle, DB2 or SQL Server highly desired.
  • Experience with application development targeting HA configuration highly desired.
  • Experience developing for a Base station platform or Wireless LAN Access Controller highly desired.
  • Protocol Stack knowledge for one or more of the following wireless LAN/PAN technologies: 802.15.4 protocols, ZigBee, proprietary sensor networking protocols, WLAN, Bluetooth is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must.

Staff Software Engineer

The Staff Software Engineer will be responsible for the lead development of a back office enterprise server components for the On-Ramp suite of products. The qualified candidate will be a dynamic and visible leader that advocates for business-focused solutions. Will own all aspects of the product design, implementation and deployment and help grow the customer base with high-quality product features and technology. Will also interface with other developers on system design and data integration issues, work with designers and product management on user-interface design and implementation and collaborate with the test team on test planning and automated testing.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or working equivalent is required.
  • 5+ years of programming in Java for a high-performance web based enterprise application.
  • 3+ years XHTML/CSS/JavaScript is required.
  • Professional experience with GWT highly desired.
  • Strong Object Orient Analysis and Design skills.
  • Expert level SQL skills including query tuning and database performance optimization in high-volume applications.
  • Experience with MySQL and administration required.
  • Strong experience with Oracle preferred.
  • Knowledge of Tomcat configuration and administration required.
  • Technical operations focus with practical experience doing Linux sysadmin work.
  • Attention to detail and results oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills are an absolute requirement.

Staff System Test Integration Engineer

The Staff/Manager, System Test and Integration Engineer will work with a multi-disciplinary team to execute tests on the end-to-end system, develop test requirements, and write test plans for a cutting-edge wireless system under development at On-Ramp Wireless. The engineer will have responsibility in several aspects of testing including the specification and development of the test environment, implementation of test tools or platforms, development and execution of tests, and reporting/logging of results and exceptions. The system test engineer will also participate in the system design to ensure adequate availability of system diagnostic data.

As a proficient user of the system, the engineer will also support customer and business development activities in the form of training, conducting system demos and troubleshooting of problems found in the field.

An MSEE/CS and a minimum of 6 years of experience in the design, development or testing of wireless systems (either terminal equipment or infrastructure equipment) is required. The qualified engineer will have working knowledge and have made tangible contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Wireless technologies: GSM, EDGE, GPRS, CDMA, WCDMA, WLAN, Bluetooth, WiMAX, LTE, UWB, ZigBee, etc.
  • Must have Python scripting skills.
  • Must be willing to work in System Test on the automation framework.
  • RF design and test or characterization.
  • Baseband algorithm design and test or baseband processing implementations.
  • Protocol stack design for wireless systems; drivers, layers 2 and 3, etc.
  • Design and/or test of wireless infrastructure equipment (e.g. cellular base stations, WLAN aps, etc) or terminal equipment; e.g. cellular handsets, WLAN NIC cards.
  • Development of system test environment for wireless systems.
  • Test equipment, test case development and automation for wireless systems.
  • Standardization or certification of wireless systems.

Sr. RF Test Engineer

The Sr. RF Test Engineer will work with On-Ramp R&D and Operations Engineering staff including contract manufacturers to design build and release test solutions used for product characterization, reliability and production testing of On-Ramp’s products.

Responsibilities include the following: compose test plans, select test equipment and components, define and configure test setups, antenna validations, drive requirements for hardware/fixture architecture, RF calibration and software test flow.

Will also influence design-for-test, write test automation software using object oriented scripting language employing a mindset for optimal code re-use, validate repeatability and reproducibility of test solutions using statistical methods (Gage R&R), establish test limits and release qualified test solutions into production.

Will run characterization tests on PC board modules and integrated circuits, generate documentation for test hardware, fixtures, calibration, software solutions and procedures for contract manufacturers and operators, publish standardized test reports summarizing product yield signatures, drive yield improvement strategies, and provide product debug and failure analysis support as needed.

Requirements

  • A BSEE or working equivalent and a minimum of 5 years’ applicable experience is required.
  • Ability to clearly explain RF concepts; IP3, gain compression, I/Q balance, noise figure, Return Loss and power measurement.
  • Understands RF functional blocks; amps, converters, PLL’s, synthesized LO’s, filters, RF detectors, AGC loops, direct conversion architecture, etc.
  • Proficient with RF test equipment; spectrum & network analyzers, signal generators, power meters, DMM’s, vector and signal analysis, etc.
  • Understand how to measure and calibrate RF signal levels and losses throughout a test environment.
  • Understand digital interfaces, GPIB control systems and drivers for serial communication, I2C/SPI buss, etc.
  • Proficient with object oriented programming or scripting languages such as C++, Python, Perl, Java, SQL/Oracle/Access or Visual Basic.
  • Experience in software development in a team environment under source/revision control.
  • Must have clear communication skills, both verbal and written. Bilingual in Mandarin Chinese is a plus.
  • Ability to work as a team member across with multiple projects.
  • Experience coordinating deployment of test systems with contract manufacturers based outside the US is significant
  • A track record of carrying projects (ideally, in a leadership position) from conception through production with successful handoff to CM’s is strongly preferred.

Laboratory Technician

On-Ramp Wireless has two opportunities to join our System Test Team, in an entry-level capacity, as a Laboratory Technician.

On-Ramp Wireless is the global leader in wide-area machine-to-machine connectivity. Only the On-Ramp Total Reach Network has the range, capacity and security necessary to address the growing demand for smart metering, remote monitoring, data gathering, tracking and automation. Billions of devices are getting connected, transforming industry and society. We provide the On-Ramp to connect these devices with an innovative wireless network designed for wide-area machine-to-machine communication.

As an Engineering Laboratory Technician, you will help in various hardware and software related activities associated with setting up a cellular network like system in our laboratory.

Requirements

  • Basic level of programming knowledge using C, Python, etc.
  • Ability to work flexible hours with a possibility of some weekend support.
  • Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science is preferred.
  • Interest in both hardware and software is necessary.
  • Must be able to learn quickly.