ZMicro is continually striving to exceed expectations and provide innovative solutions to our customer’s real-world problems.

Our persistence and commitment to our customers has been the bedrock of ZMicro success, and we credit that to the outstanding work of our talented team. At ZMicro, we empower all of our employees to go above and beyond the call of duty in customer responsiveness and satisfaction. In the workplace, we always encourage collaboration, open discourse, new ways of thinking, and celebrate our successes together. This team-oriented approach allows us to focus on creating breakthrough products that are designed to solve our customer’s unique, mission-critical challenges.

Why Work at ZMicro?

LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITY? WANT TO BE ON THE COMPETITIVE EDGE?

As a leading contributor in the Mission-Ready Deployable Computing market, we must remain dynamic and vigilant in our pursuit of innovation. This means taking a proactive and dedicated approach to finding, cultivating, and retaining the most talented and passionate individuals in our industry. We offer competitive salaries, full benefits, retirement options, Paid Time Off, continued education options, and a performance-oriented incentive program that rewards individual’s hard work and contributions. We understand that our employees are directly responsible for the success of our company and we are proud to offer benefits on the competitive edge. Our way of ensuring we reach our goals is by helping you reach yours.

 

Positions Available

  • Senior Electrical Engineer Read More

    As a key member of multi-discipline development teams, the Electrical Engineer (EE) will be involved with all levels of electrical/electronic design, including for example system- and board-level architecture definition, component selection, schematic design, design reviews, BOM generation, etc. The EE will coordinate and execute the debug of his or her own designs, as well as assist with designs of other EEs. In addition, the EE will advise on appropriate test methods to be used during the qualification phase of his or her designs.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Serve as a technical leader for significant development projects. The ability to manage several simultaneous projects is a requirement
    • Responsible for all electrical design aspects of assigned projects, including generation of Product Electrical Design Specification, system architecture and block diagrams, and detailed electrical design functions
    • Application of standard engineering design principles and methodology for research of design options and experimentation to determine potential design feasibility or application
    • Interface with and manage external design resources, when appropriate – for example, outside consultants, PCB layout engineers, etc.
    • Review of product documentation for accuracy including documentation intended for customer use
    • Review and evaluation of product design through informal and formal design reviews as well as through design verification test plans and reports
    • Evaluation of product non-conformances and recommendation of design modifications, and
    • Mentoring engineers and technicians.

    Qualifications:

    Education & Experience:

    • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and demonstrable experience.

    Skills:

    • Experience leading cross-disciplinary design teams consisting of 3 to 7 engineers and technicians
    • Systems-level engineering experience with a focus on electrical design including digital/analog hardware design, power system design, and system interconnection
    • Strong Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet)
    • Strong familiarity with OrCad schematic capture tools
    • Well developed, detail-oriented organizational skills
    • Outstanding interpersonal and written/verbal (English) communication skills
    • Ability to work with management to set and achieve goals based on priorities of development projects and support of internal and external customers, and
    • Ability to make progress on several projects simultaneously: the ability to adapt to changing priorities in a very fast-paced work environment.
  • Purchasing Planning Manager Read More

    SUMMARY:

    Responsible for the management of the purchasing and material planning functions within the supply chain organization. The Purchasing/Planning Manager has overall responsibility for managing the purchasing/planning functions in a manner consistent with lean manufacturing and outstanding customer service concepts. This position must also manage from a cash flow perspective as opposed to simply minimizing cost through large buys.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

    Procurement

    • Directs a staff of 2 buyers. Manages purchasing commitments in excess of $10M per year.
    • Oversees the daily activity of all procurement functions. Reviews purchasing decisions, purchase orders, MRP exception messages and the negotiations of supplier agreements.
    • Place purchase orders, construct and manage LTA’s, confirm/update open order reports, process new suppliers and credit applications, and reconcile accounting discrepancies. Maintain all purchasing files and purchasing related databases.
    • Directs efforts to minimize the raw material and finished goods inventories.
    • Manages the documentation of the company purchasing system, assuring compliance with government and customer purchasing regulations and requirements.
    • Work with the Quality Assurance department to develop and continually improve the base of suppliers who will consistently deliver quality parts, on time, at a reasonable cost. Develops additional sources of supply and technologies as required.
    • Negotiates the lowest possible cost for the commodity balanced against the optimum quality and schedule needs. Able to determine make/buy cost effectiveness.
    • Develops and proposes purchasing procedures and policies.
    • Recommends and implements programs for promoting greater productivity and efficiency within the organization. Evaluates and makes recommendations regarding organization effectiveness.
    • Assist operations, finance and other departments with analysis as required.
    • Keeps current with economic, industrial and other trends that affect markets and prices. Familiar with a variety of aerospace and/or government concepts, practices and procedures.
    • Other duties as assigned by management.

    Planning

    • Generate, plan, schedule and coordinate schedule of material through the production cycle according to due dates to meet customer service and inventory goals and objectives. Arranges transfer of materials to meet schedules and demand.
    • Review schedules and related information and confers with cross-functional groups to determine requirements to identify overdue materials, track and expedite material.
    • Develop, maintain and communicate regular program status reports for internal and external customers to monitor and report progress to the production schedule.
    • Provide production requirements to manufacturing to help determine short and long-term capacity planning.
    • Coordinate with appropriate departments to ensure material requirements are identified, on-hand or ordered as needed.
    • Develop, update and maintain data for Material Resource Planning (MRP) system.
    • Identify, communicate and coordinate schedule changes due to material or inventory challenges. Recommend plans for alternative production schedules to include identifying constraints, alternative solutions, and recovery plans.
    • Initiate the creation of raw material requisitions and appropriate schedules to support customer needs and inventory goals along with follow up and management of raw material purchase orders. May compute the amount of material required to complete jobs.
    • Compiles and maintains manual or computerized records, such as material inventory, in-process reports and status location of materials. May move or transport material.
    • Releases work orders to the stockroom for material kit pulls. Statuses material shortages with procurement.
    • Other responsibilities as assigned.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Assists direct reports in developing and reporting company goals and personal objectives through completion.

    Train staff, evaluate employee performance, recommend or initiate promotions and disciplinary action in accordance with company policy and procedures.

    Provide leadership and guidance to others as appropriate.

  • Director of Programs Read More

    SUMMARY:

    Responsible for the management of US Air Force Programs. The Program Manager will be responsible for customer and end-user communication on new and existing Air Force programs and overall program execution internally in the organization.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

    Program Management

    • Leads the management of Air Force related programs including program acquisition, monitoring development and coordinating sustainment activity.
    • Interfaces internally with sales, engineering and operations departments for successful program acquisition and execution
    • Frequent and regular communication with customers and end-users to provide program status updates and execute program plans as required. Act as the primary contact for all program related activity. Lead review sessions with customers to discuss cost, schedule, and technical performance.
    • Participate with technical staff and executive management to develop and grow Air Force related products and programs.
    • Work closely with engineering to establish design concepts and requirements for product development
    • Lead the preparation of proposals and specifications for program acquisition.
    • Contribute to successful program implementation through risk analysis, identification of program issues, and provide internal ownership and leadership on assigned programs.
    • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans.
    • Track project milestones and deliverables
    • Develop and deliver progress reports, contract data reports, and presentations
    • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
    • Support sales activities through the development of new business opportunities and expansion of existing business opportunities.
    • Travel to customer and end-user facilities as needed for program support
    • Support ZMicro customer-facing activity by attending trade-shows and relevant industry events.
    • May participate with Group management in pursuing business partnerships, alliances, and joint ventures that enhance the capabilities of the Group/Company and may result in new products, programs, and business opportunities.

    REQUIREMENTS / SKILLS:

    • Must be able to resolve challenges involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
    • Must be able to carry out instructions furnished in written, verbal, or diagram form
    • Must possess strong organizational skills
    • Must be able to communicate effectively with team members at all levels within the Company
    • Must be well versed in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
    • Must be well versed with Microsoft Project and have the ability to create WBS

     EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

    Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; and five plus years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in military program management.

    LANGUAGE SKILLS:

    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as contracts, spreadsheets, invoices, financial reports, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
    • Ability to speak effectively with customers and team members within the organization.

     MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
    • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

    REASONING ABILITY:

    • Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.
    • Ability to perform operational audits and make reasonable recommendations related to the outcome.
    • Ability to review, investigate and resolve discrepancies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
    • Proficient in knowledge of concepts relating to audits, documents verification, and account reconciliations.

    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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to stand frequently.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to walk regularly.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to sit regularly.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel regularly.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to reach with arms and hands regularly.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl occasionally.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the team member is required to talk or hear regularly.

     WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • The noise level in the work environment is mild to moderate.
    • The team member must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds occasionally.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Please email your resume to hr@zmicro.com for opportunities.