Topcon

  • Senior GNSS Product Validator

    Requisition ID
    2018-3016
    Experience Level
    Senior Level Contributor
    Industry
    Agriculture & Construction
    Employment Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
    US-CA-Livermore
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    Topcon Positioning Group is headquartered in Livermore, California, USA (topconpositioning.com). Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precise positioning products and solutions for the global surveying, construction, agriculture, civil engineering, BIM, mapping and GIS, asset management and mobile control markets.  To  learn more about Topcon career opportunities go to  www.topconcareers.com.

     

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    Topcon Precision Agriculture is looking for a qualified individual to fill the role of Senior GNSS Product Validator.  

    This individual will lead testing efforts for Topcon’s precision agriculture guidance systems with a focus on GNSS/INS positioning performance at multiple locations around the globe.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    The position's responsibilities will include:   

     

    • Collaborate with Topcon’s product management, technical support, sales, production, engineering, R & D, and other departments on issues affecting product quality and customer satisfaction
    • Designing, documenting and executing test plans for GNSS/INS products performance
    • Authoring test procedures for new features and regression testing
    • Manage and coordinate QA engineering staff
    • Improve and expand lab and field-testing facilities and capabilities. 
    • Coordinate acquisition and installation of test equipment
    • Develop and maintain automated test infrastructure
    • Understanding customer requirements and make sure products meet those requirements.
    • Troubleshoot, analyze, document and work with engineering to resolve reported problems
    • Provide technical support to sales and customer support
    • Support Beta test sites

    Qualifications

    Education & Experience:

    Minimum candidate Requirements:

    • A degree in Geomatics, Electrical, Mechanical or Agricultural engineering. 
    • 4-10 years related experience
    • In depth knowledge of GNSS/INS technology and positioning techniques
    • Knowledge of serial, ISO CAN, radio, and other machine to machine communication types
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills
    • Computer skills in basic Microsoft Office suite
    • Ability to work with individuals from a variety of technical and cultural backgrounds
    • Ability to prioritize and handle many tasks/activities at once
    • Self-starter
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs and move in, on, and around agricultural equipment.
    • Prior product test/development experience
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Fluent in English

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes

    Preferred candidate Requirements:

    • Knowledge of precision agriculture products and practices
    • Knowledge of Topcon products
    • Programming skills for test tool development
    • GNSS/INS data analysis experience
    • Familiarity with GNSS correction methods including RTK, Network RTK and PPP
    • Intermediate IT Skills
    • Familiarity with IoT web platforms
    • >10 years of related industry experience

     

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