Applications Engineer

Orolia Government Systems, Inc. · Ankeny, Iowa
Department Orolia Government Systems, Inc.
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level


Global Collaboration:  We pride ourselves on personal excellence through global collaboration, communication and team achievement!

Fun:  We are at our best having fun and we bring the best out of each other.

Innovation: We love to develop and implement creative solutions!

Commitment:  We persevere in all situations.

Agility: Our business, strategies and our people are ready to adapt to evolving needs of our markets.

Continuous Improvement: We are curious, and we always demonstrate the desire to improve results and challenge the status quo. 


What you’ll be doing as a Applications Engineer with Orolia Defense & Security:

We are looking for an Applications Engineer in either Rochester, NY or Ankeny, IA to bring a unique skillset and capabilities to our rapidly growing team. As a key member of our cross-functional team, you will be an important contributor to sales activities by demonstrating the cutting edge capabilities of our products while also providing valuable input to our R&D, Product Management, and Customer Support teams. We offer a fast-paced work environment with opportunity for growth.  We place a high value on self-motivation and getting things done.

Responsibilities will include:  

  • Support our business goals by accelerating new sales and supporting customer relationships through interactions with Customers, Sales Managers and Channel Partners. 
  • Provide technical pre-sales RFQ/RFP support, product demonstrations, internal and external product training, 2nd tier customer technical support, product requirements development and reviews, trade show support, and conference/webinar presentations. 
  • Support the Product Manager and engineering department by acting as the voice-of-the-customer in product design decisions regarding customer and application requirements, usability, and customer service. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities We're Looking For... 

  • GPS, GNSS, and GPS/GNSS Simulators (Talen-X, Orolia, Spirent, Lab Sat, CAST, IFEN, etc.)
  • Performance and/or vulnerability testing of Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) systems
  • Controlled Radiation Pattern Antennas (CRPA)
  • Phase Coherent Radio Frequency (RF) Systems
  • RF Signal Generators
  • Signals of Opportunity (SoOP)
  • Navigation Kalman Filters
  • Applications software Solutions
  • System design
  • Project Management
  • Ability to persuasively write technical content and prepare/deliver presentations
  • Ability to travel up to 50% 
  • Please be aware this position will require the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance.  Applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to additional government security investigations.

Education Requirements: 

BS degree in engineering, or equivalent previous work experience in Sales, Pre-Sales, R&D or customer support of technical products



Why Orolia Defense & Security? 


Orolia is an international high-tech company dedicated to improving the safety, compliance and efficiency of its global customers’ remote operations by providing them business solutions and services based on the most advanced positioning, navigation, timing, sensing, information, and communications technologies. Orolia Defense and Security is a spin-off as a separate entity from our parent company, Orolia. 


At Orolia Defense and Security, we are approved to work on the full spectrum of U.S. Government classified and unclassified projects and are positioned to support strategic partnerships in the development of key PNT technologies for the defense market. By applying agile principles, our team is able to produce rapid prototypes and innovate quickly to meet the needs of our customers, where our competitors haven't changed the fundamentals of their technology in years.  Until now, lack of competition has allowed these other companies to keep selling obsolescent technology, accompanied by a high price tag.  We are steadfast in our research and development efforts, staying ahead of the competition and even more importantly, ahead of our nation's adversaries.  Change is overdue and we are leading the charge! 


We believe that success in the global marketplace requires a variety of perspectives and individual experiences. At Orolia, we understand, appreciate and strive for new and different thoughts and ideas. A high degree of employee involvement, lifelong learning and diversity are permanent items on the agenda throughout the entire organization.

Please note this description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Orolia is an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate based on race, color, citizenship, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or any protected category.  We encourage veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

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  • Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
  • Department
    Orolia Government Systems, Inc.
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full Time
  • Minimum Experience