Senior PNT Application Engineer - Orolia Defense & Security

Orolia Government Systems, Inc. · Rochester, New York
Department Orolia Government Systems, Inc.
Employment Type Permanent Full Time

Senior PNT Application Engineer

What does it take to be successful at Orolia Defense & Security?

Accountability: We hold ourselves to high standards instilling trust in those we work with.

Innovation: We love to develop and implement creative solutions!

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

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

Commitment:  We persevere in all situations.

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

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


What you’ll be doing as a Senior PNT Application Engineer:

We are looking for a PNT Applications Engineer to bring your 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.


What Success Looks Like:

  • Support our business goals by accelerating new sales and by 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
  • Consistent Collaboration with the US ADG Sales team to identify/close new opportunities
  • Understanding of technology trends, relative business impacts and opportunities
  • Comprehension of assigned market dynamics, including competitive landscape, to:
    • provide product input ideas to Product Management, Marketing and Engineering
    • identify ripe target markets/applications
  • Develop and enhance customer relationships such that Orolia is viewed as a partner to our customers
  • Ensure timely and accurate response to customer inquiries


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities We’re Looking For:

  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
    • GPS, GNSS
    • Time and Frequency Servers/Systems (Orolia, Spectracom, Brandywine, Microchip, etc.)
    • PTP/NTP
    • Rest API
    • Accurate timing solutions (setup, install, debug, design, SW/HW, etc.)
    • Synchronization of remote devices to the ~nanosecond level (White Rabbit, Etc.)
    • Performance and/or vulnerability testing of PNT systems
    • Controlled Radiation Pattern Antennas (CRPA)
    • Phase Coherent Radio Frequency (RF) Systems
    • Signals of Opportunity (SoOP)
    • Navigation Kalman Filters
    • GPS, GNSS Simulators (Talen-X, Orolia, Spirent, Lab Sat, CAST, IFEN, etc.)
  • Interpersonal skills to develop relationships with customers and partners
  • Team player with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-starter, confident, committed, and enthusiastic
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to proficiently use MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Python or other computer program languages
  • Ability to connect with team members who are in different locations


  • 5+ years of experience
  • BS Degree in a Technical or Engineering discipline
  • Previous work experience in Sales, Pre-Sales, R&D or customer support of technical products
  • Experience with Position, Navigation, Timing and/or Simulation products
  • Prior experience working with Aerospace, Defense, and Government customers
  • A DOD Security clearance or eligibility for clearance
  • Position is based in US, occasional travel (up to 50%) to visit customers, channel partners, various company locations and attend trade shows

Some of “the Good Stuff”:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k Retirement Program with Employer Match
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Career Development
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Excellent culture

About Orolia Defense and Security

In early 2019, Orolia Defense & Security spun off as a separate entity from its parent company Orolia, with the mission of providing resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) solutions and custom engineering services to U.S. Government agencies, U.S. Defense organizations, and their contractors. In mid-2022, Orolia was acquired by Safran; an international high-tech group headquartered in France, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment, and interiors), defense and space markets. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2021 including more than 10,000 employees in the United States. Safran is also the third largest inertial navigation technology manufacturer in the world.

Orolia Defense & Security operates as a proxy-regulated company, Free of Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI). As such, Orolia Defense & Security is approved to work on the full spectrum of U.S. Government classified and unclassified projects and is positioned to support strategic partnerships in the development of key PNT technologies for the defense market.

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

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.


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  • Location
    Rochester, New York
  • Department
    Orolia Government Systems, Inc.
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full Time