Why working with us?

If you are looking for an exciting and challenging job experience, here are six good reasons to consider Paradox Engineering:

1. We’re in a business that makes sense.

The Internet of Things is changing the way Cities manage their own assets and resources, thus improving quality of public services and citizen satisfaction, reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions, optimizing costs and processes. Together, we can really play a role in the Smart City transformation.

2. We have deep roots.

We were born as a telecommunication company, and matured unique competences in radio design, network design and management, low power consumption and data collection systems. You will build on our strong innovation capabilities and over 10 years of experience in networking and Internet of Things solutions for smart urban and industrial environments.

3. We think big and act global.

We are the innovation engine of MinebeaMitsumi Group, leading global provider of Electro Mechanics Solutions™ with over 78,000 employees and an established business presence in all five continents. This means we work in a multinational and multicultural environment, with cross-functional teams and frequent opportunities to travel worldwide.

4. We learn, every day.

In a dynamic team like our, there’s always something new to learn. You will be in the first line on very innovative technological projects, sharing knowledge and expertise with high talented professionals. Your contribution will make things happen, taking the maximum out of any project and any task.

5. We never say “we can’t”.

We own our technologies, and 100% of their intellectual property – although we always advocate industry standards. If a technology, innovation or idea can bring value to customers, partners and to our team, there will be almost no constraint to pursue it.

6. We are heading to the future.

We work for today and for tomorrow – to win future challenges with cutting-the-edge technologies and solutions. We are part of an industrial group with more than 65 years of history, and a long-term strategy to ensure continuity and success to employees, customers and partners.

Open positions

We are always interested in exceptional talents to build a brilliant team, help shape the future of our company and provide customers a compelling portfolio of Internet of Things smart solutions.

If you want to employ your talent with us, have a look at our open positions and apply for the one that best fits your profile by writing to recruitment@pdxeng.chAll job opportunities are intended for Paradox Engineering’s offices in Novazzano (Ticino, Switzerland). We offer Swiss Labour contracts and remuneration in line with candidates’ experience.

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Field Application Engineer

– ref. “PE_FAE_2018.1”

He/she will follow up on Smart City project deployment activities and provide customer support, both from remote and on customers premises. He/she will be involved in site surveys and installations, run demonstrations, as well as pilots, and real installation deployment and commissioning.

He/she will support sales activities in responding to functional and technical RFPs and RFIs. All those activities are necessary to make sure that projects are delivered on time, per their requirements and with a high quality service.

Main responsibilities

  • Pre-sales: support sales teams in customer meetings as the “technical advisor” recognised by all parties. Define the technical feasibility of customer network design, providing advice about any critical aspect with mitigation proposals. Assist in bid responses and customer presentations, attend clarification meetings and requirements refinement
  • Post-sales: manage customer support requests through appropriate communication channels (remote and on field). Follow up with customers during and after solutions deployment
  • Project Management: manage projects, be the main contact point for customers. Liaise with and support customer’s project managers when required. Follow up with the different parties involved in the project to secure deliverables
  • Operations: perform site surveys and review partners’ site surveys reports. Perform site installations and review partners’ installations. Commission services and review partners’ service commission. Document site surveys, site installations and site commission. Review tickets, fault trends and delivery process to improve service quality
  • Technical: provide technical support to customers when requested, being the “eyes and hands” of the Engineering team. In case of issues, perform root cause analysis and fault resolutions, provide recommendations and workaround
  • Engineering: act as an interface between customers and the Engineering team, conveying features request and expectations as inputs to the roadmap. Run beta and pilot programs with early-stage products and samples
  • Training: deliver internal and external trainings. Design training material

Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years relevant experience
  • Engineering background in IT and/or computer science and/or electrical and/or communication systems
  • Strong IT/networking technical background
  • Good understanding of Smart City, Smart Lighting, Industrial Wireless Sensor network domains

Soft skills

  • Proficient in English. French or Italian would be a plus
  • Willing to travel across Europe, Asia and North America, spending weeks on those locations to manage local support requests or customer needs (up to a total of 50% on field support per year must be considered)
  • Customer focus. Able to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, gaining their respect and trust
  • Excellent problem solver. Able to thoroughly examine problems, research effective solutions, analyse available alternatives and determine the appropriate solution
  • Able to work cross-functionally
  • Able to maintain a sense of diplomacy when dealing with difficult situations
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written with an understanding of cultural diversity
  • Highly organised, and able to work effectively and independently with all levels of the organization and clients

Embedded Software / Firmware Engineer

– ref. “PE_FWEng_2018.7”

Together with the embedded software design team, he/she will define the design specification, coding  and testing embedded SW for complex low power, RF IoT devices.

Main responsibilities

  • Promote new technologies, proactively looking at innovative protocols and solutions
  • Develop low level drivers, protocol stacks and low power applications software

Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or equivalent
  • Proven experience in architecture definition and software development in C/C++ for embedded applications
  • Knowledge of IoT technologies and application protocols for embedded systems – such as CoAP and MQTT
  • Good knowledge of microcontrollers, in particular Cortex-M and peripherals
  • Experience with radio networking protocols such as 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN, IPv6, TCP-IP, ZigBee, Bluetooth
  • Good knowledge of low power design techniques
  • Experience in debugging and validating complex embedded systems and protocol stack
  • Ability to read schematics and debug at PCB level using typical lab equipment if needed
  • Knowledge and experience on software engineering methodologies: lifecycle, quality assurance and testing techniques, continuous integration and continuous deployment technologies, Agile scrum methodology
  • Knowledge of RF IoT platforms
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

Soft skills

  • Flexible, able to prioritise activities and managing time efficiently, meeting deadlines
  • Problem solving approach and ability to manage pressure
  • Able to work cross-functionally in dynamic and international environments
  • Effective communication in English (both written & oral – including technical documentation)

Software QA / Test Engineer

– ref. “PE_SQAEng_2018”

Main responsibilities

  • Work on early stage of software development cycle to define user stories and uses cases to be then mapped in upcoming test frameworks and procedures
  • Define the acceptance criteria of new features and improvements
  • Create, maintain and execute detailed documentation of test cases for current and upcoming features
  • Identify risks to test goals and escalate/plan accordingly
  • Monitor, manage and communicate with developers on defects
  • Actively cooperate with the engineering team for continuous improvement of software development quality
  • Ensure tests are running in Continuous Integration (CI) model and moving towards Continuous Delivery (CD) goal
  • Maintain and improve Software Quality Assurance (SQA) methodologies and frameworks including supporting tools and platforms

Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Proven experience on automated test development and building automation test libraries
  • Solid understanding of test methodologies and iterative development
  • Knowledge and experience on software engineering methodologies: lifecycle, quality assurance, continuous integration and continuous deployment technologies, source control management, coding standards, code reviews, Agile methodology
  • Knowledge of IoT platforms, networking, embedded applications is a plus
  • Prior working experience with Load/Performance Tools, and API testing tools is a plus
  • Understanding of micro-services oriented architecture and its impact on testing strategies
  • Expertise in cloud infrastructures is a plus
  • Experience in compatibility/usability tests
  • Experience with Software Quality Assurance (SQA) tools and techniques, and bug tracking systems

Soft skills

  • Sense of ownership towards product quality
  • Flexibility, ability to prioritise activities and manage time efficiently, meeting the deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving approach, high level of commitment and ability to manage pressure
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in dynamic and international environments and to work effectively and independently with all organization levels

Senior Software Engineer

– ref. “PE_SWEng_2018.3”

He/she will be in charge of collaborating to the architecture definition, design and test of integrated software enterprise platforms

Main responsibilities

  • Co-design the architecture of complex back-end systems
  • Develop applications and software components for back-end and communication middleware, running on embedded Linux platforms and Linux server
  • Enhance application performance with extensive use of high-performance computing technologies and distributed database
  • Promote new technologies, proactively looking at innovative applications

Qualifications

  • University degree in Electronics Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent discipline
  • Proven experience in software development on Linux and Linux embedded operating systems
  • Database engineering and optimization
  • Knowledge and experience on software engineering methodologies: lifecycle, quality assurance and testing techniques, continuous integration and continuous deployment technologies, Agile scrum methodology
  • Experience as scrum master as a plus
  • Knowledge of IoT platforms
  • Knowledge about server side logic, how server side interchanges data with users and devices, data model, data storage and security solutions
  • Knowledge about devops tecnologies, such as docker and configuration languages
  • Knowledge about front-end technologies and integration
  • Proficiency in back-end programming languages such as C++, go, python, java, javascript
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

Soft skills

  • Flexible, able to prioritise activities and managing time efficiently, meeting deadlines
  • Excellent problem solving approach, high level of commitment and ability to manage pressure
  • Able to work cross-functionally in dynamic and international environments and to work effectively and independently with all levels of the organization and clients
  • Effective communication skills and willingness to travel worldwide