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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Algorithm, DSP and FPGA engineer

– ref. “PE_ALGO_2019”

He / she will be part of the hardware design team, responsible for designing, developing, and implementing digital signal processing algorithm and FPGA based systems.

Main responsibilities

  • Identification and description of physical processes and extraction of information from signals
  • Algorithm development for signal analysis and signal conditioning
  • Requirements extraction, analysis, and translation into MATLAB/Simulink models
  • Algorithm validation by automated logfile processing (Coding and testing in MATLAB/Simulink environment)
  • VHDL/Verilog code generation from Simulink
  • C/C++, Python coding for embedded applications
  • FPGA logic design, simulation, mapping and synthesis
  • Firmware development on Cortex-M platforms and good knowledge of most common peripherals
  • Debugging and validating complex embedded systems
  • Reading schematics and debugging at PCB level using typical lab equipment

Qualifications

  • University Master degree in Electronics Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Proficiency with development and implementation of a variety of digital signal processing algorithms on embedded DSP/FPGA platforms
  • Proficiency with FPGA design tools such as Vivado, Xilinx system generator, and model based design using tools such as Matlab/Simulink, model composer, SD SOC/HLS C Code
  • Proficiency in Verilog or VHDL, logic implementation, and simulation tools for FPGA design
  • Detailed understanding of FPGA RTL design, hardware architecture, testbench design, synthesis, static timing analysis, timing closure, and clock domain crossing

Soft skills

  • Flexibility and ability to prioritise activities and manage time efficiently, meeting 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 interact effectively and independently with all levels of the organization and clients
  • Effective communication skills and proficiency in English (both written & oral, including technical documentation)

Field Application Engineer

– ref. “PE_FAE_2019.2”

He / she will follow up on IoT Smart City project deployment and provide customer support, both from remote and on customers premises.

He / she will have a strong IT/Telecom/Networking design background to properly support our solutions based on intelligent IoT devices (ie. RF sensing devices, lighting controllers, routers and gateways, RF repeaters, etc.). He / she will also support technical sales and marketing activities.

Main responsibilities

  • Perform site surveys, network solution design, products installation and solution commissioning
  • Run demonstrations and trainings, as well as pilots and real installations
  • Manage customer’s support requests, either on field or remote, through the appropriate ticketing system, up to the complete incident resolution
  • Technically follow up with customers during and after solution deployments to ensure they full value from PE systems
  • In case of technical issues, support root cause analysis and fault resolutions, providing recommendations and workaround

Qualifications

  • University degree in Telecommunications Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • 3-5+ years of proven and relevant experience
  • Strong IT/Telecom/Networking technical background
  • Good knowledge of Linux shell and scripting languages (ie. Python, bash, ..)
  • Deep understanding of switches/routers configuration techniques
  • Basic usage of most common programming languages (C/C++, PHP, Java, ..)

Soft skills

  • Proficient in English
  • Customer focus to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, gaining their respect and trust
  • 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)
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written with an understanding of cultural diversity

Cybersecurity System Architect

– ref. “PE_CSSA_2019.01”

He / she will be responsible for leading efforts focused on secure product architecture, coding, design and implementation validation to assure adequate security levels on PE’s products and solutions. Starting from the current state and system architecture, he / she will contribute to advance the security policies, identify gaps and partner with development and quality assurance teams to define, implement and promote cybersecurity design principle, policies and culture, considering both specific products and solutions as a whole.

Main responsibilities

  • Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues
  • Help to identify customer requirements/concerns as of cybersecurity threats and needs and work with the R&D and product team to support the design of products/solutions meeting conjugating such requirements and company business strategies
  • Enhance experience and competence on security of development teams by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members
  • Review current system security measures and recommend and implement enhancements
  • Provide best practice recommendation to improve cloud network security
  • Perform periodic audit and penetration test against cyber-threats, developing metrics to evaluate the maturity level of PE products and solutions related to security
  • Cooperate with marketing and product management for appropriate and effective communication of features and solution implemented in PE products and solutions, supporting and delivering evangelization

Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science or Electronics Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Proven experience in system and network architecture definition
  • Proven record of success designing and implementing in secure and standardized solutions as well as Identity & Access Management, Data Protection, Secure DevOps, Security Operations, and other security domains
  • Security tools such as intrusion detection, log analysis, and network scanning
  • Experience with threat modeling, secure design reviews, code review and other techniques and processes, regulatory compliance requirements, security frameworks such as BSIMM, NIST, ISO27001 and the secure software lifecycle (SSDLC)
  • Fundamental understanding of security knowledge around native applications, web applications, distributed and database systems
  • Understanding of security issues for large scale cloud and IoT infrastructures
  • Deep and broad understanding of security vulnerabilities and attacks (Hardware, Firmware, Software, Network, and People), and the ability to understand new ones based on new technology being developed
  • Understanding of Linux/Unix tools and architectures, DevOps tools and processes
  • Understanding of the “full stack” of front-end web user interfaces and web servers through to back-end processing and storage.
  • Knowledge in programming languages (C/C++, js, python, sql, others) with expertise in troubleshooting and debugging skills

Soft skills

  • Flexibility and ability to prioritise activities and efficiently manage time, meeting 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 work effectively and independently with all levels of the organization and clients
  • Ability to conjugate the product with the process and the solution perspective
  • Effective communication skills and proficiency in English language (both written & oral, including technical documentation)
  • Fundamentally grasp both the technical and non-technical details such as to enumerate inappropriate or abusable security expectations

Senior Project / Product Manager

– ref. “PE_PM_2019.1”

He / she will lead the responsibilities of project and product  management by conducting market research,  generating product and solution requirements, determining specifications, development schedule, pricing  and integrated schedule of time and resources for product and solution introduction to the market, also taking full responsibility as project manager on Company’s developments.

Main responsibilities

  • Act as connection between the market and our R&D: gather and analyse data and business intelligence from sales, customers, prospects, competitors, industry analysts, etc., leveraging this information to steer the evolution of product lifecycle
  • Advocate the Company’s choice as of product decisions with sales, customers, market as the best possible choice in terms of effective response to market requests and direction
  • Manage the whole project/product life cycle:
  1. Personally own and manage the complete technical and organizational life cycle of new products/solutions/services development
  2. Work with Sales & Marketing and R&D to generate, refine and seal product and solution requirements/ features/improvements, BOM and costs – with ongoing updates over the product lifecycle up to a smooth EOL phase
  3. Work with Sales & Marketing to support bid response and provide technical references and information for regular sales activities
  4. Support regular availability and update of technical and business competitive analysis
  5. Provide input for product certification strategy, interact and support QA for subsequent activities, assuring coherence of validation, certifications, documentation and transition
  6. Interact with engineers, IP team and patent attorneys to ensure product patenting and protection activities, manage and plan costs
  7. Support participation to grants and sponsored activities, managing related development projects
  8. Ensure an excellent communication flow with all relevant internal and external stakeholders
  9. Follow up with the different parties involved in projects (such as internal teams and external suppliers) to secure on time and in scope deliverables
  10. Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques, including proper risk management, and escalate to upper management if required – ensuring achievement of the typical most relevant development targets (quality, cost, timing)

Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or equivalent discipline
  • 5-8+ years relevant experience in Project and Product Management in IT organizations
  • Proven work experience in product and project management on development of multi-disciplinary integrated solution of hardware, software and services
  • Knowledge of the Agile product development methodology
  • Knowledge of project management methodology and good understanding of project life-cycles and communication plans
  • Professional experience in software/hardware/system development or network/system engineering as a plus

Soft skills

  • Excellent problem-solving attitude and proven track record in solving network and system issues
  • Flexibility, ability to prioritize activities and to efficiently manage time, meeting challenging deadlines
  • Ability to work cross-functionally in dynamic and international environments and to work effectively and independently with all levels of the organization
  • Proficient in English

Embedded Software / Firmware Engineer

– ref. “PE_EmbeddedSW_2019”

He/she will be part of the embedded software design team, defining the design specification, coding and testing embedded software for complex low power, RF IoT devices.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop low level drivers, protocol stacks and low power applications software for both, RTOS and embedded Linux based platforms
  • Promote new technologies, proactively looking at innovative protocols and solutions

Qualifications

  • University degree in Computer Science or Electronics Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • 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, MQTT, LWM2M and data models
  • Good knowledge of microcontrollers, in particular Cortex-M microcontrollers and peripherals
  • Experience with embedded Linux platforms, such as RPI and BBB
  • 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 stacks
  • 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 and IoT platforms
  • Knowledge of embedded OS and embedded Linux platforms
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

Soft skills

  • Flexibility, ability to prioritise activities and efficiently manage time, 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)