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Because of variations in work load, PADT also relies upon a variety of part-time and full-time sub-contractors help to provide technical and non-technical assistance. By hiring only the most experienced people, PADT can provide timely solutions that meet customer demands as they arise.

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If you are interested in joining PADT's staff, please send us your résumé and any information requested in the job postings below, by email to jobs@padtinc.com. No phone calls or direct visits please! Our current job opportunities are listed below.

Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies Inc., (PADT) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law or regulation.  It is PADT's intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors alone. 

As a part of this policy, PADT invites all applicants to complete and return the Affirmative Action, Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability, and the Veteran Voluntary Self-Identification forms.  Please email completed forms to jobs@padtinc.com.  Participation is voluntary and information received will not be used in hiring decisions.

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Available Positions

Applications Engineer, Electromagnetics


Location: Southern California


Summary:

PADT helps innovative companies tackle complex engineering design challenges using leading simulation and rapid prototyping technologies and is currently seeking a High-Frequency Electromagnetics Application Engineer for its Simulation Sales and Support Groups. The Electromagnetics Application Engineer is responsible for helping customers solve complex engineering problems using ANSYS software products. The position involves working closely with customers and internal teams in a consultative and supportive technical role. The ability to research problems and find solutions to wide variety of problems is paramount. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work closely with potential and current customers to scope technical solutions that meet and optimize their operational needs
  • Collaborate with account managers to identify, advance, and technically drive new opportunity and sustained account support
  • Provide, track, and document first level technical support for existing customer accounts and elevate support when appropriate
  • Develop, organize, and deliver introductory technical training courses on the use of ANSYS electromagnetic simulation products
  • Maintain a general understanding of the breadth of technology provided by all ANSYS product offerings and technical solutions
  • Sustain technical proficiency through ANSYS certifications and continual pursuit of personal, technical, and professional growth
  • Participate in and support internal marketing initiatives that drive customer engagement, education, and grow technical capacity
  • Other duties as assigned

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
  • Interpersonal - Maintains confidentiality.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Demonstrates group presentation skills.
  • Team Work - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.
  • Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  • Adaptability - Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on Commitments.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.

Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Job Requirements:

  • Required:
    • Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
    • Fundamental understanding of microwave, RF, antenna, and general high-frequency electromagnetics concepts
    • Minimum of 3 months experience using ANSYS HFSS (can be obtained in a university setting)
    • Ability to work effectively in both independent and diverse team environments
    • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to develop practical engineering solutions to difficult problems
    • Exceptional customer service aptitude, as well as communication and presentation skills
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools to include PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
    • Available for occasional travel (about 20%).
  • Preferred:
    • 3.0 GPA or higher
    • Experience with electromagnetic simulation for real-world industry applications
    • Experience with ANSYS SBR+ (Savant) and/or EMIT
    • Familiarity with common programming languages (C, C++, Python, etc.)

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

Math Ability:

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of MS Word processing software; MS Excel spreadsheet software and HFSS (3D/2D) Electromagnetic simulation tools.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.


Application Engineer, Low Frequency Electromagnetics


Location: Torrance, CA


PADT is currently seeking an Application Engineer for ANSYS Simulation Software in its Torrance, CA office.

Summary:

The Application Engineer provides technical expertise for ANSYS simulation software in support of PADT's sales team through strategic pre-sales and technical scoping activities utilizing proven domain expertise, problem solving, demonstrating and presenting to customers by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Presenting PADT's expertise and capabilities to prospects and customers and helping to grow relationships
  • Conducting in-person and web-conference discovery meetings with customers
  • Defining customer requirement specifications, and discussing software capability
  • Assisting in the development and generation of formal sales proposals to ensure technical accuracy
  • Perform benchmarking with ANSYS tools as needed and collect various performance and accuracy metrics
  • Coordinating and delivering sales collateral, presentation project plans, process flow, provision specifications, and service level definitions
  • Creating detailed implementation plans inclusive of sales strategy by addressing schemes, service level agreements, and network validation and testing procedures
  • Providing expert advice on application of ANSYS to specific use cases
  • Providing on-going technical support via in-person, phone, email, or web conference
  • Training customers on software applications or use cases
  • Delivering professional consulting services in the form of update presentations, periodic meetings, or account reviews with customer stakeholders
  • Providing support and mentoring on ANSYS products for existing PADT customers
  • Educating colleagues in areas of expertise and participate in training to expand knowledge in other areas
  • Creating and maintain sales case studies for all non-standard sales opportunities
  • Creating training material and conduct training classes as needed
  • Developing technical marketing material for ANSYS including tutorials, blog postings, and videos

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education/Experience/Skills: (Required)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or other technical discipline
  • At least two years of professional engineering experience utilizing engineering software
  • Demonstrated use of relevant ANSYS software or knowledge of other commercial CAE, CAD, EDA software packages
  • Thorough understanding of electromagnetic devices and/or electrical system design and simulation, with a specialty in one or more of the following applications:
    • Electric Machines
    • Actuators/Solenoids
    • Magnetic Sensors/Transformers
    • Power Electronics
    • Low Frequency Electromagnetic experience
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Tolerance for and ability to interact with customers and prospects, often with incomplete or conflicting requirements
  • Beginner computer programming skills
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Have a passion and drive for personal technical excellence

Education/Experience/Skills: (Preferred)

  • MS degree a plus
  • Experience using ANSYS Maxwell is a plus
  • Electric Machine Design experience is a plus
  • Prior training/teaching experience is a plus

Application and Support Engineer


Location: Austin, TX


PADT is currently seeking a full-time Application and Support Engineer to join our sales team in Austin, Texas.

Summary:

The Application and Simulation Support Engineer provides technical expertise to support PADT's customers while also assisting PADT's ANSYS sales team through strategic pre-sales and technical scoping activities utilizing, engineering knowledge, simulation experience, problem solving, communicating, eagerness to learn, as well as demonstrating and presenting to customers by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Support ANSYS sales team by acting as the technical resource throughout the sales process
  • Travel with PADT's sales team to prospects and customers, using sales knowledge and technical skills to move sales opportunities to the next level.
  • Identify potential customers and help match PADT's and ANSYS' solution to customer's needs
  • Define customer requirement specifications.
  • Create and present technical product demonstrations to customers and prospects.
  • Perform benchmarking with ANSYS tools and collect various performance and accuracy metrics
  • Educate colleagues on areas of expertise and participate in training to grow into other expertise areas
  • Assist in the development and generation of formal sales proposals to ensure technical accuracy.
  • Coordinate and deliver sales collateral, presentation project plans, process flow, provision specifications, and service level definitions.
  • Present PADT's expertise and capabilities to prospects and customers and help to grow relationships
  • Create detailed implementation plans inclusive of sales strategy by addressing schemes, service level agreements, and network validation and testing procedures.
  • Create training material and conduct training classes as needed.
  • Develop technical marketing material including tutorials, blog postings, and videos

Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field and at least two years of professional experience.

Minimum of two years' experience with commercial FEA, CFD or Electromagnetic analysis tools such as ANSYS, Fluent, HFSS, STAR-CCM, CST, etc.

Strong theoretical understanding of mechanical structures, dynamics, electromagnetics, fluid mechanics and engineering math as relevant to degree and experience.


Accounting Specialist


Location: Tempe, AZ


PADT is currently seeking a part-time (20-29 hours per week) Accounting Specialist to join the accounting team in Tempe, AZ. This position is temporary for the first 90 days with the expectation of becoming permanent at the end of that period.

The Accounting Specialist applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information, prepare reports and provide accounting support to major financial accounting areas including accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger accounting and account reconciliation by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.
  • Distributes expenditures, encumbrances, receipts, and receivables according to schedules.
  • Prepares A/R reports on a weekly basis.
  • Processes payables on a weekly basis.
  • Determines proper handling of financial transactions and approves transactions within designated limits.
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.
  • Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
  • Installs, modifies, documents, and coordinates implementation of accounting systems and accounting control procedures.
  • Conducts studies and submits recommendations for improving the organization's accounting operation.
  • Collects appropriate data and prepares federal, state, and local reports and sales tax returns.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least 5 years’ related accounting experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • A Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; is preferred but not required.
  • English language proficiency to include excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office Word, Excel and Outlook required
  • Strong Sage50 (Peachtree) accounting software skills
  • Sales tax experience preferred but not required

Account Manager, Metal 3D Printer Sales


Location: Austin, TX


PADT has recently become an authorized representative for Desktop Metal 3D printers in the state of Texas. In response, we are currently seeking a motivated, experienced B2B relationship sales professional to sell this product. The Account Manager is responsible for all Desktop Metal 3D printer hardware sales activities, from lead generation through close in Texas and is responsible for maximizing sales profitability, growth and account penetration. Products and services are sold directly to end users primarily via face-to-face contact by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.

  • Establish, develop and maintain business relationships with current and prospective customers in order to generate new business for the organization by performing all sales activities in the state of Texas
  • Travel throughout Texas to visit and sell to regular and/or prospective customers and, attend trade shows
  • Maintain a regular schedule of contact with customers to assist in growing their use of the technology, and adding additional systems
  • Create and maintain a healthy pipeline of prospects through sales leads, internet searches, periodicals, business directories, industry ads, trade shows, and other sources
  • Understand and follow an established sales process and track sales objectives
  • Effectively balance time between cold-calling, managing prospects, and closing deals
  • Achieve or exceed assigned revenue objectives
  • Work with technical support engineers as needed to facilitate sales
  • Remain knowledgeable and abreast of new, and existing products & services to facilitate sales
  • Create and conduct sales presentations matching PADT's products/services with customer needs
  • Develop clear and effective written proposals/quotations for current and prospective customers
  • Create and maintain account plans for existing customers highlighting profile, share and value opportunities
  • Coordinate sales effort with marketing, sales management, accounting and engineering services groups
  • Maintain sales records and prepare sales reports as required
  • Provide accurate forecasts for new sales and renewal revenues
  • Maintain accurate customer and sales data in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool at all times
  • Develop and maintain positive win-win relationships with clients
  • Relay client feedback to product development staff

Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in an engineering discipline or, Bachelor's degree with technical sales experience
  • Two or more years of field sales experience selling technology to businesses
  • Proven track record of success in a technical sales role
  • A true and noticeable passion for technology
  • Excellent written, and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Strong listening skills
  • Ability to understand and explain technology to others
  • Excellent time management skills
  • A deep desire to help customers become more successful
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time

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