Thread: Employment Opportunity: Electronics Guru and Field System Engineer

Started: 2012-01-02 23:09:13
Last activity: 2012-01-02 23:09:13
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*Electronics Guru and Field System Engineer, OSOP, Panama*

OSOP, located in the highlands of Western Panama, has an opening for a
full-time electronics specialist and field system engineer. We are looking
for someone who can design circuit boards for geophysical applications, is
good with their hands and can install geophysical equipment. Knowledge of
geophysics is a plus.

*Company Description*
OSOP provides vertically integrated solutions and turn-key systems for
geophysical monitoring. OSOP develops, supports, installs, maintains and
configures instrumentation and software for early warning civil defense
systems to mitigate the effects of natural disasters. OSOP promotes a
dynamic, fast-paced and entrepreneurial work environment.

*Position Description*
The successful applicant will be in charge of the OSOP eletronics and field
teams, manage network installation and instrument development projects from
cradle to grave, have free-range of the electronics laboratory and machine
shop, and will be granted the freedom to innovate. The position will
require world travel to exotic and often tropical environments. Resilience,
independence, adaptability, efficiency and tenacity are desired qualities.
Before applying applicants should consider if they can adapt to an
international team in a tropical land at the base of a volcano within a
county known for its endless beaches.

*Essential Job Functions*
* Assists in the design, fabrication, testing, documentation and repair of
hardware for geophysical projects
* Independently designs and installs geophysical networks: logistics, site
reconnaissance, site selection, installation, construction, maintenance,
and data transmission.
* Independently identifies, troubleshoots and solves technical issues
related to hardware, software, and data transmission.
* Independently trains OSOP field personnel.
* Travel domestically or internationally for extended periods, often on
short notice.

Location: Volcano Baru, Panama
Deadline: January 31st, 2012
Perks: Paid flight to Panama, interim housing, company transportation
(including use of car on weekends), international travel

* Formal education in electronics.
* Experience in circuitry and instrument design.
* Programming of embedded systems and micro-processors.
* Some knowledge of geophysical methodologies and instrumentation, data
communications, and power systems.
* Proven ability to plan and coordinate projects.
* Experience in construction.
* Functional English skills. Spanish is helpful but not a requirement.

Applicants not gung-ho about pushing the envelope need not apply.

*Selection Procedure*
Applications will be evaluated on their experience in network and hardware
design, capacity for critical thought and lateral thinking skills.

*Still interested?*
Send a C.V. to Branden Christensen (branden . christensen @ osop . com .
pa) and Angel Rodriguez (angel @ volcanbaru . com). Tailor the C.V. to your
exposure to and proficiency in:
- Electronics and instrument design
- Programming of embedded systems and micro-processors.
- Geophysical network configuration and management
- Volcano, earthquake and/or geophysical institute experience

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