Staff Field Application Engineer- AI Communication Solutions

#, CA, US, _
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TE Connectivity
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Job Overview

The remote Staff Field Application Engineer will work intimately with TE Connectivity’s AI customers and ecosystem. This individual will serve as a technical resource for our customers’ engineers and program / platform managers by providing technical expertise, design work, product application information, and general support for TE Connectivity’s AI customers.  The selected engineer will be a significant interface between TE Connectivity’s sales and engineering organizations and our AI customers. 

The Data and Devices business unit of TE Connectivity has an opportunity for an experienced Field Application Engineer in California to support AI customers throughout the US market place. The business unit has determined that, for our key customers, having knowledgeable engineering presence locally is critical to long-term success in supporting our customers’ product and design needs and in advancing our Company’s interests.

What your background should look like:

Key Responsibilities

  • Be the initial point of contact for AI customer’s local engineering group
  • Function as the technical interface between the customer’s engineers and the TE engineering community on all existing products as well as focus on new product development opportunities
  • Actively contribute to new product development opportunities for TE at the customer with the ability to provide conceptual design modeling
  • Interact directly with key customer on a daily basis and coordinate the deliverables related to customer projects including new products, modifications to existing products, test studies, signal integrity modeling, and any other development efforts
  • Establish relationships with key customer engineering contacts and decision makers
  • Gain a solid understanding of customer’s product set and future roadmap
  • Gain a solid understanding of TE Data and Devices products and future roadmap
  • Use VOC (Voice of Customer) tools to understand the accounts’ technology, strategic direction, and electronic connectivity needs. Communicate these needs to internal TE Connectivity teams to initiate projects
  • Support a cross-functional, global team specific to the customer. The team may consist of a Program Manager, Quality Engineering, Logistics, Procurement, Operations, and Sales.
  • Penetrate customers’ design cycle to be involved in the early stages of new product / platform planning
  • Work closely with internal engineering teams to insure that they are meeting the customers’ needs and be a conduit to the customer
  • Represent and be an advocate for the customer
  • Support product & process qualifications
  • Support existing applications and products including tolerance analysis, application evaluation, and testing

Skills, Experience and Education

  • The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
  • BS degree in Engineering required (Mechanical / Systems discipline preferred)
  • At least 7 years of engineering experience in connector knowledge
  • Knowledge of general manufacturing processes of stamping, molding, plating, and automated product assembly desired
  • Experience in development engineering and participation in full product development cycle
  • Prefer candidates with some knowledge of electronics components, preferably in one or more of our product lines (connectors, electronics relays, wire & cable)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective project leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize
  • Strong interpersonal & negotiating skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to communicate across all levels within and outside of the organization
  • Computer proficient including 3D Design Applications, Pro Engineer preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required, mainly regionally
  • Successful candidates will have strong ability to work independently
  • Outstanding networking, influencing, and listening skills
  • Experience reading/interpreting production level drawings
  • Ability to perform basic tolerance analysis


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $164,112 – $246,168 (subject to change dependent on physical location)
  • Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
  • Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits