Arrow Electronics Field Application Engineer in San Jose, California


Field Application Engineer

Job Description:

Field Application Engineer

  • A dynamic position that requires an individual with the right balance of technical skills, business acumen and interpersonal skills.

  • Keen understanding of hardware, firmware and software design and technologies, as well as their applicability to various designs.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for utilizing an advanced understanding of the customer needs and technical leadership expertise to champion Arrow as the engineering partner of choice for technology companies.

  • Has an advanced understanding of the customer’s needs and leverages Arrow’s engineering and design services resources to identify & facilitate solutions for customers. Apply technical expertise to influence designs utilizing solution selling, resources, and strategies.

  • Partner with the sales team across pre-and post-sales activities. Perform and drive technical calibrations & research with sales, other Arrow departments, and suppliers in support of the customer design.

  • Attend supplier trainings and demonstrate an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of supplier technologies and how those technologies relate to market needs.

  • Manage supplier and customer expectations by building and developing relationships, keeping stakeholders up-to-date on activities, plans, and progressing towards initiatives. Deepen and broaden connections with key decision makers within suppliers and customers.

  • Strategic role: Attend and actively participate in strategic branch meetings. Develop and drive strategic technical plans by supplier as well as by customer. Organize engineering customer events.

Job Complexity

  • Requires in-depth knowledge and experience

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions

  • Works independently; receives minimal guidance

  • Acts as a resource for colleagues and customers with less experience

  • Contributes to process improvements

  • Resolve problems both by using existing solutions, as well as by developing new solutions.

Experience / Education

  • BSEE

  • 5-7 years of related work experience.

  • Analog and RF and/or FPGA and Digital experience


San Jose

Time Type:

Full time

Most people live in the present. But a handful of us live in a world that doesn’t exist yet — the world of Five Years Out. Five Years Out is the tangible future. And it’s a way of thinking at Arrow that serves as a springboard for innovators, helping them see what’s coming and stay ahead of what’s ahead.

We are much more than products and services. We’re a community of designers, engineers, builders and visionaries who navigate the path between possibility and practicality, across the complete lifecycle of electronics, in some of the fastest-growing commercial and industrial markets on the planet.

The work we do is everywhere, from things you’ve never seen to things you can’t live without. A Fortune 119 company with more than 18,700 employees in over 90 countries, and 2016 sales of $23.8 billion, we guide innovation forward for the world’s leading technologies used in homes, businesses and daily life. If it takes a charge, chances are we helped design it, build it and get it to market.

Are you Five Years Out? Then chances are, you’ll enjoy working with us.

Arrow is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Arrow will make reasonable accommodations that enable qualified individuals to perform the essential functions of their jobs so long as the accommodation does not create an undue hardship.