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 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.