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Director of Finance

Job Description

The Director of Finance is a member of the executive management team and reports directly to the CEO while working closely with the management team members on financial planning, talents recruitment, new products introduction process and contracts negotiations, among other duties. The Director of Finance will assist in formulating the company’s future direction and in supporting tactical initiatives and business development in new applications of mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy.

Responsibilities

Planning

  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
  • Develop financial and tax strategies
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
  • Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction
Operations
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Manage the accounting, human resources, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury departments
  • Oversee the financial operations of US, and Indian subsidiary companies
  • Manage any third parties to which functions have been outsourced
  • Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
  • Implement operational best practices
  • Oversee employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package
  • NDA/Contract negotiation, profit & loss analysis on project basis
Financial Information
  • Oversee the issuance of financial information
  • Report financial results to the board of directors

Risk Management

  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
  • Construct and monitor reliable control systems
  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations

Funding

  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
  • Arrange for debt and equity financing
  • Invest funds

Requirements

  • Degree in economics and/or accounting or a related area. An MBA is highly desired.
  • 7+ yrs of finance experience, preferably within a start-up environment and capital equipments/scientific instrumentation industry.

Director of Sales

Job Description

Atonarp, Inc. is seeking a seasoned, high-energy, and results-driven Director of Sales who is passionate to be part of a startup and capable of developing a sales strategy to expand our partner relationships and meticulously manage the sales process. This executive will have a blend of expertise in business development, sales, strategic thinking and a passion for innovation and new technologies. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of all sales aspects, including market competitiveness analysis, pricing, channel partners relationship, and distribution. In this leadership role, the successful candidate should be highly analytical and can create and lead complex sales partnerships with a strong focus on seeking, cultivating and closing sales opportunities and bringing high value to the organization.

The Director of Sales will report to C-level executives of the company and will work closely with other functions of the company, including marketing & business development, operations and engineering.

Responsibilities

  • Develop sales strategy and process to engage with key partners/ customers
  • Identify and engage key partners at an executive level
  • Manage Key Account programs through all phases of the sales cycle including global and local strategies, market gap analysis, planning, implementation and tracking
  • Lead the identification, development, and closure of new opportunities within the vertical applications market
  • Manage customer pipeline and an implementation team to achieve pre-established partnership goals
  • Generate projections of the value created for partners
  • Identify key assumptions for success to test them
  • Lead and structure sale proposals to senior executives
  • Build organizational alignment around long and short-term sales and channel strategies
  • Evaluate and analyze effectiveness of sales models and programs
  • Work closely with Marketing and the Product Development teams to assist in the definition of customer needs/expectations and ensure alignment around market and applications requirements and product specifications and features
  • Understand business trends and technology advancements

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering or related field is required
  • 15+ years of total work experience in scientific instrumentation sales and Business Development
  • 5+ years as a Business Development Manager or Sales Manager/Director
  • Experienced negotiator and deal closer
  • Strategic mindset– proof of leveraging partnerships to support and expand business strategy
  • Self-motivated, with proven track record of execution as a team member and team leader
  • Possess excellent organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel more than 50% of the time

Director Applications – Mass and Optical Spectrometry

Job Description

The Director of Applications reports to the SVP of Product Development and works closely with other functions of the company including marketing, sales, and engineering. The Director of Applications is responsible for technical engagements with leading customers in the areas of spectrometry, contributing to product roadmaps, and supporting product development efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a support plan and timeline for key customer engagements
  • Develop intricate operational knowledge of systems under development
  • Develop plans to diagnose and debug issues found by customers
  • Identify key requirements early in the customer engagements process
  • Contribute to and support definitions of next generation products and roadmaps
  • Hire and direct staff of senior applications engineers
  • Strengthen key customer relations through technical competence and relationship management skills
  • Manage customer expectations in line with company’s timelines

Requirements

  • Ph.D in Physics/ Chemistry with 10+ years’ experience or related degree from a top tier university and superior academic credentials
  • 2+ years leading a team of applications engineers in the instrumentation field, preferably in mass spectrometry or optical spectrometry
  • Solid technical understanding in Mass Spectrometry and/or Optical Spectrometry
  • Solid understanding of the engineering process, including error budgeting, hardware and software skills, ability to diagnose and debug systems issues.
  • Good customer presentation and relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong team building and collaborative mindset

Senior Applications Engineer

Job Description

The Senior Applications Engineer reports to the Director of Applications and works closely with other functions of the company including marketing, sales, and engineering. The Senior Applications Engineer is responsible for software and hardware support of spectrometry instrumentation being developed by the company.

Responsibilities

  • Develop intricate operational knowledge of systems under development
  • Develop plans to diagnose and debug issues found by customers
  • Develop lab automation procedures to enhance reliability of data collection
  • Provide clear and concise reports on work
  • Contribute to and support analysis of data
  • Set up and modify hardware configurations as needed
  • Set up and modify software configurations as needed

Requirements

  • BS degree with 5+ years’ experience (MS preferred) in Electrical Engineering or related degree from a top tier university and superior academic credentials
  • 2+years working on analytical instrumentation
  • Solid understanding of the engineering process, including data analysis and presentation, hardware and software skills, ability to diagnose and debug systems issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work as part of a team.

Principal Applications Scientist – Optical Spectrometry

Job Description

The Principal Applications Scientist reports to the Director of Applications and works closely with other functions of the company including marketing, sales, and engineering. The Principal Applications Scientist is responsible for technical engagements with leading customers in the areas of optical spectrometry, contributing to product refinement, and leading research efforts utilizing the company’s proprietary diagnostic tools.

Responsibilities

  • Develop intricate operational knowledge of systems under development
  • Develop plans to diagnose and debug issues found by customers
  • Strengthen key customer relations through technical competence and relationship management skills
  • Design experiments, write grant proposals, and manage funded research efforts.
  • Contribute to product refinement and improvement through use in end application studies

Requirements

  • MS degree with 10+ years’ experience (PhD preferred) in Electrical Engineering or related degree from a top tier university and superior academic credentials
  • 5+years working on the development of leading edge optical spectrometers
  • Solid technical understanding of Optical Spectrometry methods
  • Solid understanding of the engineering process, including error budgeting, hardware and software skills, ability to diagnose and debug systems issues.
  • Good customer presentation and relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong team building and collaborative mindset

Principal Scientist – Optical Spectrometry

Job Description

The Principal Scientist is responsible for leading technical programs in the area of sub-nanosecond spectroscopy in the near- to mid-infrared spectral regions. Experience in polarized spectroscopy, Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman scattering, CARS imaging microscopy, and/or optical coherence tomography is also valued.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, build and test systems and products based on optic, photonic, and laser technologies
  • Develop and benchmark system performance model
  • Support product development efforts by breaking down system specifications into component performance requirements, and participate in development review process
  • Design experiments, write grant proposals, and manage funded research efforts.
  • Contribute to product refinement and improvement through use in end application studies

Technical Skills

  • Strong understanding of Optical Spectroscopy methods and experience designing and verifying optical systems to specifications, both in simulations and in the laboratory
  • Experience with Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman scattering, CARS imaging microscopy, and/or optical coherence tomography

Education and Qualifications

  • MS degree (or higher) in Optical Physics, Physics, or related engineering discipline is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A Ph.D. is desired.
  • 5+years working on the development of leading edge optical spectrometers
  • Solid understanding of the engineering process, including error budgeting, hardware and software skills, ability to diagnose and debug systems issues.
  • Ability to work with a global program team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (English)

Principal Applications Scientist – Mass Spectrometry

Job Description

The Principal Applications Scientist reports to the Director of Applications and works closely with other functions of the company including marketing, sales, and engineering. The Principal Applications Scientist is responsible for technical engagements with leading customers in the areas of mass spectrometry, contributing to product roadmaps, and supporting product definition and development efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Develop intricate operational knowledge of systems under development
  • Develop plans to diagnose and debug issues found by customers
  • Identify key requirements early in the customer engagements process
  • Develop a support plan and timeline for key customer engagements
  • Strengthen key customer relations through technical competence and relationship management skills
  • Contribute to and support definitions of next generation products and roadmaps
  • Contribute to development efforts by breaking down system specifications into component performance requirements, and participate in development review process

Requirements

  • MS degree with 10+ years’ experience (PhD preferred) in Electrical Engineering or related degree from a top tier university and superior academic credentials
  • 5+ years working on the development of leading edge mass spectrometers
  • Deep technical understanding of Mass Spectrometry
  • Solid understanding of the engineering process, including error budgeting, hardware and software skills, ability to diagnose and debug systems issues.
  • Good customer presentation and relationship management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong team building and collaborative mindset

Electro-Optical Engineer

Job Description

Atonarp is currently seeking an Electro-Optical Engineer for our Research & Development team in Fremont, CA. The work will include optical path modeling and design of prototype detectors, and electro-optical components, optical alignment, data acquisition and analysis.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead system architecture and mechanization for optical based products
  • Design, develop, build and test systems and products based on optic, photonic, and laser technologies including specifying, selecting and qualifying active and passive optical components
  • Developing and benchmarking system performance models
  • Developing and implementing test procedures
  • Perform requirements review
  • Support product design reviews
  • Support hardware prototype builds
  • Characterize and test product performance

Technical Skills

  • Strong understanding of applied optical design and simulation using optical simulation tools and experience designing and verifying optical systems to specifications, both in simulations and in the laboratory
  • Experience with NIR detector technologies, design, calibration, and performance modeling
  • Experience with electro-optical and/or opto-mechanical beam steering and focusing

Education and Qualifications

  • MS degree (or higher) in Optical Physics, Physics, or related engineering discipline is required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. A Ph.D. is desired.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience is required.
  • Ability to work with a global program team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (English)

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