Swift Navigation, Inc. was founded in 2012 to make GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable. Its GPS and GNSS positioning products are available a fraction of the price of the competition and deliver 100 times better accuracy than the GPS in a cell phone. Swift Navigation’s technology benefits a multitude of industries and applications—including autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision agriculture, robotics, surveying and space. With its innovation and technology honored by Inc.’s 2016 and Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 lists, Swift Navigation is enabling a world where fields farm themselves, drones fly safely and autonomous transportation can take you home.

Swift Navigation is a multinational tech startup navigating the future of autonomous vehicles.  Our highly collaborative teams are pushing state of the art in satellite navigation technology, making high accuracy positioning ubiquitous and easy to use across a wide variety of industries and applications in unmanned aerial vehicles, robotics and autonomous transportation. With over 75 employees across 3 countries we are making GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable across a variety of applications.

We’re  hiring an Operations Manager.  This role is part of the team responsible for new product introduction (NPI) and consumer and network products.  In this position you will be accountable for strategy execution; developing best practice processes; cross-functionally increasing efficiency and reducing costs and improved customer services.   Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and develop contract manufacturer relationships
  • Manage a diverse Supply Chain and associated programs
  • Develop and manage key supply chain relationships
  • Primary Ops lead for New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Lead Ops in cost reduction project(s)
  • Work with quality and test teams to develop reliability test regimen
  • Work with test engineering on test and fixture qualification regimen
  • Work with sales and product teams on forecasting and planning
  • Manage fulfillment and logistics operations
  • Develop ERP processes and implement modules
  • Support regulatory testing, as needed
  • Manage Change Control Board (CCB) process

Candidates should have the following skills and experience:

  • 2 - 5 years of experience in operations or supply chain role
  • Experience in PCBA and system build through domestic and offshore contract manufacturer
  • Mfg test experience working with TE (test engineering) and CM on defining qualification of fixtures
  • Prior ERP implementation experience

Strong candidates will also possess skills in one or more of:

  • Prior experience with Netsuite
  • Prior experience with Arena Solutions, Agile
  • Prior start up experience
  • NPI experience for industrial products; familiarity with EVT, DVT, PVT, GA process
  • Prior experience implementing and supporting Reliability testing 
  • Prior experience supporting regulatory testing 
  • Prior global experience sourcing and developing suppliers for components and assemblies

Benefits & Perks:

  • Flexible vacation, competitive salary, employer covered health insurance, 401(k)
  • Fully stocked kitchen, weekly catered lunches and tech-talks, free gym membership
  • Dynamic engineering role -- technological innovation is at the core of our business
  • Growth and learning opportunities from a startup environment include working closely with an international team of scientists, engineers, software architects, researchers, programmers and professionals

Swift Navigation is a diverse and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, or other defining characteristics. Swift Navigation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of SFPC Art.49

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