[Jobposts] Senior Applications Engineer - Team Leader - Lightfleet Corporation

Dan Fick dfick at lightfleet.com
Thu Aug 14 19:18:56 UTC 2008

Senior Applications Engineer

Lightfleet Corporation – Background Information

Lightfleet® Corporation is an emerging Pre-IPO growth company located in a
suburb of Portland, OR that is 100% privately funded and employs 50+

Lightfleet has invented and developed a new type of Interconnect technology
that lets computers talk to each other using broadcast light. This
invention, called Corowave™ technology, makes systems smaller, use less
power, and do more work.

The Corowave™ technology is a patented “all-to-all broadcast optical
interconnect” that eliminates the congestion and contention that create
internal bottlenecks in inter-processor communication that exist because of
limitations in today’s point-to-point interconnect technologies.

Customers using systems based on Lightfleet technology will see significant
benefits from increased efficiency in computing performance and data
throughput, as well as reduced power consumption.  This Interconnect will
first be utilized in a new type of server that will be manufactured on-site.

Senior Applications Engineer

Lightfleet is seeking a Senior Applications Engineer. This is an internal
Applications Engineering function reporting to the Development Engineering
organization.  This position will include customer-facing responsibilities
as you will be working with the field sales team and systems engineers in
both a pre and post sales capacity.

As the successful applicant for this position, you will be a senior
professional and ready to fill many roles as everyone must in an early
staged company.  Simply put, in this position you will craft the ideal fit
of our technology to the customer's needs.

The successful applicant must be comfortable rolling up their sleeves and
contributing to our success as an individual contributor. In this position
you will:
• Apply your knowledge of high performance parallel, shared memory, and
clustered applications to help us present our technology to our customers in
the most relevant and appealing manner possible. 
• Apply the same knowledge to adjust and augment our deliverables to
maximize their usefulness to our customers. 
• Build a detailed understanding of how to apply our technology to solve
customer problems and 
• Use your knowledge to help our customer’s software team transition from
power point slides to working applications. 

You will also be our internal customer as we plan and deliver our solutions.
For example: 
• What are the major items that are missing our technology roadmap that will
greatly aid in the creation of the scalable parallel applications of the
• More importantly what are the little features that will make a big
difference in our products that will make them easy and instinctive for our
customers to use? 
• Is there any additional documentation or collateral that we need to

Lightfleet is a fast-paced environment so we are seeking a high-energy and
dedicated professional that thrives under these conditions.  This position
requires a strong communicator and someone who feels as confident presenting
at the executive level as they are standing at the whiteboard in front of
other programmers.

You will be charged with addressing customer questions and concerns with
clarity and diplomacy.  You will need to connect what we have and what the
customer needs in the minimum time possible.  You may be called upon to sort
through potentially unclear feedback, identify the critical issues, and
drive a customer-focused action plan. 
The Senior Application Engineer will begin as an individual contributor but
there will be ample room to grow.  As a result, the successful candidate
could be ready for their first leadership position or perhaps a seasoned
leader who would relish the opportunity to build an Apps Organization from
the ground up and create the organization the way it should be done.  

Minimum Qualifications

• BSCS or equivalent + 10 years experience 
• Minimum 5 years experience developing successful high performance parallel
• Experience programming applications to run under Linux 
• Strong, clear communicator 
• Detailed understanding of the benefits and shortcomings of the major
technologies and protocols that support parallel applications 
• Experience in a customer facing role with pre and post sales support
• Willingness to travel globally at short notice. 
• Able to set own priorities from customer feedback and deliver tangible
results with minimal supervision.  

Desired qualifications

• Advanced degrees 
• Knowledge in state of the state of the art any of the following 
o Pattern recognition 
o Monte Carlo analysis 
o Database applications 
o Clustered computing 
o Shared memory programming techniques 
o Load balancing 
o High performance networking 
o Large scale simulations 
o HPC 
o Linux Kernel 
• Experience selling and supporting products overseas 
• Current or recent security clearance. 

To Apply

Please send your resume to careers at lightfleet.com

Please note

There are other positions and opportunities in the Software Field at
Lightfleet as well.  This includes internships, kernel development, lab
management, and QA/Testing.  Thank you.  

Lightfleet Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Information

Company Name: Lightfleet Corporation
Location: Camas, WA – suburb of Portland, OR
Name of Recruiting Company: N/A – Lightfleet does not work with any agencies
Name of Person Posting Ad: Dan Fick, Technical Recruiter @ Lightfleet
Country: USA
International Applications?: Unfortunately not at this time.
Pre-existing work visas?: Yes, unfortunately we require prior sponsorship
and eligibility to work in the United States.
Relocation Amount part of Salary Package: Depending on candidate
Can we telecommute: Possibly one day per week depending on work requirements

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