TrellisWare Technologies, Inc
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is developing advanced communication systems for use in various military and commercial applications. 

TrellisWare is looking for a full-time Director, Systems in San Diego ,CA experienced in radios, advanced communications R&D, and DoD/government projects. This is a multi-faceted position that include functional management, technical leadership and execution, and business development. The successful candidate will have an advanced technical degree, preferably in communications and/or radios.

Spend your days working on next generation self-networking hand-held radios for our Military or help create new modem technologies for the toughest communication problems in areas such as HF, Free Space Optics, and interference mitigation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Functional management of two different growing systems engineering teams, totaling 15-20 team-members. Coordinate staffing, coaching, and career development with individual team-leads.
  • Ownership of Systems Engineering development processes. Grow, document, and advocate systems engineering processes at TrellisWare.
  • Technical leadership on specific programs.
  • Support business development and proposals. Writes winning white papers/proposals in partnership with business development and program management.
  • Successfully bridge systems engineering team to business development, product management, and other TrellisWare teams.

Education and Additional Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Ability/Interest to obtain a security clearance required.
  • Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering required, with a preferred focus in communications/radios or related subject.
  • At least (10) years of relevant experience, including the following:
    • Systems Engineering
    • Functional management
    • Technical leadership
    • Defense/government experience preferred


  • Expertise in digital communication theory, including coding and modulation, information theory, and detection and estimation.
  • Experience with hardware radio architectures including FPGA, DSP, and RF.
  • Expertise in laboratory debug techniques using digital scopes, logic analyzers, BERTS, and other complex measurement devices.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills, both functional and technical.
  • Works independently, demonstrates initiative and interacts with a variety of managers and engineering development teams.
  • Ability to operate independently while still communicating activities and tactics often and well with the rest of the organization.
  • Self-motivated, creative and resourceful to meet the needs of a fast-paced growing company environment.
  • Builds and maintains long-term relationships with internal technical teams and customers.
  • Demonstrates strong documentation skills and proficient with PC office applications.
  • Demonstrates analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequently sit, stand, walk, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach within hands and arm's length, stoop, kneel, and crouch, talk and hear.
  • Regularly sit for extended periods of time; frequently use office equipment such as PC, printer, telephone, etc.
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Meet specific vision abilities required by this job, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in the job description restricts the company's right to change, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time for any reason.

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