FAE Wireless Solutions (m/f)
Avnet Abacus are looking for a Field application engineer – Wireless Solutions who will be responsible for providing pre-sale and post-sale technical support to customers for wireless application design and integration, system development and optimisation. You will work closely with Avnet Abacus’ sales and technical teams to ensure the highest levels of expertise and support are brought to our customer’s design becoming an expert in the wireless solutions portfolio for Avnet Abacus and contribute significantly to the customer adoption of these technologies, which include wireless modules, sensors, antennas and associated interconnect and passive products.

This position can be located in Paris, Lyon or Toulouse.

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILTIES:

  • Promote the Avnet Abacus wireless technology portfolio to customers to ensure maximum adoption of the entire portfolio through both customer visits and the wider sales and marketing channels
  • Provide technical support to Avnet Abacus customers throughout their design cycle, demonstrating a deep understanding of their needs to help them successfully implement wireless technology through evaluation, testing and integration to the placing of production orders and beyond
  • Provide timely technically authoritative advice, support and guidance to sales colleagues
  • Become the key resource for our sales teams in identifying, targeting and developing opportunities to increase the adoption of our wireless portfolio
  • Working with colleagues in the regional sales and technical marketing teams work closely to manage opportunities from first consideration by the customer to full production
  • Become an expert in the wireless technologies offered by Avnet Abacus to our customers, including wireless modules, antennas and associated interconnect and passive product ranges
  • Regularly undertake training and joint visits with our key suppliers
  • Continually develop commercial skills through joint activities and visits with sales colleagues
  • Work closely with colleagues in the Strategic applications, product management and Marketing communications teams to develop and implement strategies to drive awareness and adoption of our wireless portfolio in a broad range of markets and applications
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with our suppliers, maintaining an in depth understanding of their products and strategies

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree in Electronic Engineering
  • Excellent understanding of wireless connectivity protocols (Bluetooth, Wifi, LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IoT GNSS/GPS)
  • Understanding of the design challenges to successfully choose and integrate a wireless solution
  • Proven experience of influencing technically proficient engineering teams essential
  • Ability to work part of a team, in a dynamic environment with stakeholders of varying technical expertise
  • Excellent communication skills

 
Avnet Abacus is a pan-European distributor of connector, electromechanical, passive, power and battery products. Our industry-leading supplier linecard and widespread local presence means that our customers benefit from the product choice, financial strength, logistics and fulfilment benefits of a global distributor, with the personal service of a local provider. The company is a division of Phoenix based Avnet, Inc., one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded systems. A Fortune 500 company, Avnet employs around 15,000 people worldwide and generated a revenue of $26.2 billion in fiscal year 2016 through sales in more than 70 countries.  Visit Avnet’s website www.avnet.com