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IEEE Buenaventura
April 2015 Newsletter

In This Issue


·         Advanced Personnel Profiles

·         Integrity Search and Consulting

·         Login Consulting Services

·         MicroJoining Solutions

·         Syntesis Global

·         Kelly Horiuchi - Farmers Insurance Agency

IEEE Specials

·         Join IEEE for 2015 and Pay Half Price!

·         IEEE Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) Program

·         IEEE ComSoc Conference Chapter Challenge

IEEE Technical Talks

·         Apr 29 - The Robot Doctor Will See You Now: Status and Potential of Robotics in Healthcare

·         May 6 - Cloud Computing and Related State, Federal, or International Laws

Other Announcements

·         Engineering Innovation - Introduction to Engineering Class for High School Students


Advanced Personnel Profiles
Job Opportunities

Product Manager - Implantables

Bioness (, Valencia

Experience with medical device marketing. Key strategic partner of the Marketing team responsible for leading the commercial aspects of implantable products.  Manage critical processes related to business planning, marketing plans, product training, portfolio management and development, market research.   Requires experience working in an operating room or surgical center.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Sr. Test Engineer

Alfred Mann Foundation (, Valencia

Conduct integration test for an electronic medical device system.  This position will also lead collaboration efforts for requirements analysis and test documentation, including all related Requirements Specification, Design Description, Test Plan and Test Procedures.  Facilitate System Design, System Verification and Validation Strategies in cooperation with other engineering functions.  Identify, mitigate and manage technical risk as part of the design oversight process.  Provide technical insight to Regulatory/Clinical to support regulatory/clinical strategies.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Associate Product Manager, Rehabilitation Technology

Bioness (, Valencia

The Associate Product Manager of Rehabilitation Technology will execute product development and global product portfolio strategies to exceed business objectives.  A highly visible upstream and downstream team member with 1-3 years experience in product marketing with medical device experience a plus. 

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Marketing Communication Manager

Bioness (, Valencia

Responsible for execution of multi-faceted promotional marketing & sales campaigns.  Leads select marketing functions including print, digital, adwords, social media, multimedia, tradeshows & public relations.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Financial Analyst

Bioness (, Valencia

Responsible for providing financial planning and analysis services.  Degree in accounting or finance and experience working for public accounting.  Manufacturing experience a plus.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Manufacturing Manager

Second Sight (, Sylmar

Direct and coordinate labor and other resources to control production.  Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in an FDA or regulated industry.  BS/BA in technical field preferred.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Second Sight (, Sylmar

As a member of the implant team, design & develop implants, fixtures and hardware.  BS or MS in mechanical engineering.  Experience with FEA, ANSYS and stress modeling preferred.  5+ years of experience and Solidworkds.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Quality Assurance Manager

Bioness (, Valencia

Focus on quality systems for this medical device.  Manufacturing is in Israel - some travel required.  Manage inspection and test, compliant investigation, document control, internal & external supplier audits.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Executive Assistant - HR

Bioness (, Valencia

Part-time position, 5 hours/day.  Provide administrative support to HR Director.  Must be confidential and work on problems of diverse scope.  Exercise sound judgment in a fast-paced environment.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Field Support Technician

Bioness (, Valencia

Extensive domestic and international travel - 80%.  Provide technical service at customer locations including installation, upgrades, troubleshooting & PM.  5+ years of experience in electro-mechanical devices.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Software Quality Assurance

Bioness (, Valencia

Design & development of software test and test automation framework.  2-3 years experience in an FDA regulated industry.  Experience with Java & Android, HTML, C, C++, C#.  BS in computer software, biomedical or EE.

Contact Pat Jacobs -  805-579-0630

Integrity Search and Consulting
Job Opportunities

Chief Electronic Engineer/Sr Staff EE

Will perform low-noise front-end analog design, and digital design/programming of FPGAs and microprocessors. Provides mentorship and serves as lead EE resource for 3 other EEs. Requires BS/MS/Phd in Electronic Engineering/Computer Engineering, or Physics plus at least 8-10 years’ related experience. Work on leading edge technology while performing product design for leader in Nanotechnology. Santa Barbara, CA - $125-160K including quarterly profit sharing.

If interested, please email

Product Manager

Must have 3+ years of product engineering or product management experience; requirements gathering/specs development and need manufacturing industry knowledge/experience. Experience with subscription-based website and/or ecommerce product mgmt. - BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science related field - Newbury Park, CA - $85-116K including 5% bonus - Software Company with manufacturing industry clients.

If interested, please email

Software Developer - Database/Server

SQL and C# expertise with strong knowledge of relational database design; web services - BS Computer Science or closely related field; 1-4 years’ related experience - Newbury Park, CA - $65-90K including 5% bonus - Software company with manufacturing industry clients.

If interested, please email

Login Consulting Services
Job Opportunities

County Government organization in Ventura is seeking a VMWare Administrator for a long term contract opportunity.  Seeking In-depth knowledge of VMware technology. Experience configuring VMware HA and DRS. Seeking experience with Windows Operating systems from a system administrator perspective. Experience with, VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 and 4.x. VMware VI3 and vSphere 4.x, VMware Virtual Center vSphere. Windows Server 2003, 2008.

Preferred Qualifications:

       VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

       vCloud Director


       NAS, SAN, Snap tools

       Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

Contact: Dana Dolin 310-607-9091

Major biotech/pharmaceutical Company in Thousand Oaks has a 9 month+ contract position open for an experienced Project Manager.

Experienced Project Manager with the following experience:

       Experience in the Bio-Pharma Field

       Project Forecasting & Budget Administration

       Project Change Management

       Project Scope Verification and Management

       Project Documentation

       Must possess extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques

Contact:  Meredith Jacobson 818-288-2119

Large Aerospace Company in Canoga Park is seeking two Engine System Design Engineers for a 9 Month Contract Position. Performs entry -level design engineering duties for liquid rocket engine systems.  Primary duties include working within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) environment to design/revise engine system components utilizing 3D CAD software, coordinating analysis support, and releasing drawings/models. Additional duties may include in-house/vendor fabrication and test support as needed.

Contact:  Meredith Jacobson 818-288-2119

Large Entertainment Company Glendale, CA is seeking an experienced DevOps System Engineer with Ruby/Python who have worked with high traffic websites for long term contract/contract to hire opportunity. Primary responsibilities include designing, building, and supporting high traffic websites and ecommerce platforms for a large-scale enterprise production environment.  Expert engineering and operations experience is a hard requirement as well as a light development background in one or more languages - Ruby, Python and Java is required.   Must be well versed in writing automation using Chef, Puppet or another SCM tool.

Contact:  Meredith Jacobson 818-288-2119

MicroJoining Solutions
Job Opportunity

MicroJoining Solutions is looking for a consultant who has experience in making electrical transfer function measurements in the 2 to 30-GHz range.  The consultant has to have access to the necessary measurement equipment and can come from academia or private industry. If interested email

Syntesis Global

Syntesis Global introduces the “New Standard” for Creating a Culture of Excellence in Leadership Development, Organizational Dynamics, Career Transitions and Outplacement Services: Syntesis Global™. With over thirty years of business experience, Syntesis Global™ offers state-of-the-art Performance Consulting through Executive Coaching, Change Management, Team Building, Organizational and Career Management services. Contact Rick Hernandez, President and CEO at

Kelly Horiuchi - Farmers Insurance Agency

Kelly Horiuchi is proud to be a scientist and offer her insurance services to the technical community of Ventura County. Farmers Insurance Group of Companies make up one of the country’s largest insurers of vehicles, homes and small businesses and provide a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees. Contact Kelly at

IEEE Specials

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Not an IEEE member yet?  Join now and get half off membership dues, and all of the benefits of membership through December 31.

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·         Keeping Technically Current:  Continue to advance your career and keep abreast of new and changing technologies. IEEE has the means for you to remain technically current through award winning publications, and technical societies.

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·         Humanitarian Programs:  Volunteering is a rewarding way to develop interpersonal skills, create new professional relationships, and apply your expertise to help others.

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IEEE Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) Program

IEEE Members:  Consider sharing your IEEE membership experience and get rewarded for doing so. Through the Member-Get-a-Member (MGM) program, IEEE rewards your efforts in recruiting new members. Your local IEEE Section can also benefit.  For each new member you recruit during the membership year (16 August 2014 through 15 August 2015), you earn an award that can be used toward IEEE dues, IEEE Society fees, or the purchase of IEEE products and services.

See the IEEE MGM Program web page for details

IEEE ComSoc Conference Chapter Challenge

If you have attended or are planning to attend any of the following conferences, we would be grateful if you let us know.  Our ComSoc chapter is participating in a contest set by the IEEE Communications Society.

The chapter needs to demonstrate that at least 12 IEEE members from the Ventura County will attend at least one of 5 conferences from this list in 2015. Person to let know: David Pehlke

·         CCNC15: Jan 09-12, Las Vegas

·         CNS15: Sep 28-30 (Florence, Italy)

·         CSCN 2015: Oct 28-30 (Japan)

·         DySPAN 2015: Sep 29 - Oct 2 (Stockholm)

·         IM 2015: May 11-15 (Ottawa, Canada)

·         INFOCOM: 26 April - 1 May (Hong Kong)

·         SECON: 22-25 June (Seattle)

·         SmartGridComm: November 2-5 (Miami)

·         WCNC 9-12 March (New Orleans) -

·         ICC 8-12 June 2015 (London)

·         GlobeCOM. 6-10 December, San Diego, CA

IEEE Technical Talks

Apr 29, 2015
The Robot Doctor Will See You Now: Status and Potential of Robotics in Healthcare

Dinner (optional):  Available at 6:00 PM for $10, payable at the door.
Presentation:  7:00 PM
Presenter:  George Bekey, PhD, member, National Academy of Engineering
Free admission to presentation.  No RSVP needed.

About the Speaker
Dr. George A. Bekey is an authority on robot research and applications, and is known for his scientific achievements, broad technological perspective and humanistic approach. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Bekey was chosen by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to lead a 2005-2006 assessment of the state of robotics in the United States, Western Europe and the Pacific Rim. The team's findings culminated in a report to its federal sponsors on American competitive advantages and weaknesses on the international stage.

A former Boy Scout and Explorer Scout leader, Dr. Bekey continues to volunteer with middle school and high school students. He is a mentor for the Arroyo Grande High School robotics team, which competes in the national For Inspiration and Recognition of Technology (FIRST) contest each year. FIRST is a “varsity sport of the mind” that involves building robots from standard parts, to demanding specifications, in limited time. Dr. Bekey also has served on a regional FIRST judging panel.

In addition, he speaks on robots and gives demonstrations for middle school students, and is popular with friends’ young children for passing along various way-cool robots.

Ahmanson Science Center, Room 100
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  In general, visitor parking is no longer permitted before 7 PM on Memorial Parkway and adjacent street.  However, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes to download and use.

Presented by:  IEEE Buenaventura Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter

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May 6, 2015
Cloud Computing and Related State, Federal, or International Laws

Pizza and Networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation:  7:00 PM
Presenter:  Salar Atrizadeh, Esq.
Free admission.  Please register at the link below:

The seminar will expand upon privacy and applicable rules and guidelines. Mr. Atrizadeh will discuss both search engine and social networking privacy and their risks and benefits.  He will also discuss the various types of cloud computing (e.g., Saas, PaaS, IaaS), how to protect personal information online, and the applicable state, federal or international laws.

About the Speaker
Salar Atrizadeh, Esq. is the principal and founder of the Law Offices of Salar Atrizadeh. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California, District of Columbia, and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts.  He has an extensive background in technology and holds a bachelor's of science degree in Computer Information Systems with a minor in Database Management Systems.

Mr. Atrizadeh has conducted seminars regarding online privacy, cloud computing, cybersecurity, electronic discovery, crowdfunding, crypto-currencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Litecoin, Worldcoin), cyber piracy, internet sales tax laws, search engine privacy, and online banking fraud before legal and non-legal organizations, including, but not limited to, the State Bar of California, State Bar of New Mexico, University of Tulsa-Oklahoma, Rotary International, and Institute of Internal Auditors.  In addition, he has conducted presentations before educational institutions on the topics of cyberharassment, cyberstalking and cyberbullying.  You may find more information on his law firm's website,, and blog,

Ahmanson Science Center, Room 100
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the G1 visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Presented by:  IEEE Buenaventura Computer Society Chapter

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Other Announcements

Engineering Innovation -
Introduction to Engineering Class for High School Students

Do you know a high school student who might be interested in engineering? 

If so, tell them about Engineering Innovation

This summer, CLU is pleased to offer an introduction to engineering class for high school students developed and offered nationally by Johns Hopkins University.  Engineering Innovation is an exciting college-level summer program for motivated high school students with an interest in, or curiosity about, engineering.  Students learn to think and problem-solve like engineers and have the opportunity to earn Johns Hopkins University credit. 

Completion of this course can be a real advantage when applying to college! 

  • Information:
  • Credits:  3 transferable credits from JHU (for students receiving an A/B)
  • Course Dates: June 29 - July 24 (July 3rd off)
  • Time:  Monday - Friday; 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuition/Fees:  $55 Application Fee, $2400 Tuition (Scholarships may be available for students in need).
  • Accepting applications now.  Rolling admissions until the class has 18 students.  Apply now!

Contact Bob Rumer with questions not addressed on the website.
Bob Rumer,, 805-377-8369

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