IEEE Buenaventura
December 2015 Newsletter

In This Issue


•          Advanced Personnel Profiles
•          Integrity Search and Consulting
•          Login Consulting Services
•          Engility Corporation
•          Syntesis Global
•          Kelly Horiuchi - Farmers Insurance Agency

IEEE Section and Regional Events

          Dec 1 - Entrepreneurship Workshop: Alternative Financing Approaches for Entrepreneur Opportunities
          Dec 6-10 - IEEE GLOBECOM 2015

IEEE Technical Talks

          Dec 2 - Servo Drive-Motor Considerations, Technologies and Future Insight for Robotics Applications
          Dec 16 - Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR): Current Status and Improvements Needed in the Future

Other Announcements

          Jan 2-4 - IEEE Rising Stars Conference in Las Vegas - Geared toward engineering students, and young professionals with 15 years or less of engineering experience
          It’s time to renew for 2016!


Advanced Personnel Profiles
Job Opportunities

ASIC Group Manager
Alfred Mann Foundation (, Valencia

The ASIC Group Manager is a senior contributor of the product development team, responsible for all aspects of ASIC development.  In addition to managing a small team of design engineers, this individual will also contribute to the ASIC design work, as well as function as a technical mentor to team members, and will be a key technical contributor to the overall system design.

This is a very technical position in a collaborative and creative atmosphere.  AMF has a 9/80 work schedule & is focused on R & D, making a difference in the quality of life of individuals needing unmet medical attention.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Clinical Study Manager
Bioness (, Valencia

The Clinical Study Manager is responsible for operational aspects of one or more clinical trials within the Regulatory & Clinical Affairs group of Bioness. The Clinical Study Manager is responsible for building a clinical trial plan & overseeing that the trial is conducted in compliance with GCP, FDA, and ICH guidelines, HIPAA requirements, national and local regulations.  The Clinical Study Manager is expected to have broad and extensive knowledge of clinical trial activities and who can work independently to solve a broad range of problems.  Play a key role in managing, training, and/or evaluating the clinical research project team members across Bioness Investigative Sites, CROs and other vendors.

Three years of experience in medical device industry, preferably in a manufacturing environment, including medical writing and clinical study design.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Global Director, Regulatory Affairs
Bioness (, Valencia

The Global Director of Regulatory Affairs will direct all Regulatory Affairs activities and have responsibility for providing significant input regarding worldwide strategy, planning, execution and budget. This individual takes the lead to develop, propose and implement regulatory strategies for new products, changes to existing commercial products and new indications. This key position oversees record retention practices, audit preparations and interactions with regulatory agencies.

Ten or more years of experience in the medical device industry, some preferably in a small manufacturing/R&D/Quality Assurance environment that includes medical writing, clinical studies, quality audits, and regulatory submissions and reviews.   Strong quality background preferred and experience with JCAHO, HMDR and Board of Pharmacy compliance.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Manager, Reimbursement & Payer Solutions
Bioness (, Valencia

The Manager, Reimbursement & Payer Solutions provides reimbursement support to all business development & marketing personnel as well as customers including physicians, hospitals, integrated health centers and other healthcare providers. Manager, Reimbursement and Payer Solutions is tasked with gaining and improving U.S. coverage with commercial payers specific to current and new technologies.

A minimum of five (5) years of experience working directly with sales and marketing teams, customers & commercial payers to guide reimbursement & coding decisions as well as establish health economic support for new technologies in the medical device arena.   Medical device experience required with neuromodulation experience preferred.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Quality Intern
Bioness (, Valencia

The Medical Device Quality Intern will be assisting in the planning and executing of system integration testing and the formal verification of medical device products in accordance with quality system procedures. Develop and execute system and software test plans. This includes assistance in system, regression and acceptance testing for safety, new features, and compatibility with other device components. Must be working toward the BS degree in Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Need 2 to 3 years of university level Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Math or Science course work is required.  Familiarity of the Medical Device Development Process and/or Software Development Process and development of Test Cases and Test Procedures are a plus.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Integrity Search and Consulting
Job Opportunities

Engineering Manager – Energy/Green Technology

Commercial/hi-volume manufacturing organization – 10+ yrs. Engineering leadership – cross functional engineering leadershp. Experienced with full-cycle commercial product development; multi-discipline best practices and execution - $135-150K – Pasadena, CA area

Senior/Principal Digital Engineer

RF/wireless/radar communications background - 10+ yrs. related experience - US citizenship and ability to obtain Secret clearance required - leader in development of EW/ESM systems - South San Jose, CA area - $120-145K

Firmware/Digital Engineer

Atmel/Microchip; C programming; C++ or C# or Visual Basic desired; hardware design/troubleshooting - 5+ yrs. of experience - $80-100K - Oxnard, CA area

C++ Software Engineer

OOP/OOD, Linux, RTOS – med device/full HD camera advanced video technology – Santa Barbara, CA area – 5+ years’ experience - $95-115K plus 10% target bonus

Senior SIP-Internet Video conferencing SW Engineers (2)

SIP implementation; C++, RTP/RTCP/SDP; Linux - Santa Barbara, CA area - 5+ years related experience - $110-145K

Sr./Lead Mechanical Engineer

Packaging/Thermal Analysis/SolidWorks for Radar Systems - 8+ years exp - $100-120K+ - Northridge, CA area

If interested please email resume to Will Branning at:; may call Will at 805-482-8700 x230.

Login Consulting Services
Job Opportunities

Major biotech / pharmaceutical company in Thousand Oaks has a 1 Year+ contract position open for a Oracle / NoSQL DBA.

The DBA will support existing RDMBS infrastructure, and application DB analysis and tuning. Will work with Automation team to build Database related self-service components (DB provisioning, Patching, Accounts, Storage, etc.). Will also be architecting, documenting & configuring NoSQL environments.

Job Requirements:
- Expertise in Oracle RDBMS 12c and Oracle Technologies (Oracle RAC, DataGuard, Exadata, Pluggable DBs, OEM, etc…)
- Coding Skills (Python, Javascripting, .Net, Perl, etc…), & Automation expertise
- Skills in NoSQL space - Hadoop, Mongo, Cassandra, Spark, Solr, and other NoSQL databases

Major biotech / pharmaceutical company in Thousand Oaks has a 1 year+ contract position for a Quality Engineer who has experience in medical device or pharmaceutical industry and FDA regulations.

The Quality Engineer will lead and support project teams in the development and sustainment of drug delivery devices. Scope includes a wide range of devices such as needle protection systems, fluid transfer devices, pen injectors, automatic pen injectors, prefilled syringes and micro-infuser delivery pump systems.

Job Requirements:
1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering
2. Experience in medical device or pharmaceutical industry and FDA regulations
3. Experience being in an engineering position such as process, systems, quality, manufacturing, design, development, supplier quality, etc.
4. Experience with process control, non-conformances, CAPA, change control processes, validation, verification
5. Experience authoring or reviewing engineering documentation such as specifications, development plans, characterization plans, verification and validation plans, test protocols, reports
6. Design controls experience is preferred.

Large Aerospace company in Canoga Park has a Twelve Month Contact opening for a  Affordability Engineer.

1. Lead or assist with should-cost estimates for proposals related to space programs.
2. Lead or assist with PRICE TruePlanning estimates of propulsion system costs and associated component costs.
3. Lead or support Design-to-Cost efforts on programs.
4. Build a strong working relationship with the other employees to ensure that the group's capabilities are fully utilized and that the group's results are meeting customer needs.
5. Embrace a continuous improvement mindset.
6. Demonstrate a 100% commitment to quality in actions, decisions, and conversations.

Our Client, a Leader in Sales and Marketing Solutions is seeking a Director of Field Learning and Change Management for their offices in Agoura Hills, CA.

Primary role description:
To define, design, implement and sustain an end-to-end training and development program and learning platform primarily focused on the company’s 4000 independent sales agents, sales office managers, and national leadership team, leveraging the most current learning technologies, methods and tools to support a distributed, multi-faceted field selling organization.  In the immediate term, this role will lead and manage all aspects of training for the company’s major transformation effort, which is to migrate the entire field and headquarters operation from legacy systems to a single, integrated platform anchored by This senior leadership role will partner with the rest of the Project Leadership Team to set the overall strategy and direction for training, and the associated change management activities, to key stakeholders and impacted users.

Key skills / experience required:
• Experience with Business Transformation activities
• Preferred: Management Consulting experience, preferably in a top-tier consulting firm
• Preferred:  Experience with business development activities for OCM and/or Business Transformation consulting services
• Preferred: MBA or Masters Degree in Training-related discipline

Large Aerospace Company in Canoga Park is seeking two Aerospace Engineers for a short term project.

Duties: Under general direction, performs engineering assignments requiring a wide application of advanced principles, theories and concepts in the field plus a working knowledge of rocket engine design and development. Typical responsibilities include rocket engine combustion devices components design, development, fabrication, assembly and test; small project management; integration with in-house and external vendors manufacturing.

- General engineering/science background in large rocket engine design and development.
- Understanding and use of analytical, design or process procedures pertinent to rocket propulsion.
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings and specifications.

Contact: Meredith Jacobson:  818-288-2119 or

Engility Corporation
Job Opportunities

Engility seeks Engineers, Software Development Professionals and Software Configuration Managers to support multiple programs in Southern, CA.  Featured jobs are:

2015- 14908 Network and Hardware Engineer. San Diego, CA.

This position is to support the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Pacific (SPAWARSYSCEN Pacific), specifically Navy Air Operations Command and Control (NAOC2) systems in the design, setup and configuration of test lab server/client and network hardware. We are seeking individuals with Experience with design, setup, and configuration of test lab server/client and network hardware; Familiarity with Navy ashore and afloat network architecture in support of on-site and off-site testing; Networks include SPAWAR RDTE, NMCI, OCONUS, ISNS, ONE-Net, IT21 and Legacy enclaves up to a Secret classification level.

2015-15783 Software Configuration Manager and Analyst, Oxnard, CA.

Is the primary agent supporting control and configuration of both internally developed and externally purchased commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software products. Requires a BS degree in engineering, physics or related field, or an MS in Computer Information Systems. Will also require 5 years of relevant experience and the ability to obtain a Security Clearance.

2015-15784 Senior Sensor Engineer, Oxnard, CA.

Designs, develops, builds, analyzes, evaluates and installs database management systems. Prepares system requirements, source analysis and process analyses and design throughout the database implementation.  Completes database modeling and design, relational database architecture, metadata and repository creation.  Requires EW engineering experience in Navy specific support role to include (not limited to) ALQ-99, ALQ-210, ALQ-217, ASQ-239, ALR-66 and a Secret security clearance.

For more information about these jobs, please visit our website or contact or

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 Section and Regional Events

December 1, 2015
Entrepreneurship Workshop:  Alternative Financing Approaches for Entrepreneur Opportunities

6:30 to 8:30 PM
Presenter:  Jerry Knotts
Register and pay at

Angel investors and Venture Capital groups are not the only sources of financing for entrepreneur startups and growth companies. There is a cornucopia of approaches available to viable entrepreneur opportunities.

Over the past few years, a number of alternate financing approaches have been introduced and are available.

This presentation will discuss many of the new and a few of the old alternate financing approaches such as: SBIR/STTR, Private Equity, Asset Based Lending, Project (Customer) Financing, Crowd Funding, Factoring, Investment Bankers, SBA Loans, SBIC financing, Accounts Receivable lending, Equipment sales Lease Back and others. The discussion will include the steps to take to prepare and some potential sources.

Hopefully, if you have a viable entrepreneur opportunity and have taken the steps to prepare: (1) created a viable business proposition (business growth plan); (2) know the amount of financing needed; (3) identified the uses of  financing; and (4) are suitably qualified, there is an approach that should be considered.

Come to “Alternative Financing Approaches for Entrepreneur Opportunities” and learn about the available approaches and how to successfully obtain financing.

About the Instructor
Jerry Knotts
is the President/CEO of the California Coast Venture Forum and President of J.E. Knotts & Associates. He has more than 30 years successful experience in small, medium and large sized defense and aerospace low and hi-technology companies. He served as Vice-President/General Manager, Defense Electronics Division, California Microwave and Vice-President, American Nucleonics Corporation. He serves as a member of the Board of Counselors, California Lutheran University School of Business; a member of the SoCalBio Investor Conference Company/Company Screening Board; and a mentor for the LARTA Institute. Jerry has notable achievements in general business management, strategic planning, and business development. As a consultant. He serves on numerous Corporation Boards and provides strategic and financial planning services to small and medium sized companies. His academic background includes a BSEE (Electrical Engineering) from Penn State University; an MBA from Auburn; and graduate of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), and Air War College. Jerry is a Senior Life Member of the IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer.

New Location
CLU Center for Entrepreneurship
31416 Agoura Road, Room 107B
Westlake Village, CA 91361

December 6 - 10, 2015

Network with the most influential design and development engineers!
Showcase your company to the largest technical, professional association in the world.
Meet engineers, industry leaders, government employees and academics from more than 60 countries.
Participate in an expanded Industry Program for communications Engineers and Practitioners.

The Buenaventura Section is actively supporting the upcoming IEEE GLOBECOM 2015, with many of our members being volunteers at the event and will receive a free day’s admission, plus lunch, for each day they volunteer, that will take place in San Diego from the 6th to 10th of December.

GLOBECOM 2015 is one of two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), together with IEEE ICC. IEEE GLOBECOM is a five-day event.  Two days are dedicated to tutorials and workshops, while the remaining three days are dedicated to the industry forum and exhibition (IF&E) program and the technical symposia.  The program of the technical symposia includes oral or poster presentations of about 1000 scientific papers, grouped into 12 thematic symposia, and more than 15 parallel sessions.  In addition to the technical program, IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 will feature an IF&E program, including industry-focused workshops, tutorials, keynote talks from industrial leaders, panel discussions, a large exposition, and business and industrial forums.

Registration is now live:  Register online

IEEE Technical Talks

December 2, 2015
Servo Drive-Motor Considerations, Technologies and Future Insight for Robotics Applications

Pizza and Networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation:  7:00 PM
Presenter:  Karl Meier, ADVANCED Motion Controls
Meeting is free and open to the public.  Please register at

There is a robotics revolution happening right now and robots today rely on more than just being programmed for navigation, object detection and avoidance or other on-the-fly intelligent operations.  Autonomous, remotely controlled or in-place robots require an array of enabling hardware that is also critical to overall system performance. This presentation focuses on motion control technologies, specifically servo drives, and how this affects robot designs.  Also, discussed will be insight to future designs that will allow for even more compact robotic systems.

Robots have long been the desire of mankind to help in conducting work deemed unfit or dangerous.  Without a complete understanding of motion control and how it affects robotic designs, true performance is rarely realized.  As a core ‘enabling technology’, servo driven motion control can maximize how robots provide that assistance.  So many major robotics platforms are currently active around the world with many more projects in the works.  An educational insight to what these robotic companies are doing, what they know about motion control technology and future deliverables will be the basis for this knowledge transfer.

About the Speaker
Karl Meier is a key executive team member with ADVANCED Motion Controls for nearly 15 years and leads marketing and business development expansion efforts and continues to provide strategic direction for engineering and product development.  His extensive product and industry knowledge comes from 30+ years of experience, including work in the Space Shuttle program as an officer in the U.S.A.F.  He has assisted many companies over the years with automation needs and continues to interface with many industry leading robotics companies and research institutions. His formulation of a ‘University Outreach’ program has assisted hundreds of projects from top educational institutions like Carnegie-Mellon’s ‘Red Team’, Ohio State University’s ‘Birt’, University of Pennsylvania’s ‘X-RHex’ and many, many others. Karl’s education includes a BSEEE ‘83, NDSU, Fargo, ND and an MSCS ‘87, WCU, Santa Barbara (extension campus), CA.  He has also spent time as a graduate assistant and conducted personal research developing algorithms for artificially intelligent identification systems using predictive pattern recognition techniques. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of AUVSI and selected as a member of RoboBusiness’ Advisory Council.  He is the Founding Chairman of the RAS chapter in IEEE’s Region 6 Buenaventura Section.  He has written several technical articles and given presentations at conferences on a variety of technical subjects.

CLU Swenson Center, Room 101
California Lutheran University
141 Faculty Street
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Visitors may park on CLU streets after 7 PM without a permit.  Before 7 PM, we recommend that you park in the G1 visitor lot on the southwest corner of Olsen and Mountclef, and walk to the Swenson building.  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots, and do not park in the areas marked “Homeowner Parking Only”.

Presented By:  IEEE Robotics and Automation / Industry Applications Chapter

Click here for informational flyer (PDF)

December 16, 2015
Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR): Current Status and Improvements Needed in the Future

Dinner (optional):  Available at 6:00 PM for $10, payable at the door.
Presentation (free):
  7:00 PM
Presenter:  Carlo Reyes, Health e-MedRecord
Free admission to presentation.  No registration required.

Digital technology and mobile platforms connected to the web have enhanced significantly our ability to share information. Medical records represent a set of data that is rich in content and value to the patient and the team providing medical care.  Digital health care infrastructure, in the form of electronic health records (EHRs), enables the exchange of patient information between all the players, eliminates duplication of tests, and accelerates diagnosis and treatment. Today’s implementation of EHRs still faces some hurdles. Carlo Reyes, MD will present the current status of the EHR industry and share some of the challenges that need to be addressed for full implementation of an electronic based system.

About the Speaker
Carlo Reyes, MD is a board certified physician in emergency medicine and pediatrics, a healthcare law attorney, and Vice Chief of Staff at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California. He is the CEO, president and co-founder of Health-e-MedRecord, a company that developed medical app and healthcare integration platform that allows patients to keep track of their medical record using a mobile app on their phone. The intent is to place the patient at the center of a network of physicians, hospitals, caregivers, and first-responders through interfaces that enhance user connectivity, provider workflow, and patient compliance.

CLU Swenson Center, Room 101
California Lutheran University
141 Faculty Street
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:  Visitors may park on CLU streets after 7 PM without a permit.  Before 7 PM, we recommend that you park in the G1 visitor lot on the southwest corner of Olsen and Mountclef, and walk to the Swenson building.  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots, and do not park in the areas marked “Homeowner Parking Only”.

Presented By:  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter

Click here for informational flyer (PDF)

Other Announcements

January 2 - 4, 2016
IEEE Rising Stars Conference
Geared toward engineering students, and young professionals with 15 years or less of engineering experience

The IEEE Rising Stars Conference is January 2 - 4, 2016 at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The Rising Stars Conference provides important information and resources for students and young professionals for enhancing their careers and making important contacts.

Here are some quick highlights for Rising Stars:
- "Pitch your idea" competition: present a persuasive pitch and a total of $1500 prize money.
- "Meet the Sponsors" (aka career fair): HP, L-3 Communications, North Western Energy.
- Corporate Mixer / Resume Lounge: network and get feedback on resumes.
- Sample Topics: Mission to Pluto, 3D printing, cybersecurity, landing your first job, STEM, the next big thing.
- Opportunity to attend the Storage Visions Conference and the Consumer Electronics Show exhibits.
- Participating companies: Google, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, Virgin Galatic, Made in Space, Qualcomm.

Some of the exciting speakers that are scheduled to appear:
- Karen Bartleson (Senior Director at Synopsys)
- William Pomerantz (VP of Virgin Galactic)
- Andrew Rush (President of Made in Space)
- Natalia Baklitskaya (Qualcomm)

Conference registration price increases after December 4.  Register today at:

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