IEEE Buenaventura
January 2016 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 Events

          Jan 20 - Entrepreneurship Workshop: Alternative Financing Approaches for Entrepreneur Opportunities

IEEE Technical Talks

          Jan 27 - Science of Aging, Exercise, and Musculoskeletal Health

Other Announcements

          Mar 11-13 - Heathcare and Agriculture IoT (Internet of Things)
          IEEE-USA Announces Award Recipients
          There is still 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

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

Engineering Department Manager, Valencia

Commercial and medical device manufacturing company is searching for an Electrical Engineer to manage a team of 5.  Must be experienced in R & D.

Contact Pat Jacobs – 805-579-0630

Integrity Search and Consulting
Job Opportunities

Current opportunities require relevant BS/MS degree:

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

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

Jr Firmware Engineer

Westlake Village area - C++ OOP Design Patterns - 6 months-3 years related experience - $60-80K - develop debug and correct firmware for electronic imaging devices - test driven development desirable

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

Login Consulting Services
Job Opportunities

Contact: Meredith Jacobson:  818-288-2119 or

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.

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.

Large Bio-Pharma in Thousand Oaks is seeking a UNIX System Administrator for a six month plus contract position.

Desired Skills:

- Linux RHEL 5 & 6
- Solaris 10&11
- Experience in Parma/ Regulated environment a plus

Qualified candidates should possess the following skills/experience:

• 8+ years as a Unix administrator
• 5+ years of Veritas 5.x product experience (Volume Manager, Cluster Server, Volume Replicator)
• 3+ years recently working with Solaris 10, and its particular technologies, with M Series Servers
• 3+ years working with RHEL
• Experience with clustering Solaris, each with shared storage providing multiple Solaris containers, high availability instances of Oracle, logical domains , and NFS shares.
• Need to have experience with Containers/Zones, Hardware Dynamic Reconfiguration, LDOMS, Jumpstart, trunking and IPMP, SMF Facilities.

Major biotech / pharmaceutical company in Thousand Oaks is looking for a Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs for a long term (possibly converting to full time) consulting position.

The Manager will support development and execution of regulatory strategies, plans, and marketing applications for biosimilar products.

Job Responsibilities:

• Under the direction of a Biosimilars Regulatory Affairs Director, support the development, communication, and implementation of global regulatory strategies in support of biosimilar goals and product portfolio execution
• Represent Global Regulatory Affairs on cross-functional development teams
• Support development and execution of global clinical/non-clinical development strategies, including regulatory review of investigator’s brochures, clinical study reports, and related regulatory documents required to support product development and registration

Engility Corporation
Job Opportunities

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

2015-15784 Senior Engineer – EW, 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 Top Secret security clearance.

2015-15800 Engineering- Software Quality II, Pt. Mugu, CA

Requires BA/BS in engineering, or equivalent experience and knowledge of IBM Rational ClearCase. Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance.

2015-14863 System Analyst, Ridgecrest / China Lake, CA

Engility’s China Lake based Software Development and Support Team provides support to a weapons life-cycle tracking system from initial delivery data to final expenditure data. The Team will work within CMMI developed processes and structure to develop and manage the various projects. The Team provides Software Systems Engineering, Project Planning, and Training for Logistics & Maintenance Information Systems & Technology Division. The Team provides advanced software and database engineering services and assist with requirements development, as well as system integration applications and processes for the lifecycle of all Logistics & Maintenance Info Systems & Technology Division’s Products.

2015-14857 Computer Programmer IV

Requires 5+ years of ASP.NET and the ability to obtain a security clearance. This work is expected to begin in the spring.

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 Events

January 20, 2016
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.

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”.

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IEEE Technical Talks

January 27, 2016
Science of Aging, Exercise, and Musculoskeletal Health

Dinner (optional):  Available at 6:00 PM for $10, payable at the door.
Presentation (free):
  7:00 PM
Presenter:  Steven Hawkins, California Lutheran University
Free admission to presentation.  No registration required.

About the Speaker
Dr. Steven Hawkins joined the Exercise Science Department at CLU in the Fall of 2007. He teaches Exercise Physiology, Advanced Exercise Physiology, and Statistics. His research focus is skeletal health and musculoskeletal aspects of aging. This has included projects on bone and muscle changes in response to acute and chronic exercise, aging athletes, and bone differences among various ethnic groups.  Dr. Hawkins received his PhD in Exercise Physiology & Gerontology from the University of Southern California in 1999.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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

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Other Announcements

March 11 - 13, 2016
Healthcare and Agriculture IoT (Internet of Things)
Startup Weekend Ventura County

Analytical insights from IoT data can lead to valuable business outcomes. For example, if a hospital is running a connected IoT infrastructure, it’s primed to make the most out of its machines, staff and patient well-being. Similarly, a farm is able to optimize the use of water and fertilizer, and reduce plant damage done by pests. In March 2016, Startup Weekend Ventura County will bring together healthcare/agriculture companies and experts, system analysts, developers, programmers and entrepreneurs and enable them to form multidisciplinary teams to address IoT Healthcare and IoT Agriculture opportunities. Visit for more information.

IEEE-USA Announces Award Recipients

IEEE-USA announced that it will recognize 16 people for their professionalism and technical achievements at the joint IEEE Region 4 and 6 meeting on January 30.  Among them is our Section Chair Nathalie Gosset, “for exemplary leadership of the Buenaventura Section promoting innovative programs and member engagement”.  Congratulations!

Please see the IEEE-USA press release for more information.

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