JAE Electronics
  • Sugar Land, TX
  • Sugar Land, TX, USA
  • (DOE)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package: Insurance Package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Long-term Disability (paid by employer upon completing Wellness Program), PTO (15 days for the first 1-2 years & then increases), 401(k) benefits, Profit Sharing, etc.


The Director of Engineering and Business Development will be responsible for leading new business initiatives to expand JAE's Oil & Gas drilling business. This individual will be responsible for leading and developing future drilling instruments for MWD/LWD operation. This professional must be a strategic and critical thinker with a proven record of success in expanding company objectives and exceeding business goals, including supporting internal and external relationships.

 The individual must have a full understanding and have the ability to successfully interface with customers, prospects, partners and JAE (US and Global) members in the following areas:

  • MWD/LWD/Formation Evaluation/Drilling data analysis related Products Required deep technical knowledge of Oil and Gas drilling operation and requirement for instruments for drilling.
  • PCB and/or MCM assembling - Basic knowledge of PCB and/or MCM (Multi Chip Module) assembling.
  • Software/Firmware Basic knowledge of C, C++, Visual Basic will be required.
  • High Temperature Electronics Basic Knowledge for design, electronics component for downhole electronics.
  • Collecting information regarding customers' business activities and using it to support/develop new product and lead engineering team in US and other location in JAE.
  • Developing new applications to increase business opportunities.

Major Accountabilities

  • Develop new business opportunities/application with key accounts.
  • Establish mid-long term business planning and products development with defining technical trend (e.g. high speed telemetry, drilling optimization, drilling automation etc.) and provide recommendation to JAE top management.
  • Plan, execute and manage projects with JAE team (US, Japan, UK and other location) and outsource Engineering companies to achieve the target with strong leadership to maintain requirements/specifications/timeline/budget.
  • Provide recommendations to customers/prospects to support their requirements and prepare technical specifications for JAE products to share with customers and JAE Engineering team in US/Japan and other locations.
  • Build and expand relationships with customer's key management, to keep good relationship for future business opportunities and product development with Sales team.
  • Lead continuous product improvements with technical work, including firmware upgrade and electrical/mechanical re-design to meet customer requirements.
  • Work with JAE Marketing team to explore global business opportunity, specifically with Oil and Gas drilling service customers.
  • Establish product maintenance programs with customers.
  • Participate in industry technical/trade association meetings and committees as deemed necessary by JAE management.
  • Travel to JAE Japan and other location for training, engineering meetings and customer visits.
  • Manage and develop technical support team in US to support Oil and Gas drilling service customers to provide the best technical support.


  • Technical product knowledge
  • Presentation skills
  • Time management skills
  • Business process knowledge
  • Communication skills
  • Management/supervisory skills
  • Ability to interpret financial budgets


Education: Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering, Master's degree in Engineering is highly preferred.

Skills: Project planning and management, legal/compliance basic knowledge, software/firmware support experience

Experience: 7-10 years of combined experience in Applications Engineering and/or Electrical Engineering (specifically in Oil & Gas drilling or electrical components assembly industry required). Japanese language knowledge useful.


This position requires regional and international traveling up to 30% of the time.


This position requires lifting up to 25 pounds.

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