Careers

Tascent envisions, designs, and delivers groundbreaking products and identity solutions that positively impact the world around us.

We are looking for creative, hard-working individuals who want to work with a team committed to building the “next great things” in biometrics. Our open roles are listed to the right: if you’d like to discuss any of them with us, please get in touch.

Materials Manager (Los Gatos, USA)

Tascent creates and delivers cutting-edge biometric hardware devices, software applications and services, and end-to-end customer solutions.

The Materials Manager will use proven experience as an individual contributor with purchasing, inventory management, order processing, and logistics to support and expand Tascent’s global operations from its headquarters in Los Gatos, CA. They will work closely with a small development and production team to deliver Tascent’s best-in-class intuitive biometric hardware and software solutions.

The position is in an exciting dynamic environment and requires autonomy, a positive attitude, and flexibility. The Materials Manager will collaborate with Tascent’s Operations, Engineering, and R&D teams to source and fulfill materials, manage inventory, and handle customer deliveries.

Typical activities undertaken by the Materials Manager include:

  • Directs production and inventory control, shipping and receiving, and materials storage.
  • Directs production planning and scheduling based on sales forecasts.
  • Maintains inventory levels to ensure deliveries occur within customer timelines.
  • Maintains and ensures accuracy of the perpetual inventory system.
  • Purchases and schedules delivery of materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Oversees shipping and receiving functions related to purchased parts and finished goods.
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce transportation costs and charges.
  • Manages and monitors storage of purchased parts and finished goods.
  • Performs write-offs on damaged or obsolete inventory to reflect accurate value of inventory.
  • Establishes procedures for conducting and valuing year-end physical inventory.
  • Track, report on, and effectively communicate key Materials-related status and metrics.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Proficient in inventory management and financial software, including Fishbowl.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, including effective prioritization and task-management capabilities, and a structured work approach.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the proven ability to work well with all levels of management and staff, and a positive and collaborative approach to issue resolution.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and excellent proficiency in English.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A motivated self-starter, with the ability to operate independently.
  • A positive attitude, including the willingness and capability to identify options to navigate Materials / Supply Chain bottlenecks and meet challenging milestones.

Additional Qualifications a Plus

  • At least five years of experience in a Supply Chain role, working with technology-oriented products.
  • Knowledge of common supply chain methodologies and standard practices.
  • Experience procuring components from a variety of international sources.
  • Experience delivering products globally, including handling international shipping and tariffs.
  • Experience working in both large corporate and small start-up environments.
  • Experience sourcing specialized / niche electronic and/or optical components.
  • Experience shipping export-controlled products.

Sales Writer (USA)

Tascent is excited to be expanding our Sales team to include a dedicated Sales Writer. The Sales Writer’s primary role will be to assist with the creation of proposal materials in support of opportunities where Tascent is either a prime or subcontractor. This individual will use their superlative command of the English language, business sense, and excellent attention to detail to create compelling, high-quality materials that effectively communicate the value that Tascent’s products bring.

The Sales Writer will collaborate primarily with Tascent’s Sales team in their daily work. Regular interaction with the Marketing and Product teams is also expected, to enable the Sales Writer to understand Tascent’s market positioning and stay current with product features and benefits.

This position is a great opportunity to expand into this fast-moving technology space: no prior experience of biometric technologies is required, but an aptitude for technology, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn is essential.

The successful candidate can be located anywhere within the US – remote interaction will be the norm, though occasional travel may be required.

Typical activities undertaken by the Sales Writer will include:

  • Creates and reworks proposal materials to address specific Sales opportunities.
  • Harvests and maintains reusable Sales collateral.
  • Works with Marketing team to improve Tascent’s Sales materials.
  • Supports Marketing, Communications, and Product activities as requested.
  • Builds and maintains an awareness of the biometrics industry space and the relevant vertical application domains.
  • Manages own work; communicates status effectively.

Qualifications

  • An outstanding command of the written English language, and an ability to communicate complex topics effectively and succinctly.
  • The ability to quickly grasp and communicate new concepts, whether business or technology focused.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • A high degree of personal productivity, including good organizational skills, effective prioritization and task-management capabilities, and a structured work approach.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the proven ability to work well with all levels of management and staff, both internal and external to the Company.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.

Software QA Engineer (Wrocław, Poland)

Tascent’s developer teams create and deliver cutting-edge biometric hardware devices, software applications and services, and end-to-end customer solutions.

The Software QA Engineer works through the software testing process, from developer handoff through integration test, system test, and performance test, until handing off to the Customer QA team. In this role you will be responsible for supporting features development and product releases efforts, contributing to the development of Tascent’s most sophisticated biometric capabilities.

A key part of the Tascent Engineering team, the Software QA Engineer will report to the Software Delivery Manager, working alongside other internal and external development and QA engineers.

Typical activities undertaken by the Software QA Engineer include:

  • Drive Software QA activities according to the plan and taking ownership of their successful completion.
  • Automated test development and maintenance according to the product specification and test plan.
  • Identify software quality risks, manage actively quality issues, propose remedial actions
  • Provide input on software QA best practices and methodologies; assist with the implementation of SQA process improvements.
  • Manage and build positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and delivery resources, both internal and external to Tascent.
  • Work closely with Tascent’s various Polish and HQ teams to support the effective delivery of Tascent’s products.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of experience as a QA Engineer or similar position.
  • Good understanding of software QA methodologies and practices.
  • Experience with test case design, automation, and maintenance for software and hardware products.
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages e.g. Python, JavaScript, Kotlin.
  • Working knowledge of programming languages e.g. Java, C++
  • Experience with test case design, automation, and maintenance.
  • Experience with CI / CD (TeamCity, Jenkins) and version control systems (git)
  • Testing/automation experience under Win10 and Linux OSes
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a positive and collaborative approach to issue resolution.
  • A “can-do” attitude and positive outlook.
  • A flexible approach, and ready adaptation to changing priorities.

Additional Qualifications a Plus

  • Knowledge of biometrics technologies, industry, ISO standards for facial, iris, and/or fingerprint.
  • Experience with UML
  • Familiarity with database design and SQL query languages.
  • Experience with data aggregation and visualization tools.
  • Experience testing mobile products e.g. phone handsets.
  • Familiarity with optics and the physics of optical systems.

Embedded Software Developer (Wrocław, Poland)

Tascent’s developer teams create and deliver cutting-edge biometric hardware devices, software applications and services, and end-to-end customer solutions.

The Embedded Software Developer contributes to the development of some of Tascent’s most sophisticated capabilities, including (but not limited to) the InSight line of high-performance face and iris acquisition products. A key part of the Tascent Engineering team, the Embedded Software Developer reports to a local Team Lead, and works alongside other internal and external development and QA resources.

Typical activities undertaken by the Embedded Software Developer include:

  • Develop code that contributes to core Tascent products or bespoke customer solutions, both in collaboration with other developers, and independently.
  • Contribute to QA activities, at both unit/component and integration levels.
  • Craft high-quality documentation.
  • Provide expert input to assist with analysis of challenging software/hardware issues.
  • Identify software delivery risks and escalate them as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a range of co-workers, both internal and external to Tascent; help to build team morale.
  • Provide input on software delivery best practices and methodologies; assist with the implementation of delivery process improvements as requested.

Qualifications

  • At least three years of experience in a software development role.
  • A practical working knowledge of:
    • Linux filesystem, Buildroot, custom OS toolchain
    • Docker
    • C++, C, Python
    • Video4Linux, Gstreamer.
  • Experience working in Agile delivery teams.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and a structured work approach.
  • Willingness and aptitude to quickly learn and apply new technical concepts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a positive and collaborative approach to issue resolution.
  • A “can-do” attitude and positive outlook.
  • A willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in English.

Additional Qualifications a Plus

  • Academic degree or professional background in computer science or a related discipline.
  • A practical working knowledge of:
    • JavaScript
    • Protocol buffers
    • Build system / TeamCity
    • ML Development tools (such as TensorFlow or PyTorch)
    • RESTful architecture and APIs, SOA and MySQL.
  • Experience with identity management and/or biometrics technologies.
  • Willingness to travel, domestically and abroad (including to Tascent HQ in California, as needed).
  • Willingness to work outside regular Poland business hours, by mutual agreement and prior arrangement (due to the time difference between Wrocław and Tascent HQ in California).
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely.

AI Software Developer (Wrocław, Poland)

Tascent’s developer teams create and deliver cutting-edge biometric hardware devices, software applications and services, and end-to-end customer solutions.

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software Developer contributes to the development of Tascent’s newest, most innovative products. A key part of the Tascent Engineering team, the AI Software Developer reports to a local Team Lead, and works alongside other internal and external development and QA resources.

Typical activities undertaken by the AI Software Developer include:

  • Develop code that contributes to core Tascent products or bespoke customer solutions, both in collaboration with other developers, and independently.
  • Apply state-of-the-art deep learning techniques to produce high-performing inference models for specialized biometric camera/position sensor systems.
  • Contribute to QA activities, at both unit/component and integration levels.
  • Craft high-quality documentation.
  • Provide expert input to assist with analysis of challenging software issues.
  • Identify software delivery risks and escalate them as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a range of co-workers, both internal and external to Tascent; help to build team morale.
  • Provide input on software delivery best practices and methodologies; assist with the implementation of delivery process improvements as requested.

Qualifications

  • At least three years of experience in a software development role.
  • A practical working knowledge of:
    • Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)
    • Deep Neural Networks (DNN)
    • Experience with AIA and inference model compression (e.g. tensorflow lite)
    • ML development tools (such as TensorFlow or PyTorch)
  • Experience working in Agile delivery teams.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and a structured work approach.
  • Willingness and aptitude to quickly learn and apply new technical concepts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a positive and collaborative approach to issue resolution.
  • A “can-do” attitude and positive outlook.
  • A willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in English.

Additional Qualifications a Plus

  • Academic degree or professional background in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Familiarity with data curation best-practices to build cost-effective databases.
  • A practical working knowledge of:
    • JavaScript
    • Protocol buffers
    • Build system / TeamCity
    • RESTful architecture and APIs, SOA and MySQL.
  • Experience with identity management and/or biometrics technologies.
  • Willingness to travel, domestically and abroad (including to Tascent HQ in California, as needed).
  • Willingness to work outside regular Poland business hours, by mutual agreement and prior arrangement (due to the time difference between Wrocław and Tascent HQ in California).
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Tascent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or sexuality, creed, religion, colour, national origin, military history, disability, genetic history, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

 

Tascent participates in E-Verify.

Tascent, Inc.

475 Alberto Way
Los Gatos, CA 95032
USA
+1 (408) 335-4700
info@tascent.com

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