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  • Senior Thermal Engineer/Scientist
  • Quality Assurance Manager/Director


ADA Thermal Management group has an opening for a Senior Thermal Engineer/Scientist with PhD in Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science/Electrical Engineering or equivalent. 


ADA Technologies, Inc. is a leading technology development and commercialization company located in Littleton, CO, and offers excellent career opportunities for talented and motivated engineers and scientists in a wide range of disciplines. 

We offer highly competitive benefits, salaries, 401(k) and stock options, and are currently going through an exciting and very dynamic growth phase in all three of our technology verticals – thermal management, energy storage and safety/survivability.

Responsibilities and activities for this position include the following:

Prior experience with successfully writing proposals to RFPs from the Department of Defense, especially the Small Business Innovation Research/Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) is HIGHLY DESIRABLE.

In this position, you will use your thermal design skills to drive product and system definition and design in collaboration with other teams. Such applications will include thermal management of electronics and power electronics as well as Lithium ion batteries. You will be expected to perform as a technical lead and principal investigator (PI) for R&D and developmental projects, and  impact product design decisions by providing reliable analysis and thermal insights and accurately predict thermal performance of electronics architectures (including 3D Integrated Circuits), and maximize thermal performance while balancing cross-functional interests. Other technical duties will include - 

  • Lead the design and implementation of thermal solutions; participate in team design reviews and technology investigations.
  • Specify and optimize all aspects of thermal control parameters;
  • Define and guide thermal experiments to characterize thermal materials, components and systems; Analyze thermal test data and prepare technical reports and proposals;
  • Communicate status and results to cross-functional teams and management;
  • Travel occasionally to customer sites (DoD installations) for technical/kickoff meetings and presentations. 

Education Details

Minimum: PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science (or equivalent) with emphasis on Thermal Design, Heat Transfer or Fluid Dynamics, 5+ years of experience in small/big industry.

Key Qualifications

Highly skilled in thermal system design, thermal interface materials and thermal management of electronics, including but not limited to forced cooling and passive cooling approaches. Previous experience with SBIR/STTR or BAA procurement, responding to RFPs from the DoD and experience in maturing technologies from R&D through products/insertion is highly desirable. 

Experience with manufacturing, thermal components supply chains and cross-communications between design, OEM and third party vendor teams is a plus.

5 or more years of thermal design experience in  electronics or similar industry including small and large businesses is desired.

Highly motivated individual.

Excellent English communication, proposal/report writing skills and enjoy working in a team environment.

US Citizenship is MANDATORY, due to export control restrictions imposed on all of our R&D and developmental/tech maturation contracts funded by the US Department of Defense.


ADA Technologies, Inc. is a growing 25 year old R&D company that has recently established a manufacturing division to commercialize important technology for emerging applications in its primary markets of Energy Storage, Thermal Management and Survivability.  To support this growth, ADA has recently moved to a new expanded facility and is establishing the management team and infrastructure to support commercial manufacturing of a range of new technology/products.  This growth requires the establishment of a quality management system and AS9100 quality system.


The company’s Manager/Director of Quality Assurance will report to the President of ADA and be responsible for establishing and leading the company’s quality assurance functions.  This will initially include the establishment of a quality system to support AS9100 for manufacturing at the company.  This position represents a significant opportunity to both establish and lead the QA function as our manufacturing operations scale. 

Job Requirements and Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required, a science degree is preferred.

At least 5 years of experience in quality engineering.

Experience with ISO9001 is required, AS9100 is preferred.

US citizenship is required.


Occasional travel to suppliers or customers may be required (less than 5%)

Benefits and Salary

ADA pays competitive wages and offers a broad benefits package, including Medical, Dental, 401(k) company contribution, Paid Time Off, Stock Options and other benefits.