Export Compliance Specialist


Fremont, CA, USA

Full time

Import & Export


May 18

For more than 45 years, TCI has been a market leader in the development of innovative, high-performance communications, spectrum monitoring and signals intelligence systems. TCI’s diverse experience delivers proven solutions for regulatory compliance, monitoring and security, and communications intelligence applications. With advanced spectrum mapping and analytics, data recording capabilities and precision geolocation technology, TCI systems provide vital data for government and military agencies in more than 100 countries worldwide.


As the Specialist responsible for International Trade Compliance, you will serve as the resident expert and primary analyst for TCI International, Inc.’s (TCI) international trade compliance activities.

Responsibilities will include ensuring TCI compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC).

You will report to TCI’s CFO/Contracts Leader and will support the implementation and continuation of TCI’s robust export compliance program. This includes close coordination with cross-functional colleagues within TCI and the U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Commerce.


  • Designated Empowered official responsible for license applications through the US Department of State (DECCS/DDTC) and US Department of Commerce (SNAP-R/BIS)
  • Prepare and submit export/import licenses, including Technical Assistance Agreements, Exemptions, Exceptions, Technical Data, Hardware, Manufacturing, and Temporary Export
  • Ability to perform Commodity Jurisdiction classification
  • Prepare and submit Commodity Jurisdiction classification application in DECCS and SNAP-R
  • Works cross-functionally with internal departments, including Contracts, Procurement, Marketing, Programs, Engineering, and Logistics/Quality, to ensure that all trade compliance requirements are met
  • Assist with modification, implementation, and enforcement of TCI’s internal export compliance policies and procedures
  • Interface between TCI and relevant U.S. government agencies regarding submitted applications and resolve issues in the adjudication process
  • Advise the business on effective strategies related to commodity jurisdiction/product classification, technology transfers, business development efforts, program execution, and product fielding support
  • Stay abreast of developments concerning export/import laws, regulations, and policies, including changes involving the processing of licenses and agreements through the U.S. Government. Coordinate implementation of these changes with the business
  • Maintain records of export authorizations in compliance with the ITAR and EAR requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ITAR, EAR, and FCPA required
  • Prior Empowered Official a plus
  • Knowledge of Foreign Military Sales and government contracting a plus
  • US DoD clearance a plus


  • A minimum of four (4) years of demonstrated hands-on experience in export/import compliance and licensing
  • Ability to navigate changing U.S. Government and customer conditions
  • Experience using U.S. government export automation tools such as DECCS, ELISA, and SNAP-R.


  • Must be able to travel within the US and internationally
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with senior executives across the Corporation
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Due to the nature of work performed in this role, U.S. Citizenship is required

The compensation information that follows is a reasonable estimate for the position and is provided pursuant to legal requirements in this state. The salary estimate provided represents the typical salary range for the position, and other factors may be used to determine the successful candidate’s actual salary, including: skill set, experience, training, education, organizational needs, internal equity, market data, and geographic zone. The estimated salary range for this position is: $100,000 - $134,000. At SPX, it is not common for individuals to be hired at the higher end of the range, and compensation decisions depend on a variety of factors. This role is eligible to participate in a discretionary bonus plan, subject to the rules governing the plan. SPX offers a variety of benefits, including health benefits, 401k retirement with a company match, and flexible time off. More information about our benefits can be found on the “Rewards and Benefits” section of the career page.

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