Application Engineer

Job title

Application Engineer


Eindhoven HTC, The Netherlands


32- 40 hours

As an interface between our customers, account managers and R&D engineer we are recruiting an Application Engineer.  You are capable to have a technical conversation with our customers and understand their needs now and in the future. Translating this need into a solution we can offer, or a requirement / new challenge for the R&D engineers. On top of this you support the commercial team, to define product strategy, detailing the critical requirements of innovative applications in industries like datacom, automotive, biomedical and infrastructure. Via your thorough understanding of photonics and semiconductor technology, you can pinpoint the key technology demands that need to be met.


Your responsibility:

  • Technical sales for key verticals in datacom and sensing.
  • Translate requirements and the newest applications to the R&D team, so our building blocks become more advanced, and we stay ahead in leading this new industry.
  • Advice internal and external about feasibility of new ideas and applications.
  • Demonstrate feasibility of the application, which includes rapid prototyping and/or product demo for client.
  • Provide product and technology feedback to customers, influencing their roadmap planning process.
  • Provide product and technology feedback from customers for incorporation and alignment of the company technology and product roadmap
  • Perform competitive analysis and benchmarking to ensure the right positioning of product solutions.


We are looking for a person who has / is:

  • In-depth knowledge about the semiconductor industry as well as (integrated) photonics is inevitable in this role.
  • In-depth knowledge about application needs for datacom and/or sensor markets is a plus.
  • Technical master / PhD education, with more than 7 years of professional work experience in the semiconductor / sensors / telecom industry in a combined technical and commercial role.
  • Able to translate technology into a strong business proposition.
  • Strong communicator, self-confident and able to connect with people and win their trust and respect.
  • Solid analytical skills and creative thinking used to make data-driven decisions.
  • Interested and able to travel up to 15% (USA, Asia, and Europe)


We offer:

A highly interesting and challenging position in a fast-growing company, with a strong and supportive sales team and highly skilled and motivated R&D engineers, eager to work on new and exciting integration technologies.


About SMART Photonics:

Indium phosphide chips are proving to be the best choice in many applications, ranging from next generation low-power consumption datacenters to a variety of sensing applications for structural monitoring and medical diagnostics. Integrated photonics also plays an increasingly important role in the aircraft industry, air quality monitoring, autonomous driving and in ultra-secure cryptography. SMART Photonics technology has the potential to transform the medical-, automotive- and data communication industry, and You can become part of this.



Then we would love to receive your application and motivation. You can also contact our recruiter Ilse de Graaf for more information.


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