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Technical sales specialist

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Are you able to link our customer needs to our technical capabilities?

SMART Photonics B.V. is an independent developer and producer of photonic components based on Indium Phosphide (InP). The company was started in 2012 in collaboration with Eindhoven University of Technology and is based in Eindhoven. For making the components, SMART Photonics has a new and unique generic technology for the integration of photonic components. The company is the first in the world to offer commercial access to this generic integration technology through so-called Multi Project Wafer (MPW) runs: multiple different chips for different clients on one wafer. With this technology, the PICs can be developed and produced much cheaper and faster. This new technology will follow a strong growth curve (analogous to the growth path of the electronic ICs). Thanks to SMART Photonics’ unique business model, in combination with the extensive knowledge of photonics and many years of production experience, the company is well positioned to successfully respond to this. SMART Photonics is growing rapidly in size to meet the increasing demand from its customers. At the end of last year, a pilot production line was opened at the High Tech Campus and the planning is that a complete production line will be needed in 2018. On our website ( you will find more background information about SMART Photonics.

Technical Sales Specialist


Location: High Tech Campus, Eindhoven The Netherlands

Fulltime: 40 hours a week

Job description

Are you the technical candidate with in-depth knowledge about photonics? And do you combine this with strong communication skills and an eye for our customer needs? If so, we might have a very interesting position for you.

As a Technical Sales Specialist you support our potential customers in a wide variety of tasks. You define the technical scope of projects, assessing technological feasibility and translating functional and technical requirements into well-defined statements of work. Beside supporting potential customers, you also support our Business Development Manager and Commercial Manager from a technical point of view. You can contribute to the success of the commercial team both from a commercial and technical point of view. Within your role, you are able to strike a balance between these.

You listen well to what our customers need and you are pro-active in providing answers based on what our technology can offer.



We are looking for a person

  • With a bachelor’s or master’s degree within a relevant field (I.e. mathematics, chemistry, physics, Electrical Engineering) and knowledge of photonics is a must
  • 1-5 years of work experience in the field of customer care / customer service / technical customer support, etc.  (also possible via student job or additional projects)
  • Commercial and entrepreneurial experience
  • Strong communicator, self-secure but also able to connect people and win their trust and respect.
  • A huge sense of technical curiosity. Photonics lights up your eyes!
  • A go-getter, able to build stuff
  • You get energised by working towards results through team effort.



We offer

An interesting and challenging position in a growing company. For this position you will be asked to travel (as soon as it is safe again) up to 10% and you will have the ultimate opportunity to gain experience on an international level in state-of-the-art technology.

This opportunity to become part of a new revolution in chip technology in the field of Photonics, like microelectronics was in the ‘70s. At SMART Photonics you will work with talented and passionate people in an informal, sincere and open culture. Being part of a scale-up means you will have a broad and entrepreneurial role in a dynamic & exciting environment with the opportunity to grow rapidly alongside our company’s growth while you truly see the results of your efforts and added value. We keep our processes simple and functional to stay agile, also in our growth from lab to fab in the coming years. Are you ready to join us and develop SMART Photonics into a market leader?


Then we would love to receive your application! See also our website for more information about the company;



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