Director Application Engineering (m/f/d)




Research & Development


  • Regular Fulltime





  • Lead team of product application engineers with focus on the opto-mechanical design, optical simulation modeling, HW and SW modification, Lab testing, and analysis work required during optical sensor product development
  • Development of proof of concepts for customer presentation and technical engagement including product features such as proximity, ambient light, and spectral sensing
  • Provide competitive information by driving teardown, optical, and electrical analysis including evaluation reports
  • Specification of reference applications for target markets including system architectures, circuits and components
  • Define technical requirements for optical and electrical analysis Labs
  • Technical support interface for Marketing, Product Management, and customers
  • Setup of product presentations and trainings for customers and internal staff
  • Measurements setup and methods based on custom automation systems
  • Involvement on all technical aspects of optical sensor products and being an integral part of the definition and development of future products
  • Support Marketing and Engineering in work statement preparation and budgeting process


  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field of study
  • 8+ years proven track record of managing engineering teams, preferably in application
  • Experience in working with sensors; especially optical
  • Experienced at testing and characterization in an electronics lab
  • Experience in electronic circuit design and design of PCBs
  • Demonstrated ability to define project tasks and participate in effort estimations
  • Customer oriented personality, extrovert and flexible
  • Demonstrated experience with creating and supporting new processes, methods and behaviors
  • Outstanding leadership, presentation skills and written/verbal communication
  • Excellent communicator, both spoken and written
  • Self-starter, and self-sufficient in problem solving and accomplishing tasks
  • Experience working in fast paced mobile and/or consumer electronics
  • Fluent in English in speaking and writing

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