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Job title: Application Engineer

Location: Southampton, U.K.

The Role: Responsible for demonstrating the capability of Mesophotonics proprietary visible light sources to meet customer requirements. Responsibilities include the building of one off demonstration systems integrating Mesophotonics components with 3rd party optical and optoelectronic components. This person should then be confident in conducting customer demonstrations both in the UK and abroad at customer sites and trade shows. This will involve extensive collaboration with customers and require optics and electronics expertise.

This person will also develop system requirements and recommend system configurations with aim of agreeing specifications with customers and internal engineers. The role will also expand to include supporting customers in their deployment of Mesophotonics light sources.

This position involves the ability to operate within a matrix structure and the ability to interact and communicate effectively with other groups including: sales, engineering and finance. This person must have the ability to work directly and effectively with customers, technical staff and management, whilst being motivated to show the real difference Mesophotonics advanced technology can make in customer applications.

An ideal candidate will be self-motivated with excellent communication, time management and problem solving skills and must be team player with excellent interpersonal and communications skills used to working to tight timelines and budgets. This position reports to the Director of Business Development within the Sales and Marketing group at Mesophotonics.

Minimum requirements: A degree in engineering or physics, strong engineering skills in discrete visible optical and electronic components. Direct sales experience advantageous.

About Mesophotonics
Mesophotonics is commercialising breakthrough photonic crystal technology that allows light to be bent, routed and processed at sub-millimetre scale. This will enable multiple optical functions and complex systems to be implemented at high density on a single silicon chip, leading the way to low cost, high volume production of integrated optical devices. Additional optical devices will also be possible at efficiencies and sizes not previously achievable as photonic band gaps are used to modify fundamentally how light is generated inside photonic crystals. The company was founded in 2001 by Prof. Greg Parker and a team of 7 founders from 3 departments at the University of Southampton with expertise in modelling fabrication design and characterisation. Venture capital funding is provided by Quester Capital Management (London), BTG (London), Auriga Partners (Paris) and NIF (Tokyo). For further information see

Contact Information: Send Resume to Jilly Searle, Office Manager, Mesophotonics Ltd, 2 Venture Road, Chilworth Science Park, Southampton, SO16 7NP, or via email to

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