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VPIphotonics, a premier provider of professional simulation software and design services for transmission systems, integrated photonics, optoelectronics, and fiber optics, offers several positions. Our worldwide customer base targets applications in telecom, datacom, sensing, and signal processing applications.

Join our team to work alongside global equipment manufacturers, service providers, and research institutes. VPIphotonics will provide comprehensive product training, flexible work hours, occasional travels, and an exciting and rewarding international career path to successful candidates.

The Application Engineer will work in our Technical Services team, focusing on simulating technologies and concepts for integrated photonics, optoelectronics, and related applications. A successful candidate will provide and drive technical leadership and application support for VPIphotonics products and services. Responsibilities will include:

  • Presentation of VPIphotonics design tool capabilities at customer meetings/tradeshows.

  • Education of customers through application notes, webinars, videos, and training.

  • Provision of technical application support to customers.

  • Conveyance of customer feedback to technical project teams.

  • Contribution to externally funded R&D projects.

  • Publication of significant scientific or engineering results in journals or at conferences.

  • Participation in the development process, including knowledge transfer from research activities.

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We seek the talents of an R&D Engineer with an emphasis on quantum and classical optics communication systems. The position is based in Berlin, Germany, and supported by QuNEST (Quantum Enhanced Optical Communication Network Security Doctoral Training), a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Network. Objectives will include:

  • Extend existing simulation framework and model library for system-level simulations of DV/CV-QKD scenarios by developing missing modeling functions and simulation concepts to support a wide range of QKD protocols.

  • Investigate the impact of component imperfections and noise sources on the performance of various QKD systems over fiber- or free-space-based links.

  • Study the implementation of DV/CV-QKD systems over infrastructure with co-existing classical channels.

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The Marketing Manager will oversee all marketing activities, including calendar management, digital and print advertising, event planning, graphic design, and social media management, focusing on enhancing the company's brand image and driving engagement. We are looking for a creative and organized marketing professional with a strong background in digital marketing, exceptional graphic design skills, and a proven ability to manage marketing initiatives proactively. Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and execute digital advertising campaigns to increase brand visibility and generate leads.

  • Create marketing materials, graphics, and visuals to support campaigns and initiatives.

  • Create and distribute press releases to promote company achievements and product launches.

  • Plan and coordinate tradeshows, ensuring a compelling presence and lead generation.

  • Manage and maintain the company's social media presence.

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The Sales Representative will be responsible for successfully executing the inside sales process, including lead management, negotiation, and account care for a range of highly technical products in the EMEA region. A successful candidate will have a proven Software/SaaS Sales track record, winning new business while maintaining high customer renewal rates. Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide basic product knowledge to answer questions from customers in R&D.

  • Communicate externally with buyers and deal with procurement teams.

  • Communicate internally with group managers and application engineers.

  • Set sales goals and meet objectives set by leadership.

  • Develop meaningful relationships with customers to encourage trust and loyalty.

  • Follow up with cold and warm leads by phone, e-mail and social media.

  • Maintain CRM database

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To enhance our team in Berlin, we seek a Senior Modeling Expert
to lead the development of simulation models and algorithms for integrated photonics applications and contribute to national or international R&D projects. Responsibilities will include:

  • Drive technical leadership in the modeling of integrated photonics applications.

  • Contribute to the simulation software product development.

  • Lead participation of VPIphotonics in external R&D projects.

  • Contribute to publications at conferences and in journals.

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