As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.
THE POSITION: Based in the Business Unit Development center in Silicon Valley, the Head of Optical Metrology Applications Development leads the development of applications in targeted market segments. The position is responsible for direct management of the Applications Development team and works closely with Product Management, Engineering and Technology Development, Service, Marketing Communications and Sales to ensure that the business is effectively identifying, developing, supporting and selling products in a way that enables further growth and market share gains.
The Head of Optical Metrology Applications Development will develop, collect and report on emerging customer applications to product management, will provide input for new product development, and will align internal expertise to target market segments and applications. This leadership role owns the generation of technical content and repository of competitive information, dissemination of “how to win competitively” to the field, and communicates this competitive information to the engineering and product management teams
The position manages the team’s travel to technical conferences, and creates an environment to publish application notes, technical papers and new applications of new and existing products. The Head of Optical Metrology Applications Development will work closely with Marketing Communications to deliver technical content for marketing campaigns and collateral creation, and with regional sales to train and deploy applications knowledge into the field teams.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: The Head of Optical Metrology Applications Development will hold a minimum of an MS degree in physics, chemistry, materials science or equivalent, with a higher degree strongly preferred. A strong academic background in optics, optical design or opto-mechanical design is absolutely required. S/he will have ten-plus years of relevant experience in the area of micro dimensional inspection and measurement for manufacturing process control, or equivalent experience. Previous managerial experience and sales, customer service/support experience are required competencies being sought for the role.
Specific candidate requirements for the Head of Optical Metrology Applications Development include the following:
Role is based in San Jose, CA with significant travel required (35% to 40%).
Ability to work in a fast paced technical facility.
Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).
Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
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