Application Engineer


Since its establishment more than 20 years ago, Menlo Systems remains one of the global market leaders in the field of optical precision metrology with light and lasers. Based on Nobel Prize-winning frequency comb technology, we provide laser-based systems for our customers worldwide that enable applications requiring highest precision and accuracy. Our systems are used in metrology and spectroscopy, optical clocks, quantum technology and quantum computers, as well as in materials testing and 3D printing. Our customers include leading research institutions and high-tech companies worldwide.

To strengthen our team in Japan we are looking for a

Application Engineer (m/f/d)

Your tasks:

  • Be a primary technical contact for customers and support their way to innovation
  • Understand application requirements & how these translate into technical product specifications and provide suitable solutions to the customer
  • Install, configure, and commission photonics systems, ensuring optimal performance and customer satisfaction together with our local Engineering team from Menlo Systems HQ
  • Engage with existing customers and foster sustainable cooperation
  • Conduct on-site visits and demonstrations showcasing the capabilities and applications of our photonics solutions, partially with colleagues from the German HQ
  • Interact between customers and internal teams, including engineering, product management, and R&D
  • Identify new markets and applications
  • Support RFQ responses together with the Sales Manager and Assistance
  • Represent our cutting-edge solutions during industry events, trade fairs, and technical conferences by delivering presentations

What we offer:

  • A supportive environment and a motivated team working on cutting edge photonics solutions
  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility to work partially remote
  • Individual and practice-oriented training
  • Possibility for international travel, including visits to our global headquarters in Germany
  • Opportunities for professional development


  • Completion of a graduate degree in Physics, Photonics or Optical Engineering – New graduates are welcome to apply
  • Knowledge of photonics and laser technology and their applications in research and industry
  • Native Japanese language skills or very good Japanese language skills (JLPT-2)
  • Strong English language skills required to communicate with our head office in Germany
  • Willingness to travel

Following experience is nice to have, not mandatory:

  • Knowledge of femtosecond fiber laser powered solutions, such as frequency combs, terahertz systems, quantum and synchronization solutions
  • Experience in technical support, application engineering, or sales roles within the photonics environment
  • Familiarity with research lab environments or academic systems
  • Experience in studying or working in the U.S. or Europe

Join us in revolutionizing the world of photonics with innovative solutions and unparalleled technical expertise. Apply now to become a pivotal member of our dynamic Japan team.

Menlo Systems K.K. – 12-5 Chuo Godo Building, Chuo-2 Cho-me, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City 430-0929, Japan





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