Semiconductor and Fiber Lasers

Inside Sales Engineer

About nLIGHT

nLIGHT is a vertically integrated supplier of high-performance lasers that enable innovation in materials processing, microelectronics and defense applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers based on industry-leading semiconductor laser and optical fiber technology. nLIGHT is a publicly held company headquartered in Vancouver, Washington with additional sites in North America, Asia and Europe. nLIGHT lasers are not only changing the way things are made, but what can be made.


Manage established OEM accounts to sustain existing revenue. Identify and successfully develop new sales opportunities. Drive sales systems utilization and continuous systems improvement. Participate and manage customers through global sales and marketing process improvements including CRM, ERP, S&OP, external sales tools, and new product road-mapping. This is an ideal opportunity if you are professional who is energized by a fast-paced global role that applies a broad set of sales, engineering, systems, and collaboration skills. If you are highly successful in this role, it could transition over time to outside sales.


  • Manage and grow established OEM accounts.
  • Qualify and follow up on new sales leads and manage the engagement through CRM.
  • Liaison between the outside sales team and nLIGHT’s product teams to drive complete understanding of end-customer needs.
  • Facilitate technical support from nLIGHT’s product teams to outside sales and customers.
  • Participate in trade shows, conferences, and other industry events.


  • BS in technology-related field, with preference for Physics or Engineering, is required.  MS or PhD is desired.
  • 5+ years in a technical sales role is desired.  Alternatively, a strong desire to launch a career in sales coupled with excellent technical credentials will be considered.
  • Experience in a customer-facing role with track record of customer responsiveness.
  • Constructive, proactive verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience using ERP and/or CRM systems.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, estimated at less than 10%.
  • Knowledge of photonic products and markets is desired.

nLIGHT is subject to US Export Control regulations. To qualify for this position, a Foreign Person (that is, not a US Citizen or legal Permanent Resident) must be eligible for a deemed export license under the US Department of Commerce and/or the US Department of State.

Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or age. For more information about our commitment to equal employment opportunity, please see these government posters: “EEO is the Law” and its accompanying temporary supplement. If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 566-4460 or


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