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We’re looking for talented people in a variety of roles to join our team in Hamburg. Do not miss your chance to start a fast paced career in an innovative and rising company in a future-proof high tech industry 

About Cycle

Cycle is a young high-tech company that designs and manufactures world-leading precision systems based on ultra-short pulse lasers. We strive for innovation and are constantly advancing our technology in close cooperation with leading international institutions.

We have a very dedicated and international team of currently 21 employees and one dog. At Cycle, we believe that commitment, passion and respectful interaction are the basis for a successful collaboration.

Our company headquarters in the Start-Up Labs Bahrenfeld, centrally located and in close proximity to DESY, combines innovation and science just like us.

Open Positions

Sales Engineer (m/f/d)
Sales, Hamburg

Your Tasks

  • You will be the first point of contact for our customers and represent our company worldwide,
  • Respond to inquiries, understand, and evaluate customer needs and requirements,
  • Acquire potential customers through events, networking, and the use of online platforms,
  • Work closely with the technical team to offer customized technical solutions,
  • Travel to potential customers and perform product demonstrations,
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to expand our customer base,
  • Follow leads, and actively manage opportunities until closure,
  • Represent Cycle at international trade shows, conferences, and technical workshops.

Your Profile:

  • Education and experience
    • Successfully completed studies in physics, optics, engineering or similar,
    • Experience and understanding of optical or microwave metrology, lasers, or photonics,
    • Knowledge of CRM (ideally Salesforce) and ERP is a plus,
    • Work experience in high tech business development is a plus.

  • Conceptual skills
    • Trustworthy and reliable with a passion for our products and customers,
    • Strong sense of ownership, entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on mentality,
    • High degree of self-organization with ability to prioritize and to work independently,
    • Willingness to travel internationally,
    • Very good communication and negotiation skills in German and English.

Our Offer

  • Diverse, fast-paced work environment in a young and dynamic team
  • Position with room for creativity
  • Flat hierarchies and quick decision processes
  • Flexible working hours with mobile work options
  • High spirited and high-tech environment in the Science City Hamburg Bahrenfeld
Optical Engineer for Timing Systems (m/f/d)
Engineering, Hamburg
Your profile:

Education and experience

  • Successfully completed master’s degree in Physics or Optical Engineering (or similar)
  • 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Fluent in written and spoken English is a must
  • German and/or Chinese skills are a plus

Very good understanding about electro-optic technology, such as:

  • Knowledge of optical components, lasers, and fibers
  • Skilled in the use of lab equipment and diagnostic tools (e. g. oscilloscopes, signal analyzers etc.)
  • Ability to read, write and interpret documents such as product manuals, spec sheets and test data
  • Experience with fiber splicers, cleavers or optical analyzers is a plus

Conceptual skills

  • Can work independently and organize her-/himself
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of multi-disciplinary tasks
  • Team spirit and good communication skills

Your tasks:

Main tasks:

  • Build electro-optical systems and components for timing and synchronization
  • Work with laser scientists and engineering team to bring research results into product state
  • Travel to international customers on site for installation and service (up to 25%)
  • Prepare and review drawings, schematics, and diagrams and assemble opto-mechanical systems

Other tasks:

  • Build up test apparatus to characterize optical, mechanical, and electronic sub-assemblies
  • Communicate with suppliers and customers
  • Procure/purchase optical components for timing systems
  • Create documentation and maintain technical information in our SAP One ERP
Business Development Manager (m/f/d)
Sales, Hamburg
Sie sind ein erfahrener B2B-Vertriebsprofi mit technischem Hintergrund und arbeiten gerne mit internationalen Kunden? In dieser Position sind Sie dafür verantwortlich, neue Märkte und Anwendungen für unsere Produkte zu entdecken sowie potenzielle Kunden zu verstehen und zu begeistern.
Your profile:
  • Abgeschlossenes Studium im Fach Physik, Optik, Ingenieurwesen oder ähnliche
  • Mindestens 4 Jahre relevanter Berufserfahrung im Bereich Business Development oder Vertrieb
  • Vertrautheit mit Online-Recherche und idealerweise mit Plattformen wie LinkedIn/Xing
  • Kenntnisse im Umgang mit Software für Warenwirtschaft (ERP) und Kontaktmanagement (CRM)
  • Fließende Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
  • Sicherer Umgang mit MS-Office
  • Gutes technisches Verständnis von Lasern, Photonik oder Präzisions-(HF-)Messtechnik
  • Freundliches Auftreten, Spaß am Kundenkontakt (vor allem auf Englisch) und gutes Organisationsvermögen
Your tasks:
  • Sie identifizieren Märkte und Anwendungsfelder für unsere bestehenden und neuen Produkte
  • Sie akquirieren potenzielle Kunden durch Networking, Veranstaltungen und die Nutzung von Online-Plattformen
  • Sie verfolgen Leads weiter und verwalten aktiv Opportunities in Salesforce CRM bis zum Abschluss, einschließlich der Verhandlung von Angeboten
  • Sie präsentieren Cycle bei Kunden und werben für das Unternehmen durch Online- und Offline-Veranstaltungen, einschließlich weltweiter Reisen
  • Sie sammeln Markt- und Wettbewerbsinformationen zur Erweiterung der strategischen Geschäftsfelder
  • Sie erstellen jährliche Businesspläne auf Basis von Märkten, Produkten und Accounts
  • Sie unterstützen das Team bei internationalen Ausschreibungen
Initiative Application for Your Dream Job?
Cycle, Hamburg
We are always looking for team-oriented, focused individuals to join our company. If you are interested in supporting us to build world-leading optical and electronic solutions for engineers and scientists all over the world, please contact us.

What we offer

  • Challenging and independent work

  • Creative freedom for the implementation of your ideas

  • Flexible working hours with flexitime agreement and mobile working

  • Working in the innovative, international environment of the DESY campus

  • Modern office space in the new Start-Up Labs Bahrenfeld

  • Free bike and car parking

  • A fully automatic coffee machine, mineral water and tea

What’s important to us

Passion and enthusiasm

We love what we do and are fully committed to it.

Respectful cooperation

Open and Respectful interaction is essential for our success.


Integrity and trust are high values for us. We take responsibility for what we do.

Solution orientation

Our products are highly complex. Nevertheless we always find a solution.
Have we sparked your interest?

Send us your application!

Petra Kärtner

Petra Kärtner

Head of Administration