Application Engineer

Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies

Software Engineering
antrim bt41, uk
Posted on Monday, May 13, 2024
Sensata Technologies is a leading industrial technology company that develops sensors, sensor-based solutions, including controllers and software, and other mission-critical products to create valuable business insights for customers and end users.

We are currently recruiting for an Application Engineer to join our Antrim Team.

The Applications Engineer will interface directly with our customers. The role works as part of a team of other Applications Engineers and Account Managers who work closely with Sensata’s global engineering, sales, and other cross-functional disciplines. Has technical expertise on the specific application as relevant per customer.

Primarily NBO focus; high technical aptitude / challenging and influencing customer on tech decisions / conveying Sensata's PVP and VOC / strong sales mindset as well.

General Responsibilities:

• Utilizes Sensata product knowledge and application understanding to support new business opportunities and ensure best product offering. strong knowledge of key applications in growth segments at customers.
• Presents in regular meetings with customers to provide an emphasis on spec alignment and technical problem solving. Supports existing customers on new product development projects under development.
• Communicate business and technical information between the key individuals at the customer and Sensata.
• Provide strategic technical assessment of new business opportunities in cooperation with product teams. Evaluate opportunities based on the entire value chain, considering several criteria, such as technological differentiators, strategic fit, profitability, and timing.
• Participate in design review sessions, both customer and internal, as required. Conduct drawing and specification reviews with customers.
• Ensure projects meet customer requirements and quality standards.
• Help develop and refine product configurations to meet application needs that capitalize on the company's strengths and products. Provide onsite technical assistance to the sales team at industry trade shows and customer demonstrations and tech days.
• Negotiate technical specifications and compliance considering Sensata product offering and the application needs.
• Establish and maintain customer engineering relations, focusing on key subject matter experts and technical decision makers at customers.
• Physically present at the customer on a regular basis, to build relationship and for key decision moments during a project.

Experience / Qualifications:
• A technical university degree required (i.e. Bachelors degree) or equivalent relevant work experience.
• Strong technical skills, ideally in automotive or industry related to high voltage components (such as contactors, fuses, battery distribution units) or sensing solutions, e.g. Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.
• Communication and Influence Skills: Actively listens beyond product needs. Understands and influences customer hardware architecture to position Sensata’s solutions across multiple technologies.
• Customer Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the customer -- businesses, organizational structure, value drivers, products and services, and competitive market positions.
• Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands.
• Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity
• Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards

• Willingness to travel (ca. 35%)
• Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)

You will be part of the European Vehicle Sales team and report to the Supervisor Application Engineer. Experience within the Automotive sector is required.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Sensata Technologies is committed to the provision of training, development and promotion opportunities.

Please note that all successful candidates must undergo a medical examination which includes a drugs test.


  • Collaborating at Sensata means working with some of the world’s most talented people in an enriching environment that is constantly pushing towards the next best thing

  • Employees work across functions, countries and cultures gaining new perspectives through mutual respect and open communication

  • As OneSensata, we are working together to make things work together

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