Business developer

Grow our commercial team and our business.

About the role

As business developer at Kalpana Systems, you will be the first hire in our commercial team and will be playing a vital role in moving our company from the prototype- to the commercial phase.  In this role you will be closely collaborating with our R&D team and customers within different target markets. As business developer, you will be defining and optimizing our go-to-market strategy and will be responsible for the sales of our first commercial systems.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in relevant industries
  • Conduct market research to identify potential new applications for spatial ALD technology
  • Collaborate with our engineering team to ensure our technology meets the needs of the markets
  • Manage the entire sales cycle; from lead generation to deal closure
  • Develop and execute sales strategies to achieve revenue targets
  • Provide support to customers
  • Attend industry conferences and events to network and promote our technology


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, Physics, Chemistry or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in business development or sales in the semiconductor, energy, equipment manufacturing or medical device industries
  • Technical background
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Understanding of thin film deposition technology and its applications is a plus

About Kalpana Systems

Kalpana Systems is a high-tech startup that was founded in Rotterdam in March 2021. Kalpana has a unique design for a machine that uses the spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (s-ALD) technology. ALD is the superior method for the deposition of thin film coatings where a perfect layer quality is required. Currently the main issue is that all available s-ALD machines have major drawbacks, mainly related to speed and uptime. Our design will drastically change this. Kalpana is on a mission to produce the first commercially feasible roll-to-roll s-ALD solution to be used in a variety of industries, helping these industries advance to the next level. These industries include rapidly growing sustainable markets such as (flexible) solar cells and Li-ion batteries for electric vehicles.

What we offer

  • Dynamic and informal working environment at Yes!Delft
  • Involved in a company with exciting potential from the early stages
  • Responsible role with ownership
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days off (holiday)
  • Re-imbursement of travel costs

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