Lead Software Engineer- Airports Development

Lead Software Engineer- Airports Development

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Do you want to lay down the foundation for a product that is used at 100+ airports?  


Vanderlande is the global market leader in baggage handling systems (BHS) and innovation is the key to winning in a world that is changing faster than ever, which is why it is essential for Vanderlande to develop cutting-edge solutions. The evolution and development of these solutions is core to that success, but technology alone does not make a successful organization and our mantra is “In a world of technology, a belief in people”. You can be one of these people, bringing your software development passion to life and having an opportunity to make a positive impact to some of the world’s leading companies that rely on Vanderlande to give them a competitive advantage. 


Our airport software solution, VIBES is evolving by exploiting the latest technology tools, techniques, and standards. The software and solutions that we create are at the heart of driving the equipment and processes within an airport baggage systems. Be a key part of the team that creates airport critical software that is being used in hundreds of the world’s leading airports worldwide.

What will you be doing?

As lead software engineer and member of the VIBES Core team, you will be responsible for the APIs and microservices architecture. Also supports DevOps to build, maintain a sustainable build pipeline.


You will lead the process for a team implementing functionality for our Airport platform. In a scrum team of professionals your technical knowledge and competencies will be leading and will be the base for your discussions with the Product Owner and interaction with system architects. You lead by example by taking up lead development activities within the team. 


The role plays a crucial part in modernising a robust, and maintainable system for BHS that can accommodate the rapid addition of features in the product. As the company scales, your work will become a vital source of support to other product teams in the workstream.


  • Participate in software and system design and development for a complex product 

  • Lead and guide your team by setting an example 

  • Create application designs and implement them 

  • Develop software, preferably with Test Driven Development (TDD). 

  • Support testing and integration of software Components 

  • Collaborate within an Agile (Scrum or Kanban) team 

  • Actively participate in knowledge sharing and continuous improvement efforts. 

  • Handling our core stack consisting of: Java Spring Boot, Docker, Kubernetes, Keycloak, Gherkin (Specflow), Microservices 

What do we ask from you?

  • 5 or more years of working experience as a software team lead and/or lead developer

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in IT with 10 or more years experience in software engineering

  • Experience with refactoring and migrating technology projects

  • Leadership skills

  • Aligning the technical solutions with other software-, and technical leads

  • Pro-active and solution-driven mindset

  • Container based deployment (Docker, Kubernetes and Helm)

  • Continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps

  • Maintaining the product backlog together with the Product Owner

You'll stand out if you have experience with:

  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code 
  • Domain Driven Design (DDD) 
  • Prometheus, Grafana, Elastic stack experience  
  • Experiences in industrial domain (Emulation and simulation experience a +) 
  • Fluent in both oral and written English. Dutch is plus. 

    About the team
    The VIBES Core development consist of Agile/Scrum teams. You will join the Veghel team, whilst other development teams are located in Veghel, and Quebec, Canada. You will be in a multi-disciplined team of developers, who work closely with our product owners and designers.

    By joining our VIBES Core Development team, as software lead you will be working as a part of an international team developing and evolving core components that manage the entire baggage handling system such as planning, monitoring, interfaces and resource management.  

    What we offer​

    In the challenging and responsible position of Sr Lead Developer Airports VIBES  you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of scope for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future.​ 


    This position offers a competitive salary range of € 4600,- to € 5900,-  gross per month (excluding 8% holiday allowance). Through exceeding performance expectations, you even have the possibility to grow outside this scale.   


    On top of your fixed salaryyou’ll receive the following secondary benefits:​ 

    • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days).​ 

    • Flexible working hours.​ 

    • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office).​ 

    • A Health & Wellbeing budget worth €300,- per calendar year. 

    • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport.​ 

    • Working from home allowance.​ 

    • Collective pension scheme and discount on additional health insurance.​ 

    • On-site company health centres with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.​ 

    • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills.​ 

    • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives.​ 

    • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista. 

    Your application​

    If this role appeals to you, then please apply with your resume and a short motivation note.

    Diversity & Inclusion 

    Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.