R&D Software Architect

R&D Software Architect

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Full time
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Are you an experienced (Lead) SW developer that can visualize and steer new SW architecture and able to improve existing SW development?  Are you at a point in your career that you are ready to step into a SW Architect role?

Within Vanderlande we develop state of the art logistic solutions to fulfill our customer needs. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and motivated to participate to in the development of highly efficient sorting systems. Does this sound like you?

Then please apply to this great opportunity!

What you will be doing?
You are responsible that the installed SW base can be properly maintained and upgraded while still be add e.g. new hardware interfacing and other features to the SW platform. Your main task of the JR SW architect is to build upon the SW Architectural runway of the Loopsorter SW platform. This means that you have to build upon legacy code and have to transition the existing control SW into a more maintainable and future proof SW platform.  You align with other software architects to ensure the overall software architecture of our software platform

You are doing this together with a SCRUM-team of professionals your technical knowledge and competencies will be leading and will be the base for your discussions with the various Product Owners and development leads on SW improvements and architectural decisions. You are responsible to build a clear vision on the current and next generation SW architecture and to translate that vision into an executable roadmap with clear activities.

You are able to clearly explain your vision and roadmap towards SW engineers within several development teams.

Apart from your tasks as a software architect you will also lead by example by taking up lead development activities within the team.

Further responsibilities

  • Leading the software design of microservices within the new software platform
  • Defining technical user stories
  • Implementing SW Designs and component requirements
  • Aligning the software architecture with other software-, and system architects
  • Acting as a knowledge holder on the SW architecture
  • Leading the team as a developer during the implementation phase
  • Maintaining the product backlog together with the Product Owner
  • Providing support to the team and challenge them to excel!

What do we ask from you?

You are a proactive, enthusiastic, result-driven with a pragmatic hands-on attitude, and it is your ambition to fulfill a Software Architect role. Furthermore, you do possess or are eager to learn some of the following knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent
  • A couple of years of experience as a software/ tech lead and/or lead developer
  • Knowledge and/or experience with a selection of contemporary languages and frameworks. E.g. C++11, C#, Linux, Profinet, Modbus, Event Driven Architecture (Micro-services), Real time kernel, Debian, SOLID Principles, OO Design patterns, Architecture patterns
  • Domain driven design and behavior driven development
  • Knowledge of-, and experience with (implementation of) service oriented architecture
  • Experience in a multi-disciplinary project organization
  • Requirements Management, Change Management, Version Control (Git) and Test management tools
  • Knowledge about Material Handling processes, and/or logistic trade and the skills to transfer them into usable concepts and architectures is an advantage
  • Both oral and written English.

About the Team

Research and Development (R&D) plays a key role in the continuous investment in new products and technologies to strengthen our position and differentiate our products. Software has become an integral part of our products and systems therefore we invest in people to create the most added value!

The Loopsorter team develops complex sorting solutions for parcel, airports and warehousing platforms. These sorting systems are developed with integrated control software to steer, monitor, measure and analyze sorting behavior, including integration of motion, vision and measurement solutions.

What we offer 

In the challenging and responsible position of Junior Software Architect , 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 opportunities 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. Through exceeding performance expectations, you even have the possibility to grow outside this scale.   

On top of your fixed salary you’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). 
  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport. 
  • Working from home allowance. 
  • Collective pension scheme and discount on health insurance. 
  • On-site company health centers 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 the role of (Junior) R&D Software Architect appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and cover letter. For more information about selection process please contact

Juliëtte van Kraaij, Recruiter, via +31 413 495 181 or juliette.van.kraaij@vanderlande.com

Diversity & Inclusion

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

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