Do you want to be part of an innovative Technology / R&D organization? Do you enjoy solving and optimizing logistic puzzles? Are you a communicative analyst who wants to develop his/her technical knowledge in a young and enthusiastic team?
Vanderlande’s warehousing solutions are the first choice for major e-commerce players across the globe, helping them to fulfil their promise of same-day delivery for billions of orders. In addition, nine of the 15 largest global food retailers rely on Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions. Our airport’s baggage handling systems are installed in over 600 airports around the globe, capable of moving over 4 billion pieces of baggage around the world per year. For the parcel market our systems handle 52 million parcels per day.
To make sure that these systems meet the performance requirements of our customer, the Simulation and Emulation Department specializes in the analysis of system performance and system behaviour by means of simulation models and operational data. The engineers within the department use the results of these analyses to verify that performance requirements are met and to suggest improvements to system designs. We work within all the market segments (Airports, Warehousing and Parcel), for all phases of the life cycle of a system, from R&D and sales, to project execution and life cycle services.
As a software engineer you are responsible for designing, programming, testing and maintaining emulation software and models. The, often complex, functionality of the software includes business logic, controls for mechanical transportation, sortation and storage equipment, communication with external computer systems, logging, reporting and data analysis.
As a software engineer in our team, you are responsible for all aspects of software engineering. You talk to colleagues of other departments to find out what to build. You also design, discuss, and implement the solution in the form of an emulation model.
Being able to abstract at the right level is highly important for our work. Our simulation/emulation models must represent all the relevant parts of the real system, while still maintaining performance. We want to be able to run our model on a standard laptop, which makes performance a challenge. This means your job isn't just to write working, readable code, but also to write performant code. This is why the main challenge in your day-to-day job is finding the correct abstraction: “How can we leave out as much as possible without sacrificing the relevant details and still allowing users and developers to comprehend the logistic process and system behavior?”.
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor or master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering (Entry level).
- Experience in project-driven work environment
- Developers with experience level of 1-3 years with strong academic records can also apply.
- Solid experience in programming languages with object orientation such as Java and experience with model building and requirement specification.
Preferred Qualification (Any of the following additional experience are a plus)
- Experienced in working with Atlassian tools (JIRA, Confluence, etc.) or other applications supporting Agile environment
- Working knowledge of Java IDE like IntelliJ, Eclipse, and/or NetBeans
- Exposure to write Junit test cases is desired.
- Exposure to RPA tools will be an added advantage.
- Exposure to logistics domain will be a great value addition.
- Able to handle own planning and adapt to deadline-shifts with ease
- Experience with both quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques
- Enthusiastic result-driven professional with proactive, pragmatic and hands-on attitude
- Fast learned with curiosity and strong inquiry skills
- Committed team player
- Proven experience working with colleagues located in different parts of the world
- Strong communication skills with very good command of the English language both in oral as well as written; Dutch is a nice-to-have
- Willing to travel occasionally