System Architect

System Architect

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Full time
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Do you excel in a dynamic environment and fancy the complexities of running a successful e-commerce operation or parcel business? Are you ready for the next step in your career, helping both our customers, our business and yourself to exceed expectations at our customers and bring them to a next level?  

Take this opportunity and join our linesorter solutions team as System Architect! 

What you will be doing?  

As a System Architect within our Technology department, you are responsible for the specification and system design of new multi-disciplinary modules to be used worldwide in our logistic systems. You will have a main focus on our market leading solutions for Parcel. Your system design is further detailed by an agile team consisting of system designers, architects and/or specialists with whom you closely cooperate. You will be a part of the stream management and partner with different stakeholders outside the stream like Product Managers, Platform and Solution Architects. 



  • Analyze the stakeholder needs and user requirements, combining them with the technological requirements imposed by Vanderlande’s technology standards and reference architecture; 
  • Design and document the system architecture including its key interface specifications and the requirements imposed on the various components;  
  • Aligning the system architecture with other hardware-, software-, and system architects; 
  • Identify integration risks early and mitigate these risks in your design, consulting with specialists when needed; 
  • Explain the system architecture to various stakeholders in their frame of reference; Preferable in terms of value for the customers-based functionality & performance 
  • Ensure a proper implementation of the system architecture;
  • Guide and guard the less senior system designers, system architects and discipline architects 
  • Able to pose the right technical questions to the stakeholders and to the engineering teams so the right investigations are executed; Preferably based on the right model fidelity; 
  • Be an active member within our stream core team and drive the future.

What we ask from you?

You have a pragmatic and result-driven attitude. You are eager to learn and curious about the new technologies within and outside Vanderlande. It is important that you can convince others of a particular point of view to obtain an agreement with your stakeholders. 

  • Bachelor or master's degree in computer science, Electronics or Information Technology or equivalent;  
  • Experience as a System Architect in a multi-disciplinary project organization, supporting the Agile methodology;  
  • Knowledge about Material Handling processes, and/or logistic trade and the skills to transfer them 
  • Apply model-based design (matlab Simulink) to system problems; 
  • Use model-based system engineering (Enterprise Architect, SysML) to describe/specify the system 
  • Requirements Management, Change Management, Version Control and Test management tools, including Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and DevOps;  
  • You are able to keep the overview and to operate on various abstraction levels; 
  • You understand the stakeholder needs and you can explain the technical topics to them; 
  • You master the English language, both orally and in writing (Spanish is an advantage) 
  • A balanced personality with high level of soft skills. Some keywords here are Player, Learner and Trust. 

About the Team

The Technology department (former Research & Development) plays a key role in achieving Vanderlande strategic ambitions. In a fast-moving environment, we want to be the proud and trusted global innovation engine, that shapes our industry with intelligent, sustainable and competitive platforms and solutions. We create business value by collaborating with our customers to deliver incremental and disruptive innovations. Our powerful and digitally enabled platforms enable a configure to order way of working with shorter time to market, lowest cost and higher reliability. We will be a learning organization, with engaged and competent teams, to become every day better.  

The Linesorter teams (approximately 40 FTE) serve both our Parcel and Warehousing customers with high-end automated sorting systems. The multi-disciplinary teams take ownership in high-quality and integrated deliveries. In a SCRUM-team of professionals we incrementally deliver customer value and drive a learning organization in both technical and competence areas.  

Our newest Linesorter development is checking all boxes. With 4000 individual embedded controllers, both wireless power and communication and increased flexibility in product handling we step into the integration of new technologies and live our customers dream. As a System Architect you are the driving force and linking pin to again a successful delivery.  

What we offer
In the challenging and responsible position of System 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 € 6000 to € 7800 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 salary, you will 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.

Diversity & Inclusion Disclaimer 

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. 

Your application 

If the role of Software Architect appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Juliëtte van Kraaij, Recruiter +31 413 495 181 or