Product Architect

Job area Research and Development
Location Veghel, Netherlands
Contract type Full time
Your department

In Research and Development (R&D), no two days are the same. Our developed products are deployed all over the world. Every one of our talented R&D specialists is committed to solving the next challenge, and enhancing Vanderlande’s competitive position.

Your profile
As a Product Architect within R&D you are responsible for the design of new multi-disciplinary products to be used worldwide in our logistic systems. Your design is implemented by a team of specialists with whom you closely cooperate. You will be a partner of the Project Leader and together you are carrying the responsibility for the final product release(s).

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Analyse 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 product architecture including its key interface specifications and the requirements imposed on the various components;
  • Identify integration risks early and mitigate these risks in your design, consulting with specialists when needed;
  • Guide and guard the development team to ensure a proper implementation of the product architecture;
  • Explain the product architecture to various stakeholders in their frame of reference;
  • Act as the owner of the product architecture and the technical lead for the development team;
  • Contribute to improving the competences of the Product Architecture team.

Your profile
You have a pragmatic and result-drive 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.

  • You have a relevant master’s degree in a technical subject e.g. Software Engineering, Mechatronics or Electrical Engineering, or a proven track record indicating a comparable knowledge and abstraction level;
  • You have +/- 5 years of relevant working experience in designing and engineering multi-disciplinary industrial systems;
  • 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.

Our company
Vanderlande is the global leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market, as well as a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses. In this world of technology, we believe in people – especially those who are totally dedicated, customer-driven and keen to continue learning throughout their career.

This is embraced by our Vanderlande Academy and International Talent Development programmes, with over 800 courses conducted every year. The focus is on freedom while being trusted to deliver, and this is one of the reasons why we received the highest rating of three stars in the Best Employer survey (The Netherlands).

If you’re ambitious and take your long-term career seriously, then please contact us to explore this global opportunity to join a company at the top of its game. For more information or to apply for this challenging position, please visit

Your application
If the role of Product Architect R&D appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Mirre Sengers, Senior Recruiter on 0413-495288 or

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