(Senior) Software Architect

(Senior) Software Architect

Veghel, Netherlands.
Contract type
Full time

Do you excel in a dynamic environment and fancy the complexities of running a successful e-commerce operation or parcel business? Are you willing to build on the next step in your career, thereby helping both yourself and our customers to exceed in expectations and improve in a competitive position? Take this opportunity and join our Linesorter teams as Software Architect! 


What will you be doing?  

As Software Architect you will be responsible for the translation of the requirements into software demands, setting up and monitoring the software architecture and for setting up the requirements in case of new functionality. You will meet with System Architect, System Designer and Software Engineer (PLC, Embedded, tooling) to ensure the overall software architecture fits within the required system requirements and performance. 


You will lead the process for one or more teams implementing this new software architecture. In a SCRUM-team of professionals your technical knowledge and competencies will be leading and will be the base for your discussions with the System Architect and Product Owner. Apart from your tasks as a Software Architect you will also lead by example by taking up lead development activities within the team. 



If you’re a pro-active, enthusiastic, result-driven and versatile Software Architect with a pragmatic hands-on attitude, you will excel at: 

  • Implementing software designs and component requirements; 
  • Aligning the software architecture with other software-, and system architects; 
  • Acting as a knowledge holder on the software architecture; 
  • Leading the team as a developer during the implementation phase; 
  • Challenging and influencing team members to excel; 
  • Maintaining the product backlog together with the System Architect and Product Owner; 
  • Hardware selection, design and production in cooperation with external companies. 


What do we ask from you?

You should also have the following qualifications / have a working knowledge of: 

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, Electronics or Information Technology or equivalent; 
  • Experience as a software team lead and/or lead developer 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, using domain driven design and behavior driven development, into usable concepts and architectures is an advantage; 
  • Experience with Real Time Operating Systems, ARM Cortex M4 architecture and a selection of contemporary languages and frameworks; 
  • Knowledge of embedded controllers and industrial networks, including field bus, I/O, sensors and actuators.
  • Requirements Management, Change Management, Version Control and Test management tools, including Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and DevOps; 
  • Both oral and written English. Dutch is an advantage. 


What we offer
In the challenging and responsible position of 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 € 5900 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.

Your department and 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 Software Architect you are the driving force and linking pin to again a successful delivery.  

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 juliette.van.kraaij@vanderlande.com

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