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Group lead software development

Posted 20 Jul 2022
Work experience
5 to 10 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Job information

VDL ETG’s mission is to develop and manufacture high tech modules and systems for our customers in high-end equipment. ETG Technology & Development (T&D) is responsible for development of these mechatronic modules and systems, for production for one of the ETG factories.

Embedded software is an increasing importance for the systems that we develop. T&D plans to move SDEV into the latest and greatest technologies for software development and engineering fully connected to its system development process.

ETG T&D has a vacancy for a Group Lead Software Development, having skills and experience in the following three fields:

  • You manage and inspire a team of professionals with drive to improve, grow and explore new areas of expertise. Our software development team is a mix of talented young professionals, in-depth experts, competence owners, and software architects;
  • You drive customer and competence projects to fulfill our software development roadmap, working closely with the other VDL ETG T&D competence groups;
  • You are able to convince your customers of your technological choices and engage them in the software development activities and decisions.

We expect you to have professional leadership and management skills combined with a detailed eye for competence improvement. The competences of your group include:

  • Software Architecture & Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Real-time & Embedded Software Development
  • Machine Control Software
  • Software Reliability
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Software Test, Integration & Release
  • Software Planning & Tracking

You will also be ultimately responsible for the review and release of Software deliverables. You will assign the project staff for the project managers. In this position you work with project managers, group leads and engineers from other T&D competence groups. Our international customers (Semicon, Solar, Medical) operate in high tech environments and the projects involved can vary within these industries. You maintain contacts with existing and new customers to ensure product quality and way-of-working on new technologies. Furthermore you will be responsible for competency growth and recruitment of your group. This position is based within the VDL ETG T&D organization in Eindhoven.

Your profile

You have the ambition to manage and coach your team of engineers to excel as a team in delivering quality software solutions. You have a keen eye for the latest technologies and a drive to use them in projects. Other important drivers:

  • A master degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering
  • At least five to ten years of experience in a leading position in a high-end multidisciplinary development environment
  • You are a pro-active, analytical, creative person with a “can do” mentality
  • Good communication skills verbal and written in English and Dutch
  • Experience with requirements management, Agile development and reliability engineering.

What do we offer?

A challenging job, a high degree of responsibility and plenty of opportunities for personal development. Great promises that we like to keep. Other things VDL ETG T&D offers are:

  • You are part of the international, industrial, family-owned company VDL Groep;
  • You work with professionals in a technical and high end environment; an environment that enables your career to excel in technology, quality and people management;
  • A combination of product development and product realization in the same building;
  • A dynamic and informal atmosphere;
  • Work together in multidisciplinary teams;
  • International opportunities;
  • Opportunities for personal development and growth.


Are you interested and do you recognize yourself in above profile? For further information about this vacancy you can contact Annelies Smits via 040-2925066.

Company information

Within VDL ETG, the department Technology & Development (T&D) is responsible for the specification, design and integration of high tech/precision modules, professional products and capital intensive equipment. All this takes place under one roof. The high-tech production facility is equipped with state of the art machinery to produce any designed product. The Technology & Development department consists of a number of competence groups, such as Mechanics, Mechatronics, Electronics, Flow & Thermal, Software and Project management. In multi-disciplinary project teams we specify, design, develop and qualify the professional products for our customers. VDL ETG sources, produces and supplies the qualified products to our customers.

Kracht door samenwerking
Dat is de basis van VDL Groep, het internationale industriële familiebedrijf met 101 bedrijven, verspreid over 20 landen en met ruim 15.000 medewerkers. VDL is actief op het gebied van ontwikkeling, productie en verkoop van toeleveringen, bussen en eindproducten en de assemblage van personenauto's.

Active in 19 countries
15,000 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 45 years