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Application Engineer Autonomous Vehicles

Posted 14 Jun 2024
Work experience
3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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Are you looking for an exciting and dynamic career in the cutting-edge field of autonomous vehicle technology? Look no further than Vanderlande, an authority in automation solutions for warehousing and airport operations. We are seeking an experienced and talented Application Engineer to join our team and help drive the development and implementation of our latest AV technology at customer sites across the globe.

What will you be doing?

As an Application Engineer, you will be at the forefront of this exciting and rapidly-evolving field. You will work closely with a team of technical experts and other Application Engineers to design, integrate, commission, and test our AV systems. You will also play a key role in improving our deployment approach and supporting our operational sites in case of support and improvement needs.

If you are passionate about technology and have a background in engineering or related fields, this is an incredible opportunity to work with cutting-edge AV technology and make a significant impact in the field of automation.


  • Support sales with AV layout design, simulation and emulation

  • Validate system characteristics and design with simulations and emulations

  • Determine and fine-tune actual vehicle routing and charging strategy

  • Predict and mitigate localization performance 

  • Validate ICT architecture

  • Vehicle on-site Site Acceptance Test (incl. safety)

  • Integrate AV with wireless infrastructure and PLC

  • Implementation and on-site commissioning of the AV system

  • Integrate AV with ICT and wireless infrastructure, up-/downstream system, SCADA and High Level Controls 

  • AV system testing

  • Make improvement proposals on tooling and guide/develop these improvements

What do we ask from you?


  • Problem solving and adaptability (making things work)

  • Planning, preparing and coordinating ICT activities

  • Providing feedback and best practices to improve our products

  • Strong in aligning with stakeholders (engineering and project management)

  • Managing deadlines and milestones

  • Communicating with regular progress reports

  • Fluent in spoken and written English

  • Team player and proactive


  • Bachelor or Master  degree and at least 2 - 3 years of relevant working experience

  • Knowledge of automated test-tools (execution, result registration, test management)  is preferred

  • Basic knowledge of Software development  (V-Model, CMMi) and test processes is preferred

  • Good communication skills in English

  • Strong affinity with Software, IT and Controls

  • Experience or high interest in AV solutions

  • Experience with AutoCAD software (nice to have)

  • Willing to travel for about 30% of the time

  • Willing to provide stand-by service, this is expected to be one week per every 4 weeks

About the team

The Application engineer AV is part of the AV operations team within the Module Group AV which is responsible for the successful sales support and delivery of AV projects. As an Application Engineer you will drive the engineering and implementation of our new autonomous vehicle technology at our customers sites. You will be operating closely with the overall project team, AV technical experts and other Application Engineers to drive fast design, integration, commissioning and testing of our AV systems. You will also play a pivotal role in continuously improving our deployment approach and support our operational sites in case of support and improvement needs.

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports and in the parcel market. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services.

At Vanderlande, you can develop your career, satisfy your ambitions, aspire to new heights, while enjoying personal growth and thriving on achievement.

What we offer

In the challenging and responsible position of Application Engineer Autonomous Vehicles 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 scope 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 € 3.600,00 to € 5.200,00 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’ll 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 additional 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 application

If the role of Application Engineer Autonomous Vehicles appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information on the position, please contact Jasmijn van den Borne (Senior Recruiter) via

Diversity & Inclusion

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems move 4.2 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 14 of the world’s top 20.

6,000 employees