Lead Systems Engineer
  • Largest robot producer
  • Multidisciplinair
  • Impact on future talent
  • Maassluis
  • 40 hours
  • WO
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What is your role?

Over the past years Lely has introduced several new-to-market robotics solutions and has built a reputation as a very innovative and dependable supplier to dairy farmers.

The Lely organization is quickly growing and has a strong ambition to increase pace. In this dynamic environment we want to maximize the potential of our employees through variation in assignments, courses, and dedicated coaching.

In our Product Development department, we design robotic solutions for dairy farmers ranging from fully autonomous feeding robots, manure cleaning robots to milking robots and several others. We are responsible for both concept design of new product generations as well as life cycle management of existing products.

Due to the innovative character and complexity of our products, we apply a systems engineering approach in our projects. This approach focuses on multi-disciplinary collaboration and a holistic point of view. This approach is combined with our unique way-of-working to stimulate innovation, initiative, creativity, and responsibility.

Due to our sustainable growth, we are looking for an experienced systems engineer who will be responsible for making system design decisions by integrating the viewpoints of the different engineering disciplines. You will make sure that the system design satisfies the stakeholder and system requirements which you will develop as part of the project. In this role you will be the technical leader of the project and responsible for delivering the optimal solution.

In addition to this senior technical role, you will be responsible for the technical and personal development of a group of 7 to 12 systems engineers. You have a genuine interest in people, and you can bring about the best in others by focusing on individual strengths and leading by example.

In this job you have the unique opportunity to work with people and technology. If you feel you are up to this challenging role in a dynamic environment, please apply!

What is your experience?

  • Technical degree (MSc or PhD) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, or related engineering discipline
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience with the development of robotics or mechatronic products
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience with systems engineering, including requirements engineering and system architecting
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience with leading a small team
  • Genuine interest in people and excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English and preferably in Dutch

What do we offer you?

What do we offer you?
At Lely you work in a challenging work environment where you get a lot of responsibility and freedom at one of the most innovative companies in the Netherlands. In this role you can make an impact and be of real value to the organization and develop yourself further. Lely means...

  • Full-time contract based on 40 hours.
  • International and inspiring working environment; farming innovators.
  • A salary up to €7500,- gross a month on fulltime base.
  • Excellent fringe benefits, including 40 days off.
  • An open working environment including flexible working hours and opportunities to work remotely.
  • Freedom in organizing your own work.
  • Access to the Lely Academy with a range of different training courses.
  • Being challenged in your role and a good environment for personal development & growth.
  • Working at the hypermodern Lely Campus in Maassluis.
  • #FitatLely program with (online) sports lessons, masterclasses about working from home and other activities in the field of Body, Mind or Food.

And... On the Lely Campus we have the most delicious cappuccinos made by our own barista with fresh milk straight from the farm.

Recruitment & selection agency, consultancy and/or secondment agency?
We appreciate the interest, but we are seeking all our candidates directly. We understand that you, as an intermediary, want to present the candidates with our great positions and thus contribute to our ambitions, but this is not how we have organized our recruitment. This means that all unsolicited profiles offered on Lely vacancies will be treated as direct applications.

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Want to know more about this vacancy?
Sara Bakker

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About Lely

A sustainable, profitable, and enjoyable future for dairy farmers by combining robotics, engineering, and farming expertise. That's what we believe in.

It all began 75 years ago with a dream of two brothers in Maassluis. Since then, we have been an innovative leader in automated systems for dairy farmers worldwide. With 2.400 specialized professionals, we constantly strive towards new agricultural revolutions. We operate not only from our Campus in Maassluis (the building with the highest sustainability performance in the Netherlands) but also from other international locations. Together, our aim is to make dairy farming interesting for the next generation.