Senior Embedded Software Engineer
  • Role with impact
  • Largest robot producer
  • Working with passionate people
  • Maassluis
  • 32-40 hours
  • HBO of WO opleiding
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What is your role?

Would you like to work for one of the most innovative businesses in the Netherlands? Does the idea of working on a platform that is the fundament for all our Lely robots appeal to you? If you are a (senior) embedded software engineer and if it gives you energy to raise our platform to the next level, read on!


As a Senior Embedded Software Engineer, you love the Linux OS. You will be part of a team of embedded software engineers who are developing a platform based on the Linux OS for our Robotic Platform. In the future we want to extend that to multiple components. Beside your technical skills you can cooperate closely with other Engineers of Electronics and Robotic Applications. Together focusing on continuously improving our (software) development practices and our products.


Your main responsibilities

Team Interaction:

  • Be part of a platform development team of 6 engineers
  • Sharing your knowledge and coaching team members.
  • Ensure an effective cooperation with our development partners in Europe.

Technical Leadership:

  • Support the platform approach and actively promote and roll-out this platform to the Robotic Application teams. So be hands-on technically, actively participating in projects.
  • Address platform architecture and software requirements, cyber security, design, implementation, and testing.
  • Manage maintenance of existing common software components.
  • Interacts with the different software communities (e.g Linux) and actively seeks for new technologies in the market.

Agile Practices:

  • Worked in teams that used Agile methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, encouraging yourself and colleagues to learn, adapt, and enhance their processes.


What is your experience?

We are looking for an empathetic and trustworthy professional. Someone with a keen awareness of the working environment and with good communication skills. You will also need to fulfil the following requirements.

  • A completed course of study at higher vocational or university level.
  • At least five years of experience with the Linux OS.
  • Experience with Linux kernel development, including configuring, building, and debugging the kernel.
  • Understanding of real-time Linux kernel (PREEMPT_RT) and experience in developing and optimizing real-time systems.
  • Knowledge of hardware architectures (e.g., x86, ARM) and their impact on kernel development.
  • Experience with scripting and programming languages such as Bash, C, C++ and Python.
  • Knowledge of object-oriented software and test-driven development (TDD).
  • Knowledge of networks and protocols, such as CAN or Ethernet.
  • Familiarity with working with multidisciplinary Agile teams.
  • A critical, and constructive attitude to handle the dynamics of an innovative business.

What do we offer you?

To address the food demand and challenge for 2050, it is crucial to handle people, animals, and the environment responsibly. For us, this means being a reliable long-term partner for our customers and passing on the world to the next generation through sustainable product development. You can contribute to realizing this dream.

What can you expect in your role as a Senior Engineer?

  • Working in an international work environment within one of the most innovative organizations in the Netherlands and also the largest robot producer in Europe. 
  • Excellent employment conditions, including up to 8 weeks of vacation and a salary of up to 5800,- with room for growth within the scale. 
  • Opportunities for growth where you are in charge of your own development. 
  • Space and freedom to innovate, bring in new ideas, and undertake initiatives. We not only offer this, but we also genuinely expect it. It's up to you to come up with ideas and implement them. 
  • A team with enthusiastic, helpful colleagues, collaborating with product development, procurement, and other stakeholders. 
  • Our Lely Academy offers various training programs, such as personality training or more job-relevant training. If you want to develop yourself but it's not in the curriculum, you discuss it with your manager. 
  • The #FitatLely program with our own Lely Gym. A volleyball court, basketball court, football table, and ping pong table where you can challenge your colleagues or take a break from work. 
  • Lease-a-Bike scheme to lease a new bike affordably. 
  • Additionally, enjoy the services and wide range of coffee and tea from our personal barista at the Lely Campus, who makes the tastiest cappuccinos from fresh milk, directly from our own farmer from the Lely Orbiter, for example. 
  • A healthy work-life balance with a hybrid policy where you are 60% on Campus. This is flexible and can be arranged in consultation with your manager. Prefer more time on our modern Campus? You are always welcome (between 06:00 a.m. and 08:00 p.m.).
  • Moreover, we love to celebrate. Whether it's an anniversary or our Christmas party, at Lely, we know how to celebrate! For a feel of the atmosphere, check out this video:

If you want to know more about working at Lely or about the vacancy, please contact me or respond via the button.

Recruitment & selection agency, consultancy, and/or staffing agency?

We appreciate the interest, but we recruit all our candidates directly. We understand that as intermediaries, you want to present candidates for our great positions and contribute to our ambitions, but this is not how we have set up our recruitment process. This means that all unsolicited profiles offered on Lely vacancies will be treated as direct applications.

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Sara Bakker

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About Lely

At Lely, we believe in achieving a sustainable, profitable and agreeable future for dairy farmers by combining robotisation, engineering and farming expertise.

It all started with a dream cherished by two brothers in Maassluis 75 years ago, and ever since, we have worked to become innovative market leaders in automated systems for dairy farmers across the globe. With a team of 2,400 professional specialists, we work constantly to bring about revolutionary solutions for the agro industry. We are based at our Maassluis Campus, a building which features the highest sustainability performance possible, not just in the Netherlands, but on a global scale. Our overall objective: making dairy farming interesting, also for the coming generations.