Software Engineer Milking Robot (Python, C++)
  • Role with impact
  • Working together with engineers
  • Help feeding the world
  • Maassluis
  • 32-40 hours
  • HBO of WO opleiding
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What is your role?

We are looking for multiple talented an experienced software engineers who will contribute to the architecture of the new generation of automated Lely milking systems.

You will be part of the Software Development Team that is going to upgrade the software of the milking robot to the next level. This implies that the objective of our team is to ensure that our software – taking the fast time-to-market into account – can be effectively extended and maintained. All efforts are aimed at providing added value for the customer – our dairy farmers.

Among other things, the specific remit of our team includes the tasks outlined below.

  • The gathering of requirements and specifications by means of interviews with stakeholders, the perusal of existing documentation, and the analysis of the expertise built-up on the C++ code.
  • The development, testing, and implementation of embedded Python software using advanced patterns, techniques and tools.
  • The composition of compact and clear-cut documentation for the design.
  • The execution of design and code reviews within the team to ensure proper maintenance, as well as the clarity of the code.
  • The specifying of extensive tests (unit, component and system) to ensure a consistent software quality.
  • Improvement of our CI/CD pipelines, where required.
  • Visiting dairy farms to check the product in realistic in-practice conditions.
  • Contributing to the Agile work process by estimating the complexity of tasks and reporting on progress, including risk management.
  • The discovery of new ways to improve software development.

What is your experience?

  • You have a Bachelor or Master qualification in Computer Science (or a similar domain).
  • You have at least 3 years experience of Software Engineering; experience with embedded systems and automated testing would be an asset.
  • You are fully up to date with Python 3 and possess a good knowledge of the C++ programming language.
  • You have a working knowledge of Linux and Git.
  • You have experience of working within multidisciplinary Agile Scrum teams.
  • Experience with Docker, CAN and Data Distribution Service (DDS) would be an asset.
  • You are an EU citizen.

What do we offer you?

A job for a true inventor, at a company driven by innovation. You will see your ideas come to life as they leave the factory to our customer, the dairy farmer. At the end you will contribute to a sustainable way of farming. 

We offer..

  • flexibility in terms of working times and conditions;
  • variety one day you will be at the workshop, another day on the farm and the next day you will work at the main office;
  • the space and freedom to innovate, construct new ideas and tinker in our workshop;
  • 40 holidays per year; 
  • the tastiest coffee you will ever drink, courtesy of our barista;
  • time for fun: table football, volleyball and a basketball court.

Recruitment or Consulting agency?

 We appreciate your interest, but we are sourcing all our candidates directly. We understand you are trying to offer your candidates interesting jobs at an innovative company like Lely but consider that any unsolicited profiles you send us will be treated as direct applications.

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Olaf Smid

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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 70 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 2,300 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.